AmeriCorps service is an opportunity to make a big impact on your life and on the lives of those around you. It’s a chance to apply your skills and ideals toward helping others and meeting critical needs in the community. AmeriCorps programs do more than move communities forward, they serve their members by creating jobs and providing pathways to opportunity for young people entering the workforce.
As a member, you’ll gain new skills and experiences—and you’ll also find the tremendous satisfaction that comes from helping others. In addition, full-time members who complete their service earn a Segal Education Award to pay for college, graduate school, or to pay back qualified student loans; members who serve part-time receive a partial Award. Some members may also receive a modest living allowance during their term of service.
“I am grateful for AmeriCorps because the program has allowed me to explore opportunities and acquire skills I never imagined I’d actualize, particularly as a female in the construction field. My AmeriCorps experience is a feminist issue to me. I feel lucky, grateful, and inspired to have learned the trade from those willing to teach me, especially other females making their way in the male-dominated sector. I want to share my new skills with every female I know–there is so much power in that potential! The knowledge I now possess about construction, home renovations, and the national housing crisis will continue to invigorate both my personal and professional pursuits as long as I live.”– Mandy, a 2019 AmeriCorps Member
Tem & Lia
“This is our house, this is our home and it will make our lives better. We are thankful for Habitat in helping us buy a house.”
“As a homeowner, I will feel confidence. I will be powerful. I will be able to take care of my kids and help them be successful.”