The United Way of Southeast Alaska AmeriCorps Program has opportunities available with at-risk children and youth, the homeless population, homeless families, homeless teens and people with disabilities. AmeriCorps Members connect homeless families with a place to stay; they promote and provide inclusion of individuals with disabilities; they conduct youth groups with at-risk youth; they provide family engagement events; they connect teens with internships at non-profits. Most opportunities are intended to impact and/or reduce ACE scores.
Thank you to our host sites for your partnership!
What is AmeriCorps?
AmeriCorps is a network of national service programs that improve lives and fosters civic engagement. More than 75,000 Americans across the country participate in AmeriCorps each year. All of them tackle different community needs in different ways. Members commit their time to address critical community needs like increasing academic achievement, mentoring youth, fighting poverty, sustaining national parks, preparing for disasters, and more. No matter what you're passionate about, where you're from, or why you choose to serve, AmeriCorps is your chance to be the greater good.
Benefits of the program:
- Student loan deferment
- Skills and training
- Living allowance - $1300 a month, before taxes
- Limited health benefit options
- Childcare Assistance
- Annual Bus Pass
- Education Award upon completion of service to help pay for college, graduate school, or vocational training, or to repay student loans
- Gain valuable professional experience
- 11-month program, with a minimum of 1700 hours
- Start Date – August 7, 2019
For more information contact:
Cara Gilbert, AmeriCorps Program Director
United Way of Southeast Alaska
To make our people safer, stronger and healthier; to strengthen our communities; and to Get Things Done for America.