AmeriCorps

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Summer 2018 Positions Available! 
The Power of We Consortium AmeriCorps State Program is hiring for Summer 2018. 

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 April 3rd, 2018 -  August 31st, 2018. Members will serve a total of 450 hours, 20-25 hours/week. 


  

Benefits of summer members: 
  • Living stipend of $3,200 (distributed bi-weekly) 
  • Student loan forbearance for qualified loans
  • Education award of $1,538.36 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 April 3rd start date: 

Community Garden Coordinator; Edgewood Village
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.


Community Gardens Coordinator; NorthWest Initiative 
This position is housed at NorthWest Initiative. NorthWest Initiative is a community development organization that services residents who reside in 48906, 48915, 48917 east of Waverly Rd and 48933 zip codes. Our goal is to help improve overall health and quality of life for low-income residents. To learn more about our organization and the services provided visit:http://nwlansing.org/. Member will work directly with community gardeners to provide expertise, tools, and resources. CLICK HERE TO VIEW FULL POSITION. 


Garden and Health Facilitator, Rainbow Homes
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 Project Resources Center Coordinator, Greater Lansing Food Bank-Garden Project
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. The Garden Project Resources Coordinator will perform a variety of duties to expand and enrich Garden Project services, especially to underserved populations, through resource distribution and improving access to healthy foods.  CLICK HERE TO VIEW FULL POSITION.


Garden Support Specialist, Greater Lansing Food Bank-Garden Project
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. The Garden Support Specialist will provide hands-on garden support to a network of Garden Project (GP) community gardens across Ingham County. Member responsibilities will include tilling, mowing, infrastructure repairs and providing basic community garden site maintenance, all in efforts to support the GP’s yearlong push for garden sustainability. CLICK HERE FOR 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 February 23rd by 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

August 2018 AmeriCorps VISTA Openings


​6 Positions Available Beginning AUGUST 6!
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.   
M
embers will serve in a full-time, 36-40 hours per week, capacity from August 6, 2018 - August 5, 2019.  

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

WE ARE HIRING FOR THE FOLLOWING POSITIONS:

College Access Support Coordinator, CAPITAL AREA COLLEGE ACCESS NETWORK
The Capital Area College Access Network (CapCAN) mission is to increase the college attainment rate of students particularly those who are low-income, first generation, and students of color from the Capital Area.  This is accomplished through a community collaborative network of support for college readiness, persistence, and a college-going culture.
The AmeriCorps VISTA member serving at CapCAN will be creating college access and educational attainment programs/resources and materials and coordinating technology to increase college and career readiness and promote post-secondary attainment in Ingham County; supporting the executive director in the development of a sustainability plan to secure additional revenue, volunteers, and community resources; and building partnerships with community organizations to develop an outreach plan to target low-income, minority, and first generation students in areas where the school district had not yet made a commitment to college access development.

Community-AID Lab Resource Specialist, COMMUNITY-AID LABORATORY
The mission of the Community-Academic Innovations and Diffusion (AID) Laboratory is to partner with youth-serving organizations to develop, evaluate, and disseminate practices that promote the well-being and success of ALL children, youth, and families, and; study and promote the influence of children, youth and families on these practices and evaluation. 
The AmeriCorps VISTA member serving with Community-AID will assist with building the capacity of the Community-AID Laboratory to support community-based organizations, and also will collaborate in ongoing community-engaged projects that promote the well-being and educational success of children, youth, and families.  

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.

Scholar Coordinator, LANSING PROMISE
The Lansing Promise is a scholarship program designed to transform the lives of students, families and the Lansing community. It offers a promise of hope for Lansing’s youth and a long-term goal of changing the culture of Lansing into a well-educated, vibrant, prosperous community for years to come. It inspires students to complete high school, sharpens focus on academic achievement and provides a direct path to post-secondary educational opportunities.The Promise is an award offered to graduates of public and private schools within the Lansing School District (“LSD”) boundaries. It provides the financial assistance necessary to obtain a two-year degree or its equivalent at an eligible school.
The AmeriCorps VISTA member serving with Lansing Promise will streamline Lansing Promise’s data collection and management infrastructure; help coordinate development of Promise Community continuum; and, develop a framework for Promise Scholar Councils at partner high school and post-secondary institutions.

Newcomer Outreach Coordinator, REFUGEE DEVELOPMENT CENTER
The Refugee Development Center (RDC) is a vital Mid-Michigan 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization that has served refugees since 2002. The RDC began with one part-time staff member and a handful of volunteers. Today, the RDC has 15 staff, 28 interns, and over 300 volunteers serving nearly 2,500 refugees in 2017. The RDC’s mission is to cultivate a welcoming, thriving community that collaborates with refugees and newcomers through education, engagement and support. 
The AmeriCorps VISTA member will help ensure that Newcomer (refugee and immigrant) residents receive assistance with K-12 education, improve their overall literacy, support and enhance efforts to identify resources such as after-school programs and workshops, implement post-secondary training curricula, specifically for culturally diverse audiences.

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​​ June 7, 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.