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Americorps Nonprofit Co-ops

Nine people of various skin colors, genders, and clothing, are standing in front of a large museum building with a fountain, columns, and many windows.

The Drexel AmeriCorps Nonprofit Co-op is based out of the Lindy Center for Civic Engagement. This program provides students the opportunity to become a member of AmeriCorps, a national service organization, while doing their Drexel Co-op at a local nonprofit in a position focused on workforce development. The nonprofits that employ Drexel Americorps Co-ops are located in various neighborhoods throughout Philadelphia. AmeriCorps Co-op members commit to dedicating 900 hours over the duration of 6 months, including the time spent working, to support job seekers and adult learners in enhancing their workforce development and digital skills.

Within this Co-op’s framework, participants are part of an AmeriCorps Cohort during either the Fall/Winter or Spring/Summer Co-op cycle. Throughout their Co-op term, members come together in the cohort for monthly meetings and additional programming encompassing a blend of service, training sessions, and ongoing service opportunities. While serving, AmeriCorps members gain practical experience with nonprofit organizations and are offered opportunities to network with seasoned professionals, connecting their academic and professional experiences with continuous on-going civic engagement.

If you’re interested in an AmeriCorps Nonprofit Co-op, you can find the positions listed in Handshake. For additional information, please reach out to Kate Doe, Project Manager for this program, at

Pictured: some members of the 2023 spring/summer cohort enjoying the Philadelphia Museum of Art.