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
Paid Personal and Medical Leave

WE ARE HIRING FOR THE FOLLOWING POSITIONS:

PROMISE ENGAGEMENT SPECIALIST
Lansing Promise

The VISTA member with Lansing Promise will help develop and implement communications and marketing strategies to increase the impact of the Lansing Promise Zone Scholarship program and to build awareness of the program in the community and on social media. They will also help with the development of a communications platform, the Promise Community Hub, to support current recipients succeed in their post-secondary endeavors. In doing so, the VISTA member will be vital in the success of Lansing students as they support them in getting to and through college! 

To apply, send a RESUME and COVER LETTER to
Zekiye Salman at zsalman@ingham.org by​​ December 13, 2019.

 

 

ICHD AmeriCorps State Program


ICHD 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 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 currently not hiring but will have more positions early to mid-winter for our Summer Corps. Check back then for opportunities to #GetThingsDone. 


  



Our RFP (request for proposals) to host a Summer Corps member will go live late fall, 2019. 
Are you an organization who could benefit from the addition of healthy lifestyle programming? Maybe you need someone to facilitate your weekly food distributions? If so the ICHD AmeriCorps State Program would love to partner with you! Members are placed at non-profit organizations, government agencies and faith based institutions to help aid in food access and healthy lifestyles programming. Check back late November, early December for our RFP for summer placement! 

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Summer Corps member serve 20-25 hours/week ~May - August 2019. If you're interested in serving with our Summer Corps check back mid-winter for available positions and how to apply! :

Summer members: 450 hours/term= 20-25 hours/week
Stipend of $,3702
Loan forbearance for eligible student loans
Interest accrual repayment for eligible student loans
Education award of $1,612.43 upon successful completion of service
Continual professional and personal development!
First hand experience in local food systems work! 

Questions about the AmeriCorps State Program can be directed to
Andrea Villanueva, Program Director at avillanueva@ingham.org or 517-887-4558. 


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.