UA Wildcat Corps improves lives, communities and the economy by serving as a statewide network that provides lifelong educational programs for all Arizonans. AmeriCorps members focus on addressing unmet community needs. They support programming that strengthens the capacity of youth to increase educational attainment and fosters positive youth development.
71 UA Wildcat Corps Members, through an AmeriCorps grant, will provide over 44,000 service hours to 38 programs throughout Arizona. It is organized through the UA College of Agriculture and Life Sciences in collaboration with UA Cooperative Extenstion and UA Norton School of Family and Consumer Sciences. Service projects vary by site and include, but are not limited to Arizona Project WET, 4-H, Tucson Village Farm, Compost Cats, Family Resource Centers, after-school and summer STEM programs, community gardening, early childhood education, and other community-based programs. Terms of service range from 300 to 900 hours and include a living stipend and educational award. To learn more about AmeriCorps visit: https://nationalservice.gov