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AmeriCorps Education Award tutorial

Started by Kate Hagner. Last reply by Marijoy Viernes Sep 5, 2013. 1 Reply

A lot of time people have questions about how the education award works and what you can use it for. There's a great online Education Award…Continue

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What's up with the minimum number of hours for my position?

Started by Sofia Angelo Jul 24, 2013. 0 Replies

All SCA AmeriCorps members agree to completing a minimum number of hours during their position.Some things to keep in mind:1. These minimum hours are assigned based on the number of weeks of your…Continue

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Wondering how to translate your AmeriCorps experience on your resume?

Started by Kate Hagner Apr 23, 2013. 0 Replies

Watch the AmeriCorps Alums popular webinar “How To Translate AmeriCorps Onto Your Resume” AmeriCorps Alums tells us this webinar has…Continue

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Attention all AmeriCorps members in/near Salem, Oregon

Started by Sofia Angelo Apr 16, 2013. 0 Replies

We were notified about an AmeriCorps meet up group in the Salem, Oregon area.  If you would like the opportunity to meet up with other AmeriCorps members or alums check out the website below.…Continue

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Comment by Emily Poore on June 2, 2017 at 1:24pm

 Antioch University Seattle offers a scholarship for AmeriCorps members that is a close to match of the AmeriCorps award for those that enroll.  The MAED in Urban Environmental Education at Antioch University Seattle, also has scholarship opportunities for enrollees.  Together these resources can make a significant impact toward reducing the costs for a graduate degree.  They are accepting applications for their third cohort of students will begin the 2017-18 graduate program this summer, August 14th.  

About the MAED in Urban Environmental Education Program

IslandWood and Antioch University Seattle’s M.A.Ed. in Urban Environmental Education (UEE) is a first of a kind program that recognizes the need for diverse educators with the skills and passion to contribute to the social and ecological health of urban settings.  Our graduate students are rethinking traditional methods of place-based and experiential environmental education and are developing new ways of connecting people to the nature of the city.  In extending our focus to the city and stepping into place where most of us live, justice issues become an integral part of living in “the environment”.  Graduate classes are carried out in the city, on the streets, observing and investigating through the perspectives of those who live there – from the inside out. Urban stewardship is reimagined as a way to promote sustainability and resilience, equity and inclusion.  To learn more about the program, please check out our website:  https://islandwood.org/graduate-programs/Seattle .  Or apply now: https://www.antioch.edu/seattle/degrees-programs/education-degrees/...

 

 

Scholarships Available

 

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Sue Byers at 206-499-8530 or via email at sueb@islandwood.org

Comment by Amber Young on May 13, 2017 at 2:06pm
Hi all! I'm working in southern Arizona this summer and I was looking for some people that might be interested in meeting up for some hikes and climbs!
Comment by Emily Poore on April 20, 2017 at 2:24pm

Serving in Tennessee? Volunteer Tennessee is hosting a service event during National Volunteer Week in Memphis, TN that will include Tennessee AmeriCops and Senior Corp programs.

This event will kick-off with a dinner with a brief National Service training on Thursday, April 27, followed by a morning of service on Friday, April 28.
We are excited that the event, taking place during National Volunteer Week, will bring together approximately 200 participants from national service programs! We will be serving at eight various sites around the city on projects such as: sorting donations, site organization, assisting with garden and grounds clean-up, urban gardening, classroom organization and summer camp prep.

For those traveling outside the Memphis area Volunteer Tennessee we will be providing lodging. Volunteer Tennessee will also provide dinner on Thursday, and breakfast and lunch on Friday.

Please register by 4/21/17: https://form.jotform.us/70897104683161

Comment by Emily Poore on April 20, 2017 at 11:46am

Service Events in Michigan:  Each year, the Regional Russ Mawby Signature Service Projects bring hundreds of AmeriCorps members to various Michigan communities for a day of intensive service. By the end of the day, several projects are completed, visibly demonstrating the power of Michigan's AmeriCorps members in action. The 2017 projects include:

  • Northern MI Russ Mawby SSP – May 19th in Grayling
  • Mid-MI Russ Mawby SSP – May 19th in Lansing
  • Flint/Tri-Cities Russ Mawby SSP – May 19th in Flint
  • U.P. Russ Mawby SSP – May 20th in Hancock
  • West MI Russ Mawby SSP – May 19th  in Grand Rapids
  • SE MI Russ Mawby SSP – May 20th in Detroit

 

These projects will look different for each region, but they will all highlight the importance of AmeriCorps and national service. For a brief overview of each of the projects, as well as the registration link and point of contact, go to: https://tinyurl.com/rmssp-2017 (be sure to note the registration deadline!). We hope you can join us to “get things done” for Michigan!

Comment by Sofia Angelo on October 14, 2015 at 4:14pm

Hi All,  October 16th is National Opening Day for AmeriCorps.  While our positions start all year round, AmeriCorps has reserved this Friday as a day where AmeriCorps members all across the country can unite and be sworn in as AmeriCorps members!  Join in the events, by contacting your state commission (or me to get their contact info) or you can just show your support by doing the things outlined in this link: http://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/USCNCS/bulletins/11e6a70

Comment by Andrew steffen on May 28, 2015 at 10:08pm
Hi Sofia. I graduated in December and I have to start making payments for student loans in July. I was wondering if I still qualify for the forbearance and if I do where do I get the form at?
Comment by Sofia Angelo on April 14, 2015 at 9:59am

Attn: Members in Michigan:

Each year, the Regional Russ Mawby Signature Service Projects bring hundreds of AmeriCorps members to various Michigan communities for a day of intensive service. By the end of the day, several projects are completed, visibly demonstrating the power of Michigan's AmeriCorps members in action. The 2015 projects include:

  •  Northern MI – May 15th in Gaylord
  • Mid-MI – May 15th in Lansing
  • Flint/Tri-Cities – May 15th in Flint
  • U.P. – May 16th in Marquette
  • West MI – May 15th  in Grand Rapids
  • SE MI – May 16th in Detroit

 

These projects will look different for each region, but they will all highlight the importance of AmeriCorps and national service. For a brief overview of each of the projects, as well as the registration link and point of contact, go to: http://tinyurl.com/2015RMSSP. We hope you can join us to “get things done” for Michigan!

Comment by Sofia Angelo on April 3, 2015 at 7:23am

Great news, it looks like you won't need to do the FBI check anymore.  HR should have sent you an email about it yesterday, but email me directly at AmeriCorps@thesca.org if you didn't get that email.

Comment by Abigail Shapiro on April 2, 2015 at 9:49pm

Thanks Sofia. I haven't gotten fingerprinted yet. I just sent an email to humanresources@thesca.org asking if I should get them done now and get reimbursed later, or if I should go to a particular fingerprinting service to have them done for free.

Comment by Sofia Angelo on April 2, 2015 at 10:07am

Hi Abigail, great question about the fingerprinting cost.  You are definitely not responsible for paying for your fingerprints.  In fact AmeriCorps does not allow it.  If you have been asked to pay for them, you can contact humanresources@thesca.org to request a reimbursement.

 
 
 

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