Serving with Mississippi College Corps
Started in 2010 by Dr. Stephen Monroe, a UM faculty member, and Hildreth Davis, an AmeriCorps VISTA in the College of Liberal Arts, Mississippi College Corps is a national service program that addresses problems related to education and opportunity in Lafayette, Yalobusha, Chickasaw, Quitman, Union, Lowndes, and Forrest Counties, Mississippi.
College Corps annually provides approximately 120 minimum-time AmeriCorps members that add a new layer of strength to 8 host sites that include local schools, afterschool programs, and early childhood centers. 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 over $1,200.