Is Americorps a good experience?
July 9, 2013 1:36 PM Subscribe
Since I got out of the Navy, I've been having trouble making ends meet, and I would like to be able to stay in school. Now there are two different Americorps positions opening up near me, both doing Veterans Outreach, that would pay a living stipend, and after a year award a tuition voucher. I would like to hear all of your Americorps experiences, both good and bad. How did they manage your hours? How much freedom did you have to choose your own work? Were you able to stay in school at a reduced load or take a second job? What else have I forgotten to ask?
posted by seasparrow to education (12 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
Details: This is in the inland part of the Pacific Northwest (USA). Both programs offer similar but not identical payments-- stiped is about $1150 per month, and tuition voucher is about $5000. I am in my mid-40s, and the work I would be doing is something I am passionate about. I have read this previous question
, but it is almost five years old. Have things changed? Please share!