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The AmeriCorps ACCESS Project gets funded for the 2016-17 service year!

Posted on Friday, July 22nd, 2016 by Cynthia Mejia.
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We are pleased to announce that the AmeriCorps ACCESS Project has been approved for  funding for the 2016-17 service year in the amount of $317,502.  AmeriCorps is a national community service program that offers individuals with the unique opportunity to serve their communities while gaining valuable experience and training.  The AmeriCorps ACCESS Project is the longest running AmeriCorps program in North Carolina, having started in 1994.  Members are placed at one of 20 nonprofit agencies across North Carolina to provide direct services to immigrant and refugee communities helping them to become self-sufficient and contributing members of society.

While some members receive a modest stipend, all members who successfully complete the program are eligible for an education award that can be used toward educational expenses or paying back student loans.  This year, ACCESS has 47 full-time, part-time, and quarter-time positions in Guilford, Alamance, Buncombe, Durham, Wake, and Mecklengberg counties.

The AmeriCorps ACCESS Project is supported by the Corporation for National and Community Service and by a grant from the North Carolina Commission on Volunteerism and Community Service in the Office of Governor Pat McCory.

We are currently still accepting applications.  Visit the AmeriCorps ACCESS Project page for more details.