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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 Kris Levasseur on Monday

Hell everyone! Anyone out there joining me this summer in Placerville, CA at IFG? Let me know:)

Comment by Hayley Morway on March 9, 2018 at 4:02pm

AmeriCorps Week 2018 is from March 11th - 17th! Show your pride by  posting this AmeriCorps_Trail_Sign.pdf at your service site and #GetThingsDone with The SCA!

Comment by Emily Poore on December 20, 2017 at 2:30pm

The Evergreen State College graduate programs are actively seeking AmeriCorps members and alumni for their Master of Environmental Studies, Master of Public Administration and Master in Teaching Programs.

Activists wanted! Continue to serve the public through obtaining a graduate degree from The Evergreen State College in Environmental Studies, Public Administration or Teaching.

Learn how at www.evergreen.edu/graduatestudies. Application fee waivers available, see http://www.evergreen.edu/graduatestudies/applicationfeewaiver. Some scholarship help also available from each program.

Don’t delay, the deadline for MES is Jan. 15, for MPA Feb. 15 and for MiT April 2.

Comment by Emily Poore on December 20, 2017 at 2:30pm

Check out these opportunities to serve with other AmeriCorps members in Virginia next month:

  • Northern Virginia
    • Aspire! After School Learning – Learning Links Service Project (1/15, 8:30am-12pm, Arlington) - Aspire! After School Learning has partnered with Volunteer Arlington for a bigger scale day of service. They day will begin with participants learning about MLK and the importance of service. The participants who come to our room will be leveling and sorting books that we have collected for our students. Another group of volunteers will be participating in a training session to become long term volunteers with our organization. Contact: Claire Traveline, claire@aspireafterschool.org
  • Richmond Area
    • Literacy Lab Service Project (1/13, Richmond, 9:30am-1:30pm) - Richmond Members and volunteers will be participating in MLK activities such as crafts, story telling, etc. with students who receive free tutoring services at Making A Difference For You. Additionally, we will be creating MLK "Murals" and donating them to schools that we partner with. Contact: Ebane Ward, eward@theliteracylab.org
    • CARITAS AmeriCorps and City of Richmond Service Project (1/15, Richmond, 11:30am-1:30pm) - Members and volunteers will be serving a hot meal to community members experiencing homelessness. It will also include collection and distribution of warm weather gear and snack kits. Contact: Susan Carminucci, scarminucci@caritasva.org
    • Virginia State Parks – DCR Service Project (1/15, Twin Lakes State Park, Green Bay, 9am-1pm) -  Members, staff, and volunteers will participate in activities celebrating diversity and will guide guests through Twin Lakes State Park's unique story of creation, its segregation, and finally, integration. Contact: Bobby Wilcox, bobby.wilcox@dcr.virginia.gov
  • Southwest Virginia
    • Carroll Co. Public Schools Lift Up AmeriCorps Service Project (1/15, Hillsville, 12:30-2:30pm) – Members and volunteers will spend a fun afternoon at Commonwealth Retirement Center. AmeriCorps members and volunteers will visit with residents, play games, and sing favorite songs. Contact: Tonyia Gibson, tonyiagibson49@hotmail.com
  • Danville & Martinsville
    • Institute for Advanced Learning and Research - Dan River AmeriCorps Service Project (January 15, Times and Location TBD) - We will be working in Danville on a service project with Averett University. Contact: Jessica Beebe, jessica.beebe@ialr.org
  • Fredericksburg
    • Rappahannock Goodwill Industries – Goodskills Literacy Corps Service Project (1/15, Fredericksburg, 9am-2pm) - AmeriCorps members and volunteers will host a Spa Day for residents of local shelters. Contact: Shanna Boutchyard, shanna.boutchyard@fredgoodwill.org
  • Orange County & Charlottesville
    • UVa  – Virginia College Advising Corps Service Project (1/16, Orange Co. High School and Charlottesville High School, 5:30-8pm) - CAC College Advisors and AmeriCorps Members will  assist students and families with filling out the FAFSA. Contact: Joy Pugh, joypugh@virginia.edu
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?
 
 
 

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