BE THE GREATER GOOD
This national service program (federal) provides participants with opportunities to build new job skills and earn money to continue their education including trades/job training programs.A high school diploma or GED is not required to participate in AmeriCorps, making it an excellent option for students that have dropped out of school. AmeriCorps works to meet the needs of each individual in terms of education and training, including those with low reading and math skills, or those with disabilities.
Both programs are 10 months and provide housing, travel and other benefits. Programs can be repeated.
Members can begin sign up process at age 17 and reserve their spot.
NCCC Corps Members- for those ages 18 to 24.
FEMA Corps Members- for those ages 18 to 24 (Disaster Response Focus)
Leadership Skills, Job Training, Educational Award
Earn 6 college credits during program
Housing and Travel Provided
Living Allowance, Healthcare Benefits
Student Loan Deferment
Support and Serve American Communities
Build Lifelong Friendships
Program can be Repeated
SAMPLE PROJECTS (Training Provided):
Disaster Response- tornado, flood, hurricane, fire, earthquake, etc.
Educating citizens on sustainability and energy conservation practices
Constructing or repairing hiking trails in parks
Home building, commercial renovations, etc.
Removing exotic vegetation and planting new trees
Assisting veterans, homeless and senior citizen populations
Constructing and rehabilitating low-income housing
Training the public on disaster preparedness
Planning evacuation routes and recovery plans for potential disasters
Compiling reports, managing and analyzing data
Working with nonprofits and government agencies to coordinate services for disaster survivors
Preparing disaster kits, tracking inventory and loading supplies in FEMA warehouses
Writing federal grants for damaged public facilities
A child care allowance is available to members who are custodial or joint-custodial parents, which they can provide to a family member to care for their children while in the program. Because it is a federal program, discrimination against an individual because of gender identity, including transgender status and sexual orientation is not tolerated. EEOC policy protects lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) applicants and employees against employment bias.