AmeriCorps, the domestic Peace Corps, is a network of local, state, and national service programs that connects over 75,000 Americans each year in intensive service to meet community needs in the areas of education, healthy futures, environmental stewardship, disaster services, economic opportunity and veterans and military families. AmeriCorps’ members serve with more than 2,000 non-profits, public agencies, and community organizations.
UServeUtah, in partnership with the Corporation for National and Community Service, brings National Service programs to Utah. Programs operate in almost every region of the state, bringing exciting & innovative programming to rural and urban Utah. More than three-quarters of AmeriCorps grant funding goes to Governor-appointed state service commissions, such as UServeUtah, which in turn awards and monitor grants to hundreds of nonprofit groups and agencies.
Members serve in full or part-time positions over a 10-12 month period. Upon completion of their service, members receive a Segal AmeriCorps Education Award to pay for college, graduate school, or to pay back qualified student loans. Members also have access to other benefits such as: health insurance, child care, training, and student loan forbearance during their service. Some members also receive a modest annual living allowance depending on the terms of their program.
When faced with challenges, our nation has always relied on the dedication and action of its citizens. Citizens who serve as members create lasting and powerful impact on quality of life in Utah.
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