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Why Join AmeriCorps in Cowlitz County?

  • Build your resume
  • Earn money for education
  • Make a difference
  • Learn about the community needs
  • Make friends
  • Learn to be a Leader
  • Change the world

Who Joins AmeriCorps in Cowlitz County?

  • 244 Men and Women ages 17-69
  • 6 with Master Level education or higher
  • 27 with Bachelors level
  • 65 with AA or Techinical School
  • 31 with some college coursework
  • 101 with a High School Diploma
  • 14 with a GED


Teams have a rich diversity in age, ethnicity, education, and interests.  Retirees are joining in increasing numbers as they decide that their new goals after retirement focus on making a difference and giving back.  Members with bilingual skills are greatly needed in schools and non-profit organizations.