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Illinois State’s Stevenson Center Offers Financial Support Worth Up To $58,000 For AmeriCorps Alums 

This article is sponsored by Illinois State University’s Stevenson Center which offers exclusive benefits to AmeriCorps Alums who enroll in their Applied Community and Economic Development (ACED) Fellows Program.

Illinois State University’s Stevenson Center offers AmeriCorps Alums a unique graduate program and an unrivaled value. AmeriCorps Alums who enroll in the Applied Community and Economic Development (ACED) Fellows Program receive a 100% tuition waiver for all courses AND a paid graduate assistantship! In your second year, paid professional practice provides you with invaluable field experience and networking opportunities. The full financial package is worth up to $58,000.

The transition from AmeriCorps to the Stevenson Center ACED Fellows program proved seamless for Alum Niko Valaris who earned his MS in applied economics. Read Niko's story.

It's Back! Find a Grad School Invested In AmeriCorps Alums in our Virtual Grad School Fairs

Wondering which schools value your national service and offer financial incentives for AmeriCorps Alums? Register for one of our two virtual grad school fairs. The event will include schools offering up to $40,000 in incentives to AmeriCorps alumni. To view a list of participating schools, register (for free!) today for our fair on 9/26, 1:00 – 4:00 PM EDT, or 9/30, 6:00 – 8:30 PM EDT. Access and engage with a variety of top graduate schools directly targeting alums with programs ranging from business to public policy. Register now (9/26 and 9/30) and find a school that invests in AmeriCorps Alums.

How to Effectively Offer International Relief

Today’s guest post comes from Loren Hyatt, an AmeriCorps Alum who works in international relief and development. This blog is the second in our International Careers Series sponsored by IPSL that profiles leading alumni of AmeriCorps working in international and intercultural careers.

After a large-scale, international disaster strikes—such as the 2010 earthquake in Haiti or the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami—many of us want to jump into action and help those affected. We feel that we have so much and just want to find a way to contribute to those suffering in the aftermath of a disaster. We see devastation and suffering on television, we hear pleas from international non-governmental organizations (NGOs) for donations, and we participate in conversations at our schools or places of worship as to what we can do to support people who seem so far away. More than anything, we want to know how we can help. Read how to help.

New Book for An Educator's or Social Entrepreneur's Bookshelf

Eric Schwarz, CEO and Co-Founder of Citizen Schools (an AmeriCorps program), shares his exciting story of founding and leading an innovative nonprofit. In it, he offers a road map for the future of education, citizen engagement, and combating the achievement gap. We’ll be featuring Eric’s story in a Career webinar this Fall, but click here to read more about the book and pre-order your copy today!


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Illinois State University
Virtual Grad School Fair
International Disaster Relief
Your Bookshelf
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Family Teaching Couple
Boys Town

Prospect Research Assistant
Brooklyn Museum
Brooklyn, NY

Tourism Ambassador
City of La Grange, TX
La Grange, TX

Executive Director
Armed Services YMCA
Pearl Harbor, HI

Case Manager (Social Work)
Seattle, WA

Grants and Constituent Rlts. Mgr.
G. W. Bush Presidential Center
Dallas, TX

Housing Advocate
Bridges to Housing Sustainability
Columbia, MD

Project Adventure, Inc
Beverly, MA

Child Care Counselor
Katy Family YMCA
Katy, TX


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