Administered by: Illinois Department of Public Health

AmeriCorps is a national service program that involves people in "getting things done" in communities, develops an ethic of service among those who serve, and strengthens communities. The Serve Illinois Commission on Volunteerism and Community Service (Serve Illinois) administers 31 AmeriCorps programs across the State that engage over 900 AmeriCorps members.

AmeriCorps members provide a variety of services as determined by local needs, including tutoring and mentoring youth, teaching health education classes and leading community volunteers in service.

AmeriCorps members may receive a small living stipend and an education award to pay back qualified student loans or attend an institution of higher education. Full-time members are also eligible for health care and, if income eligible, child care benefits.

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