Communities In Schools of Central Texas AmeriCorps members serve as supportive mentors and tutors to at-risk students in Central Texas. AmeriCorps members are placed on an elementary or middle-school campus and serve a caseload of students with whom they meet with individually for one hour per week. Communities In Schools of AmeriCorps members service is individually tailored to each students needs and may include assistance with academics, behavior, self-esteem, attendance or any other barriers the student is facing which will affect their academic success.
Communities In Schools of Central Texas AmeriCorps member receive monthly training and ongoing support during the service year. Full-time members are required to serve for 45 hours per week during the normal school day.
For more information and to submit an application, please visit http://www.ciscentraltexas.org/get-involved/americorps/
Childcare assistance if eligible, Education award upon successful completion of service, Health coverage, Living allowance, Student loan forbearance, Training
Living Allowance: Full-time members are required to serve 45 hours a week and will earn $1,373.20 a month (for ten months) before taxes are taken out.
Education Award: Another benefit to consider is the Segal Education Award. Full-time members receive $5,815.00 to apply toward qualified student loans or future schooling and the award is available for up to 7 years. If you are 55 or older, you may transfer your education award to a child, grandchild, or foster child. Some institutions match this education award, so if you plan to attend one of these institutions your award is twice as valuable. Here is a list of colleges and universities that match the award: http://www.nationalservice.gov/programs/americorps/segal-americorps-education-award/matching-institutions
Health and Child Care: Full-time members are eligible for a free healthcare benefits plan. Child care assistance for children under 13 is also available, but dependent on household income eligibility.
Student Loans: You may place most existing federal student loans into forbearance while you serve (meaning you do not have to make payments on them).
Interest Accrual: AmeriCorps will also pay off some or all of the interest accrued on qualified loans during your year of service (upon successful completion of your service year) for the loans placed into forbearance through AmeriCorps. Giving a year of service is like getting 10 interest-free months on your loans.
Nutrition Benefits: Finally, you may also qualify for SNAP nutrition benefits, which can be used to supplement or replace your food budget. Many AmeriCorps members use these funds to stretch their incomes farther. Full-time members may qualify for as much as $189 a month for the purchase of food. If you have dependents you may be eligible for additional funds.
Access to Employers of National Service: Employers of National Service connects AmeriCorps and Peace Corps alumni with employers from the private, public, and nonprofit sectors. Through this initiative, employers have increased access to a dedicated, highly qualified, and mission-oriented pool of potential employees, and national service alumni have additional opportunities to apply their skills in the workplace. Here is a list of current employers: https://www.nationalservice.gov/special-initiatives/employers-national-service/search-network
Access to nation-wide AmeriCorps alumni network: AmeriCorps Alums is dedicated to getting things done for AmeriCorps alums and members actively serving. The only national network that connects the nearly
1 million alumni of all AmeriCorps programs to the people, ideas, and resources that support our commitment to a lifetime of service. Network, find a job, find – and finance – a school of your choice, serve, and get benefits: http://www.americorpsalums.org/?WhyJoin
High School Graduate
Permits attendance at school during off hours
Subject to criminal background check