What is Americorps?
AmeriCorps is a network of national service programs that engages more than 75,000 Americans annually in intensive, results-driven service to meet educational, public safety, environmental, homeland security, and other human service needs. Participants, called “Members,” are placed in non-profits, public agencies, and faith-based organizations throughout the United States. More than 500,000 individuals have served as AmeriCorps Members since the program’s inception in 1993.
Since 1994, nearly 5,000 AmeriCorps Members have served in North Carolina. AmeriCorps Members in North Carolina have tutored and mentored school-age youth, served preschool children in childcare centers, built houses for low-income homeowners, provided services for the homeless, protected the environment, provided immigrants and refugees with interpretation and translation services, and assisted individuals with disabilities.
What we do...
- AmeriCorps helps communities meet their educational, public safety, environmental, and human service needs through direct service.
- AmeriCorps builds leaders through service and civic education. AmeriCorps Members solve problems and motivate others to follow their example.
- AmeriCorps strengthens communities by uniting diverse individuals and agencies in a common effort to improve our communities.
- AmeriCorps Members learn new skills, gain valuable experience, and receive funds to further their education thus expanding their horizons.
Supported by a grant from the North Carolina Commission on Volunteerism and Community Service in the Office of Governor Pat McCrory