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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

Akilah Davis

Akilah DavisThis week’s volunteer of the week is a special addition!

Akilah Davis works early mornings for WICS-TV News channel 20, and the Good Day Illinois broadcast reporting some of the biggest stories to viewers across Illinois.

When she isn’t reporting the news, Akilah spends time giving back to the community in any way she can. Since coming to Springfield from the Quad Cities she has become a Volunteer with the Boys and Girls Club of Central Illinois and continues to share her time with the children there.

As if volunteering her time to children isn’t impressive enough Akilah also finds time to emcee important events across the community. Lucky for us here at Serve Illinois we have had the privilege of having Akilah volunteer her time and emcee for our Recognition Day event for the past two years. Having her take the time to recognize National Service members, bring added recognition to our event, and genuinely care about volunteerism efforts is a beautiful thing. We can’t thank her enough!

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Upcoming Events

10/17/2016​ Illinois AmeriCorps NOFO Webinar Online Webinar
To connect to the webinar go to Call in: 888-494-4032 Passcode: 4037150212#

2pm - 4pm
10/20/2016​ AmeriCorps PER Due in EGrAMS
10/22/2016​ Make a Difference Day