The New Jersey Bonner AmeriCorps program is committed to helping nonprofit organizations build the sustainability of programs beyond the presence of AmeriCorps support to meet community impact objectives.
The program supports 55 members on three participating campuses and seven community-based organizations in New Jersey to address issues related to youth literacy, college access, food security, and job skill training. NJ Bonner AmeriCorps members mobilize the talents and interests of college students and community members, the resources of institutions of higher education and the expertise of community-based organizations to address these issues.
In turn, the program provides participating Members with a positive and meaningful service experience designed to assist in developing marketable job skills and instill in them, a life-long service ethic.
For over 15 years, the New Jersey AmeriCorps Bonner Program has sought to address critical community needs throughout New Jersey, primarily in Middlesex and Mercer counties.
The New Jersey Bonner AmeriCorps Program seeks to build on the national service movement by integrating the passions of college students and community members to address critical community needs.
Our partners include the Corporation for National & Community Service, the New Jersey State Commission for National and Community Commission, three higher education institutions, and six community-based organizations.
The program has directly impacted individuals in the areas of youth education, economic opportunity, and food security, and recruited many more to become involved in service.
Members gain a positive service experience designed to not only produce the desired community impact, but also provide them with marketable job skills and instill a life-long service ethic.