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National Service: A Bridge to Employment for Individuals with Disabilities. YOUR WORLD. YOUR CHANCE TO MAKE IT BETTER. www.nationalservice.gov. The National Service Family. There are three programs under the Corporation for National and Community Service:. Senior Corps: 500,000 Americans 55+
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YOUR WORLD. YOUR CHANCE TO MAKE IT BETTER.
There are three programs under the Corporation for National and Community Service:
Getting Things Done for America
1933: Civilian Conservation Corps
1961: Peace Corps
AmeriCorps benefits include:
637,000AmeriCorps members since 1994
774 MillionHours served by AmeriCorps members
$1.77 BillionSegal AmeriCorps Education Awards earned by AmeriCorps members
2.4 MillionVolunteers mobilized by AmeriCorps members in 2009
3,300Number of organizations AmeriCorps members served in 2009
$6.3 BillionAmeriCorps funds invested in nonprofit and community groups since 1994
Many individuals with disabilities have participated in national service programs. This participation has had a positive impact, not only on the communities where they serve, but also on themselves and national service as a whole.
For individuals with disabilities, participation in national service may help:
Downriver CARES AmeriCorps Alum
“My first challenge was to pick a placement that could accommodate me. Fortunately, there were many to choose from. With the help of a great program director, I was able meet the challenge head on and find incredible placements! I have enjoyed being a part of the AmeriCorps family. Serving adults with various mental illnesses - teaching them life skills - has increased my desire to go back to school to achieve my Ph.D. I have formed friendships I never expected, helping me to grow and learn about myself too! AmeriCorps is an experience I will never forget.”
Important questions and answers to think through for students and counselors, along with a WIPA specialist:
*This document can be accessed on the MCSC website at:
Awareness – Valuing Self – Experience
Service opportunities – AmeriCorps
Coops and Internships
DMD / Job shadow / Informational Interview
Service / volunteer opportunities
Toll free: 800-942-2677 (TTY 800-833-3722)
Corporation for National & Community Service: www.nationalservice.gov