National Service in Missouri - 2022 Review

Meeting Needs in Missouri.
Last year more than 6,000 Americans of all ages and backgrounds united to meet local needs, strengthen communities, and expand opportunity through national service in Missouri. AmeriCorps invested more than $19.8 million in federal funding to support cost-effective community solutions, working hand in hand with local partners to empower individuals to help communities tackle their toughest challenges.

AmeriCorps members and AmeriCorps Seniors volunteers are preparing today’s students for tomorrow’s jobs, helping communities and families impacted by COVID-19 pandemic, connecting veterans to services, fighting the opioid epidemic, helping seniors live independently, rebuilding communities after disasters, and leading conservation and climate change efforts.

AmeriCorps members and AmeriCorps Seniors volunteers served at more than 600 locations across Missouri, including schools, food banks, homeless shelters, health clinics, youth centers, veterans facilities, and other nonprofit and faith based organizations. Through a unique public-private partnership, AmeriCorps and its partners generated more than $7.4 million in outside resources from businesses, foundations, public agencies, and other sources in Missouri last year. This local support strengthened community impact and increased the return on taxpayer dollars.

AmeriCorps Seniors Pledge

I will get things done for America � to make our people safer, smarter, and healthier.
When faced with a pressing challenge, I will bring Americans of all generations together to strengthen our communities.
When faced with children at risk, I will help them stay in school and on track for a brighter future.
When faced with older adults in need, I will provide support and compassion so they may age with grace and dignity.
Working for the greatest good, I will use my lifetime of experiences to improve my country, my community, and myself through service.
I am an AmeriCorps Seniors volunteer, and I will get things done.