"Service is a spark to rekindle the spirit of democracy in an age of uncertainty. When it is all said and done, it comes down to three simple questions: What is right? What is wrong? And what are we going to do about it?"
— President Bill Clinton, upon swearing in the first class of AmeriCorps members
What is AmeriCorps?
AmeriCorps is an opportunity to make a big difference in your life and in the lives of those around you. It's a chance to apply your skills and ideals toward helping others and meeting critical needs in the community.
Each year, AmeriCorps offers 75,000 opportunities for adults of all ages and backgrounds to serve through a network of partnerships with local and national nonprofit groups. Whether your service makes a community safer, gives a child a second chance, or helps protect the environment, you'll be getting things done through AmeriCorps!
(Taken from AmeriCorps.gov)
AmeriCorps in University of Arizona Cooperative Extension
UACE Wildcat Corps – University of Arizona Cooperative Extension is part of this university-wide effort led by a partnership between the Norton School and Arizona Cooperative Extension. Wildcat Corps members are located in Extension offices in Cochise, Coconino, Gila, Graham, Greenlee, La Paz, Maricopa, Pima, Pinal, Santa Cruz, and Yavapai counties.
For more on AmeriCorps and how you can get involved in Arizona, check out AmeriCorps.gov.
For more information on the University of Arizona's AmeriCorps program, contact Christina Lipin