The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency is coordinating this AmeriCorps program, placing members with local governments, educational institutions, and non-profit organizations for environmental projects in Minnesota. The program receives critical support from these partners.
AmeriCorps began in 1993 as a national service program that connects more than 75,000 Americans each year in intensive service to meet our country’s critical needs in education, public safety, health, and the environment. AmeriCorps is often described as the “domestic Peace Corps.” There are over 900 programs nationwide that provide full and part time service opportunities for Americans who want to give back to their communities.
Federal funding for AmeriCorps comes through the Corporation for National and Community Service. This federal funding for AmeriCorps projects covers living allowances and health insurance during service, and includes an educational stipend following successful completion of a member’s year of service.
ServeMinnesota is the state commission for all AmeriCorps*State programs in Minnesota, including Minnesota GreenCorps.