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Getting things done for america

Corporation for National and Community Service

Our Mission... to improve lives, strengthen communities, and foster civic engagement through service and volunteering.

  • Independent federal agency authorized by Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act of 2009

  • Formed in 1993

  • Headquartered in Washington DC.

  • Through programs and grants, CNCS provides human capital—people power—to help address emerging community needs.

  • Each year, national and community service participants and grantees recruit hundreds of thousands of volunteers, who donate millions of hours of serviceto their communities.

3 branches of cncs
3 Branches of CNCS

  • Senior Corps

  • AmeriCorps

  • Learn and Serve

Senior corps
Senior Corps

  • Largest senior (55+) service program

  • Over 500,000 men and women

  • 65,000 participating organizations

  • Includes: RSVP, Foster Grandparents, & Senior Companions

Learn and serve
Learn and Serve

  • Grants are awarded to schools, colleges, and community groups to engage students in service-learning opportunities.

  • Service-learning links academic studies to community service


  • 3 Branches of AmeriCorps

    • NCCC

    • AmeriCorps State and National

    • AmeriCorps VISTA

It s a great time to serve
It’s a great time to serve…

  • In the next few years, the number of AmeriCorps members will more than triple!

  • AmeriCorps members are expected to reach over 250,000 in number across the US!!

What are the benefits
What are the benefits?

  • Modest living allowance

  • Basic health coverage

  • Education award (scholarship) of $5,550

  • Learn new skills

  • Develop leadership qualities

  • Gain sense of satisfaction

What are the options for a hs grad
What are the options for a HS grad?

  • AmeriCorps*NCCC

  • AmeriCorps*State and National

Americorps nccc national civilian community corps
AmeriCorps NCCC(National Civilian Community Corps)

  • Full-time program for 18 to 24-year-olds

  • 10-month term of service.

  • Housing and meals provided

  • Teams of 10-14 travel throughout their area to serve on a series of 6-8 week projects

  • Five NCCC campuses throughout the country:

    -Denver, CO -Perry Point, MD

    -Sacramento, CA -Vinton, IA

    -Vicksburg, MS

  • NCCC members frequently serve on projects focused on meeting the country’s homeland security and disaster response needs.

  • Wisconsin is served by the Vinton, Iowa Campus!

What do nccc members do
What do NCCC members DO?

  • Hands-on, direct service, especially in environmental conservation and disaster relief.

  • Examples include:

  • Infrastructure improvement

  • Environmental stewardship & conservation

  • Energy conservation

  • Urban and rural development

  • Construct and rehabilitate low-income housing

  • Respond to natural disasters

  • Clean up streams

  • Help communities develop emergency plans

Americorps state and national
AmeriCorps*State and National

  • Largest AmeriCorps program, with 65,000 members serving annually in nonprofit organizations, public agencies, and faith-based organizations

  • AmeriCorps State and National projects are in every state, in U.S. territories, and on tribal reservations

  • Programs are open to U.S. citizens, nationals, or lawful permanent resident aliens age 17 and older

  • Members may serve full- or part-time (while in college) over a period not to exceed 12 months

  • AmeriCorps Members work directly on projects and tasks with communities

    • Tutoring & Education

    • Building Houses

    • Environmental Projects

    • Community Centers & Non-Profits

What are the options for a college grad
What are the options for a college grad?

  • AmeriCorps*NCCC

  • AmeriCorps*State and National

  • AmeriCorps*VISTA

Americorps vista

  • Full-time volunteers assigned to non-profit organizations and local agencies to help develop lasting solutions to poverty in America.

  • VISTA members strengthen and support these organizations by:

    • Building infrastructure

    • Recruiting community volunteers

    • Securing long term resources

    • Help build long term sustainability for the anti-poverty effort.

  • One year commitment

  • Members may NOT have another job

  • Members do not engage in direct service.

  • After completing service, members receive 1 year of non-competitive eligibility for federal positions.

How to apply
How to apply

  • Applicants MUST apply online by creating their own personal profile and application. They can apply for up to 10 positions with the same application.

  • Use the advanced search option to search for specifics (by state, by area of interest, by project, etc.)