The first-ever Resilience Corps, a partnership between GPCOG and AmeriCorps, supports local government agencies, nonprofit agencies and regional cohorts in the Greater Portland area in their recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. Fourteen Resilience Corps members assist projects related to regional, community, or organizational resilience and help to accelerate civic innovation, climate action, racial equity, and digital equity for all Mainers.
The Greater Portland Resilience Corps adds new capacity in local governments to adapt and proactively respond to both short-term and long-term challenges to economic, social, and environmental systems throughout the region.
AmeriCorps Service Commitment and Benefits
Resilience Corps members serve 11-month terms, during which they receive health coverage and a $15,000 living allowance. Corps members will receive an education award from AmeriCorps upon completion of their service.
Resilience Corps Programming
Corps members offer direct service to local government entities or small regional cohorts to address regional projects. They receive professional and workforce development as a cohort in data collection, analysis, and visualization, and they participate in AmeriCorps National Days of Service.
The program is funded by Volunteer Maine, Maine’s Commission of Community Service.