CHP International developed “
Building a High Quality AmeriCorps Program
” for theCorporation for National and Community Service, 1201 New York Avenue, N.W.Washington, D.C. 20525
About the Corporation
For more than a decade, the Corporation for National and Community Service—throughits Senior Corps, AmeriCorps, and Learn and Serve America programs—has mobilized anew generation of engaged citizens. This year, more than 1.6 million individuals of allages and backgrounds will serve through those programs to help thousands of nationaland community nonprofit organizations, faith-based groups, schools, and local agenciesmeet local needs in education, the environment, public safety, homeland security, andother critical areas. National and community service programs work closely withtraditional volunteer organizations to broaden, deepen, and strengthen the ability of America's volunteers to contribute not only to their communities, but also to our nation.
Each year Senior Corps taps the skills, talents, and experience of more than 500,000Americans age 55 and older to meet a wide range of community challengesthrough three main programs: RSVP, the Foster Grandparent Program, and theSenior Companion Program.
AmeriCorps provides opportunities for more than 70,000 Americans each year togive intensive service to their communities and country through three programs:AmeriCorps*State and National, AmeriCorps*VISTA, and AmeriCorps*NCCC(National Civilian Community Corps).
LEARN AND SERVE AMERICA
Learn and Serve America provides an "on-ramp" to a lifetime of civic engagementfor more than a million students each year. The program awards grants to stateeducation agencies, schools, nonprofit groups, and institutions of higher educationto engage students in service activities linked to academic achievement.CHP International, Inc. (CHP), Oak Park IL, provides management, training andconsulting expertise to projects in the United States and around the world. CHPcollaborates closely with government, non-governmental organizations, educationalinstitutions and training providers to assist in developing techniques, skills, knowledgeand attitudes required to foster individual, organization and community development.Upon request, this material will be made available in alternative formats for people withdisabilities.