The New York State Commission on National and Community Service (the Commission) is the administrative agency that provides oversight to the AmeriCorps national service portfolio of programs for the State.
The Commission currently oversees over 40 AmeriCorps Programs throughout New York State. AmeriCorps programs are instrumental to
Anti-Poverty agenda, and also focus on other areas of need, such as healthy futures, education, disaster preparedness, the enviornment and veterans and military families.
AmeriCorps VISTA members help
bring individuals and communities out of poverty by serving full-time to fight
illiteracy, improve health services, create businesses, and increase housing
opportunities, and AmeriCorps NCCC (National Civilian Community Corps), a
10-month, full time residential program for men and women between the ages of 18
and 24. In exchange for their service, AmeriCorps members earn an education
award that can be used to pay for college or to pay back qualified student
loans. Since 1994, more than 68,000 New York residents have served more than 110
million hours and have qualified for Segal AmeriCorps Education Awards totaling
more than $235,600,000.
To find out more about how to apply for an AmeriCorps VISTA grant or how to
serve as an AmeriCorps VISTA member, click here.
The AmeriCorps*National Civilian Community Corps is a full-time residential
program for men and women aged 18-24 that strengthens communities while
developing leaders through direct, team-based national and community service. To
learn more, click here. The AmeriCorps*NCCC Eastern Region Campus based in Perry
Point Maryland accepts applications from nonprofit and public agencies to host
an AmeriCorps*NCCC team (typically 10-12 members) for 6-8 weeks to assist with
high-impact, but short-term projects. To find out more about how to submit an
AmeriCorps NCCC program application or how to serve as an AmeriCrops NCCC
member, click here.