FIRST AmeriCorps Program

The FIRST® AmeriCorps Program seeks to expand the vision of FIRST by working in underserved areas: lower socio-economic communities, rural areas, and areas that have little to no support or resources to be able to easily access STEM initiatives. FIRST AmeriCorps members work in a part-time capacity in schools and community settings that are participating in FIRST. FIRST AmeriCorps members support the expansion of the FIRST mission through coaching and mentoring, program support, and school district support.

FIRST AmeriCorps members could be part-time educators, FIRST alumni, or graduate students in STEM or education fields. The program provides a modest living allowance, an AmeriCorps education award, professional development, possible loan deferment and interest forbearance for qualified individuals, and access to the FIRST network. The 2022-2023 FIRST AmeriCorps term begins in October 2022 and will conclude in July 2023.

Currently, recruitment for the FIRST AmeriCorps program year 2022-2023 has concluded. Members have been placed in the following four locations:

  • Compton, CA
  • Hillsborough County, FL
  • New York City, NY
  • Volusia County, FL

Check back soon for potential sites for the 2023-2024 term. Recruitment will begin in Spring 2023 for the 2023-2024 term.

Meet our 2022-2023 FIRST AmeriCorps Members

Learn more about the 2022-2023 AmeriCorps Members by reading their bios!

Have questions? Contact us at americorps@firstinspires.org!