The AmeriCorps Benefits the Community Program, better known as ABC AmeriCorps, is a national service program sponsored by Sauk Valley Community College, and serving Lee, Whiteside, Carroll, Ogle, Bureau, and Henry counties in Northern Illinois.
The mission of ABC AmeriCorps
The mission of ABC AmeriCorps is to work with children, youth and families in education programs and community-based agencies to increase academic and life skills.
As an AmeriCorps Member, you will receive a wealth of benefits. Perhaps the biggest benefit you will experience when you join AmeriCorps is the satisfaction of incorporating service into your life and making a difference in your community. Members tutor and mentor students, and address the need to increase life skills. In addition, opportunities are available in community based agencies for expansion of services. Through a partnership with the American Red Cross, members have the opportunity to become trained as disaster volunteers.