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Compact Service Corps

Compact Service Corps

The Compact Service Corps AmeriCorps Program, hosted by Campus Compact of the Mountain West, is a national service program that connects students with communities through meaningful service learning, civic engagement, and community service experiences.

Each year, Compact Service Corps enables more than 3,400 college, university and college students to serve with local nonprofit and government agencies throughout Arizona, Colorado, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wyoming. Compact Service Corps Members serve in positions that focus on increasing academic engagement in K-12 schools; providing primary and preventive healthcare to those living in designated underserved areas; and recruiting, training and managing volunteers for nonprofit and government agencies to build capacity and infrastructure for volunteer management. The Compact Service Corps Program primarily focuses on supporting Careers in the Common Good (careers of service) and programs that improve student access to higher education and success in school. Learn more about program impacts through the 2012-2013 CSC Year-End Impact Report.

Participating campuses and community partners include:

Arizona: Arizona State University, Mesa Community College

Colorado: Adams State University; Colorado I Have a Dream Foundation; Colorado Mesa University; Colorado State University; Colorado State University-Pueblo; Metropolitan State University of Denver; Naropa University; Northeastern Junior College; Regis University; University of Colorado Boulder; University of Colorado Colorado Springs; University of Colorado Denver; University of Denver; University of Northern Colorado; University of the Rockies

Montana: Flathead Valley Community College; Great Falls College Montana State University; Helena College University of Montana; Montana State University-Billings; Montana State University-Bozeman; Montana State University College of Nursing in Great Falls; Montana State University-Northern, Montana Tech of University of Montana; Rocky Mountain College; Salish Kootenai College; University of Great Falls; University of Montana-Missoula; University of Montana-Western

Nebraska: University of Nebraska Lincoln

North Dakota: Minot State University

South Dakota: Augustana College; Dakota Wesleyan University; University of South Dakota

Wyoming: University of Wyoming

Click here for contact information for Compact Service Corps Coordinators located on the campuses listed above.

Compact Service Corps is funded by the Corporation for National and Community Service, providing students who enroll as AmeriCorps Members and complete their service hours with an education award to support repayment of qualified student loans or payment of current educational expenses.

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