Measuring AmeriCorps

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AmeriCorps volunteers leave the State and National program and the NCCC feeling more connected to their communities, more likely to vote, to participate in community meetings and with a greater sense of duty to their neighbors.

That’s according to an eight-year study concluded in 2007, which categorizes all those things as civic engagement.

“The strongest finding was in the area of civic engagement,” said Peter Frumkin, faculty director of the Center for High Impact Philanthropy.

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