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OneStar awarded $32.7 million in AmeriCorps funding for Texas

Texas nonprofits seek more than 3,200 AmeriCorps members to meet local community needs

AUSTIN – OneStar announced today that Texas received $32.7 million from AmeriCorps, the federal agency for national service and volunteerism. This funding will be distributed to 35 organizations across the state to engage 3,282 AmeriCorps members in local communities.

In the coming year, AmeriCorps members will address pressing social challenges in Texas through a variety of service opportunities, such as serving as tutors in low-income schools, distributing food to children and families in need, supporting low-income individuals access medical care, and building the capacity of rural organizations to meet community needs.

Programs across the state are currently recruiting AmeriCorps members to serve in Texas communities in the coming year. Full-time AmeriCorps members program receive a living allowance, health care and childcare. At the successful completion of each service term, members earn a Segal AmeriCorps Education Award to repay qualified student loans and to pay current educational expenses at eligible institutions of higher education and training programs. Interested individuals can visit to search and apply for AmeriCorps positions in Texas.

This year, AmeriCorps, the federal agency for national service and volunteerism, celebrates its 30th anniversary of harnessing the passion and dedication of caring individuals to strengthen local communities. Since 1994, more than 71,000 Texas residents have served over 100 million hours through AmeriCorps in Texas communities. Join AmeriCorps to celebrate the successes, impact, and milestone moments that helped change the nation’s trajectory – moments that brought out the best of America, visit

“Reflecting on the past 30 years, I am inspired by the transformational impact of AmeriCorps — not only for those receiving vital social services, but also on the lives of the dedicated Texans who answered the call to serve and gained new skills and hands-on experience in how to be an engaged and effective community leader,” said Chris Bugbee, OneStar President & CEO. “AmeriCorps is a true reflection of the vibrant Texas spirit of service, and we are grateful to those who have stepped up to be on the front lines of addressing our state’s most pressing needs — from closing the education gap to combating hunger, loneliness, and poverty.”

The $32.7 million in funding, administered by OneStar, will be distributed to the following organizations operating in Texas.

  • Amarillo Independent School District
  • American YouthWorks
  • Austin Achieve Public Schools
  • Boys & Girls Club of Pharr
  • Breakthrough Central Texas
  • Campus Compact
  • ChildFund International USA
  • City Year Dallas
  • City Year San Antonio
  • CLC, Inc.
  • College Advising Corps
  • College Possible
  • Collegiate Edu-Nation
  • Communities In Schools of Central Texas
  • Communities In Schools of North Texas
  • Communities In Schools of San Antonio
  • Communities In Schools South Central Texas
  • Equal Heart
  • Fort Bend Family Health Center
  • Generation Teach
  • Homeward Bound
  • Imagine Art
  • Interfaith Ministries of Greater Houston
  • Legacy Community Health Services
  • Project Transformation
  • Reading Partners
  • Relay Graduate School of Education
  • Sewa International
  • Student Conservation Association
  • Teach For America
  • Texas Southmost College District
  • The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
  • Travis County Health and Human Services
  • University of Texas at Austin
  • West Texas A&M University 
AmeriCorps State and National, a federal-state partnership with a central role for governor-appointed state service commissions like OneStar, develops and implements state-specific national service programs. These grants allow organizations to recruit, train and supervise AmeriCorps members who provide services in the areas of education, disaster response & recovery, health, environmental stewardship, economic opportunity, and support for veterans & military families.
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About AmeriCorps

AmeriCorps, the federal agency for volunteerism and national service, provides opportunities for Americans to serve their country domestically, address the nation’s most pressing challenges, improve lives and communities, and strengthen civic engagement. Each year, the agency places more than 250,000 AmeriCorps members and AmeriCorps Seniors volunteers in intensive service roles; and empowers millions more to serve as long-term, short-term, or one-time volunteers. Learn more at

About OneStar

OneStar strengthens Texas communities by creating pathways for individuals and organizations to engage, connect and accelerate their impact. We advance service and volunteering as effective solutions to our state’s toughest social challenges. We are recognized as a statewide voice for the Texas nonprofit sector and a respected partner to foundations, state agencies and the business community. Born from state government in 2004, we carry out our mission with direction and guidance from the Office of the Texas Governor. Learn more at