Hosting AmeriCorps Members is an exciting opportunity to increase your organization’s impact with an infusion of human resources and to train, engage, and cultivate the next generation of professionals in your field of work. We believe a network of rural organizations whose missions and projects are aligned with the focus areas of the program and with the member experience can achieve more, faster, which translates into positive change for rural Colorado communities.
The Mountain Roots Healthy Futures Program engages individuals of all backgrounds to contribute their time, energy, and talents to improve personal, economic, and environmental health for communities in rural Colorado. Healthy Futures places AmeriCorps Members in Host Site organizations across Western Colorado. Host Sites have key roles in identifying community needs, developing and implementing community-based projects, determining position descriptions for their members, member selection, supervising members, and reporting on the measurable outcomes of member service. Members gain valuable experience, while the host sites and communities benefit from the services the members provide. In this application, it will be important to clearly state the impact you intend to have through member service.
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AmeriCorps members serve directly with nonprofit organizations to tackle our nation’s most pressing challenges. The Mission of AmeriCorps is to improve lives, strengthen communities, and foster civic engagement through service. AmeriCorps supports 74% of the program costs and 50% of member costs.
UNITE AmeriCorps bridges divides by bringing people together: connecting individuals and organizations to help communities tackle their toughest challenges. Disperses more than $800 million in funding each year.
STRENGTHEN AmeriCorps provides resources and people power to organizations dedicated to the improvement of communities. Over 270,000 individuals are serving in organizations dedicated to strengthening their community.
IMPACT AmeriCorps enriches the lives of those we serve and those who serve.
LEAD AmeriCorps is the only federal agency for community service and volunteerism. AmeriCorps empowers an entire ecosystem committed to the betterment of communities across America. Each year, AmeriCorps partners with more than 2,000 organizations committed to helping communities nationwide.