AmeriCorps is an opportunity for YouthBuild Columbus Community School construction students.  Students' participation in AmeriCorps is voluntary but highly encouraged by faculty and staff.

Students earn 450 service hours during the school year through regular school attendance and other community projects.  In the past community service projects have included building Blessing Boxes, writing letters of encouragement for residents at Westminster Thurber long-term care facility, and creating meal bags for victims of human trafficking in South Linden.

Upon completing the required hours students will receive an education award.  Students will have seven years to utilize their ed awards toward post-secondary education including many trade schools or alternative programs.

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The Segal AmeriCorps Education Awards, named after Eli Segal, one of the pioneers of the national service movement and the first CEO of the Corporation, are a post-service benefit received by AmeriCorps members, including those supported through VISTA and the National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC).

Click the link below to see schools across the country that match the AmeriCorps education award.

Schools who match AmeriCorps Education Awards