AmeriCorps

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Purpose – STEP’s Community Connect AmeriCorps Program partners with various non-profit organizations and schools in Clinton, Lycoming and Tioga Counties providing service opportunities to meet the region’s community needs.  The program focuses on area of Economic Opportunity and Capacity Building to engage unemployed individuals in service that leads to employment for members seeking employment and builds the capacity of partner host sites to increase efficiency and effectiveness in their service deliveries.  Also, members as a corps will identify and provide opportunities for diverse individuals and families to become engaged in their community through volunteerism.

Vision – Provide service opportunities that meet critical needs in our communities.

Program Overview - AmeriCorps is a national service program that provides thousands of Americans of all ages and backgrounds with education awards in exchange for a year or two of community service.

Full-time members:        Serve a minimum of 1700 hours
                                     Earn an education award *
                                     Receive a living allowance every two weeks
                                     Receive health coverage if not enrolled in any other insurance plan
                                     Receive child care assistance if eligible

Half-time members:       Serve a minimum of 900 hours
                                     Earn an education award *
                                     Receive a living allowance every two weeks 

AmeriCorps Logo

AmeriCorps Pledge

I will get things done for America-
To make our people safer,
smarter, and healthier.
I will bring Americans together
To strengthen our communities.
Faced with apathy,
I will take action.
Faced with conflict,
I will seek common ground.
Faced with adversity,
I will persevere.
I will carry this commitment
with me this year and beyond.
I am an AmeriCorps member,
and I will get things done.

Benchmarks of Success / or Impacts

  • Low income, disadvantaged individuals/families have increased their opportunities to achieve economic success.
  • Partner organizations report an increase in efficiency or effectiveness as a result of hosting an AmeriCorps member.

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* Segal AmeriCorps Education Award

After successfully completing a term of service, AmeriCorps members are eligible to receive a Segal AmeriCorps Education Award. You can use your education award to pay education costs at qualified institutions of higher education, for educational training, or to repay qualified student loans. If member is at least 55 years old when they began the term of service the education award can be transferred to the individual's child, grandchild, or foster child.