The National and Community Service Act of 1990, as amended by the Serve America Act, emphasizes measuring the impact of service and focusing on a core set of issue areas. In order to carry out Congress's intent and to maximize the impact of investment in national service, and to achieve the goals laid out in our Strategic Plan (2022-2026), AmeriCorps has the following Focus Areas:
Helping individuals and communities prepare for, respond to, recover from, and mitigate the effects of disasters and increase community resiliency.
Improving the economic well-being and security of underserved individuals.
Improving educational outcomes for underserved people, especially children. AmeriCorps is particularly interested in program designs that support youth engagement and service learning as strategies to achieve high educational outcomes.
Supporting communities to become more resilient through measures that reduce greenhouse gas emissions, conserve land and water, increase renewable energy use and improve at-risk ecosystems, especially in underserved households and communities.
Supporting for health needs within communities, including mitigating the impacts of COVID- 19 and other public health crises, access to care, aging in place, and addressing childhood obesity, especially in underserved communities.
Veterans and Military Families
Improving the quality of life of veterans, military families, caregivers, and survivors.