AMERICORPS Newark, NJ, USA
May 09, 2019Intern
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) BENEFITS: 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.