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About AmeriCorps


AmeriCorps has been connecting organizations and individuals committed to serving their communities and improving lives for more than 25 years. People across America are asking what they can do to make a difference, and AmeriCorps is answering the call.



Focus Areas

Disaster Services - Helping individuals and communities prepare for, respond to, and recover from natural disasters.

Economic Opportunities - Improving the economic condition of economically disadvantaged people.

Education - Supporting students and schools and improving educational outcomes.

Environmental Stewardship - Connecting people to the outdoors, supporting science-based conservation, increasing renewable energy use and improving the environment.

Healthy Futures - Meeting community health care needs and strengthening the public health workforce. 

Veterans and Military Families - Supporting veterans and their families.




The following organizations are eligible to apply for New York State AmeriCorps program funding:

     - Not-for-profit or community-based organizations (must be 501(c)(3))

     - Public agencies

     - Local governments

     - Educational institutions

     - Labor organizations

     - Indian Tribes


AmeriCorps New York members serve throughout the state. Many receive a living allowance, health care coverage, and child care assistance. After completing a term of service, AmeriCorps members earn an education award to pay for college expenses, and in some cases, the college expenses of their children or grandchildren.


To become an AmeriCorps member, an individual must:

1. Be at least 17 years of age.*

2. Have a high school diploma or equivalent.*

3. Be a citizen, national, or lawful permanent resident alien of the United States.

*Some exceptions apply. See § 2522.200 for more details.

Contact NYS Commission on National and Community Service

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New York State Commission on National & Community Service
52 Washington Street
North Building - Suite 235
Rensselaer, NY 12144

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