What is AmeriCorps?

AmeriCorps is a national civil society program created to address the needs of local communities. AmeriCorps engages 75,000 Members annually who complete intensive service to meet community needs in education, health, public safety, security, and the environment. Since 1994, AmeriCorps Members have served over 1.4 billion hours for their communities. CivicSpark Fellows are AmeriCorps Members, serving full time, completing a total of 1,700 hours over 11 months and working to support local communities, while gaining valuable experience and training. For more information about AmeriCorps, visit AmeriCorps is administered by CaliforniaVolunteers and sponsored by the Corporation for National and Community Service.

What does it mean to be a CivicSpark Fellow?

Fellows are matched with Project Partners (state, local and community-based organizations) and serve on at least one project, which benefits at least one local public agency. Projects are spread throughout regions across California, including the Central Coast, San Joaquin Valley, Greater Los Angeles, San Diego area, Inland Empire, Sacramento area, Sierra Nevada, and San Francisco Bay area. Through project service, Fellows gain hands-on experience tackling the most pressing environmental and social equity problems facing communities today. Through service and training, Fellows also grow their professional, technical and leadership skills, and build strong networks of resilience professionals.