AmeriCorps National Service Network
Urban Teachers is proud to be part of the AmeriCorps national service network! One of our key core values is "we serve children." Together, we can make a huge difference by serving high-need communities through education. Plus, as an AmeriCorps Affiliate program, our incoming members may also be eligible for up to two Segal AmeriCorps Education Awards that can be used towards the cost of tuition for the master's degree from the Johns Hopkins School of Education or to pay down prior student loans. This is a benefit worth approximately $5,700 per year for a total of about $11,000 over the first two years of our program. (Note: each year the exact amount is set on October 1 for the following year.)
AmeriCorps engages more than 75,000 members in intensive service annually to serve through nonprofit, faith-based, and community organizations at 25,000 locations across the country. These members help communities tackle pressing problems while mobilizing millions of volunteers for the organizations they serve. Since 1994, more than 900,000 Americans have provided more than 1.2 billion hours of service to their communities and country through AmeriCorps. For more information, visit NationalService.gov.
AmeriCorps is a program of the Corporation for National and Community Service, a federal agency that engages more than 5 million Americans in service through its AmeriCorps, Senior Corps, Social Innovation Fund, and Volunteer Generation Fund programs, and leads the President's national call to service initiative, United We Serve.