About Serve Wisconsin
Serve Wisconsin is a 21-member citizen body appointed by the Governor. Serve Wisconsin is attached to the Wisconsin Department of Administration and housed at the Wisconsin Department of Health Services and is currently supported by a staff of five.
Serve Wisconsin supports service in Wisconsin primarily by granting AmeriCorps funds through the Corporation for National and Community Service to organizations that involve citizens in service activities that meet human, educational, environmental, public safety, and homeland security needs. Through their participation in AmeriCorps programs, citizens are given the opportunity to not only enrich the lives of the people and communities they serve, but also their own lives through professional and personal development.
AmeriCorps offers the opportunity for citizens to engage in intensive, results-driven service to meet education, environmental, health, economic, and other pressing needs in communities across Wisconsin. Most AmeriCorps grant funding goes to Serve Wisconsin, which in turn awards grants to nonprofit groups to respond to local needs. The remainder of AmeriCrops grant funding is distributed by the Corporation for National and Community Service directly to multi-state and national organizations through a competitive grants process. Other individuals serve through AmeriCorps VISTA, whose members help bring individuals and communities out of poverty by serving full-time to fight illiteracy, improve health services, create businesses, and increase housing opportunities, and AmeriCorps NCCC (National Civilian Community Corps), a 10-month, full time residential program for men and women between the ages of 18 and 24. In exchange for their service, AmeriCorps members earn an education award that can be used to pay for college or to pay back qualified student loans. Since 1994, more than 21,000 Wisconsin residents have served more than 31 million hours and have qualified for Segal AmeriCorps Education Awards totaling more than $75,520,000.
2014-2015 Serve Wisconsin Annual Report
2013-2014 Serve Wisconsin Annual Report
Serve Wisconsin's State Service Plan
AmeriCorps "Gets Things Done" Across the Nation
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