AmeriCorps

AmeriCorps

AmeriCorps engages more than 75,000 Americans in intensive service each year at nonprofits, schools, public agencies, and community and faith-based groups across the country. Since the program’s founding in 1994, more than 900,000 AmeriCorps members have contributed more than 1.2 billion hours in service across America while tackling pressing problems and mobilizing millions of volunteers for the organizations they serve.

Did you know?

More than 80,000 Americans complete service with AmeriCorps each year.

 

AmeriCorps VISTA Program

Participants serve with a community-based organization to help bring individuals and communities out of poverty. Through high impact projects, VISTA members help advance community-based organizations’ mission and services by providing sustainable capacity building support.

Eligibility

Compensation/Benefits

Application Process

  • 18 years of age or older
  • U.S. Citizens, U.S. Nationals or Lawful Permanent Residents
  • Requires college degree or equivalent coursework and work experience
  • Able to commit one full year of full-time service or a summer position
  • Living allowance (based on location of placement)
  • Choice of $6,000 Segal Education Award or a $1,800 end-of-service stipend
  • Health benefits
  • Student loan deferment (no payments required during service)
  • Potential relocation allowance
  • Child care support
  • Post-service federal employment incentives/priority
  • Submit an application for a specific position within program deadlines.

Note: The application process may take 2–3 months to complete

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City Year

City Year helps students and schools succeed. Fueled by national service, City Year partners with public schools in 29 urban, high-need communities across the U.S. and through international affiliates in the U.K. and South Africa. Diverse teams of City Year AmeriCorps members provide research-based student, classroom and school-wide supports to help students stay in school and on track to graduate from high school, ready for college and career success. A 2015 study shows that schools that partner with City Year were up to two-to-three times more likely to improve on math and English assessments. Through their work in schools and communities, City Year AmeriCorps members not only make a difference in the lives of students they serve, but also acquire valuable skills that prepare them to become the next generation of civically-engaged leaders.

Eligibility

Compensation/Benefits

Application Process

  • Have a college degree or have attended some college, have a high school diploma or GED
  • Have served no more than four terms in an AmeriCorps program
  • Able to commit 11 months of full-time service
  • Between 17 and 25 years of age
  • U.S. Citizen or legal permanent resident
  • Bi-weekly living stipend
  • Relocation allowance for City Year Corps Members relocating 50 miles or more for service
  • Education Award (valued at approximately $6,000)
  • Scholarships for City Year alums at over 75 universities
  • Student loan forbearance during service
  • Health insurance
  • Ongoing professional development
  • Localized benefits (transportation, discounts, etc.)
  • To apply, submit an application at www.cityyear.org
  • Apply to a specific location, region of the country or to "serve where most needed"
  • Application includes work/volunteer history, short essay and one recommendation
  • All applicants will be invited for a phone interview and receive a notification within 4-5 weeks

Urban Teachers

Urban Teachers is transforming urban schools by preparing highly skilled, deeply committed teachers who know how to improve outcomes for every learner. Together, they are improving outcomes for thousands of urban students each year. In year one you’ll spend 14 months training under experienced classroom teachers and our expert faculty. That includes two summer sessions and a full academic year in a school. After the residency year, you’ll take responsibility for a classroom of your own. We’ll continue to support you with a lighter load of courses (through Year 2) and one-on-one coaching (Years 2 & 3), until you become eligible for certification at the end of Year 3. Year 4 completes your commitment with Urban Teachers. Many Urban Teachers graduates assume leadership roles in their schools, such as grade level team leaders, department chairs, or instructional coaches. 

Eligibility

Compensation/Benefits

Application Process

  • 18 years of age or older
  • U.S. Citizen
  • Requires college degree
  • Academically excellent (3.0 GPA preferred)
  • 4 year commitment
  • Year One: Participants receive a $20,000 stipend, health care, room and board for Summer Institute, and books and materials for master's coursework.
  • Years Two, Three, and Four: Participants receive a full-time teacher salary and benefits from our school partners. 
  • Submit an application (typically takes 1 -2 hours)
  • Complete a Digital Performance Task (60 - 90 minutes)
  • Sign up and attend an In-Person Interview

 

 

Public Allies Arizona

Public Allies are diverse, emerging leaders working to solve some of our community’s most critical issues. This AmeriCorps program mentors and trains talented young adults and places them in full-time, paid apprenticeship positions within nonprofit organizations, thereby providing much-needed resources and building organizational capacity. Allies also participate in a comprehensive and rigorous leadership development program to prepare them for careers as nonprofit and community leaders. Selected participants serve with a community-based nonprofit organization to build capacity in the following areas: education, economic opportunity, and health and wellness. Our current AmeriCorps allocation includes slots solely in Maricopa County.

Eligibility

Compensation/Benefits

Application Process

  • 18 years of age or older; targeted to 18-24 year olds
  • U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident
  • Must have a High School Diploma or G.E.D.
  • Able to commit to ten months of full-time service at a nonprofit partner organization
  • Living allowance of $13,500
  • $5,815 Segal Education Award upon graduation
  • Health Insurance coverage
  • Student loan deferment (no payments required during service)
  • Child care support
  • Bi-weekly leadership and professional development trainings
  • Online application opens in March of each year at apply.publicallies.org and stays open until all positions are filled.
  • In-person interview with Public Allies Arizona Staff
  • Group Interview with other candidates
  • “Matching Fair” to gauge interest in specific positions and nonprofit organizations
  • Formal interviews with nonprofit organizations
  • A match is made between the candidate and an organization
  • Program starts in September