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AmeriCorps Program

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Megan Boynton
Grants Coordinator
Email Megan Boynton
Phone: 770-817-6715

38 Hill Street
Suite 115
Roswell, GA 30075

City of Roswell AmeriCorps After School Project

Through grants awarded by AmeriCorps to the City of Roswell, the City and its nonprofit partner STAR House Foundation are providing enhanced after school programming at select Roswell elementary schools.

In 2017 and 2018, the City received two, initial grants to plan and begin implementation of a project to provide additional academic support to students, enlisting the help of AmeriCorps members in national service.

With renewed funding in 2019, the City welcomed its first five AmeriCorps members, serving as tutors in community after school programs.

And in 2020, the City and STAR House have resumed the effort with a grant award up to $77,099 and six new AmeriCorps members who will help to provide a a continued focus on early literacy proficiency, as well as homework support, assistance with STEM activities, and health and wellness programming for participating students.

The City contributes additional funds annually to help facilitate the community-based project, with this year’s commitment up to $43,282.

Please Note: The application period to become an AmeriCorps member in 2020 as closed. However, if you are interested in receiving information about future opportunities, please contact Megan Boynton at mboynton@roswellgov.com.


National Service at the Local Level

AmeriCorps members with the City of Roswell AmeriCorps After School project serve alongside after school leadership and staff four days a week during the school year.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the current effort is largely virtual; however, STAR House has worked diligently with the school district to ensure the capacity to provide support remains.

In addition to providing academic support to students, AmeriCorps members engage participants’ parents through meetings and information sessions, enlist additional volunteers to help STAR House where possible, and serve the larger community on nationally recognized days of service.

As participants in national service, AmeriCorps members are eligible for certain benefits. In the case of the City of Roswell AmeriCorps After School Project, these include a bi-weekly living allowance and upon successful completion of service, a .

AmeriCorps members also receive experiential learning and professional development, may be eligible for forbearance of federal student loans, and recognition by more than 600 .


About AmeriCorps
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AmeriCorps, a federal agency, brings together people to tackle the country’s most pressing challenges through national service and volunteering. AmeriCorps members and AmeriCorps Seniors volunteers serve with organizations dedicated to the improvement of communities. AmeriCorps helps to make service a cornerstone of our national culture and works with the Georgia Department of Community Affairs and its Commission for Service and Volunteerism (also known as “AmeriCorps Georgia” or “Georgia Serves”)to afford service opportunities statewide. The City of Roswell was the first organization to receive AmeriCorps State funding in the North Fulton area in 2017, supporting national service at the local level.

For more information about AmeriCorps, visit .





This material is based upon work supported by the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS). Opinions or points of view expressed in this document are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the official position of, or a position that is endorsed by, CNCS or the AmeriCorps program.

Applicants are subject to verification of citizenship for national service with AmeriCorps and criminal background checks. Applicants accepted are not considered employees of the City of Roswell or STAR House Foundation.

This program is available to all, without regard to race, color, national origin, disability, sex, age, political affiliation or religion. It is also unlawful to retaliate against any person who, or organization that, files a complaint about such discrimination. In addition to filing a complaint with local and state agencies that are responsible for resolving discrimination complaints, you may bring a complaint to the attention of the Corporation for National and Community Service. If you believe that you or others have been discriminated against, or if you want more information, contact:

Office of Civil Rights and Inclusiveness
Corporation for National and Community Service
250 E Street SW
Washington, D.C. 20525
800-833-3722 (TTY and reasonable accommodation line)
202-565-3465 (Fax)
eo@cns.gov (email)