AmeriCorps engages more than 80,000 men and women in intensive service each year through more than 15,000 nonprofits, schools, public agencies, community and faith-based groups across the country. With the AmeriCorps State and National program, members serve with national and local nonprofit and community groups to help communities tackle pressing problem while mobilizing volunteers for the organizations they serve.
City Year is an AmeriCorps program for young adults ages 17 to 24 that works to bridge the gap in high poverty communities between the support that students actually need and what their schools are designed and resourced to provide. For 11 months, City Year Americorps members work full-time alongside teachers in schools providing individualized support to at-risk students who need extra attention.
AmeriCorps NCCC (National Civilian Community Corps) is a full-time, team-based residential service program for you adults ages 18-24. Members are organized into 10-12 member teams and carry out projects in public safety, the environment, youth development and disaster relief and preparedness.
AmeriCorps VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America) members serve a full-time for a year at a nonprofit organization or local government agency to build the capacity of these organizations to carry out programs that fight poverty. VISTAs support programs that improve academic performance, expand job opportunities, develop financial assets, reduce homelessness and improve health services.
Public Allies is a 10-month long program that prepares talented young adults from diverse backgrounds for careers working for community and social change. Allies work full-time with a nonprofit organization addressing critical community issues, such as facilitating cross-cultural dialogue in a local neighborhood, recruiting and managing volunteers for a food bank or running an after-school program for youth. Allie earn a monthly stipend and an education award at the successful completion of the program.
Alternative Breaks provides service learning opportunities working with important issues such as the environment, education, immigration, poverty, and more. These are safe and affordable trips offered to UW-Madison undergraduate and graduate students offered during winter, spring and summer breaks both within the United States and abroad.