The Corporation for National and Community Service is a federal agency that helps more than 5 million Americans improve the lives of their fellow citizens through service. Working hand in hand with local partners, CNCS taps the ingenuity and can-do spirit of the American people to tackle some of the most pressing challenges facing our nation.
AmeriCorps State and National supports a wide range of local service programs that engage thousands of Americans in intensive community service each year. AmeriCorps provides grants to a network of local and national organizations and agencies committed to using national service to address critical community needs in education, public safety, health, and the environment. Each of these organizations and agencies, in turn, uses their AmeriCorps funding to recruit, place, and supervise AmeriCorps members.
STEM-Corps East is an AmeriCorps tutoring and enrichment program focused on improving K-12 student achievement in math and science. ECU STEM-Corps East is a program of the NC Commission on Volunteerism and Community Service and the College of Education at East Carolina University in partnership with school districts, community colleges, and community groups in eastern North Carolina.
STEM-Corps East is supported by a grant from the NC Commission on Volunteerism and Community Service in the Office of the Governor. Members will provide one-on-one and small group tutoring services an average of 17-20 hours per week. When appropriate, members will extend the instructional time by providing before school or after school tutoring services. In STEM laboratories, members will assist teachers in the delivery of the NC Standard Course of Study in math and science classes.