AmeriCorps Service

Bringing the Best Our of America

BRIDGES partners with AmeriCorps to provide paid service opportunities to young adults committed to making a difference. As a BRIDGES AmeriCorps service member, you will:

  • Develop and empower 6th–12th grade youth in the Greater Memphis area to become engaged within their communities.
  • Receive extensive training as experiential educators and youth development during their service year.
  • Receive a living allowance (starting at $2,900 for summer members and starting at $21,500 for year-round members).
  • Qualify for a Segal Education Award upon completion of the service term.
  • Be able to have qualifying student loans go into forbearance.
  • Qualify for healthcare benefits if you serve year-round.

To qualify for AmeriCorps State and National service, individuals must be at least 17 years of age; have a high school diploma or GED; and be a U.S. citizen, national or lawful permanent resident alien. Documentation of age, education and citizenship are required. Social security number is required to complete I-9. Members must reside in the Greater Memphis area to submit their federal I-9 documents within the first three (3) days of service and serve on site at the BRIDGES Center as needed.

Contact Tonya Reece, AmeriCorps Program Director, at
 to learn how you can participate

Every student counts.

Young people are born with creativity and passion to lead. BRIDGES has worked with thousands of students to unlock that potential and activate new generations of leaders across Memphis.

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