Below you will find links to several national service programs/public service opportunities. By partaking in national service programs/public service opportunities, you will have the rewarding opportunity to make a real difference in other people's lives as well as yours. Involvement in such programs and opportunities also affords you the opportunity to gain valuable skills that will enhance future occupational endeavors and career paths.
What is AmeriCorps?
"AmeriCorps is an opportunity to make a big difference in your life and in the lives of those around you. It’s a chance to apply your skills and ideals toward helping others and meeting critical needs in the community." "Each year, AmeriCorps offers 75,000 opportunities for adults of all ages and backgrounds to serve through a network of partnerships with local and national nonprofit groups. Whether your service makes a community safer, gives a child a second chance, or helps protect the environment, you’ll be getting things done through AmeriCorps!" Quoted from: http://www.americorps.gov/about/ac/index.asp
What is City Year?
"City Year unites young people of all backgrounds for a year of full-time service, giving them the skills and opportunities to change the world.” “As tutors, mentors and role models, these diverse young leaders help children stay in school and on track, and transform schools and communities across the United States, as well as through international affiliates in Johannesburg, South Africa and London, England. Just as important, during their year of service corps members develop civic leadership skills they can use throughout a lifetime of community service.” Quoted from: http://cityyear.org/whatwedo.aspx
What is Peace Corps?
"Peace Corps service is a life-defining leadership experience. Since 1961, the Peace Corps has shared with the world America's most precious resource - its people. Volunteers serve in 77 countries in Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, Central and South America, Europe, and the Middle East. Peace Corps Volunteers live, learn, and work with a community overseas for 27 months, providing technical assistance in six program areas: education, youth and community development, health, business and information and communications technology, agriculture, and environment." Quoted from: http://www.peacecorps.gov/index.cfm?shell=learn
Peace Corp in Two Minutes http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bKWQEKWGsS8
Click on the website link below to find a Master's International Program or Fellows/USA Program.
Teach For America:
What is Teach For America?
"Teach For America provides a critical source of well-trained teachers who are helping break the cycle of educational inequality. These teachers, called corps members, commit to teach for two years in one of 39 urban and rural regions across the country, going above and beyond traditional expectations to help their students to achieve at high levels." Quoted from : http://www.teachforamerica.org/what-we-do/our-approach/
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The American Society for Public Administration, in partnership with the National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration (NASPAA) and the Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management (APPAM), created this free public website to serve as a central source for job listings in public service and public administration. http://www.publicservicecareers.org/