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Y.O.U. is a proud host of AmeriCorps Serve & AmeriCorps VISTA members!

We partner with The Corporation for National and Community Service to welcome AmeriCorps members into our organizations through two important AmeriCorps programs.

Program 1
  • AmeriCorps Serve

  • Our Serve AmeriCorps*State members serve as mentors and workshop leaders within Y.O.U.’s afterschool and summer programs.

  • Serve members provide crucial academic support, social and emotional enrichment, and life skills development. They also assist our other program staff in building relationships with parents, families, and community members through Family Nights and other programming.

Program 2

AmeriCorps VISTA 

Our VISTA members strengthen our organization by promoting initiatives that alleviate poverty through volunteering and the mobilization of resources.

VISTAs develop initiatives for Y.O.U. and the communities we serve that enable people to become self-sufficient and secure. VISTA members serve as catalysts for change, living and working alongside community members to advance local solutions.

How to Apply

Our 2017-2018 AmeriCorps Serve and VISTA positions have been filled. Check back in June of 2018 for information about applying to be a part of our 2018-2019 cohort!

AmeriCorps VISTA

Applications must be submitted through a registered account via My AmeriCorps. Once registered, you can search listings for Youth & Opportunity United to see all available positions and terms.

AmeriCorps Serve

Our 2017-2018 cohort of Serve members began their service in August 2017. Check back early summer 2018 for information on recruitment for our 2018-2019 cohort.


AmeriCorps Serve and VISTA members recieve a variety of benefits and supports during their service term. These include:

  • Professional development and trainings in topics such as positive youth development, goal setting, and conflict resolution & feedback
  • A living allowance
  • A Segal AmeriCorps Education Award, upon successful completion of their service
  • Loan postponement, if eligible
  • Healthcare and childcare services, if eligible

Want to learn more about AmeriCorps member benefits, service, and responsibilities?


Learn more about the impact AmeriCorps Serve members make on youth and families in our daily out-of-school time programs!