AmeriCorps National Service Network

Urban Teachers is a proud grantee of AmeriCorps. Participants are invited to serve as AmeriCorps members during their second and third years of the program.  

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, typically more than $12,000 over two years, can be used to pay down eligible student loans. AmeriCorps members may also put their eligible 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, a federal agency, brings people together to tackle the country’s most pressing challenges, through national service and volunteering. AmeriCorps members and AmeriCorps Seniors volunteers serve with organizations dedicated to the improvement of communities. AmeriCorps helps make service to others a cornerstone of our national culture. Learn more at