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AmeriCorps logoA STAR! in Western Maryland
AmeriCorps Programs

A STAR! (Appalachian Service Through Action and Resources) in Western Maryland is a Maryland AmeriCorps program. A STAR! provides direct, substantive service programs that improve the literacy of school children, enhance the health care and living conditions of children and elderly people, help at-risk youth by offering after-school programs, improve shelter and support services for low-income families and preserve the environment for the Western Maryland communities.

The A STAR! program is managed through a partnership with Frostburg State University located in Frostburg, Maryland, University of Maryland - Hagerstown, the Maryland Governor's Office of Service and Volunteerism, and the Corporation for National and Community Service. The A STAR! program is a regionally-based national service program spanning the four western most counties in Maryland.

Twenty site partnerships in the four-county region of Western Maryland sponsor AmeriCorps positions. The following is a list of agencies, names of site supervisors, and a brief description of the service objectives for members placed at that site. To learn more about A STAR!, please contact Lisa Clark, A  STAR! in Western Maryland Director, at 301.697.3359.

Apply to the A STAR! Program

AmeriCorps Official Application

All AmeriCorps members are required to complete a three part criminal history check. Upon interest being initiated the free online public sex offender registry will be conducted through At the point of interview or selection the state and FBI fingerprinting process will be initiated.

Are you a freshman? If so, check out the ECHOSTARS program here.

AmeriCorps Prohibited Activities

A STAR! in Western MD

Funded in part by the Governor’s Office on Service and Volunteerism and the Corporation for National and Community Service

FSU is committed to making all of its programs, services and activities accessible to persons with disabilities. To request accommodation through the ADA Compliance Office, call 301.687.4102 or use a Voice Relay Operator at 1.800.735.2258.

ECHOSTARS I Rising STARS I Partnering Agencies


National Days of Service

September 11, 2017
9/11 National Day of Service and Remembrance

October 28, 2017
Make a Difference Day

November 11, 2017
Veterans Day

January 15, 2018
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

AmeriCorps Week
Dates TBA

April 15-21, 2018
National Volunteer Week