UNITED WAY OF DOUGLAS COUNTY AMERICORPS
AmeriCorps is a national service program that connects over 80,000 Americans each year in intensive service to meet community needs. United Way of Douglas County runs a state AmeriCorps program which places full-time AmeriCorps members in host sites in Douglas County for a 12-month period, typically starting August 1st. AmeriCorps members work to improve the health of our community's most vulnerable members. Upon completion of their service, members receive a Segal AmeriCorps Education Award of $5,8155 to pay for college, graduate school or to pay back qualified student loans. Members also have access to other benefits while serving such as: a modest annual living allowance (approximately $900 a month), basic health insurance, child care assistance, and student loan forbearance.
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Recruitment for 2017-18 will begin in March 2017. Please see http://kanserve.org/AmeriCorps-Kansas/AmeriCorps-in-Kansas for more information about state AmeriCorps programs in Kansas.
Through Americorps Amanda Kong directly served over 560 unique individuals during her two years of service. This is just one story. See the video here.