National Civilian Community Corps
"Strengthen communities and develop leaders through team-based national community service."
Information & Application Materials for Potential Service Sites
What is the National Civilian Community Corps? (AmeriCorps NCCC)
Mission: To strengthen communities and develop leaders through direct, team-based national and community service. In partnership with nonprofit organizations, state and local agencies, and faith-based and other community organizations, members complete service projects throughout the region they are assigned.
What Does It Do?: Each year, AmeriCorps NCCC engages teams of members in projects in communities across the United States. Service projects, which typically last from six to eight weeks, address critical needs related to natural and other disasters, infrastructure improvement, environmental stewardship and conservation, energy conservation, and urban and rural development. Members mentor students, construct and rehabilitate low-income housing, respond to natural disasters, clean up streams, help communities develop emergency plans, and address countless other local needs.
Where Is It?: AmeriCorps NCCC has five regional campuses located in Perry Point, MD; Denver, CO; Sacramento, CA; Vicksburg, MS; and Vinton, IA. These campuses are the hubs from which AmeriCorps NCCC operates and deploys corps members to service projects around the country. Each campus serves as a headquarters for its multi-state region and can lodge and feed its entire regional corps, which ranges in size from 150 to 500 members. Members from the Vinton, Iowa campus are the most likely to serve in Nebraska.
How Does My Organization Get Involved?: Sponsoring organizations request the assistance of AmeriCorps NCCC teams by submitting a Concept Paper and then a Project Application to Iowa regional campus that covers that organization’s state. The campuses provide assistance in completing the application, developing a work plan, and preparing the project sponsor for the arrival of the AmeriCorps NCCC team.
How Do I Learn About Becoming An AmeriCorps NCCC Member?
Look here: http://www.americorps.gov/about/programs/nccc.asp