UM College Corps

University of Mississippi
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    Mary Margaret Saulters accepted the Newman Civic Fellows Award, given by Campus Compact for her College Corps Service.
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    UM College Corps members gather for our annual Spring Training on January 30th, 2016 to kick off another semester of service.
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    College Corps member Caroline Battle helps students tend the Barksdale Boys and Girls Club Garden, promoting healthy futures.
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    Page Meredith loads donated canned goods for Lovepacks, where nonperishables will be distributed to students in the LOU community.
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    During the Leap Frog After-school Programs tutoring session, College Corps member Scott Cofield helps a student with spelling homework.
  • 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.