CSC Community Partners
Education Focus Area Site Placements
If Compact Service Corps Members are serving in the Education focus area through a K-12 public school, the school must be defined as high-need by meeting at least one of the following categories:
- Title I status
- Free and Reduced Lunch percentages (greater than or equal to 50%)
- Statewide Academic Assessment Tests (low or unsatisfactory rating)
Students majoring in Teacher Education may also qualify separately from the site placement criteria if they are focusing their education service in one of the following specific areas, as identified through their academic program:
- Special Education
- ESL/Bilingual Education
For more information about the Education Focus Area, please click here.
Healthy Futures Focus Area Site Placements
Compact Service Corps Members serving in the Healthy Futures focus area must concentrate their hours in designated medically underserved communities, rural counties, or among un-/under-insured and economically disadvantaged individuals. All site placements must be with a nonprofit or government agency. Please click here for detailed information on site placement eligibility for Healthy Futures service.
For more information about the Healthy Futures Focus Area, please click here.
To see if a site placement is a nonprofit organization, please click on the link to the IRS Search for Charitable Organizations here.
Capacity Building Focus Area Site Placements
Compact Service Corps Members serving in the Capacity Building focus area must work with local nonprofit organizations on development of infrastructure to increase and improve the organization's ability to manage volunteers. All Members must develop and/or implement at least three new effective volunteer management practices for their site placement. Service project examples include: developing a volunteer generation plan; developing formal partnerships for volunteer recruitment; establishing a volunteer program; creating a volunteer manual/training/curriculum; developing a plan for liability coverage or insurance protection for volunteers; screening and matching volunteers to opportunities; writing policies and job descriptions for volunteer involvement; planning volunteer recognition activities; measuring annual volunteer impact; evaluating annual volunteer impact data; training staff in working with volunteers, etc. A Member's service project must include new recruitment of community volunteers, training of existing volunteers and/or management of new and recurring volunteers at the host site.
Members focusing on capacity building for their term of service must concentrate their hours with a nonprofit or government agency focused on one of the following strategic priority areas:
- Education - improving academic outcomes for K-12 youth, particularly those in low performing schools
- Healthy Futures - meeting health needs within a community including access to care, aging in place and addressing childhood obesity
- Veterans and/or Military Families - providing health, education, and economic opportunity to veterans and military families
- Disaster Preparation and Response - focusing on disaster mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery
- Environmental Stewardship - protecting the health and healthcare of humans and ecosystems by conserving natural resources and restoring the nation's air, water and land
- Economic Opportunity - assisting individuals or families that are homeless or at risk of homelessness; providing financial literacy; expanding employment opportunities; redeveloping local areas struggling with under-investment
For more information about the Capacity Building Focus Area, please click here.
All Site Supervisors of capacity building projects must complete pre-service survey before the Member may begin service.
Please complete the online survey for your organization. Please complete only one survey for your organization even if your agency hosted multiple Compact Service Corps Members. Thank you.