AmeriCorps Alumni Outcomes Summary Report

Program/Intervention: 
AmeriCorps Alumni Outcomes Survey
Implementing Organization: 
Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS)
Summary: 

Do national service experiences encourage AmeriCorps members to stay civically engaged and pursue service-oriented careers? This question is central to this report, which examines survey results for former members of the AmeriCorps State and National (ASN) program, the AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC) program, and the AmeriCorps VISTA program.

The purpose of this study was to understand and document long-term outcomes for AmeriCorps alumni, particularly in four outcome areas: development of career-oriented soft skills, career pathways, sense of community, and civic engagement. By comparing results for cohorts of AmeriCorps alumni who completed their service in 2012, 2009, and 2004 (two, five, and 10 years before the survey project began), the study also identified outcomes at different life stages.

CNCS Program(s): 
AmeriCorps State and National
AmeriCorps VISTA
AmeriCorps NCCC
Age(s) Studied: 
18-25 (Young adult)
26-55 (Adult)
55+ (Older adult)
Outcomes Category(s): 
Benefit to National Service Member/Volunteer
Study Type(s): 
Outcomes
Study Design(s): 
Non-Experimental
Evaluator: 
JBS International
Year Published: 
2015
Date Posted Online: 
November 4, 2015
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