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ac_0What is AmeriCorps?

AmeriCorps engages more than 75,000 Americans in intensive service each year at nonprofits, schools, public agencies, and community and faith-based groups across the country.

Since the program’s founding in 1994, more than 900,000 AmeriCorps members have contributed more than 1.2 billion hours in service across America while tackling pressing problems and mobilizing millions of volunteers for the organizations they serve.

AmeriCorps programs do more than move communities forward; they serve their members by creating jobs and providing pathways to opportunity for young people entering the workforce. AmeriCorps places thousands of young adults into intensive service positions where they learn valuable work skills, earn money for education, and develop an appreciation for citizenship.

There are two branches of AmeriCorps:

AmeriCorps State and National

This is the broadest network of AmeriCorps programs. These groups recruit, train, and place AmeriCorps members to meet critical community needs in education, public safety, health, and the environment. Members serve in part-time and full-time positions.

AmeriCorps VISTA

VISTA provides full-time members to nonprofit, faith-based and other community organizations, and public agencies to create and expand programs that bring low-income individuals and communities out of poverty.

To apply: search service opportunities in Indiana here.

Full-Time AmeriCorps Position Open:

The AmeriCorps Teen Program Director will be responsible for implementing College- and Career-readiness programs for junior high and high school students.  Experience in counseling and/or advising students on barriers to success will be considered a plus. The position is full time, 36-40 hours per week, and requires evenings and some weekends, as well as some travel.

This is a 1700 hour contract that goes from now until August 2017.

Benefits: $634 bi-weekly stipend plus an education award of $5,775 upon successful completion of year of service, health care, child care, up to 340 hours of professional development

Indy After School Corps

The Indy After School Corps, an AmeriCorps program of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Indianapolis, provides services and programs to better the lives of youth in Marion County. Services include tutoring, after school enrichment activities, summer day camps, conflict resolution skills, violence prevention skills, health education, and organized recreation to meet the needs of low-income, vulnerable youth and their families in Indianapolis.

Member Benefits

  • A modest living allowance is provided to help assist with living expenses during the term of service. Bi-weekly stipends range from $169-$635 (less taxes are taken out).
  • Earn Money for College! Receive an Educational Award between $1,212 and $5,730 after completing your term of service.
  • Gain valuable experience in youth development, working as part of a team, leading a group, and build your resume.
  • Additional benefits include: up to 340 hours of professional development, health care, child care (full-time only), noncompetitive eligibility for federal jobs (VISTA only), and potential employment opportunities.

Eligibility

  • Must be 17 years of age or older.
  • Must be a U.S. citizen, national or lawful permanent resident.
  • Must possess a high school diploma or GED equivalency.

Service Activities

  • Increase academic success and engagement of youth.
  • Provide direct programs to children and youth, ages 5-18 years, after school.
  • Implement daily activities including: tutoring, conflict resolution, health and safety, enrichment, recreation, clubs, etc.
  • Recruit and support additional volunteers at sites to build organizational capacity.
  • Provide direct support to other volunteer-based organizations.
  • Attend AmeriCorps sponsored trainings, staff meetings and events.
  • Ensure the spread of AmeriCorps vision and visibility by wearing AmeriCorps gear during all service activities.

This program is available to all, without regard to race, color, national origin, disability, age, sex, political affiliation, or religion.  Our grievance policy is available for review by clicking here.

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For more information on AmeriCorps, please contact: CNCS logo

Rebecca James, Director of Federal Programs
Phone: (317) 920-4700 ext. 24
Email:  rjames@BGCINDY.org
AmeriCorps website: www.americorps.gov

To apply, go here.