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Benefits of Service
Quote from a CoL alum that reads "Serving with City of Lakes opens up many doors of opportunity through professional development sessions and trainings, service project opportunities, professional learning communities, secondary service sites, and general networking within the Minneapolis Public Schools."

Joining the City of Lakes AmeriCorps program provides many rewards and benefits.

Living Allowance

  • Full-time members receive approximately $572 (before taxes) every 2 weeks
  • Part-time members receive approximately $275 (before taxes) every 2 weeks
  • If you receive state or federal benefits, such as SSI, SSDI, or Medical Assistance and you are concerned about how serving in AmeriCorps may impact your benefits, please read this FAQ designed specifically for Minnesota residents, as well as this handout.

Help with College Costs and Student Loans

Health Coverage for eligible full-time members

Assistance paying for Child Care (eligible full-time members only)

Professional Development

Direct Service Experience