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AmeriCorps Program

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What is AmeriCorps

AmeriCorps, the federal agency for national service and volunteerism, provides opportunities for Americans to serve their country domestically, address the nation’s most pressing challenges, improve lives and communities, and strengthen civic engagement. Each year, the agency places more than 200,000 AmeriCorps members and AmeriCorps Seniors volunteers in intensive service roles; and empowers millions more to serve as long-term, short-term, or one-time volunteers.

Learn more at AmeriCorps.gov.

Horizon Education Centers- AmeriCorps Program

Horizon Education Centers engages 21 AmeriCorps service members in Child Obesity Prevention. The service members work with the preschool and after school programs at assigned Horizon sites to plan and implement nutrition-based lessons, and structured physical activities. Additionally, the members assist in increasing access to nutritious foods by connecting students, their families, and the surrounding community to mobile food pantries and community supported agricultural programs.

The Horizon Education Centers AmeriCorps program utilizes the CATCH curriculum. CATCH stands for Coordinated Approach to Child Health. The CATCH program aims to: increase physical activity and healthy eating; reduce obesity; and create health-promoting environments for preschool and school aged children. The CATCH program consists of garden-based lessons and activities; structured physical activities and family education.

Join AmeriCorps 


Being part of AmeriCorps gives individuals the opportunity to improve local communities while forming lasting connections with fellow members and the communities they serve. Through AmeriCorps, you will:

  • Jump start your career
  • Explore future career interests
  • Receive a monthly living stipend and student loan forbearance
  • Be eligible for free child care
  • Be eligible for education awards for college or student loans
  • Have access to training and professional development opportunities
  • Forge lifelong friendships
  • Work with people of different cultural backgrounds
  • Know you made your community a better place
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Interested in the Horizon Education Centers AmeriCorps Program?

Click here and choose "Request an Application." Fill out the form and check the "AmeriCorps Service Member" box. Once we receive the request, we will be in touch with you shortly.

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Learn How Our Centers Are Different.

Horizon's center-based programs are highly rated by Step Up to Quality, with programs and activities that promote wellness and readiness.

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Schedule a Tour at a Horizon Location!

Get a firsthand look at one of our centers, with the opportunity to meet your child's teacher as well as learn more about the curriculum.

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Enroll Your Child in Horizon Programming!

Join the Horizon family and experience the benefits our programs can have on your child's learning and development at every age.