The Indiana Financial Capability Corps (IFCC) is a statewide partnership joining Prosperity Indiana and local nonprofit agencies like Community Action, United Way, development corporations, and others, including local governments. The IFCC utilizes AmeriCorps, a national service program, to bridge the gap between low-wealth residents and available financial capability resources through education and empowerment.
IFCC AmeriCorps Members help create economic opportunity focused on the financial well-being for disadvantaged individuals and families. Not only do AmeriCorps Members give back through direct service, they are leading change in the communities and organizations they serve. Members add value to collaborating host sites by bringing their diverse backgrounds to bear in their assignments, leaving an indelible mark on beneficiaries and groups with whom they interact. Host site organizations gain AmeriCorps places the needs of local communities first, strengthens public-private partnerships, build sustainable alliances Use our programs to build stronger, more efficient, and more sustainable community alliances and networks capable of mobilizing resources.
Members serve from three months to one year in part- or full-time positions while earning a living allowance and an end of service education award all while gaining valuable professional development and skills.
Host sites gain a new generation of leaders focused on putting the needs of local communities first, strengthening public-private partnerships, building stronger, more efficient, and more sustainable community alliances and networks capable of mobilizing volunteers, and assisting rural and economically distressed communities obtain access to public and private resources.
The IFCC is funded by the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), a federal agency whose mission is to “improve lives, strengthen communities, and foster civic engagement”, and Serve Indiana, a state bureau whose aim is to “advance service and volunteerism by informing, connecting, and promoting opportunities and resources that enrich the lives of Hoosiers,”