AmeriCorps Streams of Service

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AmeriCorps is a network of national service programs that gives people the chance to serve in locations across the country.

Serve Colorado administers AmeriCorps Colorado, which pairs members with nonprofits, public agencies and faith-based and community organizations to help them tackle social challenges. AmeriCorps members dedicate up to a year of their lives to service for a small stipend and an educational scholarship upon successful completion of their service. Over their year of service, AmeriCorps members gain valuable job skills, professional development, and personal growth.

AmeriCorps members serve on the front lines of education, the environment, public safety, emergency management, and other human needs, using the tremendous power of citizens as change agents in their communities. Since 1994, more than 31,000 Colorado residents have served more than 28 million hours and have qualified for Segal AmeriCorps Education Awards totaling more than $70,390,000.

  • Is a cost effective solution to America's toughest problems

  • Expands education and economic opportunity

  • Strengthens the impact of our nation’s nonprofits

The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) is the federal agency created to connect all Americans with an opportunity to serve their communities and their country, in partnership with state service commissions like Serve Colorado. AmeriCorps provides thousands of Americans of all ages and backgrounds with intensive full- and part-time opportunities to serve their communities and help grassroots organizations meet local needs.

There are three branches of AmeriCorps explained in greater detail below:


Colorado is uniquely situated in having the regional NCCC Campus, State Commission, and AmeriCorps State Office all headquartered in the Denver Metro area.

This geographical proximity has fostered a strong spirit of collaboration (or COllaboration as we like to refer to it here in CO), which has lead to unprecedented cross-stream communication, outreach, and program development.

Because of our strong cross-stream partnerships, Colorado is able to strategically leverage its federal AmeriCorps funding to target underserved geographic areas of the state, such as the San Luis Valley, and address our most pressing issues such as K-12 success and prescription/opioid abuse.

All three streams of service attend annual strategic planning meetings, support program specific events, and hike the annual National Service 14er!  

To learn more about CNCS, the parent agency of AmeriCorps, click below.