The lasting impact of national service speaks to the strength of our programs and the dedication of our members and volunteers who serve.
communities served across the country
members and volunteers serving
Americans from around the country and across countless communities come together each year to tackle our most pressing challenges through national service and volunteering. AmeriCorps members and AmeriCorps Seniors volunteers serve with organizations dedicated to the improvement of communities, making service to others a cornerstone of our national culture.
Service by the Numbers
In coordination with state and local entities, national service responds to the most pressing issues facing our nation. AmeriCorps members and AmeriCorps Seniors volunteers prepare today’s students for tomorrow’s jobs, reduce crime, connect returning veterans to jobs, fight the opioid epidemic, support seniors to live independently, make college more accessible and affordable, and help Americans rebuild their lives following disasters.
How we build evidence of impact
The agency’s strategic evidence plan provides a roadmap for generating credible, relevant, and actionable information about the extent to which it is achieving its mission.
At AmeriCorps, we view evidence building as an ongoing cycle, and incorporate the process into our work across the agency through four phases: innovation, implementation, improvement, and expanded impact.
AmeriCorps researches and develops unique service programs that explore how to engage and improve communities.
AmeriCorps members, grantees, and partner organizations adopt programs locally to address social issues.
AmeriCorps leverages rigorous evaluation methods to measure program performance and identify opportunities for improvement.
Using evaluation results, AmeriCorps provides the framework for other organizations to replicate and scale programs in their communities.
By learning from available evidence, we can continually improve how we deliver on our mission to improve lives, strengthen communities, and foster civic engagement. The AmeriCorps Evidence Exchange is a digital repository of research, and evaluation reports.
Supporting research and evaluation
The AmeriCorps Office of Research and Evaluation (ORE) produces accurate and timely research on national service, social innovation, volunteering, and civic engagement. We conduct original and sponsored research and evaluations, support evaluations of grantees’ research and programs, and promote evidence-based service models – all of which infuses data into AmeriCorps programs and contributes to the public understanding of national service.
Featured impact webinars
November 17, 2020
We are uniting America by bringing people together to serve communities. Our agency is made of a team of individuals from different backgrounds and experiences, working as one to strengthen communities in our country.