AmeriCorps National Service Program
AmeriCorps receives 2017 Making Things Better Award from Clayton State President Dr. Thomas Hines
What is AmeriCorps?
AmeriCorps (pronounced "Ame-ri-core") is a national service program designed to connect Americans in intense service to meet critical community needs in education, environment, public safety, disaster preparedness and other human needs. The Department of Campus Life AmeriCorps members will provide tutorial and mentor services to high school students at Forest Park, Jonesboro, Morrow, and Mt. Zion high schools; facilitate personal development sessions with the high school students and provide opportunities for the students to participate in community volunteer projects.
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To date, our AmeriCorps members have contributed over 105,500 hours of community service to Clayton County and surrounding areas!
AmeriCorps 2012-2013 End of Year & Alternative Winter Break Videos
What do the Clayton State University AmeriCorps Members Do?
- Clayton State University AmeriCorps Members champion issues in the Clayton County community and surround areas by participating in monthly service events and recruiting their fellow peers to get involved in community activism!
- CSU AmeriCorps Members serve 900 hours of community service over the course of ten months.
- CSU AmeriCorps Members spend at least 12-15 hours a week tutoring and mentoring local high school students in the subject areas of math, language arts, and science.
- CSU AmeriCorps Members participate in the Alternative Service Trip Break Programs
- CSU AmeriCorps Members plan and facilitate the monthly AmeriCorps Service Cinema Series
- CSU AmeriCorps Members plan and facilitate the 5-Day Student Leadership and College Preparation Conference held each spring for high school students.
Clayton State University AmeriCorps members tutor Morrow and Jonesboro high school students in Math, Language Arts and Science to prepare them for success on the Georgia High School Graduation Test and subsequent college entry.
Pictured Above: AmeriCorps Senior Team Lead Whitney Smith
assisting GEMA (Georgia Emergency Management Agency)
clean-up effort in Augusta, GA after the 2014 ice/snow storms
Pictured Above: Santa Exell Jackson with his
AmeriCorps helpers serving at Rainbow House's
Festival of Trees and Lights.
AmeriCorps Team Lead Venus Royster with Corps Members
Joel Lymon and Samantha Lapier serving on 2013 Alternative Winter Break
at Give Kids the World - where every Monday is Halloween.
AmeriCorps Member Nick Reed serving on
Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Day of Service at
Truly Living Well non-profit.
AmeriCorps Team Leads Christopher Manning
and Jamario Walker along with Corps Member Taylor
Hughes doing some team building on the outdoor challenge course.
AmeriCorps Member Jessica Dent with her mentee Sophie
at the L.I.F.E. Changing with the Corps
Mentor/Mentee Ugly Sweater Party
Benefits of Joining AmeriCorps:
There are several benefits to being an AmeriCorps member, including a modest monthly stipend and an educational scholarship at the end of the service term. The greatest benefit to the program however is the ability to impact change in the community and make our community a better place to live.
What are the requirements to be an AmeriCorps Member?
To be eligible to be an AmeriCorps member at Clayton State University, students must meet the following requirements:
- Be a matriculating student at Clayton State University
- Be at least 17 years of age or older
- Be strong in Math, Science and/or Language Arts as reflected by GPA and coursework
- Must commit at least 20 hours per week to the program (a total of 900 hours for the academic year)
- Must have reliable transportation
- Have a passion for community service and "Getting Things Done"
- Dedicated to youth development and academic success
- Applications are accepted throughout the year, however members are selected at the beginning of each term. Please submit you completed application to the Department of Campus Life, Student Activities Center, second floor.
- Please include a recommendation letter and two completed recommendation forms.
- Upon submission of your application, please have the original documents of your driver's license, social security card, birth certificate, and high school diploma/final transcript available for staff to make a copy. These documents are required to be eligible for the program.
Download the 2017-2018 AmeriCorps Application Here
Download the AmeriCorps Program Recommendation Form 2017-2018
Download the AmeriCorps Application Verification Forms Checklist
For more information regarding the AmeriCorps Program, please contact Jennifer Welch at (678) 466-5433 or via email: email@example.com.