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Community Recruitment:

As an AmeriCorps program, you must actively seek to recruit program members from the community in which the project is conducted. Members of diverse races and ethnicities, socioeconomic backgrounds, education levels, both men and women, and individuals with disabilities, unless and to the extent that the approved program design requires emphasizing the recruitment of staff and members who share a specific characteristic or background. However, in no case may you violate the nondiscrimination and non-displacement rules governing participant selection.

National Recruitment:

To supplement local recruitment efforts, the Commission requires your program to use the web-based AmeriCorps Recruitment and Placement System (AC*RPS). All programs will be required to have their program on this system by the beginning of their program year. If you have problems or questions about this system, please visit The Online Recruitment System.