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AmeriCorps Notice of Funding Opportunity
Serve Illinois Seeking Applicants for Next Year

AmeriCorps LogoThe Serve Illinois Commission announced that funding is available for agencies interested in administering AmeriCorps programs in Illinois. AmeriCorps programs are designed to improve education and health care, protect pu​blic safety, safeguard the environment, provide disaster relief, and promote civic engagement in communities across Illinois.

AmeriCorps members receive student loan deferment and training. Full-time members are also eligible to receive a modest living allowance and health insurance. Members who successfully complete their service receive an educational award of up to $5,815 to help pay for college, graduate school, vocational training, or to pay off student loans. If the member is 55 years or older, they may transfer the education award to a child, grandchild, or foster child.

Applications are due by December 2, 2016. Funded programs will begin work in July or August of 2017.

Illinois' Veteran Day of Service

To register a project, click above and:

⚬ Register your organization or sign in

⚬ Once you are signed in, click "opportunities" and then "create an opportunity"

⚬ Complete the form and be sure to select "Illinois Veterans Day of Service" under "Is this opportunity associated with a day of service or disaster event?"

⚬ Click "create," and you are done!

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Volunteer of the Week

​Madeline Webber

Madeline WebberMadeline Webber is a junior majoring in Social Work at Western Illinois University. She recently made headlines for her service to Loaves and Fishes in Naperville, Illinois.

Madeline is the youngest of five daughters, and when she was younger she remembers having benefited from the services of Loaves and Fishes. Madeline says she had begun volunteer hours at her school Health office but needed a place to continue during the summer. Her first thought was Loaves and Fishes. She had never forgotten the help her family received from them when she was younger, and she has always remained grateful. She believed there was no better place to dedicate her time than the place that had served her and her family years ago.

Madeline says her experience was fun, the atmosphere was very welcoming, and that the people were so happy. She plans to do more volunteer work in the future, and hopes to further her experience in Social Work in Colorado after graduation. She isn’t sure where she wants to focus her degree exactly but she hopes to help those with addictions, or in a hospital or school setting.

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Upcoming Events

9/11/2016​ 9/11 Day of Service and Remembrance
9/13/2016​ AmeriCorps Program Director Call Conference Call
9/20/2016​ AmeriCorps PER Due in EGrAMS