AmeriCorps

Now Hiring For Fall 2018!


Now Hiring for the 2018-19 Program Year! 
The Power of We Consortium AmeriCorps State Program is now the Ingham County Health Department AmeriCorps State Program. 

Commonly known as the “domestic Peace Corps,” AmeriCorps is a national service program governed by a federal agency – the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) – and administered in Michigan by the Michigan Community Service Commission (MCSC). AmeriCorps is a network of local, state, and national service programs that connects Americans in intensive service to meet our country’s critical needs in education, public safety, health and the environment. AmeriCorps members serve with nonprofits, public agencies, and faith-based and community organizations. Since 1994, AmeriCorps State members have provided needed assistance to millions of Americans across the nation. 

The ICHD AmeriCorps State Program places members at organizations to work directly with the community in areas of food security programming and youth programming to reduce obesity. Members will serve throughout Ingham County from October 15th, 2018 - September 25th, 2019. Full and part time positions are available. 


  

Benefits of Full Time members - 1,700 total service hours = 36 hours/week: 
  • Living stipend of $12,630 (distributed bi-weekly) 
  • Health, dental and vision coverage
  • Childcare assistance if eligible
  • Student loan forbearance & interest accrual payment for qualified loans
  • Education award of $5,920 upon successful completion of service
  • Continual professional development training
  • Hands on experience with local food systems

Benefits of Part Time members - 900 total service hours = 20-25 hours/week: 

  • Living stipend of $6,400 (distributed bi-weekly) 
  • Student loan forbearance & interest accrual payment for qualified loans
  • Education award of $2,960 upon successful completion of service
  • Continual professional development training
  • Hands on experience with local food systems

The ICHD AmeriCorps State Program is recruiting seven individuals to fill the following positions for an October 15th, 2018 start date: 


Food & Fitness Education Coordinator, Allen Neighborhood Center - Full Time Position
This position is housed at Allen Neighborhood Center (ANC). ANC is a non-profit hub for neighborhood revitalization for Lansing's Eastside neighborhood. To learn more visit: http://allenneighborhoodcenter.org/. The Food & Fitness Education Coordinator will coordinate, assist and expand the Market Walk/Market Moves program - a free exercise program that gives participants farmer's market tokens in exchange for time spent in physical fitness. Member will also link neighbors up to other food and fitness events. CLICK HERE TO VIEW FULL POSITION.


Garden and Health Facilitator, Rainbow Homes - Part Time Position
This positions is housed at Rainbow Homes. Rainbow Homes has been providing residential supports for adults with cognitive impairments for 18 years. The 30 residents are encouraged to grow personally and spiritually to reach their given potential. Rainbow Homes strives to promote spiritual development, foster life-long friendships, volunteerism, self-determination, and inclusion in the community so residents experience a full life. To learn more visit: www.rainbow-homes.org. The member will support and encourage residents to adopt healthy lifestyle habits through the use of the on-site community garden, cooking classes, and exercise promotion, classes and involvement. CLICK HERE TO VIEW FULL POSITION.


Garden Program Coordinator; Edgewood Village - Part Time Position

This position is housed at Edgewood Village. Edgewood Village provides low income families and senior citizens to affordable housing while providing social, recreational, commercial and communal facilities to residents. Member will support Edgewood Village's mission to improve the communal quality of life for its residents through efforts in the following areas: community garden management, gardening education, volunteer management and food distribution. CLICK HERE TO VIEW FULL POSITION.


Garden Support Specialist, Greater Lansing Food Bank-Garden Project - Full Time Position
This position is housed at Greater Lansing Food Bank's Garden Project.  The Garden Project, a 30+ year program of the Greater Lansing Food Bank (GLFB), provides access to land, how-to education, free seeds and plants, tool lending, a networking hub and more, so that all community members can have access to fresh, healthy food through gardening opportunities. For more information, visit www.greaterlansingfoodbank.org. Member will provide hands-on garden support to a network of Garden Project community gardeners that will include, but is not limited to garden maintenance, leading volunteer groups, and creating sustainable garden spaces. CLICK HERE TO VIEW FULL POSITION


Gardening Educator, Allen Neighborhood Center - Full Time Position
This position is housed at Allen Neighborhood Center (ANC). ANC is a non-profit hub for neighborhood revitalization for Lansing's Eastside neighborhood. To learn more visit:http://allenneighborhoodcenter.org/. The Gardening Educator will collaborate with the Hunter Park GardenHouse Director to develop and promote a robust gardening program throughout the Eastside neighborhood through workshops, home garden visits, planning and uptake of the GardenHouse, and volunteer management. Member will also assist with the Youth Programs Coordinator to provide healthy lifestyle programming to Youth Service Corps participants. CLICK HERE TO VIEW FULL POSITION. 


