Serving with UM College Corps
Started in 2010 by Hildreth Davis, an AmeriCorps VISTA in the College of Liberal Arts, UM College Corps is a national service program that addresses problems related to education and opportunity in Lafayette County, Mississippi.
College Corps annually provides approximately 60 minimum-time AmeriCorps members that add a new layer of strength to 11 host sites that include local schools, afterschool programs, early childhood centers, and food security programs. Each of the nonprofit sites desires to cultivate a purposeful and intentional partnership with the university and field long-term student volunteers through the College Corps.
All members are placed in sites where they vow to offer 300 hours of consistent service throughout a year-long term. If successful, our members are awarded an AmeriCorps Segal Education Award of nearly $1,200.