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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

Marian Gionnette

Marian GionnetteMarian has been a volunteer at Crisis Nursery in Urbana for about 10 years. There she helps the staff provide direct child care for families who experiencing a crisis situation.

Marian is credited for being a reliable source of help for the Crisis Nursery. She comes in for extra shifts when needed, and always has a smile on her face! Thanks to Marian the Crisis Nursery has been able to provide services to more families.

She is loved by employees, and other volunteers. Marian is always willing to rock a child, read them a story, make a lunch, and just do whatever needs to be done.

Marian has been a valued volunteer for the Crisis Nursery team. She is dedicated to their mission of preventing child abuse and neglect. The staff is very thankful for her service and dedication to children!

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Upcoming Events

9/20/2016​ AmeriCorps PER Due in EGrAMS
10/7/2016​ AmeriCorps Grant Progress Report Due to Serve Illinois
10/11/2016​ Serve Illinois Commission Meeting Chicago and Springfield
10am - 2pm
Meeting are open to the public.
For more information, please email us.