Still Serving: Measuring the Eight-Year Impact of AmeriCorps on Alumni

Program/Intervention: 
Still Serving: Measuring the Eight-Year Impact of AmeriCorps on Alumni
Implementing Organization: 
Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS)
Summary: 

Still Serving: Measuring the Eight-Year Impact of AmeriCorps on Alumni is a longitudinal study that assesses the outcomes and impacts of national and community service on individuals who serve in AmeriCorps State and National and AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC). The objective of the study is to identify the effects of AmeriCorps on members’ civic engagement and volunteering, employment and careers, educational attainment, and life satisfaction. The findings in this report reflect a longer term assessment of the impact of participation in AmeriCorps approximately eight years after enrollment in the program. The study includes a nationally representative sample of more than 1,700 AmeriCorps members who served in 108 AmeriCorps State and National programs across the country, and 475 AmeriCorps members in three (of then, five) NCCC regional campuses enrolling in 1999–2000, and similar numbers of individuals in State and National and NCCC comparison groups.

CNCS Program(s): 
AmeriCorps State and National
AmeriCorps NCCC
Age(s) Studied: 
18-25 (Young adult)
26-55 (Adult)
Focus Population(s)/Community(s): 
Non-profits
Outcomes Category(s): 
Benefit to National Service Member/Volunteer
Study Type(s): 
Impact
Outcomes
Study Design(s): 
Quasi-Experimental (QED)
Evaluator: 
Abt Associates Inc.
Year Published: 
2008
Date Posted Online: 
December 15, 2015
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