AmeriCorps NCCC

What skills will I learn while in the program?

Members will receive a variety of training and learn different skills through the service projects they perform. All members receive CPR/First Aid and Disaster Relief certification training from the Red Cross. They learn leadership skills, conflict management, team-building, community building, and many practical skills through formal and informal learning environments. Service learning is a priority for NCCC and is part of the member’s entire term of service.

Is it possible to receive college credit for participating in AmeriCorps?

Yes, we currently offer undergraduate credit for the following courses: Introduction to Service Learning (3 credit hours) and Diversity in Service (3 credit hours). An additional course in Core Supervisory Skills (3 credit hours) is available for Team Leaders to pursue. All courses require classroom and fieldwork throughout the year of service that culminate with a final exam.

What does "spike" mean?

A spike is a project that requires the team to establish temporary housing in the community where the project is being conducted because it is too far from the campus to travel to and from every day. Spike accommodations have included camping, military facilities, youth hostels, cabins, private residences, dormitories, etc. The team will live in that community for the duration of the project in whatever facilities that are provided.

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