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Wyandotte Serves
Getting Things Done in Wyandotte County

"I will get things done for America to make our people safer, smarter, and healthier. I will bring Americans together to strengthen our communities. Faced with apathy, I will take action. Faced with conflict, I will seek common ground. Faced with adversity, I will persevere. I am an AmeriCorps member and I am going to get things done."
- The AmeriCorps Creed


Major obstacles face the residents of Wyandotte County. The Wyandotte County Neighborhood Corps is a grassroots, neighborhood-driven, countywide program that helps to address social issues affecting Wyandotte County by building and strengthening neighborhoods through service projects and activities that empower residents to revitalize their communities. In addition, the Wyandotte Neighborhood Corps instills in Corps participants a lifelong ethic of good citizenship, community volunteerism, and community involvement.

The Wyandotte County Neighborhood Corps is modeled after AmeriCorps, a program through the Corporation for National Service through which individuals commit to one year of service to their community in exchange for a modest living allowance. In addition, members receive a $4,725 educational award upon successful completion of their year of service.

Wyandotte County Corps members assist over 20,000 residents yearly. They receive comprehensive training throughout the program that prepares them for a meaningful career and an active civic life. Through partnerships in the community, Corps members participate in a variety of service activities, including:

Through Project Nail It, members have boarded up an average of 40 condemned homes.
Members tutor and mentor an increasing number of youth (K-12).
Members transported 1,300 homeless residents to survival skills training, work, and other locations in order to help them become vital, healthy citizens.
Through programs like Operation Brightside and Christmas in October, members have participated in the beautification of neighborhoods.

How to Join

The Wyandotte County Neighborhood Corps is a diverse Corps with members from all ages and backgrounds. You are eligible to join if:

  • You are a U.S. citizen or legal resident,
  • You have a valid drivers license, and
  • You are at least 17 years old with a high school diploma or GED.

In exchange for a year of service you will receive:

  • An educational award of $4,725 to finance tuition or repay student loans,
  • A living allowance,
  • Health care,
  • Child care for those eligible, and
  • An opportunity to enrich and improve Wyandotte County, gaining valuable experience, and lifelong memories.


To request an application, write to:

Wyandotte Serves Wyandotte Works
726 Armstrong
Kansas City, KS 66101

call

(913) 621-7440.



Wyandotte Serves Wyandotte Works
726 Armstrong
Kansas City, KS 66101
913 621-7440 FAX 913 621-7447