AmeriCorps

Now Hiring AmeriCorps VISTAs for January 2020!



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, Economic Opportunity, and Healthy Futures.   
All AmeriCorps VISTA m
embers serve full-time (36-40 hours per week) from
January 21, 2020 - January 19, 2021

Benefits of Service:
Living Allowance of $12,491 (distributed biweekly)
Education Award ($6,195) OR Cash Stipend ($1,803)
Non-Competitive Eligibility
Loan Forbearance for Qualified Student Loans
Professional Development and Training
Healthcare Benefit
Childcare Assistance

WE ARE HIRING FOR THE FOLLOWING POSITIONS:

RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT COORDINATOR
Department of Neighborhoods and Citizen Engagement, City of Lansing

The AmeriCorps VISTA member will assist neighborhood organizations and citizens in Lansing in designing, resourcing, and implementing projects that benefit their community in order to build the capacity of neighborhoods to organize and advocate for themselves.

NEIGHBORHOOD CONNECTOR
Department of Neighborhoods and Citizen Engagement, City of Lansing

The AmeriCorps member will assist neighborhood organizations and citizens in Lansing in designing, resourcing, and implementing projects that benefit their community; support a communications strategy that reaches residents of the City's neighborhoods as well as local, regional, and national partners; and, cultivate partnerships among stakeholders, city agencies, nonprofit organizations, and block groups who can build capacity and serve as volunteers.  The VISTA will also support the Mayor's Neighborhood Advisory Board grant application process and the Citizen's Academy program.

VOLUNTEER AND RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT COORDINATOR
Communities in Schools of Michigan

The VISTA with Communities in Schools of Michigan (CISM) will help develop volunteer and donor management systems to support the work of the organization. CISM operates within 39 schools, and the VISTA's work will ensure that low-income students at those schools are given the support they need to thrive. This work will also help CISM expand its footprint in Michigan so more students have the opportunity to stay in school. The Power of We AmeriCorps VISTA Program focuses on building capacity of Ingham County organizations in the areas of education and economic opportunity. The program emphasizes the importance of professional development and personal growth, while creating an exceptional AmeriCorps VISTA experience for members during the term of service. 



To APPLY, send a RESUME and COVER LETTER indicating which position(s) interest you to

 Zekiye Salman
 at zsalman@ingham.org by​​ December 13, 2019.

 

 

Now Hiring AmeriCorps Members for Fall 2019


We're Hiring Individuals For Fall 2019!

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 non-profit organizations, government agencies, and faith based institutions to work directly with the community in areas of food access and healthy lifestyles programming. We're looking for six individuals passionate about local food systems and the greater Lansing community who will #GetThingsDone. 


  
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​​Full and part time positions are available for the 2019-20 term! All members will serve from October 14, 2019 - September 21, 2020. Benefits of service:

Full-time members: 1700 hours/year = 36 hours/week Part-time members: 900 hours/year = 20-25 hours/week
Stipend of $13,992 Stipend of $6996
Health, dental and vision insurance Loan forbearance for eligible student loans
Loan forbearance for eligible student loans Interest accrual repayment for eligible student loans
Interest accrual repayment for eligible student loans Education award of $3,047.50 upon successful completion of service
Education award of $6,095 upon successful completion of service Continual professional and personal development!
Continual professional and personal development!



MID-MICHIGAN RECOVERY SERVICES

Wellness Coordinator - Part time position 

Mid-Michigan Recovery Services is located in Lansing, MI. Member will be housed at their main office 913 W. Holmes, Lansing, MI but will travel frequently between their residential homes off of North MLK Blvd, South MLK Blvd, and South Pennsylvania. To learn more about MMRS visit: https://www.midmichiganrecoveryservices.org/. Our Wellness Coordinator will work with residents in treatment and will be responsible for coordinating mind and body wellness engagement opportunities. These opportunities will be delivered in the form of healthy habit classes, nutrition classes, and physical fitness classes. CLICK HERE TO VIEW FULL POSITION DESCRIPTION.



SOUTH SIDE COMMUNITY COALITION
Healthy Lifestyle Specialist - Part time position 

South Side Community Coalition is located in Lansing, MI. SSCC a neighborhood center that opened in 2003 and provides a wide range of services to neighbors on Lansing's south side. Programming includes tutoring, after school programs, senior luncheons, food distributions, nutrition and healhcare forums, garden club and more! To learn more about SSCC visit: https://www.southsidecommunitycoalition.com/. Our Healthy Lifestyles Specialist will be responsible for the production of produce within the centers hoop house and garden. Produce grown in these spaces will be put into the centers food distributions along with providing gardening education to adults and youth. The member will also create and implement nutrition and exercise classes for neighbors. CLICK HERE TO VIEW FULL POSITION DESCRIPTION.



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



Candidates may apply to multiple
positions and should specify what positions they're applying for in their cover letter. All interested candidates must submit a COVER LETTER and RESUME to be eligible for interview.

COVER LETTER and RESUMES should be sent to Andrea Villanueva, AmeriCorps State Program Director at avillanueva@ingham.org. Applications accepted until all positions are filled!  


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

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.