AmeriCorps

AmeriCorps

AmeriCorps is an opportunity to make a big difference in your life and in the lives of those around you. As a member, you will learn teamwork, leadership, responsibility and other essential skills that will help you for the rest of your life. Additionally, you will gain the personal satisfaction of taking on challenges and seeing results.

AmeriCorps members assist students with the college enrollment process (admissions, testing, academic advising, financial aid, orientation, registration, etc.), facilitate parent workshops, and serve as a liaison for students (at ISD high schools and other designated venues, via phone and/or email). Members will maintain program activity logs, compile reports, and other required documentation.

Each year the AmeriCorps Program serves over 4,500 12th grade students; AmeriCorps members answer questions and guide students with all college enrollment requirements. AmeriCorps engages more than 80,000 Americans in intensive service each year at nonprofits, schools, public agencies, and community and faith-based groups across the country.

Application

Fall application now available. To apply Click here. Deadline to apply is November 22, 2018.

Please, review information below: 

  • AmeriCorps Offers Tangible Benefits

    • Member who satisfactorily completes service will earn for each term served a $1,566.14 educational award
    • Semi-monthly $350 stipend will be provided during a term of 4 and a half months
    • Pre-Service Orientation on time management skills, leadership skills, civic reflection, and public speaking
  • Segal AmeriCorps Education Award

    The Segal AmeriCorps Education Award is a post-service benefit received by participants who complete a term of national service in an approved AmeriCorps program.

    The education award may be used to pay educational costs at eligible post-secondary educational institutions (including many technical schools and GI-Bill approved educational programs), as well as to repay qualified student loans. The dollar amount of a full-time award is based on the maximum amount of the U.S. Department of Education’s Pell Grant, thus it can vary from year to year. Currently, AmeriCorps members may earn up to the value of two full-time education awards and have seven years from the date they earned each award to use it.

    Members can divide an award and use portions of it at different times before it expires, as long as it is for authorized expenditures.

  • Requirement to Join

    • Be a U.S. Citizen or Legal Permanent Resident
    • 2.5 GPA
    • 24 credit hours completed
    • Bilingual Preferred (English and Spanish)
    • Be able to commit to serve for full 4.5 months for 22-25 hours a week, mainly from 9AM to 4PM, M-F (not completing commitment can have negative repercussions).
    • Excellent customer service skills
    • Application from utrgv.edu/americorps
    • Résumé
    • Unofficial transcript
    • Enrolled for Fall 2018
  • Community Service Activities

    • FAFSA/TASFA Super Saturday
    • MLK Day of Service – A day-on not a day-off
    • United We Serve
    • AmeriCorps Week
    • University Day
  • Program Overview

    • AmeriCorps members will serve a 4 and a half month term:
    • from August 6, 2018 to December 14, 2018
    • 22-25 hours per week on average
    • 80 percent of the time will be spent at assigned high school
    • Members can serve up to 4 terms
  • AmeriCorps Fast Facts

    Figure

    Description

    1 million +

    Number of people who have served as AmeriCorps members since 1994

    1.4 billion

    Total number of hours served by AmeriCorps members since 1994

    1.9 million

    Number of community volunteers managed or mobilized by AmeriCorps members last year

    $1 billion

    Value of cash and in-kind donations leveraged by AmeriCorps members each year

    21,600

    Unique sites that AmeriCorps members served last year

    $3.6 billion

    Total amount of Segal AmeriCorps Education Awards earned by AmeriCorps members since 1994

    75,000         

    AmeriCorps Members serve annually

     

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Contact Us

Brownsville Location:
U Central
The Tower, Main 1.100
1 West University Blvd.
Brownsville, TX 78520
956-882-7321
AmeriCorps@utrgv.edu

Edinburg Location:
U Central
1st Floor Student Services Building (SSBL)
1201 West University Drive
Edinburg, Texas 78539
956-665-2958
AmeriCorps@utrgv.edu

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