Getting Things Done for America
AmeriCorps provides opportunities for 75,000 Americans each year to give intensive service to their communities and country. AmeriCorps members tutor and mentor youth, build affordable housing, assist veterans and military families, provide health services, run after-school programs, help communities respond to disasters, and build the capacity of nonprofit organizations. In exchange for a year of full-time service, members earn a Segal AmeriCorps Education Award that can be used to pay for college or graduate school or to pay back qualified loans. Since 1994, more than 980,000 Americans have given 1.3 billion hours of service through AmeriCorps. Read about AmeriCorps in Utah. For further information and/or application materials, please contact UServeUtah at 1-888-755-UTAH (8824).
Making a Difference for Generations
Each year, Senior Corps taps the skills, talents, and experience of more than 270,000 Americans age 55 and older to meet a wide range of community challenges through three programs: the Foster Grandparent Program, RSVP, and the Senior Companion Program. RSVP volunteers help local police departments conduct safety patrols, participate in environmental projects, provide intensive educational services to children and adults, and respond to natural disasters. Foster Grandparents serve one-on-one as tutors and mentors to young people with special needs. Senior Companions help homebound seniors maintain independence in their own homes. To apply for an AmeriCorps*VISTA grant, please contact the Corporation for National and Community Service Utah State Office at (801) 524-5411.
Finding What Works, Making It Work for More People
The Social Innovation Fund (SIF) represents a new approach by the federal government to address urgent national challenges. The SIF mobilizes public and private resources to grow the impact of promising, innovative, community-based solutions that have evidence of compelling results. The program focuses on three areas of priority need: economic opportunity, healthy futures, and youth development. With its unique public-private partnership structure, the SIF annually leverages more than $93 million in matching funds through a network of more than 280 grantees in 41 states and the District of Columbia. The Social Innovation Fund reaches nearly 500,000 individuals and will continue to impact tens of thousands more.
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