AmeriCorps Grants Announced for the 2017-18 Program Year

Recently, the Corporation for National and Community Service announced grant funding awards for AmeriCorps programs across the nation, which included Washington Service Corps and Washington Reading Corps.

With grants totaling more than $9 million, our programs will dispatch nearly 800 AmeriCorps members across the state starting in August, to help communities meet educational, environmental, health and public safety needs.

“We make a concerted effort to place members in counties with high unemployment and poverty rates,” said Debbie Aoki, Washington Service Corps director. “Through their dedicated service helping those most in need, AmeriCorps members make a substantial and tangible difference in our communities.”

“Additionally, those who serve in national service programs can benefit greatly from the experience they gain. We’re proud to help people improve their lives and communities,” Aoki said.

In return for their service, AmeriCorps members receive a modest living allowance, health insurance, training and an educational scholarship. Eligible members with children also can receive help with childcare.

Our programs are currently recruiting. Those interested in serving can learn more about open positions by visiting washingtonservicecorps.org.