What is AmeriCorps Texas?

AmeriCorps offers a variety of service opportunities, from the classroom to the outdoors, and everything in between. No matter what you're passionate about, where you're from, or why you choose to serve, AmeriCorps is your chance to be the greater good. AmeriCorps matches dedicated service members with thousands of organizations nationwide to tackle some of our country's toughest challenges with local solutions. Learn more about AmeriCorps here.

As the state service commission for Texas, OneStar administers $18.2 million in federal funding per year to an impressive portfolio of AmeriCorps*Texas programs, made up of nonprofits, state agencies, and P-16 educational institutions. Our AmeriCorps*Texas programs leverage an $37.3 million in additional match funding from local communities. These programs serve local needs, raise their own required match funding, apply through a highly competitive process, and meet rigorous standards to receive funding. Our staff provides expertise in grant making, grant administration, evaluation, monitoring and risk assessment, and advanced training and technical support in order to bring these critical funds to Texas and to make our state a competitive player in the field of national service.

For the 2018-2019 service year:

  • AmeriCorps*Texas programs will engage nearly 3,200 men and women in intensive service at hundreds of locations across Texas, including nonprofits, schools, public agencies and community and faith-based groups.
  • Members will contribute more than 3.7 million hours of service this year.
  • Members will earn more than $12.9 million in Education Awards upon the successful completion of their service term.

Click here to see Texas’ State Service Profile with impact results from all streams of service.