AmeriCorps is a way for people 18 years and older to serve in their community for up to a year. During their service, they will gain professional and technical skills, may receive a modest living allowance, and may receive healthcare and childcare benefits.
Once an AmeriCorps Member completes their term of service, they are eligible to receive an education award that can pay for school or pay off student loans.
The AmeriCorps Pledge
I will get things done for America – to make our people safer, smarter, and healthier.
I will bring Americans together to strengthen our communities.
Faced with apathy, I will take action.
Faced with conflict, I will seek common ground.
Faced with adversity, I will persevere.
I will carry this commitment with me this year and beyond.
I am an AmeriCorps member, and I will get things done.