AmeriCorps, the domestic Peace Corps, formally began in 1993, under President Clinton, who united several programs under an "umbrella" organization and created the Corporation for National and Community Service. AmeriCorps engages more than 75,000 Americans in intensive, results-driven service. Most AmeriCorps members are selected to serve with local and national organizations such as Habitat for Humanity, the American Red Cross, Big Brothers/Big Sisters, and Boys and Girls Clubs. After a term of service, AmeriCorps members recieve education awards that help finance further education or pay back student loans.
For more information on AmeriCorps and how to get involved, please visit: http://www.nationalservice.gov/programs/americorps