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Our Impact

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America’s greatness comes from the extraordinary acts of ordinary citizens. The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) makes our country great by empowering AmeriCorps and Senior Corps members to solve local problems nationwide.

In coordination with state and local entities, national service responds to the most pressing issues facing our nation. AmeriCorps and Senior Corps members prepare today’s students for tomorrow’s jobs, reduce crime, connect returning veterans to jobs, fight the opioid epidemic, support seniors to live independently, make college more accessible and affordable, and help Americans rebuild their lives following disasters.

 

National Service Impact State by State

 


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At CNCS, we Get Things Done for America. Here are a few examples of the lives we improve and communities we strengthen. These facts, stories, and videos demonstrate the impact we make. We hope you will download and share them on your own social media channels with #GetThingsDone.

AmeriCorps,Get Things Done for America

Americans across the country make a real difference while earning an education award of nearly $6,000. Apply at AmeriCorps.gov/join
 

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More than 23,500 veterans serve in national service programs across the country.

In one year, 245,000 Senior Corps volunteers serve more than 74 million hours, making a difference for generations.


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Each year 750,000 AmeriCorps and Senior Corps members assist veterans and military families

More than 750,000 veterans & military family members are assisted each year through AmeriCorps and Senior Corps, from employment services to housing support.


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Senior Corp and AmeriCorps members assist nearly 12,000 public, parochial, and charter schools

Every day, national service members in AmeriCorps & Senior Corps provide critical support to students in nearly 12,000 schools across the country, including 1 in 10 public schools & 1 in 4 persistently low achieving schools. 
 

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In 2015, CNCS leveraged $1.26 billion in outside resources to increase impact

Thanks to strong public-private partnerships, the Corporation for National and Community Service leverages an additional $1.26 billion per year to increase our impact. That's even more than the federal investment!
 

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More than 23,500 veterans serve in national service programs across the country

Each year, more than 23,500 veterans serve in national service programs and volunteer in communities across the country.


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AmeriCorps and Senior Corps members are addressing the opioid crisis in more than 150 communities across 45 states

Learn how AmeriCorps and Senior Corps are taking action to combat the nation's opioid crisis with efforts including prevention, education, reduction, and recovery: nationalservice.gov/substanceabuse


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82% of AmeriCorps host organizations surveyed hired at least one AmeriCorps member since 2012

Our host organizations value AmeriCorps service when hiring staff. Over 80% of sponsors hire alumni!


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42% of alumni employed within six months of service found a job through a connection made in AmeriCorps

AmeriCorps service provides key networking opportunities for future careers. Just ask our alumni.


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80% of alumni say AmeriCorps benefited their career path

8 out of 10 alumni say that AmeriCorps benefited their career path.


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This year, AmeriCorps members served projects encompassing 390,000+ acres of public land

AmeriCorps members serve on projects encompassing more than 390,000+ acres of public lands across America - including many with the National Park Service.


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During #NationalVolunteerWeek, we celebrate how AmeriCorps members help recruit, train, and manage volunteers for organizations like Habitat for Humanity. #NVW #IVOLUNTEER #AmeriCorpsWorks #NationalServiceWorks #HabitatForHumanity

AmeriCorps members help recruit, train, and manage volunteers for organizations like Habitat for Humanity. 


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AmeriCorps education graphic

Since 1994, 11,300 AmeriCorps alums have used their AmeriCorps Education Award to pay $33M+ to historically black colleges & universities.
 

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AmeriCorps Ed Award graphic

Every AmeriCorps alum earns an Education Award - to date that's over $3.6 billion earned in scholarship funds and $1 billion specifically used to pay off student loans. The award is currently $5,920 and matched by 180+ institutions of higher education. 


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Mayor Sam Liccardo of San Jose, CA is a champion of national service programs like AmeriCorps and Senior Corps

Mayor Sam Liccardo of San Jose, CA is a champion of national service programs like Senior Corps and AmeriCorps. Learn how your mayor can get involved in similar initiatives: bit.ly/natserviceworks


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Videos

AmeriCorps members Get Things Done after Hurricane Harvey


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AmeriCorps Urban Safety Program Makes Detroit Safer


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Get into the great outdoors - Join AmeriCorps


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AmeriCorps VISTA connects coal miners to new jobs in Eastern Kentucky


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Senior Corps RSVP volunteers make a difference in communities nationwide


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AmeriCorps VISTA members support veterans


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Senior Corps Senior Companions assist individuals with everyday tasks to help keep them independent


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AmeriCorps NCCC members heard the call: Be the Greater Good


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AmeriCorps Fast Facts

1 MILLION

Individuals who have served as AmeriCorps members since 1994


1.4 BILLION

Hours served by AmeriCorps members


$3.6 BILLION

Segal AmeriCorps Education Awards earned by AmeriCorps members


$1 BILLION

Resources from private, philanthropic, and other sources leveraged by AmeriCorps programs each year


75,000

AmeriCorps members this year


1.9 MILLION

Community volunteers managed or mobilized by AmeriCorps members in 2017


21,600

Unique sites that AmeriCorps members served last year

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