Each year, we award approximately $12 million in federal funding from the AmeriCorps agency to AmeriCorps programs in Pennsylvania.
We support organizations in AmeriCorps program development and implementation through targeted training, technical assistance, and monitoring.
We convene AmeriCorps program staff and AmeriCorps members to learn together and celebrate Pennsylvania’s spirit of service.
As Pennsylvania’s state service commission, we are a grantmaking partner of the AmeriCorps agency. AmeriCorps is the federal agency connecting individuals and organizations through service and volunteering to tackle the nation’s most pressing challenges.
We are a member of America's Service Commissions (ASC), a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization representing and promoting state service commissions across the U.S.
We are supported by the PennSERVE Advisory Board, a body of individuals appointed to provide guidance in strategic planning and the promotion of service initiatives throughout Pennsylvania.
Children and youth served
Acres of public land supported
Hours served by community volunteers
Education awards earned by AmeriCorps members
Our State Service Plan is a vision and roadmap for service in Pennsylvania with the following priority areas:
Bolster the quantity and quality of AmeriCorps programming in PA.
Strengthen the service infrastructure and ethic in Pennsylvania.
Improve the AmeriCorps member experience.
Prioritize funding for initiatives that focus on education, health, economic opportunity, and/or technology access; for AmeriCorps programs that include workforce development of AmeriCorps members in program design, embed principles of diversity equity, and inclusion in the program; provide AmeriCorps member living allowances above the minimum required; and/or for programs that provide services in under-resourced communities.
Develop a skilled workforce that meets the needs of Pennsylvania’s business community
Promote access to good-paying jobs for all Pennsylvanians
Create career pathways to fast growing, 21st century jobs