Pros: experience, health benefits, dental benefits, college
Cons: pay, work conditions, managment
The pay is awful and the work is heavy. Make sure you have a place to live and a means of paying for it without AmeriCorps. You will not be able to afford hardly anything while you are working for AmeriCorps. The pay is very, very poor.
However, they do give you Health and Dental benefits. If you don't have that, it is a great benefit. Definitely take – more... advantage of it during your time in AmeriCorps.
AmeriCorps is extremely frustrating, but it will give you experience and it will help you through college. Just make sure you don't need a lot of money from a job, otherwise you'll be in a tough spot. – less