The Compact Service Corps AmeriCorps Program, hosted by Campus Compact offices in Colorado and Montana, is a national service program that connects students with communities through meaningful service-learning, civic engagement, and community service experiences.
Each year, Compact Service Corps will enable more than 5,000 college, university and high school students to serve with local nonprofit and government agencies throughout Arizona, Colorado, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota and South Dakota. Compact Service Corps Members serve in positions that focus on increasing academic engagement in K-12 schools; providing primary and preventive healthcare to those living in designated underserved areas; and recruiting, training and managing volunteers for nonprofit and government agencies to build capacity and infrastructure. The Compact Service Corps Program primarily focuses on supporting Careers in the Common Good (careers of service) and programs that improve student access to higher education and success in school. Minot State University is the only participating campus from North Dakota.
Compact Service Corps is funded by the Corporation for National and Community Service, providing students who enroll as AmeriCorps Members and complete their service hours with an education award to support repayment of qualified student loans or payment of current educational expenses.
All Compact Service Corps Members must complete service projects in one of
three focus areas: Education, Healthy Futures or Capacity Building. Members may select 300, 450, or 675 hour terms.
Education Focus Area Projects must work with students who are between kindergarten through 12th grade on improving academic engagement (an increase in activity completion and an increase in student participation and retention). All
members must serve the same group of K-12 students for a minimum of 300 hours.
»Healthy Futures (Communication Disorders and Nursing students)
Healthy Futures Focus Area projects must provide preventive and/or primary health care for underserved patients/clients.
»Capacity Building (Open to all majors)
Capacity Building Focus Area projects must serve local nonprofit organizations on development of infrastructure to increase and improve the organization's programs and services provided to communities to reach a greater number of beneficiaries, to become more efficient in operations and to leverage additional resources. All capacity building projects must include recruitment, training and/or management of volunteers. This can include new recruitment of community volunteers, training of existing volunteers and management of new and recurring volunteers at the host site.
All AmeriCorps Members are expected to adhere to the AmeriCorps pledge. The pledge represents the commitment Members have
taken to serve not just this year, but in the years ahead.