VolunteerNC today announced that our state has just received $11.5 million in funding from the federal government to support nearly 700 North Carolina AmeriCorps members to serve with 21 organizations across the state.
“AmeriCorps North Carolina programs and their members continue to strengthen our communities and improve the lives of our residents,” said Briles Johnson, Executive Director of VolunteerNC. “We’re grateful to our new and existing programs and their members for their lasting impact in every region of our state.”
According to their website, the division was created in 1994 to promote service and volunteering to improve lives, strengthen communities and foster civic engagement in North Carolina. Last year more than 4,000 AmeriCorps members served in North Carolina.
AmeriCorps will provide over $3 million in Segal AmeriCorps Education Awards for all AmeriCorps members funded by these grants in North Carolina. After completing a full term of service, AmeriCorps members receive an award of approximately $6,500 that they can use to pay for college or to pay off student loans.