In 1993, the Corporation for National and Community Service was established and was renamed AmeriCorps in 2020. AmeriCorps was created to connect Americans of all ages and backgrounds with opportunities to give back to their communities and their nation. It merged the work and staffs of two predecessor agencies, ACTION and the Commission on National and Community Service. AmeriCorps empowers and supports Americans to tackle persistent challenges such as helping youth succeed in school, securing safe affordable housing for economically disadvantaged families, or helping communities respond to disasters. Through this work, AmeriCorps achieves its mission of improving lives, strengthening communities and fortifying the civic health of our nation. AmeriCorps leverages the strength of grantees, participants, programs, state service commissions and the American public to build a network of programs that offer effective solutions in the six priority areas:
1. Disaster Services
2. Economic Opportunity
4. Environmental Stewardship
5. Healthy Futures
6. Veterans and Military Families
They will produce these results by investing in effective local initiatives, engaging more Americans in service, supporting evidence-based programs, and leveraging public-private partnerships.
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AmeriCorps State & National
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AmeriCorps Foster Grandparents
AmeriCorps Seniors Senior Companion
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Are you interested in gaining real-world experience in your chosen field, training opportunities, interest forgiveness, and making lifelong friendships all while earning an education award? The Idaho HealthCorps program is the right place for you! We offer five different contracted positions that allow members to serve their community while earning an education award and sometimes a living allowance. Check out the Bengal Service Corps and Health Navigators tab for more information!