Students in Service
Program Information: Students in Service (SIS) is a part-time AmeriCorps program which encourages and supports college students in providing valuable service to their local communities. SIS members make a difference in their communities, gain valuable civic and workforce skills, and earn an education award upon completion of their term of service. By participating in the SIS program, a student becomes a part of the AmeriCorps national service network, which improves lives and strengthens communities throughout America.
SIS is offered to OCC member campuses in partnership with Washington Campus Compact (WaCC) and the Corporation for National Community Service (CNCS).
Requirements: Students have 365 days to perform 300 hours of community service to receive a $1,175 education award. At least 80% of counted service hours must be direct service with the community site. Up to 20% of service can be used for member development.
National program goals:
- Increase the number of college student volunteers and service learners
- Help disadvantaged youth succeed and advance along the academic continuum
- Develop members’ and students’ civic skills, attitudes, and habits
- Improve members’ and students’ workforce skills
- Engage veterans (college students at participating campuses) in serving their local communities
- Build organizational capacity at local non-profit, government, and educational institutions
For more information, please contact Coral Breuer at firstname.lastname@example.org or 740-587-8654, or visit Washington Campus Compact’s Students in Service website to review paperwork requirements.