MSUCorps has been at Morehead State University since 1994 with more than 640 members serving. The mission of our program is to increase the educational success of high risk school-age youth by providing reading or math tutoring and other coordinated direct services.
Our members also strengthen community partnerships by recruiting volunteers to serve in a variety of opportunities that enhance or enrich the lives of the children and the communities in which they live. Additionally, members participate in community service and participate in national service projects.
This program is funded by the Corporation for National and Community Service and Kentucky Commission on Community Volunteerism and Services (KCCVS). Currently, the MSUCorps program has 30 members serving in K-12 schools throughout MSU’s service region, including Boyd, Greenup, Lawrence, Morgan, Clark, Bath and Bourbon counties.
To be an MSUCorps member you must:
- Be 18 years of age
- Have a high school diploma or a GED and either 48 hours of college credit or pass the para-educator exam.
- Provide 1,700 hours of service in exchange for a living allowance, health benefits and an education award.
A longitudinal study released by the Corporation for National and Community Service indicates AmeriCorps is building a powerful pipeline for public servants, civic leaders, and social entrepreneurs. Being a member of Americorps has a significant positive impact your attachment to community, your understanding of community problems, your sense of efficacy in working to address community needs and your participation in community meetings and events.
Community and National Service Projects
MSUCorps members plan and implement Community and National Service Projects for 9/11 Day of Service, Make A Difference Day, Veteran's Day, Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service, Emergency Preparedness Month, and our annual Build-A-Bed Project.