We are currently recruiting members for the 26th class of CAC AmeriCorps starting August 2019!

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Join us for our 26th year of service (2019-2020)! we are currently accepting applications. Please visit the 'Member Benefits' section to learn more about the benefits of national service and visit the 'Apply' section of the website to start your journey with CAC AmeriCorps today!

Programs

28947280_993615270792789_2942602624523322065_oThe CAC AmeriCorps’ VISTA program will engage 20 members, of all ages, supporting organizations focused on eliminating poverty in our region by focusing on 3 priority areas: healthy futures, economic opportunity, and education.
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Class 26 of CAC AmeriCorps’ Environmental program will engage 50 members in projects focusing on enhancing community resilience through environmental education, improving public lands and infrastructure, and disaster preparedness and response.
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Building sustainable communities through hands, heart, and mind.

Established in 1994, CAC AmeriCorps is a national service program that combines elements of traditional conservation practice with community action that informs our work and places it in the broader context of the region.  CAC AmeriCorps members work to improve public lands, streams and greenways, educate the public, meet immediate human needs through disaster response, eliminate barriers to employment, contribute to healthier lifestyles and build volunteer capacity to enhance the ability of our partners to get things done.  We are committed to human and environmental justice in our communities through enduring acts of service.

Small Steps Make a Big Difference
Watercolor by 2004-2005 & 2005-2006 Alum Tracie Pouliot.

Volunteers Managed

Members managed 3,993 volunteers during the 2017-2018 service year leveraging nearly 15,083 volunteer hours valued at $372,399.

Acres of Public Lands Improved

Members improved 1,015 acres of public lands during the 2017-2018 service year.  Interventions included debris removal, prescribed fire operations and invasive species removal.

Miles of Trails and Waterways Improved

Members improved 105 miles of trail and waterways during the 2017-2018 service year.  Interventions included debris removal, trail maintenance and water quality projects.

Environmental Education

Members provided environmental education to 7,142 unique individuals through in-school and community based interventions during the 2017-2018 service year .

Job Training and Employment

Members provided job training to 964 individuals improving their employment / career options during the 2017-2018 service year.

Food Insecurity

Members increased access to food and nutrition resources for 13,161 individuals during the 2017-2018 service year.

Housing and Energy

Members provided housing placement services to 56 individuals increasing efficiency and saving residents needed funds during the 2017-2018 service year.