Universal National Service Principle:
Central Texas’ Impact Community, AmeriCorps Central Texas (ACT), is a collaboration of ten local nonprofit organizations that all run AmeriCorps programs. They serve 22,000 local residents each year and offer a wide range of opportunities to create a better future through AmeriCorps service. By working together, ACT is advancing the Opportunity for All Universal National Service principle. ACT’s partners are building a more local, more diverse corps, increasing community awareness of the opportunity to serve, providing member development and support, and becoming more diverse, equitable, and inclusive organizations.
"I decided to serve because I had seen what it’s like for struggling students with limited help and wanted to give back to my community." - Kimberly Whalon, 34-year old Central Texas resident, serving as a tutor with Literacy First
"The opportunity to support collective work would help multiply all of our impact. And that's what really made ACT so unique and compelling to us." - Marisol Foster, Executive Director at Webber Family Foundation
During the 2020 Governor’s Volunteer Awards Reception, AmeriCorps Central Texas received the Award for Community Leadership in recognition of ACT’s ability to collaborate across programs to meet community needs.
AmeriCorps Central Texas Awarded $70,000 by the Schultz Family Foundation
AmeriCorps Central Texas is excited to be part of OneStar Foundation’s grant proposal to the Schultz Family Foundation which will award them $70,000 to continue efforts to build a more local, more diverse corps in Central Texas.
Coming Soon: 5th Annual Life After AmeriCorps Conference
In February 2022, ACT will host the 5th annual Life After AmeriCorps conference, typically attended by 300-400 members from across the 10 ACT organizations.
If you would like more information on Impact Communities, please reach out to [email protected].