Maybe it’s the strong Midwestern work ethic, the deep roots of service, or the fact that although we take our work seriously, we don’t take ourselves too seriously. Iowa is an escape to the unexpected. Whether from Iowa or out of state, AmeriCorps members who serve here learn that Iowa is full of opportunity and is truly unique. You will find people who genuinely want to help you develop new skills, connect you with a network of nonprofit professionals, and ensure that you are best equipped to serve others. As an AmeriCorps member, you might be mentoring students, making homes more energy efficient, or recruiting volunteers. But it runs deeper than that. You’re investing in change. A change that will make a difference to you, to your community, and to Iowa.