Nutrition Proxy Project Coordinator, Tri-County Office on Aging - Part Time Position 

This position is housed at Tri-County Office on Aging (TCOA). Since 1974 TCOA has been the region's source for information and services that older adults, persons with disabilities and their families need to live independently and remain active in their communities. To learn more visit: www.tcoa.org. The Nutrition Proxy Project Coordinator will work to increase volunteers and retention of volunteers with Meals on Wheels and the Bridge Card program. The Bridge Card program allows limited mobility seniors the opportunity to use their Bridge Card to purchase food from grocery stores and farmers markets while TCOA volunteers shop for them. CLICK HERE TO VIEW FULL POSITION. 


Volunteer & Pantry Coordinator, Allen Neighborhood Center - Full Time Position

This position is housed at Allen Neighborhood Center (ANC). ANC is a non-profit hub for neighborhood revitalization for Lansing's Eastside neighborhood. To learn more visit:http://allenneighborhoodcenter.org/. The Volunteer and Pantry Coordinator will recruit, orient, and link volunteers to ANC's food and fitness program while maintaining and developing new relationships within the community for new volunteers. Member will also support the collection, preparation and distribution of Breadbasket Pantry - free distribution that offers bread and produce to neighbors and assist with promoting, scheduling entertainment and educational activities for the weekly farmer's market. CLICK HERE TO VIEW FULL POSITION. 



All positions go from October 15th, 2018 - September 25th, 2019. Interested candidates must be available 40 hours the week of October 15th to attend orientation. To apply candidates must submit a cover letter and resume, indicating which position(s) they're interested in to ICHD AmeriCorps State Program Director, Andrea Villanueva at avillanueva@ingham.org by July 23rd @ 5pm. 

Benefits of full time members: 
  • Living stipend of $12,630 (distributed bi-weekly)
  • Loan forbearance for qualified student loans
  • Health, dental & vision coverage
  • Childcare (if eligible)
  • Education award in the amount of $5,815 upon successful completion of service
  • Continual professional development training
Benefits of full time members: 
  • Living stipend of $12,630 (distributed bi-weekly)
  • Loan forbearance for qualified student loans
  • Health, dental & vision coverage
  • Childcare (if eligible)
  • Education award in the amount of $5,815 upon successful completion of service
  • Continual professional development training
Benefits of full time members: 
  • Living stipend of $12,630 (distributed bi-weekly)
  • Loan forbearance for qualified student loans
  • Health, dental & vision coverage
  • Childcare (if eligible)
  • Education award in the amount of $5,815 upon successful completion of service
  • Continual professional development training
Benefits of full time members: 
  • Living stipend of $12,630 (distributed bi-weekly)
  • Loan forbearance for qualified student loans
  • Health, dental & vision coverage
  • Childcare (if eligible)
  • Education award in the amount of $5,815 upon successful completion of service
  • Continual professional development training

Benefits of Full Time members - 1,700 total service hours = 36 hours/week: 
  • Living stipend of $12,630 (distributed bi-weekly) 
  • Health, dental and vision coverage
  • Childcare assistance if eligible
  • Student loan forbearance & interest accrual payment for qualified loans
  • Education award of $5,920 upon successful completion of service
  • Continual professional development training
  • Hands on experience with local food systems
Benefits of Full Time members - 1,700 total service hours = 36 hours/week: 
  • Living stipend of $12,630 (distributed bi-weekly) 
  • Health, dental and vision coverage
  • Childcare assistance if eligible
  • Student loan forbearance & interest accrual payment for qualified loans
  • Education award of $5,920 upon successful completion of service
  • Continual professional development training
  • Hands on experience with local food systems

Hiring for 2 VISTA Positions for September 2018!


