AmeriCorps Common Ground Program

Program Expansion

Conservation Nebraska was awarded an AmeriCorps grant in September 2017 to  expand its Common Ground Program. We hired ten AmeriCorps members, who  served as community organizers. Through the utilization of AmeriCorps members, Conservation Nebraska took Common Ground state-wide, expanding our geographic reach from 5 to 25 communities.

Thanks to AmeriCorps, we were able to continue to grow the Common Program between 2018 and 2020. We currently host 25 AmeriCorps members across the state and are engaging thousands of Nebraskans in conservation-focused programs.

Learn more about our AmeriCorps members and their service by visiting our blog. 

About AmeriCorps

AmeriCorps is a federal agency for volunteering, service, and civic engagement. AmeriCorps engages millions of Americans in citizen service through its programs and leads the nation’s volunteer and service efforts. For more information, visit americorps.gov.

About ServeNebraska

ServeNebraska is the state agency responsible for distribution of grant funding, technical assistance, training, support and oversight of Nebraska’s AmeriCorps programs. Additional information on the Commission or ServeNebraska’s AmeriCorps programs can be found at serve.nebraska.gov.