Serving your community
We can’t do this without you.
The benefits of becoming a College Possible coach through AmeriCorps are profound. Through our program and your help as a coach, underrepresented students graduate college at a rate twice as high as their peers from similar backgrounds.
If you’re a recent college grad and want to give back, we’d love to work with you. As an AmeriCorps organization, we rely on you to serve for one year in a role dedicated to empowering students from low-income backgrounds on their path to and through college.
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Both AmeriCorps VISTA and AmeriCorps are a part of the same national service organization (AmeriCorps) where individuals serve in community organizations on various issues: education, housing, technology, the health industry and others. Because College Possible receives federal AmeriCorps funding through a grant process to implement the program, the organization is considered an AmeriCorps program. For further clarification, please visit the AmeriCorps website at www.americorps.gov
The AmeriCorps living allowance is the financial support provided to service members during their year of service. Our AmeriCorps positions provide about a biweekly living allowance of about $700. This varies slightly based on location. AmeriCorps VISTA members receive a different set of benefits and living allowance which varies by location.
The education award is an end of service benefit for AmeriCorps members that can be used to repay student loans or on future educational expenses. It is valued at about $6,345. In addition, federal student loans may be deferred during the term of service; a 10.5-month (August 2021-June 2022) or 12-month (August 2021-August 2022) commitment is required (depending on position).
The AmeriCorps living allowance is distributed every two weeks and the AmeriCorps VISTA living allowance is distributed twice per month. The education award ($6,095) is given to the member after his or her term of service is completed (after 10 or 12 months, depending on position).
AmeriCorps high school coaches are based in their designated high schools Monday through Thursday and spend Friday at the College Possible office for staff meetings and training.
College Point, tech-connected high school coaches and Community Partnership Members are based at the College Possible office but may spend some time for projects in a partner high schools alongside high school staff, College Possible coaches and students Monday through Friday.
AmeriCorps college coaches are based either at the College Possible office or a designated college campus, but spend time on college campuses connecting with College Possible students Monday through Friday.
For all positions: Weekend events occur occasionally, and AmeriCorps members are required to attend many of them.
Yes, health coverage is offered at no cost to the members.
AmeriCorps State or National and VISTA allow members to hold another job during their term of service. Outside commitments must not interfere with the obligations of a College Possible term of service and are generally limited to part-time employment.