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Land of Lincoln AmeriCorps

AmeriCorps LogoLand of Lincoln AmeriCorps is part of the national service initiative signed into law by President Bill Clinton and administered through state governments. The Illinois Commission on Community Service and Volunteerism serves as the state’s lead agency to administer AmeriCorps. The Commission operates under the Illinois Department of Public Health.

Through AmeriCorps, individuals of all ages and backgrounds address the state’s education, public safety, human, and environmental needs through service. Rend Lake College members provide literacy tutoring for K through grade 8 students in local schools. In return, members receive a living allowance and education award to help finance their college education or vocational training, or pay back student loans after successful completion of service.

For information or applications, contact us at 618-437-5321, ext. 1351. 

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  • RLC’s Eli Gunter to receive Illinois Governor’s Volunteer Service Award

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (Sept. 16, 2020) — Rend Lake College student Elijah Gunter is one of 27 individuals or businesses to be recognized by Illinois’ Governor for his dedicated volunteer service. Gunter, a Scheller native, will receive the Governor’s Volunteer Service Award this afternoon during a special virtual event. The award recognizes volunteers and volunteer programs that have made a...
  • AmeriCorps volunteers step up in time of need

    INA, Ill. (March 31, 2020) — Despite the challenges of practicing social distancing, Rend Lake College students are still finding ways to contribute to the local community during the ongoing COVID-19 epidemic. Several students found different volunteer opportunities as part of the Land of Lincoln AmeriCorps’ ongoing initiative. The program is a local partnership between RLC, John A. Logan...
  • Land of Lincoln AmeriCorps will host Prescription Drug Take-Back event

    BENTON, Ill. (Jan. 14, 2020) — Looking to get rid of unused or expired medication? A Prescription Drug Take-Back day is planned for 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday, Jan. 17 at the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office in Benton. Land of Lincoln AmeriCorps (at Rend Lake College) is partnering with RSVP of Southern Illinois and the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office to host this event where people can bring unused or...

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Phone Extension: 1246
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Office: 109
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Phone: (618) 437-5321 Ext. 1351
Email AmeriCorps
Address: 468 N. Ken Gray Parkway, Ina, IL 62846 Attn: AmeriCorps
Fax Number: (618) 437-5677 Attn: AmeriCorps