Souris Basin Community Builder: AmeriCorps ND


SBPC is an AmeriCorps North Dakota partner, matching dedicated service members with North Dakota non-profit organizations to tackle some of our state's toughest challenges with local, sustainable solutions.


SBPC will connect AmeriCorps members to public and nonprofit organizations, partnering with each organization for project plan development and member service agreements to ensure project feasibility and sustainability after the service year ends. Our goal is to create a community partnership between small non-profits and a community of AmeriCorps members, working together to increase economic opportunity, and create healthy living and education opportunities for the benefit of some of our most vulnerable populations.  SBPC assists in AmeriCorps member training, recruitment, enrollment assistance, initial and ongoing support to the AmeriCorps members and partner organizations, and ongoing training and professional development for AmeriCorps members.

For the 2020-2021 service year:

  • The Souris Basin Community Builder Program will engage approximately 20 people in intensive service at non-profits, schools, public agencies and community organizations across North Dakota.

  • Members will contribute 1,800 hours of service.

  • Members will earn more than $60,940 in Education Awards once they've successfully completed their service term.

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AmeriCorps North Dakota provides grant funding and technical assistance to SBPC to recruit, train, and supervise AmeriCorps ND host sites and members meeting critical community needs. The AmeriCorps ND program focus is in the areas of education, disaster services, health, environmental stewardship, economic opportunity, and service to veterans and military families. Grant recipients, like SBPC, design service activities for a team of members serving full- or part-time for one year or during the summer.