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What We Do

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.

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Who We Are

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.

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Our Impact: 2019-2020


Children and youth served


Acres of public land supported


Hours served by community volunteers


Education awards earned by AmeriCorps members

Visit National Service in Pennsylvania to learn more about the impact in PA!

Our Plans

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.

Contact PennSERVE 

Maureen K. Eccleston
​Executive Director
Dorothy Holloway
​Program Officer
​Tina Jefferson
​Administrative Officer
Priyambada Mishra
​Grants Officer
Kerry Ose
​Assistant Director
​Christopher Pratt
​Program Officer

Mailing Address:
651 Boas Street, Room 1306
Harrisburg, PA 17121


717-787-1971 (1-866-6SERVEU)

If you would like to be added to PennSERVE's contact list to receive notice of grant opportunities, submit our Contact Form and let us know!