UGA Extension Office

AmeriCorps

What is AmeriCorps?

AmeriCorps engages more than 75,000 Americans in intensive service each year at schools, public agencies, non-profits and community and faith-based groups across the country.

Since the program’s founding in 1994, more than 900,000 AmeriCorps members have contributed more than 1.2 billion hours in service across America while tackling pressing problems and mobilizing millions of volunteers for the organizations they serve.

AmeriCorps Programs

AmeriCorps programs do more than move communities forward; they serve their members by creating jobs and providing pathways to opportunity for young people entering the workforce. AmeriCorps places thousands of young adults into intensive service positions where they learn valuable work skills, earn money for education, and develop an appreciation for citizenship. AmeriCorps in Turner County serves mainly our 4-H youth in 4th through 12th grades.