CAC AmeriCorps is a local AmeriCorps program, operated by the Knoxville – Knox County Community Action Committee (CAC), that places as many as 100+ full and part-time members in service opportunities with over 40 partner non-profit, government, academic, and faith-based organizations in Knox and surrounding East Tennessee counties. Our members are focused on addressing a variety of environmental and social needs through activities that include environmental education, the improvement of public lands, and a broad range of capacity building activities ranging grant writing and volunteer management to conducting community needs assessments.
All of our members receive a living stipend during their service to help meet their basic needs and then, upon completing their term, members receive an education award that can be applied to qualified student loans or future educational pursuits. Besides these core benefits of service, members also receive a variety of additional benefits during their service ranging from peer-mentorship and connectivity to a large service community to access to an assortment of training, professional development, and certificate program opportunities.
Knoxville-Knox County Community Action Committee Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Statement:
Equity is at the core of the CAC’s mission and the Promise of Community Action. We strive to promote a culture that encourages, supports, and celebrates inclusivity. We value the individual lives of our clients, employees, volunteers, and partners. We are committed to fostering a community where everyone can thrive. Everyone is welcome.
As a program of CAC, we reaffirm this statement and are committed to the promise of Community Action which seeks to improve people’s lives, embody the spirit of hope, and make America a better place to live for all people.
CAC AmeriCorps has been in operation since 1994 and is the longest running corps in the State of Tennessee with over 750 alums. We are proud partners of Volunteer Tennessee, AmeriCorps VISTA and the Corps Network.