UNITED WAY AMERICORPS SERVICE

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.

 

Email for 2017-2018 Application

 

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.