What is AmeriCorps?
Commonly known as the domestic Peace Corps, AmeriCorps is a national service program governed by the Corporation for National and Community Service (a federal agency) and administered by Serve Indiana (a state agency). AmeriCorps strengthens communities by involving people in service to meet local challenges.
AmeriCorps functions as a network of local, state, and national service programs that engages more than 80,000 Americans in intensive service to meet our country’s critical needs in education, public safety, health, the environment, and human needs. AmeriCorps members serve with nonprofits, public agencies, and faith-based and community organizations. Since 1994, men and women have provided needed assistance to millions of Americans and continue to address critical needs in communities across the nation through their AmeriCorps service.
Indiana Financial Capability Corps (IFCC)
Prosperity Indiana is seeking both AmeriCorps applicants and Service Site organizations to participate in the new Indiana Financial Capability Corps (IFCC).
IFCC AmeriCorps serve within community organizations that work with no-to-moderate income families and individuals, and who are interested in integrating financial capability into their existing programs. IFCC will use Prosperity Now’s tool called Building Financial Capability: A Planning Guide for Integrated Services (The Guide) to implement the integration model.
Prosperity Indiana expects to place 15 full-time (at least 1,700 hours) AmeriCorps members throughout Indiana. AmeriCorps members will be provided extensive training, a living allowance, an education award at the successful completion of their service term, and loan forbearance for qualified student loans.
Interested organizations should download the host site application here and to learn about the AmeriCorps' service description, click here. Please send any questions to AmeriCorps@prosperityindiana.org.