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City Year

City Year helps students and schools succeed. Diverse teams of City Year AmeriCorps members provide support to students, classrooms and the whole school, helping to ensure that students in systemically under-resourced schools receive a high-quality education that prepares them with the skills and mindsets to thrive and contribute to their community. A proud member of the AmeriCorps national service network, City Year is supported by the Corporation for National and Community Service, local school districts and private philanthropy. City Year partners with public schools in 29 communities across the U.S.

As a City Year AmeriCorps member, your service will focus on helping students get and/or remain on track to graduate by providing academic support, delivering behavior and attendance coaching and encouraging student engagement to promote a positive school climate. Benefits include a bi-weekly living stipend, relocation support, $6,195 Segal Education Award, and Higher Education Scholarships with over 120 Universities.

Applicants must:

  • Be between 18-25 years old
  • Be a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident
  • Authorization to work in the U.S. is not sufficient
  • Those with DACA status unfortunately are not eligible at this time
  • Have a college degree, some college experience, GED or high school diploma
  • Have served no more than three terms in an AmeriCorps state or national program*
  • Agree to and pass a criminal background check
  • Be able to begin City Year by July/August 1, 2021

Questions? Please email Julie Schneider, City Year Recruiter, at or call 414-306-4443.

You can also connect with Julie by filling out this interest form.

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Peace Corps @UW

In the Peace Corps, we take a different approach to making a difference. Since 1961, more than 3,200 UW-Madison graduates have put their education and experience to work around the world. Our Volunteers are inspired by impact that is hands-on, grassroots-driven, and lasting. From leading health campaigns to boosting local entrepreneurship to teaching digital literacy, the Peace Corps offers a range of opportunities for our Volunteers to take on new challenges. Are you ready to work for the world? Learn more about Peace Corps @UW!

In the three years I have been on campus as the Peace Corps Recruiter, we have expand the resources we offer  students on our website … and we continue to expand. Want tips on programs, volunteer activities that will make you competitive, or how to prepare your application for Peace Corps service?

Questions? Please email Kate Schachter, Campus Peace Corps Recruiter, or call 608-440-0674.

Wisconsin HealthCorps / Wisconsin Primary Health Care Association

The Wisconsin HealthCorps is a statewide AmeriCorps program whose overarching mission is to increase access to care for all Wisconsinites. During your year of service, you will be placed in community health centers, public health departments, and health-focused nonprofits to serve our state’s most vulnerable populations. Depending on your placement, you may serve in capacities including but not limited to: certified health application counselors, volunteer coordinators, and community resources navigators.

“Wisconsin HealthCorps is building a work force that understands state healthcare policy and systems and training its members to become advocates and service leaders in their future careers. I am applying to medical school this year and I will definitely be bringing with me the lessons I’ve learned in my service year with Wisconsin HealthCorps.”

– 2015-16 Member

“My time with the HealthCorps has been one of the most rewarding experiences. It taught me about how systems work and how systems can be set up to be barriers for others. It also taught me to be more understanding and empathetic when working with underserved populations.”

– 2018-19 Member

“I gained invaluable experience as a health educator and learning from really great professionals at the host site. Many of my coworkers provided great advice as to how to pursue my career. There’s also a lot of respect and value that comes with putting AmeriCorps/HealthCorps on my resume. However, this program isn’t just a resume-builder; I am so glad I was able to find this program and get into the field I want to straight out of college. It was an efficient way to get my foot in the door and make connections with potential employers in the future.”

– 2014-15 Member

“I came into AmeriCorps not knowing a single thing about public health and now I’m leaving AmeriCorps as a public health advocate and young public health professional. And I’m excited!”

– 2017-18 Member

Questions? Please email Kirstie Yu, AmeriCorps Program Coordinator, at or call (608) 443-2950.

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