Iowa Campus Compact advances the public purposes of college and universities by depending their ability to improve community life and to educate students for civic and social responsibility. The Iowa College AmeriCorps Program (ICAP) was created to increase levels of volunteerism among college students in Iowa as part of their academic experience, while engaging them in their local campus community. Members help meet the greatest needs in their local campus community by volunteering 300 or 450 hours of service during an academic year.
- Since 2007, nearly 500 Iowa college students have served at least 300 hours in their communities with ICAP
- 87 percent of members reported an increased connection to their community as a result of their service and 82 percent reported increased knowledge of civic engagement issues
- In the last academic year alone, these members recruited more than 2,200 additional volunteers, who served more than 8,000 hours on 553 community projects
- Among other things, last year this program served more then 2,700 disadvantaged Iowa children