AmeriCorps, often referred to as a domestic Peace Corps, places individuals within communities to commit a year to serving others. Marshfield Clinic Center for Community Outreach is a national service grantee.
Each year AmeriCorps engages more than 75,000 Americans in intensive service each year at nonprofits, schools, public agencies, and community and faith-based groups across the country.
CNCS officially began operation in 1994 and in September of that year, the first class of AmeriCorps members—20,000 strong—began serving in more than 1,000 communities.
Since the program’s founding in 1994, more than 1,000,000 AmeriCorps members have contributed more than 1.3 billion hours in service across America while tackling pressing problems and mobilizing millions of volunteers for the organizations they serve.
Marshfield Clinic AmeriCorps engages more than 95 members each year in their communities through several programs including:
- Afterschool which focuses on academics, both in school and afterschool.
- Volunteer Wisconsin which focuses on improving organizational capacity to recruit and manage volunteers through effective practices.
- Recovery Corps which focuses on the development of recovery coaches to support the reduction of opioid and other substance abuse disorders.