AmeriCorps is a federally-funded, national service-learning program that is made up of over 80,000 Americans serving in communities across the country each year. AmeriCorps members address critical issues in our country by serving in nonprofit organizations, schools, public agencies, and community and faith-based groups across the nation. Since the program’s inception in 1994, AmeriCorps members have contributed over 1 billion hours of service fighting poverty, rebuilding after natural disasters, providing health services, preserving the environment, and more!
AmeriCorps programs not only impact communities across America, but they provide members with opportunities to learn valuable skills to prepare them for entering the workforce, earn money toward education, and develop an appreciation for citizenship, civic engagement, and service.
There are three main branches of the AmeriCorps: AmeriCorps State and National, AmeriCorps Vista, and AmeriCorps NCCC. The North Florida Health Corps is a National Direct AmeriCorps program, providing direct service to members of the community to increase access to healthcare in underserved communities, promote health, reduce healthcare costs, and develop new healthcare professionals.
|AmeriCorps State and National||AmeriCorps Vista||AmeriCorps NCCC-FEMA Corps|
|This is the broadest network of AmeriCorps programs. These groups recruit, train, and place AmeriCorps members to meet critical community needs in education, public safety, health, and the environment.||VISTA provides full-time members to nonprofit, faith- based and other community organizations, and public agencies to create and expand programs that bring low-income individuals and communities out of poverty.||AmeriCorps NCCC is a full-time, team-based, residential program for men and women ages 18-24. Its mission is to strengthen communities and develop leaders through direct, team- based national and community service.|
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