What is AmeriCorps?

AmeriCorps is an opportunity for adults of all ages and backgrounds to serve their communities and their country through a network of partnerships with local and national nonprofit groups. AmeriCorps members address critical needs such as literacy, health, housing, technology, the environment, economic development, and many other fields. It is a chance to apply your skills and energy toward helping others and strengthening the organizations that make a positive difference in Americans’ lives.

We'll break it down for you in this short video!

Visit  www.AmeriCorps.gov  to learn more about AmeriCorps.

What is Green Iowa AmeriCorps?

We are a state-wide community service program that was founded in 2009 to address sustainable usage of energy resources in several Iowan communities as they struggled to rebuild from a series of devastating floods in 2008. We operate through the University of Northern Iowa's Center for Energy and Environmental Education.

Our program is composed of three different branches: Energy & Community, Sustainable Schools, and Land & Water Stewards. Click on the links below to learn more about each branch!

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Energy & Community


Sustainable Schools

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Land & Water Stewards


What are some of the Benefits of serving in an AmeriCorps Program?

  • AmeriCorps members are eligible to receive a Living Stipend, Segal Education Award, Healthcare and Childcare Assistance,  Federal Loan Deferment, Trainings and Certifications, Individualized Professional Development Opportunities, Leadership Experience, Public Service Loan Forgiveness Qualification and Interest Accrual Repayment.


How do I become an AmeriCorps Member?

Have another question for us? Send us an email!

Contact Us

UNI Center for Energy & Environmental Education | RM 111

University of Northern Iowa
Cedar Falls, IA 50614-0293

Phone: (319) 273-7233

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