What is AmeriCorps?

Commonly known as the domestic Peace Corps, AmeriCorps is a national service program governed by the Corporation for National and Community Service (a federal agency) and administered by Serve Indiana (a state agency). AmeriCorps strengthens communities by involving people in service to meet local challenges.

AmeriCorps functions as a network of local, state, and national service programs that engages more than 80,000 Americans in intensive service to meet our country’s critical needs in education, public safety, health, the environment, and human needs. AmeriCorps members serve with nonprofits, public agencies, and faith-based and community organizations. Since 1994, men and women have provided needed assistance to millions of Americans and continue to address critical needs in communities across the nation through their AmeriCorps service. 

Indiana Financial Capability Corps (IFCC)

Prosperity Indiana is seeking both AmeriCorps applicants and Service Site organizations to participate in the new Indiana Financial Capability Corps (IFCC).

IFCC AmeriCorps serve within community organizations that work with no-to-moderate income families and individuals, and who are interested in integrating financial capability into their existing programs. IFCC will use Prosperity Now’s tool called Building Financial Capability: A Planning Guide for Integrated Services (The Guide) to implement the integration model.

Prosperity Indiana expects to place 15 full-time (at least 1,700 hours) AmeriCorps members throughout Indiana. AmeriCorps members will be provided extensive training, a living allowance, an education award at the successful completion of their service term, and loan forbearance for qualified student loans.

Interested organizations should download the host site application here and to learn about the AmeriCorps' service description, click here.  Please send any questions to AmeriCorps@prosperityindiana.org.

Prosperity Indiana is currently recruiting two VISTA positions!

AmeriCorps VISTA members work to accomplish their mission of bringing individuals and communities out of poverty by focusing their efforts to build the organizational, administrative, and financial capacity of organizations that fight illiteracy, improve health services, foster economic development, and otherwise assist low-income communities.

For those interested in filling one of the positions Prosperity Indiana will host, potential applicants should visit the VISTA Campus “How to Apply to AmeriCorps VISTA” page. Prosperity Indiana’s VISTA positions are listed on the job board under the following Program Names:

The Nonprofit Impact VISTA will support strategic plan goals like building the Outcomes Platform and establishing an Institute framework for Comprehensive Community Development capacity building. 

The Communications and Events VISTA will support the development of content for member publications, marketing of Prosperity Indiana and its programs, and organization of special events and meetings.

Those interested in filling the VISTA positions may contact Jessica Love, Associate Executive Director, with any questions.   

Prosperity Indiana VISTA Members

Kaytlin Eastes

Member Capacity Builder AmeriCorps VISTA

keastes@prosperityindiana.org

317-454-8538

In addition to supporting the Capacity Building department and providing assistance related to the Outcomes Platform, Kaytlin provides no-cost, short-term technical assistance to Prosperity Indiana members through the Member Capacity Building Project Assistance service. Learn more about this service and submit a request here.  


Allegra Maldonado

Indiana Assets & Opportunity Network AmeriCorps VISTA

amaldonado@prosperityindiana.org

317-454-8545

The Assets and Opportunity Network is a national movement-oriented group of human services providers, advocacy champions, and policymakers devoted to expanding the impact of asset-based strategies. Allegra is the AmeriCorps VISTA for the statewide coalition that drives a policy and programmatic focus in financial education, access to mainstream financial services, income support, and assets acquisition. She works to foster current relationships and leverage new partnerships with local and state-based asset building organizations, community foundations, policymakers, and institutions, addressing pressing issues surrounding wealth inequality and financial capability throughout Indiana’s rural and urban communities.


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