PY20-21 COVID-19 Respones: We are currently strategizing multiple options that may allow us to provide additional support and flexibility to our 2020-21 partners, should such measures become necessary. We anticipate being able to share more details in the weeks to come. Our standard policies around funding losses and recruitment will remain in place to give you peace of mind and continue our partnership.

Our Programs

Service site applications for program year 2020-21 are now open! Submit your project application now for consideration. Service terms start in September 2020!

Click the icons below for details on each of our AmeriCorps programs!

Washington Service Corps established 1983

Washington Service Corps

WSC partners with non-profit, government, community and faith-based organizations who are working to address unmet needs in their communities.

Washington Reading Corps

WRC partners with schools, community programs, and early learning centers to improve reading and literacy skills for Pre-K through Grade 4 students.

Washington Service Corps program

The program at a glance

In return for your investment in the WSC AmeriCorps program, your member(s) will come with a passion for serving others and making a difference in the community, while wanting to learn skills they can use in their professional career.

The member will be eligible for WSC health insurance, a monthly living allowance, childcare assistance, and -upon successful completion of a service term- an education award equal in value to the current Pell grant.

Who is eligible to be a WSC partner?

Where does your project fit?

Each project must address critical, pressing needs of the local community, focused on one of the following areas:

PY20-21 WSC member placement fees

Project
Size
Placement TypeFee per
member
Individual
Placement
(1-8 members)
Individual Placement - Standard$10,000
Individual Placement - Higher Stipend$15,200
Individual Placement - Rural*$9,000
Individual Placement - Rural*, Higher Stipend$14,200
Medium Team
(9-14 members)
Medium Team - Standard$7,700
Medium Team - Higher Stipend$12,900
Medium Team - Rural*$6,700
Medium Team - Rural*, Higher Stipend$11,900
Large Team
(15+ members)
Large Team - Standard$6,200
Large Team - Higher Stipend$11,400
Large Team - Rural*$5,200
Large Team - Rural*, Higher Stipend$10,400

Rural Projects

* ”Rural” is defined as having ALL members in the project serving in one or more of the following counties: Adams, Benton, Asotin, Chelan, Clallam, Columbia, Cowlitz, Douglas, Ferry, Franklin, Garfield, Grant, Grays Harbor, Island, Jefferson, Kittitas, Klickitat, Lewis, Lincoln, Mason, Okanogan, Pacific, Pend Oreille, San Juan, Skagit, Skamania, Stevens, Wahkiakum, Walla Walla, Whitman, Yakima.

Higher Stipend

Each of our programs is offering the ability for the Applicant Organization to elect to increase their member’s monthly living allowance by paying a higher Program Participation Fee. This option adds $5,200 to the base Fee.

  • All members serving in the same project must receive the same living allowance amount.
  • The PY 20-21 standard monthly living allowance is $1,450.00; the higher living allowance will be $1,945.24.

Interested in hosting WSC AmeriCorps members?

Click the link below to learn more about what it takes to be an AmeriCorps project site, and how to apply!

No longer accepting applications

All available WSC AmeriCorps slots have been awarded for PY20 -21.

Washington Reading Corps program

The program at a glance

The Washington Reading Corps is actively engaged in improving literacy in communities, local schools, and learning centers throughout the state. In collaboration with the state’s Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction, projects in this program focus on:

In this program, AmeriCorps member placements are awarded to your organization. We provide ParaReading training to members, while you provide project orientation, direct oversight, mentorship, and skill-building throughout the program year.

In return for your investment in the Reading Corps program, your member(s) will come with a passion for serving others and making a difference in the community, while wanting to learn skills they can use in their professional career.

The typical service term for a member is a minimum of 10.5 months and 1,700 hours.The typical program year begins in September. The member will be eligible for health insurance, a monthly living allowance, childcare assistance, and -upon successful completion of a service term- an education award equal in value to the current Pell grant.

Who is eligible to be a WRC partner?

Independent evaluations

For more information about the Reading Corps program, review our independent evaluations from 2015 and 2019.

PY20-21 WRC member placement fees

Project SizePlacement TypeFee per Mbr
Individual Placement
(1-8 Members)
Individual Placement - Standard$5,000
Individual Placement - Higher Stipend$10,200
Higher Stipend

Each of our programs is offering the ability for the Applicant Organization to elect to increase their member’s monthly living allowance by paying a higher Program Participation Fee. This option adds $5,200 to the base Fee.

  • All members serving in the same project must receive the same living allowance amount.
  • The PY 20-21 standard monthly living allowance is $1,450.00; the higher living allowance will be $1,945.24.

No longer accepting applications

All available WRC AmeriCorps slots have been awarded for PY20 -21.