Our nation is aging. By the year 2030, one in five Americans will be 65 or older. The Livable Communities Corps is a joint initiative led by Public Allies and AARP to ensure communities across the country are great places for people of all ages.

The Livable Communities Corps is faciliated through Public Allies and utilizes our apprenticeship model and core values to advance AARP’s Livable Communities campaign. 

How the Program Works

The Livable Communities Corps is a national cohort of 10 Public Allies, serving across five regions. Members support efforts of neighborhoods, towns, cities, and rural areas in building inclusive spaces where people can thrive respectful of every generation. This means safe, walkable streets; age-friendly housing and transportation options; access to needed services; and opportunities for residents of all ages to participate in community life. 

Livable Communities Corps members will serve in pairs at nonprofit organizations and government agencies in the following locations:

  • Tucson, AZ
  • Augusta, ME
  • Des Moines, IA
  • Albany, NY
  • Tallahassee, FL
Photograph by Benjamin Norman for AARP

Members make a ten-month, full-time commitment to deliver a defined project with measurable impact. A special emphasis is placed on  building the organizational, administrative, and financial capacity the Livable Communities initiative.

Members generally do not provide direct services; instead, their duties may include building and designing community programs, partnership development, recruiting and training volunteers, and launching new and innovative projects. 

Livable Communities Corps Members serve at different sites around the country, and the cohort meets virtually once per week for Public Allies-led leadership development training, mentoring, coaching, and support in achieving personal and professional goals.

Program Details

In return for their service, members receive:

  • Modest living allowance
  • Health benefits
  • Child care support
  • Eli  Segal AmeriCorps Education Award or post-service stipend (upon completion of service)
  • Personal coaching, support, and leadership development training. 

Individuals of all ages, backgrounds, and experiences are welcome to apply!