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Since 1998, Children First/Communities In Schools has hosted a ProjectPOWER AmeriCorps team. Each year, full and part-time AmeriCorps members help increase the capacity of local nonprofits and school partners by providing a year of service to support the community and more than 1,000 at-risk youth in Buncombe County.

Compensation & Benefits
1700 hour position members will receive:

  • $16,000 living stipend (paid monthly, minus taxes)
  • Health Insurance
  • Mileage Reimbursement
  • Childcare Assistance (if applicable)
  • Education award of $6,195 upon successful completion of the program. This award can be used to pay off qualifying student loans or apply for future education.
  • Mentorship, training, and professional development opportunities, including CPR/First Aid/AED, Conflict Resolution, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, Tutoring Techniques, Volunteer Management, and more.

Click here to apply to AmeriCorps. After you’ve submitted your application through, please contact Ashley Campbell, ProjectPOWER AmeriCorps Manager, for next steps:


Become a Project POWER AmeriCorps Partner Site

Project POWER/AmeriCorps members help schools and non-profit organizations leverage limited financial resources and build a network of service among community members.

If you are interested in becoming a Project POWER AmeriCorps Partner Site, please contact our ProjectPOWER AmeriCorps Manager Ashley Campbell at

2020-2021 Partner Sites Include:

Capacity Building

  • MANNA Food Bank
  • Children First / Communities In Schools
  • Asheville Poverty Initiative
  • Homeward Bound
  • Helpmate

Pre-K School Readiness

  • Asheville JCC
  • Verner Center for Early Learning
  • Buncombe Partnership for Children

K-12 Academic Success

  • Asheville JCC
  • Children First / Communities In Schools
  • Asheville City Schools Foundation – In Real Life Afterschool
  • YMCA Nutrition
  • Asheville Museum of Science

ProjectPOWER is funded by the N.C. Commission on Volunteerism and Community Service and the Corporation for National and Community Service. This material is based upon work supported by the CNCS under the AmeriCorps Grant. Opinions or points of view expressed in this document are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the official position of, or a position that is endorsed by, the Corporation or the AmeriCorps program.