Next Steps AmeriCorps Program

Designed as a college completion and success strategy, the Next Steps AmeriCorps Program engages up to 60 students in part-time AmeriCorps service during the 2023-2024 school year, its 10th year of operation.

Who: The Next Steps AmeriCorps Program is for rising sophomores and juniors who demonstrate economic need (Pell eligible) and/or are first generation.  We also recruit several full-time Next Steps Team Leaders, who are usually recent graduates, to work with and support the undergraduate members. We place one Team Leader on each of our partner campuses.

What: The Next Steps AmeriCorps Program engages college students in community service, mentoring, supportive workshops, and leadership development. Participants, known as Corps Members, will do 300 hours of community service in the course of one year. Corps members can choose any kind of regular service placement and will also mentor two incoming first-year students as part of their service. Hours spent in training and leadership development also count toward the 300 hours. Corps members who qualify can get a stipend during the year through Federal Work-Study; all students will receive an Education Award of $1459.26 upon completion of the 300 hours.

When: This year’s program begins August 20, 2023 and will end August 19, 2024. All of the required 300 hours need to be done during that time frame.

Where: Only in Pennsylvania. Participating campuses currently include:

Arcadia University
Cabrini University
Cheyney University
Community College of Philadelphia
La Salle University
Temple University

To learn more, contact Next Steps Program Manager Robin Hall at [email protected].