Your World. Your Chance to Make it Better.
What is AmeriCorps?
AmeriCorps members do a wide range of things: They recruit, train, and supervise community volunteers, tutor and mentor youth, build affordable housing, teach computer skills, clean parks and streams, run after-school programs, help communities respond to disasters, and build the capacity of nonprofit groups to become self-sustaining, among many other activities.
Pictured: Former AmeriCorps Member Susie Warren educates the children at the Radford Head Start on correct planting techniques and the importance of “getting your hands dirty!”
New River Community Action is working with AmeriCorps members committed to improving the lives of low-income families in the New River Valley. NRCA AmeriCorps activities include:
- tax preparation,
- community outreach for emergency assistance,
- homeless project specialist
- community organizing for renter education.
AmeriCorps Fast Facts
637,000: Number of people who have served as AmeriCorps members since 1994
774 Million: Total number of hours served by AmeriCorps members
$1.77 Billion: Total amount of Segal AmeriCorps Education Awards earned by AmeriCorps
members since 1994
2.4 Million: Number of community volunteers managed or mobilized by AmeriCorps members in 2008.
3,300: Number of nonprofit, faith-based, and community organizations served by AmeriCorps
members last year.
$6.3 Billion: Amount of AmeriCorps funds invested in nonprofit, community, educational, and faith-based community groups since 1994.
AmeriCorps is a national network of programs that engages more than 70,000 Americans each year in intensive service to meet critical needs in communities throughout the nation.
AmeriCorps members also mobilize community volunteers and strengthen the capacity of the organizations where they serve.
AmeriCorps offers several ways to get involved. Members receive guidance and training so they can make a contribution that suits their talents, interests, and availability.
GETTING THINGS DONE.
AmeriCorps is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Program