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AmeriCorps engages more than 75,000 Americans in intensive service each year at nonprofits, schools, public agencies, and community and faith-based groups across the country.

Since the program’s founding in 1994, more than 900,000 AmeriCorps members have contributed more than 1.2 billion hours in service across America while tackling pressing problems and mobilizing millions of volunteers for the organizations they serve.

AmeriCorps programs do more than move communities forward; they serve their members by creating jobs and providing pathways to opportunity for young people entering the workforce. AmeriCorps places thousands of young adults into intensive service positions where they learn valuable work skills, earn money for education, and develop an appreciation for citizenship.

Project A.C.E.S (Accelerating Children through Education Support) , an AmeriCorps program of the Boys & Girls Clubs in Indiana, provides services and programs to youth throughout Indiana. Our Project ACES Corps program serves members throughout Indiana where they serve with at-risk youth in education and healthy lifestyles programming. This program has served 2,663 AmeriCorps members from 2008-18. These Corps members have served with 20,913 volunteers who have provided 142,957 hours of volunteer service back to the local Club and community with AmeriCorps member support.

Member Benefits

  • A modest living allowance is provided to help assist with living expenses during the term of service. Bi-montlhy stipends range from $103-$780 (less taxes are taken out).

  • Earn Money for College! Receive an Educational Award between $1,289 and $6,095 after completing your term of service.

  • Gain valuable experience in youth development, working as part of a team, leading a group, and build your resume.

  • Additional benefits include: up to 340 hours of professional development, health care, child care (full-time only), and potential employment opportunities.


  • Must be 17 years of age or older.

  • Must be a U.S. citizen, national or lawful permanent resident.

  • Must possess or be working on a high school diploma or GED equivalency.

Service Activities

  • Increase academic success and engagement of youth.

  • Provide direct programs to children and youth, ages 5-18 years, after school.

  • Implement daily activities including: tutoring, conflict resolution, health and safety, enrichment, recreation, clubs, etc.

  • Recruit and support additional volunteers at sites to build organizational capacity.

  • Provide direct support to other volunteer-based organizations.

  • Attend AmeriCorps sponsored trainings, staff meetings and events.

  • Ensure the spread of AmeriCorps vision and visibility by wearing AmeriCorps gear during all service activities.

For more information on AmeriCorps, please contact: 

Jessica McKinley, Program Director
Phone: (765) 977-2301
AmeriCorps website: