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Team 19 group

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. They receive health insurance and a living stipend to support them during their year of service.

Follow the AC Stipend Member Application Instructions and click here to apply.

Please contact Whitney Campassi, ProjectPOWER AmeriCorps Coordinator,  with any questions or concerns regarding the application process at


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 Coordinator Whitney Campassi at

Existing Sites Include:
Evergreen Charter School
Estes Elementary
Fairview Elementary
MANNA Food Bank
Jewish Community Center
Asheville City Schools In Real Life
Asheville Museum of Science
Buncombe County Schools Bookmobile
Children First/CIS Learning Centers



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 No. 06AFHNC0010017. 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.