Member Benefits & Alumni Resources


Welcome to the AmeriFamily!

Dear new member,

Welcome to the City of Dubuque AmeriCorps family! We use the term “AmeriFamily” because that is what we feel truly represents what AmeriCorps is. AmeriCorps Members are the best people that we have ever met. As members and alumni, we are held together by the desire to do good within our community. As a new AmeriCorps Member, you are joining a network of over 800 alumni who have served with the City of Dubuque AmeriCorps Program and over 1 million AmeriCorps Members nationwide.

Our AmeriCorps Program is administered by the City of Dubuque, a sub-grantee of the Iowa Commission on Volunteer Service, which is a grantee of the Corporation for National and Community Service. AmeriCorps engages Americans of all ages and background to meet a community’s critical need. Our current grant focuses on the Campaign for Grade Level Reading and building Community Engagement with Teens.

This virtual "handbook" is designed to tell you more about AmeriCorps and answer many questions you may have regarding the goals and guidelines of the City of Dubuque's Program. If at any time, you have a question that cannot be answered by this handbook or your Member Service Agreement, please do not hesitate to contact the AmeriCorps Office. As AmeriCorps Alums, Sarah and I continue to feel the need and desire to serve, and we are here to serve you.

We look forward to an amazing year and we are so happy to have you as part of the AmeriFamily.

Thank you for your service,
Heather Satterly, Director
Sarah Berna, Coordinator

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    Heather Satterly

    Community Impact Director

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    Sarah Berna

    AmeriCorps Coordinator

Your Commitment

As an AmeriCorps Member, you are expected to adhere to the AmeriCorps pledge. Not only during your term of service, but hopefully continuing serving in your community in the years ahead.

I will get things done for America - to make our people safer, smarter, and healthier.

I will bring Americans together to strengthen our communities.

Faced with apathy, I will take action.

Faced with conflict, I will seek common ground.

Faced with adversity, I will perservere.

I will carry this commitment with me this year and beyond.

I am an AmeriCorps Member, and I will get things done.

The AmeriCorps Pledge