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City of Peoria

813 Southwest Washington St.
Peoria, IL 61602
Phone: (309) 494-8844


PeoriaCorps is six-month, earn to learn program. PeoriaCorps is an AmeriCorps program that services the Peoria community by maintaining Green Infrastructure sites around the City. PeoriaCorps is a unique opportunity for young adults in the Peoria Area to serve their community, build workforce employability skills, obtain industry recognized credentialing, all while earning a biweekly living allowance and additional incentives for their service;  Additional benefits of the program include support in overcoming barriers to employment and a vast array of career exploration opportunities.

Zip Codes Covered: 61602

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City of Springfield

801 East Monroe
Springfield, IL 62701
Phone: 217-789-2377 ext. 5437


The City of Springfield Americorps program works with several partner agencies including Computer Banc, Land of Lincoln Goodwill Industries, and The Salvation Army, all in Springfield. Member activities include mentoring youth to encourage them to stay in school and prepare them for their future role in the workforce providing technology to low-income community members, supporting and growing programs at the partner sites, and offering job search and interview coaching. City of Springfield AmeriCorps members are making a difference and getting things done in Springfield for Youth Economic Growth.

Zip Codes Covered: 62701, 62702, 62703, 62704, 62705, 62706, 62707, 62708, 62711, 62712, 62715, 62716., 62719, 62720

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Herrin House of Hope

112 N. 14th Street
Herrin, IL 62948
Phone: (618) 942-8500


The Herrin House of Hope seeks to help the poor and needy in the Herrin area chart a new course for their lives and find hope for the future. It is a cooperative Christian ministry of Herrin's churches, businesses and ordinary people committed to giving hope for those who are struggling in life. We follow the example of Jesus who came with good news for the poor and freedom for the oppressed (Luke 4:1)

Zip Codes Covered: 62901, 62918, 62948, 62896, 62902, 62951, 62924, 62890, 62922, 62917, 62958, 62987, 62974, 62921, 62933, 62999, 62949, 62841, 62915, 62959

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Lessie Bates

1200 N. 13th Street
East St. Louis, IL 62205
Phone: (618) 874-0777


Lessie Bates Davis Neighborhood House AmeriCorps members focus on the CNCS focus areas of Education, Healthy Futures, and Economic Opportunity for Opportunity Youth.  They also coordinate services for homeless veterans, expand the capacity of the community to support and manage volunteers and community implementation of safety initiatives. Lessie Bates AmeriCorps approaches the needs of the children and families of East St. Louis, Illinois. 

Zip Codes Covered (Illinois): 62201, 62203, 62204, 62205, 62025, 62234, 62206, 62062, 62207, 62208, 62221, 62010, 62034, 62084, 62294, 62269, 62232

Zip Codes Covered (Missouri): 63119, 63134, 62205, 63139

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Rend Lake

468 N. Ken Gray Pkwy
Ina, IL 62846
Phone: (618) 437-5321 ext. 1351


Land of Lincoln AmeriCorps Rend Lake College members serve in 5 counties across Southern Illinois. Members serve as tutors and members in 19 different school sites. Members also serve with an environmental agency to educate the community about the importance of environmental stewardship in the area. 

Zip Codes Covered: 62958, 62872, 62830, 62889, 62859, 62828, 62846, 62864, 62888, 62894, 62959, 62902, 62903

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Southwestern Illinois Community College

2500 Carlyle Ave
Belleville, IL 62221
Phone: (618) 235-2700


Established in 1995, Belleville AmeriCorps is a partnership between Southwestern Illinois College, Belleville School District #118, Belleville School District #175, and the city of Belleville. AmeriCorps members serve as tutors, volunteer coordinators, mentors, and summer camp counselors. Through service, AmeriCorps members: increase the academic success of elementary-aged children through tutoring; provide positive recreational and enrichment activities for youth after school and during the summer; recruit, support, and train volunteers to serve organizations in the Belleville area; perform service projects throughout the Belleville area; and develop leadership skills by participating in team-building and service-learning activities.

Zip Codes Covered: 62220, 62221, 62222, 62223, 62226

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Western Illinois University

One University Circle

519 Stipes Hall

Macomb, IL 61455

Phone: (309) 298-2706


The Fellows Program in Community Development at Western Illinois University is a two-year graduate fellowship program for returned Peace Corps volunteers (RPCV) and AmeriCorps (AC) Alumni. The program provides RPCVs and AC Alumni an opportunity to pursue graduate studies with an emphasis on rural community development. As part of their degree program, Fellows build local capacity, mobilize people, and make sustainable progress in the communities they serve.

Zip Codes Covered: 61455

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