The Corporation for National and Community Service is a federal agency that improves lives, strengthens communities, and fosters civic engagement through service and volunteering. The Corporation annually engages more than five million Americans in service to meet local needs through Senior Corps, AmeriCorps, and Learn and Serve America, and leads President Obama's national call to service initiative, United We Serve.
In Illinois, most AmeriCorps grant funding goes to the Governor appointed Illinois Commission on Volunteerism and Community Service, which in turn awards grants to nonprofit groups to respond to local needs. For further clarification, please visit the AmeriCorps website at www.americorps.gov.
The AmeriCorps living stipend is the financial support provided to service members during their year of service. Scholar Coaches receive an $12,100 stipend which is paid bi-monthly.
A $5,645 education award can be used to repay student loans or for future education expenses. Federal student loans may be deferred during the term of service.
AmeriCorps Scholar Coaches are based at Schuler partnership high schools. Placements are determined by the Schuler Leadership Team.
Scholar Coaches work in their schools Monday through Friday. Weekend and evening programming occurs frequently. Since Scholar Coaches chaperone college visits and exposures, some overnight travel is required.
Yes. Health coverage is offered at no cost to the Members.
Yes. Schuler Scholar Coaches are encouraged to modify existing and to create new programs. Scholar Coaches have created programs ranging from a writing seminar to a weeklong service project in New Orleans.
Not with the Schuler Scholar Program. Scholar Coaches live together in single family homes and are not required to pay for rent or utilities.
Scholar Coaches and staff at WHS facilitated conversations about diversity, class, race, and privilege with Scholars.
Scholars from CAHS volunteered at St. Columbanus Food Pantry.