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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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    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...
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    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...

Americorps Academic Advisor
Phone Extension: 1246
Building: Administration
Office: 109
B.S., SIU Carbondale M.Ed., Angelo State University
Director - Land of Lincoln AmeriCorps
Phone Extension: 1351
Building: South Oasis
Office: 153
M.B.A., McKendree University B.A., Southern Illinois University Carbondale

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