AMERICORPS

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"Being in AmeriCorps was the best experience I've ever had. 
It wasn't just about a paycheck and going to work every day.
It was about making a difference!"

     -- High School AmeriCorps Member





What is AmeriCorps?

A
meriCorps is a National Service Organization committed to making an impact in the community. The Amarillo ISD AmeriCorps program is an amazing opportunity for high school seniors and college students to gain valuable job skills and give back to their community. 

Who Can Apply?
High School Juniors (who attend one of the four AISD High Schools) can apply to serve in their senior year as long as they will turn 17 by the August start date and meet criteria listed on application.

College students who meet criteria listed on application. 

What do AmeriCorps members do in their service?
Our AmeriCorps members tutor elementary students who need an extra boost in literacy.  Members tutor in classrooms and after school programs offering activities which benefit elementary students emotionally, academically, physically and socially.

What are the benefits?
Successful completion of the AmeriCorps Service Program and the required number of hours benefit the members by providing:

  • Hands on job skills and training
  • A monthly living allowance
  • Eligibility for the Segal Education Award

This sounds great! How do I apply? (more detailed instruction in application link)

  1. Do you meet the requirements listed in the application?
  2. Print and complete the application including necessary documentation.
  3. Mail or drop off the application to April Leming, AmeriCorps Director, AISD Education Support Center, 7200 I-40 West, Amarillo, TX  79106
  4. Applications are due by February 15th
  5. Qualified applicants will be contacted for an interview in late March, early April
  6. Notifications will be given in April
  7. Service will begin in August of the next school year

To learn more about the necessary qualifications and how you can be a part of AmeriCorps,
please click: AmeriCorps Application Link.

We Promise to Help All Students Engage and Achieve!

If you have questions about the Amarillo ISD AmeriCorps program, please contact:
April Leming, Program Director
806-326-1328

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