What is AmeriCorps?
AmeriCorps is a national service corps of over 75,000 members that provides adults of all ages a chance to make a difference in local communities across the United States through one year of service. Members work together to address a community-identified need in critical areas like education, homelessness, disaster relief and organizational capacity.
What is VCU AmeriCorps?
VCU AmeriCorps is not accepting applications for the 2017-18 year. The program is currently under redesign and examining ways VCU AmeriCorps can best support the city of Richmond. Updates on opportunities to serve with VCU AmeriCorps will be posted as they become available. Please check back with us in future program years for opportunities.
If you are still interested in making AmeriCorps a part of the upcoming year, you may seek out other AmeriCorps programs in Virginia. Information about those programs is available at http://virginiaservice.virginia.gov/americorps-national-service/.
You may also search for programs and apply to AmeriCorps opportunities at https://www.nationalservice.gov/programs/americorps.
VCU AmeriCorps History
VCU AmeriCorps is one of the largest and longest-running AmeriCorps programs in Virginia. Established in 1995, the VCU AmeriCorps Program has an educational focus with the goal of helping improve the academic skills and engagement levels of grades K-8 children, in low-income communities in the city of Richmond.
VCU AmeriCorps has successfully served the Richmond region for more than 20 years. By collaborating with community partners to develop comprehensive academic tutoring programs, VCU AmeriCorps helped support positive outcomes for struggling students. In addition to providing quality academic intervention, VCU AmeriCorps provided K-8 children with mentors. VCU members served as role models and developed strong relationships with students. From those relationships, VCU members align academics with student interests and work to create a learning environment that is positive and encouraging.