MPL AmeriCorps

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The Milwaukee Public Library AmeriCorps Program helps young people develop a love of reading, increase information literacy skills, and establish relationships that bridge the gap between in- and out-of-school learning. We help Milwaukee students develop 21st-century skills and connect with library resources to cultivate a city of lifelong learners.


How MPL AmeriCorps Serves

MPL AmeriCorps members are mentors who serve full time to foster developmental relationships in three distinct settings: 


MPL AmeriCorps members are placed in schools throughout Milwaukee during the school day to:

Engage students in dynamic activities that support Information & Technology Literacy standards and connect students with library resources

Develop relationships with students to support social and emotional learning (SEL)


After school, MPL AmeriCorps members are placed in Milwaukee Public Library branches to:

Facilitate access to technology, including computers and other electronics available in the Makerspaces

Provide students with homework help and academic support

Foster student exploration of interests and skill development through book-based and STEAM opportunities


In the summer, MPL AmeriCorps members visit youth-serving organizations to support summer learning and continue building relationships that:

Engage young people in recreational reading

Facilitate student-centered, interest-based activities

Explore in-demand career pathways


In addition to receiving your AmeriCorps living stipend, members have access to many benefits including:

  • Monthly housing stipend
  • Cell phone stipend
  • Mileage reimbursement
  • Health and dental insurance
  • Childcare
  • Segal education award of $6,895 upon successful completion of the program
  • And more!

What's Inside

About AmeriCorps:

Read about AmeriCorps mission.

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Benefits of Serving:

Learn about the benefits of being an AmeriCorps member.

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How to Apply and Eligibility:

See application and eligibility details.

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