Supporting Academic Success and Workforce Development for Former Foster Youth


What is AmeriCorps? 

AmeriCorps, the federal agency for national service and volunteerism, provides opportunities for Americans to serve their country domestically, address the nation’s most pressing challenges, improve lives and communities, and strengthen civic engagement. Each year, the agency places more than 200,000 AmeriCorps members and AmeriCorps Seniors volunteers in intensive service roles; and empowers millions more to serve as long-term, short-term, or one-time volunteers.Navy AmeriCorps and University of North Alabama logo

What is the UNA AmeriCorps Fostering Success Program? 

The University of North Alabama AmeriCorps Fostering Success Program curates a variety of university and community resources to admit and support students with a background in the foster care system. This program is designed to unite students with a shared background of foster care to impact and strengthen students by providing innovative support, guidance and leadership to ensure success in completing a bachelor’s degree and successfully entering the workforce.

The UNA AmeriCorps Fostering Success program is funded in part by an AmeriCorps State Planning Grant from the Alabama Governor's Office of Volunteer Services.



The Benefits of Joining the UNA AmeriCorps Fostering Success Program

UNA AmeriCorps Fostering Success Scholars may be eligible for the following benefits:
  • A safe space
  • Academic mentorship and support
  • Personalized assistance
  • Study groups
  • Wellness resources
  • Housing assistance
  • Scholarship assistance
  • Life skills workshops
  • Career advisement
  • Community of support
  • Summer bridge program

If you have EVER experienced foster care, you belong here!

Please apply to join your own special place in the UNA family.  


Chase Wise
UNA AmeriCorps Fostering Success Program Director
230M Collier Library • University Success Center
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