Impact America (an AmeriCorps Program) engages recent graduates and college students to address community needs, empowering a generation through collaborative efforts to promote change in the communities they serve. Through a year of full-time service, members plan and execute all initiatives that operate in their state of service, as well as recruit and manage the service of college students as they participate in those initiatives. Here is a list of Impact America Initiatives:
FocusFirst: FocusFirst ensure that children in urban and rural communities receive comprehensive vision care during their crucial formative years. Locations include Alabama, Tennessee, South Carolina, Florida, and Pennsylvania.
SaveFirst: SaveFirst provides free tax preparation services and meaningful opportunities for savings. Locations include Alabama, Tennessee, South Carolina, and Florida.
SpeakFirst: SpeakFirst uses academic debate as a platform to support talented students and guide them on a path toward excellence in college and beyond. Location in Birmingham, AL
CollegeFirst: CollegeFirst pairs talented college mentors with promising high school students to strengthen foundational concepts in preparation for the rigor of AP coursework. Location in Alabama
Stories from the Line: Stories from the Line presents bold, honest, and effective documentary portraits submitted by young filmmakers across the nation that navigate the complexities and nuance comprising the experience of millions of families struggling to rise and remain above the poverty line in America. Location in Tennessee
Program Offers: monthly living stipend, an education award, health insurance, meals when outside home county, mileage reimbursement, travel costs for overnight trips, and ongoing professional development and training