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AmeriCorps

AmeriCorps engages more than 80,000 Americans in intensive service each year at nonprofits, schools, public agencies and community and faith-based groups across the country.

Since the program’s founding in 1994, more than 800,000 AmeriCorps members have contributed more than 1 billion hours in service across America while tackling pressing problems and mobilizing millions of volunteers for the organizations they serve.

AmeriCorps programs do more than move communities forward; they serve their members by creating jobs and providing pathways to opportunity for young people entering the workforce. AmeriCorps places thousands of young adults into intensive service positions where they learn valuable work skills, earn money for education, and develop an appreciation for citizenship.

Learn more at the national AmeriCorps website.

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AmeriCorps 20th Anniversary

AmeriCorps 20th anniversary video on YouTube

September 2013 kicked off the 20th anniversary celebration of AmeriCorps. On Sept. 21, 1993, President Bill Clinton signed the National Community Service Trust Act into law.

Since the first class of AmeriCorps members began serving in 1994, more than 8,500 Kentucky residents have served more than 8.4 million hours and have qualified for Segal AmeriCorps Education Awards totaling more than $28 million.

Watch the video recap and learn more about the anniversary on the CNCS website.

AmeriCorps in Kentucky
Kentucky AmeriCorps Resources

Kentucky AmeriCorps Accomplishments

During Sept. 1, 2012-Aug. 31, 2013, Kentucky AmeriCorps members recruited 15,979 community volunteers who provided 80,885 hours of service to their communities.

Life After AmeriCorps Resources

Resources compiled by Jeff Dycus in Dec. 2012

Life After AmeriCorps Resources

Education Award Usage - Updated 2012 (PDF)

Education Award Usage - Updated 2012 (PowerPoint)

Other AmeriCorps National Service Programs

The KCCVS only manages AmeriCorps State Programs in Kentucky.

AmeriCorps VISTA

AmeriCorps VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America) provides full-time members to nonprofit, faith-based, and other community organizations, and public agencies to create and expand programs that bring low-income individuals and communities out of poverty.

To learn more, visit the AmeriCorps VISTA website.

To learn more about AmeriCorps VISTA programs in Kentucky, contact:
Michael Laverty, Acting State Director for Kentucky or Kat Becker, State Program Specialist for Kentucky
CNCS, Kentucky State Office
600 Martin Luther King Jr. Place, Room 190, Louisville, KY 40202-2230

AmeriCorps NCCC

AmeriCorps NCCC (National Civilian Community Corps) is a full-time, team-based, residential program for men and women ages 18–24. Members live on one of five campuses, located in Denver, CO; Sacramento, CA; Perry Point, MD; Vicksburg, MS; and Vinton, IA.

To learn more, visit the AmeriCorps NCCC website.

To learn more about AmeriCorps NCCC efforts in Kentucky, contact:
Stephanie Gittinger, (601) 630-4071
AmeriCorps NCCC, Southern Region
2715 Confederate Ave., Vicksburg, MS 39180

 

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