About AmeriCorps

Nationally, AmeriCorps members serve with more than 3,000 nonprofits, public agencies, and faith-based and community organizations. Since 1994, more than 400,000 men and women have provided needed assistance to millions of Americans across the nation through their AmeriCorps service.

AmeriCorps 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 ideals toward helping others and meeting critical needs in the community.

Each year, AmeriCorps offers 75,000 opportunities for adults of all ages and backgrounds to serve through a network of partnerships with local and national nonprofit groups. Whether your service makes a community safer, gives a child a second chance, or helps protect the environment, you’ll be getting things done through AmeriCorps!

AmeriCorps members address critical needs in communities all across America. As an AmeriCorps member, you can:

  • Tutor and mentor youth
  • Fight illiteracy
  • Improve health services
  • Build affordable housing
  • Teach computer skills
  • Clean parks and streams
  • Manage or operate after-school programs
  • Help communities respond to disasters
  • Build organizational capacity

Youth in Action (YiA)

Youth in Action is the AmeriCorps program based in Flagstaff, Arizona. YiA AmeriCorps provides people of all ages and backgrounds with service opportunities to meet critical needs in Coconino County.

Established in 1994, YiA AmeriCorps is the longest running and largest AmeriCorps program in Arizona. We use the wisdom from our long standing program to better serve our members and the community. 

Vision—Youth in Action AmeriCorps builds a strong community through commitment to positive and active citizenship.

Mission—Youth in Action AmeriCorps delivers a quality program that provides service opportunities to individuals who develop valuable professional skills and experience while benefiting our community.

Our Staff

Read about our dedicated staff members and their dedication to the AmeriCorps program.