City of Springfield, Illinois

James O. Langfelder - Mayor

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AmeriCorps Program

AmeriCorps is a national service program that helps communities "get things done." AmeriCorps Members develop an ethic of service while strengthening their local communities. The City of Springfield’s AmeriCorps program focuses on Economic Opportunity.

   Community Impact 

Our members make a difference – and you can too! The City of Springfield AmeriCorps program is a “hub and spoke” model that works with several partner agencies in the community including Boys & Girls Club of Central Illinois, Computer Banc, Land of Lincoln Goodwill Industries, and Salvation Army. Members serving at Boys and Girls Club, Land of Lincoln Goodwill Industries, and Salvation Army mentor youth between the ages of 13-18 years old to encourage them to stay in school and prepare them for their future role in the workforce. Members serving at Computer Banc provide technology and training to disabled and low-income community members.

What are the perks of being an AmeriCorps Member? In addition to the reward of serving your community, Member benefits include, but are not limited to:

  • Student loan deferment
  • Training opportunities and on-the-job skill building
  • Living allowance
  • Education Award upon completion of service to help pay for college, graduate school, vocational training, or to repay student loans
  • Career opportunities with leading employers from the private, public, and nonprofit sectors

   Apply Today / Get Notified  

The City of Springfield is currently accepting applications at this time. To go to the application, please go click here.

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   Celebrating Our Members