Term AmeriCorps
Code ND-9200.0300
Definition A network of national service programs that engage volunteers to serve in nonprofit organizations, public agencies and faith-based organizations where they provide intensive services to meet needs in education, public safety, health and the environment. They tutor and mentor youth, build affordable housing, teach computer skills, clean parks and streams, run after-school programs, and help communities respond to disaster. AmeriCorps' programs include AmeriCorps VISTA, the AmeriCorps NCCC Program (the National Civilian Community Corp), and the State and National grant funding program which supports a broad range of local service programs that engage thousands of volunteers in intensive service to meet critical community needs. AmeriCorps and its programs are administered by the Corporation for National and Community Service.
Created 10/9/03
Changed 5/10/10
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External Classification Terms Community Service (NPC T05.02)
Employment (AIRS EM-180)
Employment (CAN EM-180)
Employment Preparation & Procurement (NTE J20)
Job Training & Employment (NPC J02)
Public Service Employment (UW 1.1.03.02)
Related Concepts Foster Care Transition Services
Labor and Employment
Named Programs
Philanthropy and Volunteerism
U.S. Services/Targets
Facet Named Programs
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Bibliographic References "What is AmeriCorps", AmeriCorps website, http://www.americorps.org/

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