What is AmeriCorps doing in Maine?
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Just heard of AmeriCorps? Here's a quick intro...
AmeriCorps Members serve in local, community-based organizations, expanding their capacity to achieve their mission and building community involvement and support. Recruiting local volunteers is one of the most important things AmeriCorps does for an organization. Each AmeriCorps member typically adds twelve community volunteers from the community.
AmeriCorps members who serve full-time receive a modest living allowance, student-loan forbearance, health coverage, and child care (if needed). After successfully completing their term of service, they receive an AmeriCorps Education Award . This award can be used to pay off qualified student loans or to finance college, graduate school, or vocational training at eligible institutions.
Under the Serve America Act changes, AmeriCorps members who are 55 years of age or older, can assign their education award to a child, grandchild, or foster child.
Since 1994, more than 6,300 Maine residents have served more than 8.9 million hours and have qualified for Segal AmeriCorps Education Awards totaling more than $20,930,000.