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 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 as well as take part in national service projects.
The MSUCorps program has a full-time Project Director (Mary Claire Williams) and an in office Part-Time Program Assistant (Julia Porter).
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 (counties with current members serving, Boyd, Greenup, Lawrence, Morgan, Clark, Bath, and Bourbon).
To be an MSUCorps members 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.
The individuals who serve in the program must provide 1700 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. Americorps has a significant positive impact on members’ attachment to community, their understanding of community problems, their sense of efficacy in working to address community needs, and their participation in community meetings and events.