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STEP AmeriCorps

Purpose The STEP AmeriCorps program partners with numerous non-profit organizations and schools in Clinton, Lycoming and Tioga Counties to provide service opportunities to meet the region’s community needs. STEP AmeriCorps members will be responsible for expanding the capacity of non-profit organizations, who are focused on addressing community needs as well as enhance the knowledge of customers as it relates to various health-related programs. In addition, members will leverage additional volunteers who will be engaged in service projects throughout the community. 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 to individuals who will integrate into the non-profit and support their mission by increased capacity and/or increased knowledge related to health initiatives.

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 childcare assistance if eligible

Reduced full-time members:        

  • Serve a minimum of 1200 hours                                               
  • Earn an education award *                                               
  • Receive a living allowance every two weeks                                               
  • Receive health coverage if not enrolled in any other insurance plan                                               
  • Receive childcare assistance if eligible

Half-time members:                   

  • Serve a minimum of 900 hours                                               
  • Earn an education award *                                               
  • Receive a living allowance every two weeks 
 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 the 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.


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Benchmarks of Success

  • STEP AmeriCorps members have leveraged volunteers and provided opportunities for diverse individuals and families to become engaged in their community.
  • STEP AmeriCorps report an increase in job readiness and the development of new skill sets to move them along in their future life path.
  • Partner organizations report an increase in efficiency or effectiveness as a result of hosting a STEP AmeriCorps member.
  • Community members report an increase in knowledge related to health initiatives.

Customer Impacts

  • 60 individuals engaged with Community Action reported improved financial wellbeing.
  • 76 participants increased skills, knowledge, and abilities allowing them to work with Community Action to improve conditions in their communities.
  • 47 AmeriCorps members completed their term of service and received an Education Award.

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.

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Make It A Day On, Not A Day Off

The Martin Luther King Jr. holiday on Jan. 20, 2020, marks the 25th anniversary of the day of service that celebrates the Civil Rights leader’s life and legacy. Observed each year on the third Monday in January as “a day on, not a day off,” MLK Day is the only federal holiday designated as a national day of service to encourage all Americans to volunteer to improve their communities.