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"Being in AmeriCorps was the best experience I've ever had. 
It wasn't just about a paycheck and going to work every day.
It was about making a difference!"

     -- High School AmeriCorps Member


We’ve Moved! New Office Location & New Phone Number Below

Attn: Christy Sandefer
1100 N. Forest
Amarillo, TX 79106

Christy Sandefer, AmeriCorps Program Director  |  806-326-2809


americorps logoWhat is AmeriCorps?
AmeriCorps is a National Service Organization committed to making an impact in the community. The Amarillo ISD AmeriCorps program is an amazing opportunity for high school seniors and college students to gain valuable job skills and give back to their community. 

Who Can Apply?
High School Juniors (who attend one of the four AISD High Schools) can apply to serve in their senior year as long as they will turn 17 by the August start date and meet criteria listed on the application.

College students who meet criteria listed on the application can apply for the AmeriCorps college program.

What do AmeriCorps members do in their service?
Our AmeriCorps members tutor elementary students who need an extra boost in literacy. Members tutor in classrooms and after school programs offering activities which benefit elementary students emotionally, academically, physically and socially.

What are the benefits?
Successful completion of the AmeriCorps Service Program and the required number of hours benefit the members by providing:

  • Hands on job skills and training
  • A monthly living allowance
  • Eligibility for the Segal Education Award

This sounds great! How do I apply? (more detailed instruction in application link)

  1. Do you meet the requirements listed in the application?
  2. Print and complete the application including necessary documentation.
  3. Mail or drop off the application to:
    Christy Sandefer, AmeriCorps Director
    1100 N. Forest.   (This location is the old AACAL building)
    Amarillo, TX 79106

    Applications can also be turned in to the Junior Counselor at your high school.
  4. High School Applications are due by (To be determined). College Applications are due by (To be determined).
  5. Qualified applicants will be contacted for an interview in late March, early April
  6. Notifications will be given in April
  7. Service will begin in August of the next school year

Learn more about the necessary qualifications and how you can be a part of AmeriCorps by viewing and submitting the application below:

  • We are revising the application form and will post the link here when the form is ready for viewing/submissions

Note: The PDF includes information for both the AISD high school AmeriCorps program and also information for the AmeriCorps college program. The PDF also contains the application for students to print and complete (Within the application is a check-box to indicate if the student is applying for the AISD high school AmeriCorps program or the college AmeriCorps program).

We Promise to Help All Students Engage and Achieve!

If you have questions about the Amarillo ISD AmeriCorps program, please contact:

Christy Sandefer, Program Director

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