AmeriCorps Volunteers Have Served More Than 1.4 Billion Hours in Local Communities
Barbara Stewart, CEO, Corporation for National and Community Service
(Washington, DC, Tuesday, August 7, 2018) – The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), the federal agency that administers the AmeriCorps program, has released the rankings of the states and cities that generate the most AmeriCorps members per capita.
Since its inception more than 20 years ago, AmeriCorps’ impact has been felt across our nation. Its members have served more than 1.4 billion hours in local communities to improve the lives of countless Americans.
Service is a strong component in the fabric of our nation. AmeriCorps ties together our communities, the people volunteering to help them, and the people served.
Every year, 75,000 AmeriCorps members serve through 21,600 schools, nonprofits, and community and faith-based organizations across the country. These citizens have played and continue to play a critical role in the recovery of communities affected by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria, as well as countless other natural disasters. They also tutor and mentor young people, connect veterans to jobs, care for seniors, reduce crime and revive cities, fight the opioid epidemic, and meet other critical needs.
Since 1994, AmeriCorps members have provided more than 1.4 billion hours of service and earned more than $3.6 billion in education scholarships, more than $1 billion of which has been used to pay back student debt.
For more information on joining AmeriCorps, visit https://www.nationalservice.gov/programs/americorps/americorpsvista/start-your-application to enroll today.