AmeriCorps, often called the “domestic Peace Corps,” is an opportunity to make a big difference in your life and in the lives of those around you. It’s a chance to apply your skills and ideas toward helping others and meeting critical needs in the community. Each year, AmeriCorps provides opportunities for 75,000 Americans to give back to their communities. Since 1994, more than one million Americans have given their time through the AmeriCorps program. AmeriCorps is committed to the inclusion of qualified individuals without regard to race, color, national origin, disability, gender, sexual orientation, religion, political affiliation, or other non-merit factors.