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.

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.

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. 

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.

ASU Recruiters

AmeriCorps Vista

Blain Logan
VISTA Director and Community Programs Manager

City Year

Lukas Hibell

Public Allies

Lou Haiduk


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