Come join the nation’s premier AmeriCorps program! Spend a year serving rural and emerging communities - you’ll launch your career in a place you're invested in, and you'll start changing this country for the better.
The American Connection Corps (ACC) is the flagship program of Lead For America (LFA), a national nonprofit that is building a new generation of public service leaders nationwide. ACC is LFA’s boots-on-the-ground service corps, aimed at building local leaders in rural and emerging communities. Through a year of service, ACC’ers become leaders who can tackle critical bipartisan challenges, advance economic prosperity, and spark needed change in the places they’re most connected to. Every corner of America deserves the leadership of great public servants, and ACC brings that vision to life.
ACC is among the fastest-growing AmeriCorps programs in the country – we’ll have over 100 corps members serving communities across 30+ states this year.
Childcare assistance if eligible, Education award upon successful completion of service, Health coverage, Living allowance, Stipend, Student loan forbearance, Training
Every full-time member receives a $33,000 stipend and a $7,395 education award - which can be used to cover any education-related expenses after program completion. Additionally, all Members receive full healthcare coverage and access to financial hardship assistance funds, if necessary. Lastly, Members have even further opportunities to develop knowledge, sharpen skills, and build connections at ACC’s three fully-funded, in-person retreats throughout the year. Retreats are week-long experiences that will take you to Wichita (KS), Minneapolis (MN), and Washington DC; you’ll put your host site responsibilities on pause while you get to know your ACC cohort and discuss the challenges you’re each addressing in your communities. During each retreat, you’ll get to learn from nationally renowned community leaders, corporate executives, policymakers, and more.
College Degree, GED/High School Diploma, Credential or Certification
Permits attendance at school during off hours
Subject to criminal background check