AmeriCorps*NCCC Fact Sheet [144KB]
AmeriCorps*National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC) is a full-time residential program for men and women between the ages of 18 and 24. Working in teams of 10-14, approximately 1,100 AmeriCorps*NCCC members, based at five campuses across the country, take on a series of six- to eight-week projects throughout their respective regions. Because members are trained in first aid and can be assigned to new duties on short notice, they are particularly well-suited to meeting the nation's homeland security and disaster response needs. In response to Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, more than 2,200 AmeriCorps*NCCC members have served on more than 100 separate disaster services projects in the Gulf Coast region since August 2005 in coordination with such groups as the Red Cross, FEMA, and state service commissions.
AmeriCorps*NCCC Program Statistics for 2005
- Number of Members - 1,152
- Hours Served by Members - 1.8 million
- Community Volunteers Recruited/Managed - 23,000
- Projects Completed - 561
- Member Retention - 89 percent
- Community and Faith Based Project Sponsors - 60 percent
- Fiscal Year 2005 Budget - $25.29 million
- Fiscal Year 2006 - $26.73 million
- 87 percent of AmeriCorps*NCCC partner organizations report that their projects were successful.
- 92 percent of AmeriCorps*NCCC sponsoring organizations say members helped them increase the number of persons the groups served to a large or moderate extent.
- 95 percent of AmeriCorps*State and National members say their service experience was excellent or good.
- 90 percent of former AmeriCorps*NCCC members indicated that their service experience and training helped to a great or moderate extent in their job, educational pursuits, or community service activities.
- 60 percent of former AmeriCorps*NCCC members accepted public service employment (including governmental and nonprofit work) with three years after completing their AmeriCorps service.
Eligibility and Benefits
AmeriCorps*NCCC membership is open to U.S. citizens or lawful permanent residents between the ages of 18 and 24. Members serve full time over a 10-month period. Upon successful completion of their service, members receive an AmeriCorps Education Award of up to $4,725 to pay for college or graduate school or to pay back qualified student loans. During their service, members receive a modest living allowance, health coverage, training, and student loan suspension.
Coporation for National and Community Service
AmeriCorps*NCCC is part of AmeriCorps, a network of programs that each year supports the engagement of nearly 75,000 Americans in service to meet critical needs in education, the environment, public safety, homeland security, and other areas. AmeriCorps is administered by the Corporation for National and Community Service, which also administers Senior Corps and Learn and Serve America. The mission of the Corporation is to improve lives, strengthen communities, and foster civic engagement through service and volunteering. Together with USA Freedom Corps, the Corporation is working to foster a culture of citizenship, service, and responsibility in America. For more information, visit www.nationalservice.gov.
To learn more about AmeriCorps, visit www.americorps.gov or call 800-942-2677 or TTY 800-833-3722.