AmeriCorps National Service Network

Urban Teachers is an AmeriCorps program, which means that participants could be eligible to receive federal funding to make payments towards their student loans.

Segal AmeriCorps Education Award and Loan Forbearance
Participants who enroll in AmeriCorps may be endorsed by Urban Teachers to receive up to two Segal awards upon completion of Urban Teachers and AmeriCorps requirements. The money, more than $12,000 over two years, can be used to pay down existing (undergraduate) public student loans or those issued for Johns Hopkins tuition. AmeriCorps members may also put their student loans into forbearance and access separate funds to pay loan interest accrued during their terms of service.

These financial benefits are dependent on congressional appropriations and Urban Teachers’ partnership with AmeriCorps. As such, the benefits are not guaranteed from year to year. Learn the full details of the AmeriCorps education award.

AmeriCorps National Service Network
AmeriCorps engages more than 75,000 members in intensive service annually to serve through nonprofit, faith-based, and community organizations at 21,000 locations across the country. These members help communities tackle pressing problems while mobilizing millions of volunteers for the organizations they serve. Since 1994, more than 900,000 Americans have provided more than 1.2 billion hours of service to their communities and country through AmeriCorps. For more information, visit

AmeriCorps is a program of the Corporation for National and Community Service, a federal agency that engages more than 5 million Americans in service through its AmeriCorps, Senior Corps, Social Innovation Fund, and Volunteer Generation Fund programs.