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Serve with College Possible AmeriCorps!

Join a national movement driving educational equity and social justice

As an AmeriCorps coach you’ll help talented, driven students from underrepresented backgrounds achieve their goal of a college degree

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Nationwide, systemic inequities have created unfair barriers to college that have only widened as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

Since 2000, AmeriCorps coaches serving with College Possible have helped empower 81,543 students from low-income backgrounds on their college journey.

Our pioneering model matches aspiring high school and college students with people just like you who’ve committed to a year of service. As their coach, you’ll offer personalized support and resources designed to help students navigate and overcome the most common barriers to getting into college and completing their degree.

WHY SERVE?

Explore what a year of service is like with College Possible

While coaching experiences vary based on your placement and which students you serve (high school vs. college students), the video below describes the unique value and compelling experience you'll gain in your College Possible AmeriCorps service year. 

 
What our AmeriCorps
service members are saying: 
 

In AmeriCorps, you wake up every day thinking ‘I am so excited and what I’m doing actually matters.’ I can’t wait for the next day because it’s such a great feeling to do this service — it affects my community and it’s just so worth it.

Gaochy Yang, College Possible Community Partnerships Team

Engaging with the students for the first time reminded me why this job is so important. I’m not just teaching material or researching colleges; I’m leaving an impact on my students that will stick with them beyond their high school and college years.

Leah Beran, College Possible high school coach

Being a [Catalyze coach] at my alma mater has made me believe that positive change for low-income and first-generation students is possible. Individuals and groups have the power to create equal educational opportunity for all.

Gaby Rios, College Possible Catalyze coach, Austin Peay State University 2019–2020

Who will you serve?

As a College Possible AmeriCorps coach you’ll serve a diverse cohort of high school or college students. 100% of students enrolled in our programs come from low-income backgrounds, and 86%* identify as persons of color. 

*Of the students served fiscal year 2021 who reported race/ethnicity; this represents those who identified as Black/African/African-American, Hispanic/Latinx, Asian/Pacific Islander, American Indian/Native Alaskan or Multiracial.

Put your values to action and make a meaningful difference

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Help end educational inequity

Join one of the nation’s largest programs working to end educational inequity. We’ll empower you to offer high-impact coaching and support proven to help students realize their college aspirations.

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Gain invaluable professional experience

Receive robust training to develop your skills and expertise for careers in the nonprofit, higher education and social sectors -- from instructor-led sessions and e-learning, to ongoing coaching throughout your service year.

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Serve for social justice

Your AmeriCorps service helps close the systemic college equity gap for more than 24,000* students each year, helping diversify our workforce, spur innovation and strengthen communities nationwide.

*Fiscal year 2021.

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Receive benefits for your service

AmeriCorps provides several benefits for its members. A living stipend and education award are available to AmeriCorps members, as well as supplemental health insurance and student loan deferment.

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Grow personally and professionally

Learn critical career-building skills in data management, emotional intelligence, inclusion, equity, intercultural communication, team leadership, collaboration and conflict resolution that you can take with you wherever you go.

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Be a part of something bigger

When you serve with AmeriCorps, you join a network of more than one million strong who continue to give back through civic-minded activity. The community you build here is unlike any other.

Who is eligible to serve?

We are now recruiting for a wide range of AmeriCorps service positions. Current college students, recent college graduates and graduate school students are all encouraged to apply. Click the button below to browse part-time and full-time roles. 

MEMBER COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS

As  a College Possible AmeriCorps member, you’ll receive:

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The chance to make a meaningful difference in students’ lives

Because of our AmeriCorps coaches, College Possible students are three times more likely to complete a bachelor’s degree than their peers from similar backgrounds.

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Professional development

AmeriCorps coaches gain access to in-person and virtual opportunities to build professional skills and network with a national community of practice.

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Education award

At the end of the 1,700 hour service term, you’ll receive an education award of $6,495.00* that you can use to repay student loans or for future education expenses.

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Living stipend

Receive a modest biweekly living stipend through the duration of your service term.

View stipend details on our "Compensation Details" page

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Healthcare coverage

Modest healthcare coverage plans are available.

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Loan forbearance

and interest accrual

At the end of your service term, you can apply for the government to pay the interest accrued on your loans during your term of service.

*For full time AmeriCorps state and national service members. Additional benefits may be available for some service positions. Please refer to the individual job description for details.

Service positions are now open in 8 cities/states and 7 college campuses for the 2022-2023 school year 

Austin, TX

Philadelphia, PA

Chicago, IL

Portland, OR

Milwaukee, WI

Seattle, WA

Omaha, NE

St. Paul, MN

Austin Peay State University

California State University, San Bernardino

California State University, Stanislaus

Luther College

Metro State University

St. Cloud State University

University of Cincinnati

College Possible AmeriCorps coaches are keeping more students on the path a college degree

Our model has proven results. Thanks to the support of their AmeriCorps coaches, compared to their peers from similar backgrounds, College Possible students are 30% more likely to enroll in college the year after high school graduation, and three times more likely to earn a bachelor’s degree after graduating high school.