What is AmeriCorps?
AmeriCorps is an independent agency of the United States government that engages over 5 million Americans in National Service across various programs. AmeriCorps’ mission is, "to improve lives, strengthen communities, and foster civic engagement through service and volunteering."
AmeriCorps awards over $800 million in funding each year to various programs; MCC is included in these organizations!
AmeriCorps works to bridge divides by bringing people together to help communities tackle their toughest challenges.
How does MCC fit into the AmeriCorps model?
Montana Conservation Corps, a private non-profit organization, receives funding in the form of National Grants to support our programming and participants. MCC is one of hundreds of AmeriCorps programs in the U.S., reaching every state in the country.
This funding from AmeriCorps assists MCC in providing living stipends, education awards, and vital training to our participants.
MCC participants join our program as AmeriCorps members participating in a term of service with MCC.
What is Service? Is this a Job?
A term of service with MCC is not a job. MCC is a service oriented organization that provides job skills training alongside personal development.
Serving with AmeriCorps and MCC means:
- Committing yourself and your talents to strengthening communities
- Being a part of something bigger; electing to a term of service with MCC means joining a network of over 1 million AmeriCorps participants nationwide
- Dedicating yourself to personal growth, learning, and giving back to the planet
- Committing to serving the entire term through the end date