AmeriCorps

September 2017 AmeriCorps State Openings


Three New Positions Available! 
The Power of We Consortium AmeriCorps State Program is hiring for the 2017-18 program year. 

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 PWC 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 December 1st, 2017 - November 26th, 2018. Full time members will serve a total of 1,700 hours; ~ 36 hours/week. Part-time members will serve a total of 900 hours; ~20-25 hours/week. 


  

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

The Power of We AmeriCorps State Program is recruiting three individuals to fill the following positions for a December 1st start date: 

4-H Nutrition & Hoop House Advocate; part - time
This position is housed at South Side Community Coalition (SSCC) To learn more about SSCC visit http://southsidecommunitycoalition.org/. For more than a decade, SSCC has established a 4-H garden program that serves over 50 minority and at-risk youth in the area. Youth in the program take part in educational activities, leadership trips, mentoring and showing their projects to the community at Ingham County Fair. Currently, our 4-H garden program has been allowed to expand by an award from the USDA to build a hoop house at our location. Member will manage hoop house will creating and facilitating youth nutrition and gardening education. CLICK HERE TO VIEW FULL POSITION. 


Baker Neighborhood Coordinator; full-time
This position is with the City of Lansing and will be housed at Gier Community Center and Caeser Donora Park. The Mission of Lansing Parks and Recreation is to enhance the quality of life through the preservation and maintenance of park lands, the provision of quality leisure time activities and the provision of special facilities which would otherwise not be available to the Lansing residents. To learn more about Lansing's Parks www.lansingmi.gov/parks. The AmeriCorps member will work with neighbors of the Baker neighborhood to assess and facilitate nutrition and exercise classes. Member will work with local organizations to initiate programming and assist with food distributions. CLICK HERE TO VIEW FULL POSITION.  


Nutrition Proxy Project Coordinator; full-time
This position is housed at Tri-County Office on  Aging (TCOA). To learn more about TCOA visit http://www.tcoa.org/. This position will help support volunteer management for TCOA's Meals on Wheels program. In addition the member will create and roll out a new program to link home-bound/limited mobility seniors to grocery story delivery services in which they can use EBT for payment. CLICK HERE TO VIEW FULL POSITION.  




To apply, candidates must submit a cover letter & resume that indicates which position(s) they are interested in to PWC AmeriCorps State Program Director, Andrea Villanueva at avillanueva@ingham.org by October 13th at 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

November 2017 AmeriCorps VISTA Openings



JOIN THE AMERICORPS VISTA TEAM IN NOVEMBER 2017
!!
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.  Members will serve in a full-time, 36-40 hours per week, capacity from November 2017 to November 2018.  

Benefits of Serving in the AmeriCorps VISTA Program:
**Living Allowance of $12,311 (Distributed in biweekly payments)
**Relocation Allowance of up to $550
**End of Service Award upon completion of service
**Healthcare Benefit
**Child Care Benefit
**Professional Development and Training

WE ARE RECRUITING INDIVIDUALS TO FILL THE FOLLOWING POSITIONS:  
CAMP Coordinator and BBBS Volunteer Recruitment Specialist, Service Site: Big Brothers Big Sisters MI Capital Region
The VISTA member will identify and engage formal mentoring organizations and informal mentoring programs serving youth in the Tri-county area; implement Volunteer Mentoring recruitment strategies to benefit all CAMP members; and, create trainings and events for CAMP mentors and mentees quarterly.  

Community Education Specialist, Service Site: Eastside Community Action Center
The VISTA member develop a sustainable volunteer recruitment and management system for Eastside Community Action Center's tutoring and mentoring program in order to ensure that at-risk and vulnerable children in grades K-12 receive the educational, social, and emotional support they need.  

Community Housing Specialist, Service Site: Eastside Community Action Center
The VISTA member will help ensure that low income residents move from renting to home ownership. Neighborhood residents will receive educational, social, and emotional support they need to help them break the cycle of poverty from the Neighborhood Stabilization Program Housing Specialist. The VISTA Member will build the capacity of the Eastside Community Action Center by developing a sustainable referral and resource housing system for our community residents.

Financial Literacy Program Developer, Service Site: Refugee Development Center
The VISTA member will help ensure that Newcomer (refugee and immigrant) residents receive assistance to improve their financial literacy, improve their overall assets, support and enhance efforts to identify financial literacy resources and opportunities and implement financial training curricula, specifically for culturally diverse audiences, with partner organizations and institutions.

Program Resource Coordinator, Service Site: Greater Lansing Housing Coalition/Center for Financial Health
The VISTA member will serve with both organizations.  The member will assist in fund development, develop outreach and marketing campaigns for programs offered, grow social media presence, and recruit volunteers for both agencies.     

Power of We Consortium VISTA Leader, Service Site: Ingham County Health Department AmeriCorps VISTA Program
The VISTA Leader will support the VISTA project and its members in order to enhance its effectiveness, stability, and sustainability; develop and coordinate professional development trainings and service events in order to assist in member development; and, assist in outreach, marketing, and recruitment of VISTA members and host-sites.  

How to Apply: 
Send a resume and cover letter for each of the positions that interest you to the Power of We AmeriCorps VISTA Program Director, Rose Henderson at rhenderson@ingham.org by​​
August 18, 2017 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.