Bureau of Community-Based & Primary Prevention
Division of Community Health & Prevention
Illinois Department of Human Services

Program Description

Target

Illinois has 21 AmeriCorps State programs in operation in the 2006-07 program year and more than 500 Members (minimum of 17 yrs. and working on high school diploma or G.E.D., and no age maximum) committing to a year of service. The target recipients of the services are AmeriCorps Members.

Purpose

AmeriCorps is a national service program that involves people in "getting things done" in communities. AmeriCorps Members develop an ethic of service while strengthening local communities.

Services

The charge of individual AmeriCorps programs is determined by the local needs of communities with many focusing on education, human service and support needs, environmental quality, public health, or public safety.

Delivery Method

Illinois has 21 AmeriCorps State programs in operation in the 2006-07 program year, with varied program focus areas located in every region of the state.

Program Data

AmeriCorps Program Data
Performance Indicators SFY03 SFY04 SFY05 SFY06
Grant Amount (Numbers in 000's) $6,837.10 $3,399.80 $$4,307.8 $4,977.10
Number of Grantees 24 16 19 17
Number Served 944 413 700 600

Program Effectiveness

  • Listed below are examples of outputs from the federal Grantee Progress Report for the 2004-05 program year in three broad categories.
  • Education: Tutored or taught over 7,000 students in grades 1-12.
  • Human Needs: Counseled 56,484 people related to health and family matters (mental or physical health, or other matters)
  • Community Strengthening: Recruited over 3,700 volunteers and coordinated for assistance in addressing human needs issues benefiting over 30,000 people.