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About 200 AmeriCorps members serve in urban and rural Alaskan communities addressing four primary areas of community needs: public safety, education, human needs, and environment. The Commission provides technical assistance and grant funding to community-based nonprofit agencies to expand community and volunteer services. AmeriCorps members serve for one year and receive a monthly living allowance and an education award at the end of their term.

If you are interested in serving under one of these programs, you should contact the program directly. Members are not placed through the Commission office. Click here for more information on serving as an AmeriCorps member in Alaska.

AmeriCorps Alaska Literacy Project - AmeriCorps members directly serve Alaskan communities by strengthening the capacity of individual familiesthrough youth and child oriented programs and through family literacy. Each member works with the community’s children, youth, and their families by providing instruction in basic literacy, functional life skills, and computer skills.

Operated by Nine Star Enterprises Contact Ruth Schoenleben 907-279-7827

Digital Divide To Digital Opportunity Project - This special initiative focuses the combined efforts of AmeriCorps members, Nine Star Enterprises, and community partners to equip and staff eight tech centers in the Mountain View area. AmeriCorps members are assigned to each center to maintain equipment and to instruct in the use of computers and the Internet.  Selected youth will also be given inoperable donated computers to strip and rebuild. Once operable, the computer become theirs to take home.

Operated by Nine Star Enterprises Contact Ruth Schoenleben 907-279-7827

Connections - AmeriCorps members provide tutoring, mentoring, coaching, volunteer coordination, service-learning, after-school activities and other prevention related training to students from pre-k through twelfth grade. Positions begin in January of 2005.

Operated by Southeast Alaska Guidance Association (SAGA) Contact Jared Shucha at 907-789-6172

Addressing Rural Challenges Through Intergenerational Cooperation (ARCTIC) - AmeriCorps members are placed in HeadStart centers and preschool programs to improve the quality and availability of child care programs in their own rural Alaskan communities. Members also teach literacy and basic life skills to parents of young children so that they can help their own children learn.

Operated by Rural Alaska Community Action Program (RurAL CAP) Contact Brian Connors 907-279-2511

Rural Alaska Village Environmental Network (RAVEN) - AmeriCorps members strive to increase the capacity of communities and individuals to improve solid waste, sanitation, and environmental conditions in rural Alaska. Members implement broad based education and environmental projects involving community members and organizations.

Operated by Rural Alaska Community Action Program (RurAL CAP) Contact Brian Connors 907-279-2511

Human Needs
Serve Alaska Youth Corps (SAYC) - AmeriCorps members serve as team leaders for disadvantaged youth. Teams accomplish valuable environmental and construction projects statewide. Members provide education and training to youth by taking advantage of the natural lessons each service project provides.

Operated by Southeast Alaska Guidance Association (SAGA) Contact Joe Parrish 907-789-6172

Students In Service Education - The University of Alaska Anchorage Department of Social Work and RurAL CAP together place part-time AmeriCorps members with social service agencies in Alaska to address human needs and improve social conditions through community service.

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