ERIC Number: ED439227
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
AmeriCorps Promise Fellows Handbook: Delivering on America's Promise to Youth.
Corporation for National Service, Washington, DC.
This handbook provides AmeriCorps Promise Fellows with important information about their participation in this special initiative of AmeriCorps and America's Promise--The Alliance for Youth. Section 1 is an overview of AmeriCorps, including its mission, the mission of America's Promise--The Alliance for Youth, and the role of AmeriCorps Promise Fellows. Section 2 is a history of national service in America, leading up to the establishment of AmeriCorps in 1993. Section 3 discusses the Corporation for National Service, which administers AmeriCorps. Section 4 describes rights and responsibilities of AmeriCorps Promise Fellows; lists prohibited activities; provides information about education awards, such as loan postponement or forbearance and compelling personal circumstances; and provides information on living allowances, taxes, health care and child care, AmeriCorps training, and administrative procedures. Section 5 makes suggestions for how to make service a lifetime commitment. A glossary of AmeriCorps terms is provided. (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Career Education, Child Welfare, Community Problems, Community Programs, Community Services, National Programs, Postsecondary Education, Public Service Occupations, Service Learning, Youth Programs
Corporation for National Service, 1201 New York Ave., N.W., Washington, DC 20525. Tel: 202-606-5000; Web site: http://www.nationalservice.org.
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Corporation for National Service, Washington, DC.