​2 Positions Available Beginning September 4!
AmeriCorps VISTA is a national service program that has been working to alleviate poverty in America since 1965.  VISTA’s serve full-time for one year at nonprofit organizations or local government agencies to build the capacity of these organizations to carry out programs that fight poverty.  AmeriCorps VISTA members recruit and manage community volunteers, raise funds, and help manage projects.  More specifically, the Power of We AmeriCorps VISTA Program focuses on building the capacity of organizations in the areas of education and economic opportunity.   
All AmeriCorps VISTA m
embers serve in a full-time, 36-40 hours per week, capacity from September 4, 2018 - September 3, 2019.  

Benefits of Service:
Living Allowance of $12,311 (distributed biweekly)
Education Award ($5,920) OR Cash Stipend ($1,800)
Non-Competitive Eligibilty
Loan Forbearance for Qualified Student Loans
Professional Development and Training
Healthcare Benefit
Childcare Assistance

WE ARE HIRING FOR THE FOLLOWING POSITIONS:

Resource Development Specialist, INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY EMPOWERMENT CENTER
The mission of the Information Technology Empowerment Center (ITEC) is to increase the number of Michigan youth who are motivated and prepared for academic and career success in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). We work with economically disadvantaged students to build excitement and proficiency for STEM coursework and careers, primarily upper elementary students and middle schoolers (to avoid the middle school drop-off, especially in math) from diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds, all underrepresented in computer science and STEM careers.
The AmeriCorps VISA member serving with ITEC will assist with fund development and community outreach by assisting with grant writing, research, and other fundraising strategies; designing marketing materials for fundraising purposes; developing community partnerships in order to promote program sustainability; and, assisting with organizing community outreach activities.

CAMP Coordinator and Recruitment Specialist, BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS
The mission of Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) is to provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one to one relationships that change their life for the better, forever. The national organization has been around for over 100 years, locally we have been serving the at risk youth in our community since 1954.
The AmeriCorps VISTA member will serve to ensure economically disadvantaged and minority children have access to safe and effective out of school and after-school to services. The VISTA member will assist in increasing, identifying and engaging formal mentoring organizations and informal mentoring programs; Implement Volunteer Mentoring recruitment strategies to benefit all of CAMP Members; Provide training and collaboration for CAMP members; and Strengthen BBBS Volunteer Management Systems.


To APPLY, send a RESUME and COVER LETTER
that indicates which position(s) that interest you to the 
Power of We AmeriCorps VISTA Program Director,
 
Rose Henderson at rhenderson@ingham.org by​​ August 9, 2018 by 5pm.
 

 

 

About AmeriCorps State

Commonly known as the “domestic Peace Corps,” AmeriCorps is a national service program governed by a federal agency – the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) – and administered in Michigan by the Michigan Community Service Commission (MCSC). AmeriCorps is a network of local, state, and national service programs that connects Americans in intensive service to meet our country’s critical needs in education, public safety, health and the environment. AmeriCorps members serve with nonprofits, public agencies, and faith-based and community organizations. Since 1994, AmeriCorps State members have provided needed assistance to millions of Americans across the nation.

The Power of We Consortium AmeriCorps State Program places AmeriCorps members throughout Ingham County to increase food security and reduce chronic disease in residents by focusing on two project goals:

1. Increase consumption of healthy foods and reduce food insecurity with gardening, food distribution and referrals.
2. Teach community members the importance of eating healthy foods and strategies to adopt better diets.



About AmeriCorps VISTA

AmeriCorps VISTA, or Volunteers in Service to America, is a national service program that was designed to eliminate poverty through capacity building in American communities. The VISTA program, created in 1965 and conceived by President John F. Kennedy, was formally incorporated into the AmeriCorps network of programs in 1993 and now governed by a federal agency – the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS).

The Power of We Consortium AmeriCorps VISTA Program began in 2006 and has placed VISTA members at multiple host sites, or sub-sites, at area non-profits, public agencies, and faith and community–based organizations. The VISTA members commit to one year of full-time service in InghamCounty in the areas of education and economic opportunity. They have the unique charge of building their host site’s organizational , administrative and financial capacity. To view The Power of We Consortium current Americorps VISTA team, visit the AmeriCorps VISTA Sites page.