Become an AmeriCorps member and make a difference in your community! Mentor and tutor at-risk elementary and middle school students in Central Texas schools. The Communities In Schools of Central Texas AmeriCorps program continues to recruit part-time members to serve during the current 2020 - 2021 program year.
Communities In Schools is a non-profit social work agency that works in Central Texas area public schools. CIS of CT AmeriCorps places members on elementary and middle school campuses in Travis County (Austin, Del Valle, and Manor), Hays County (including Buda, Kyle and Niederwald), Bastrop County (Bastrop and Elgin), and Caldwell County (Lockhart) where they serve as supportive mentors and tutors to at-risk students.
We are seeking dedicated, responsible applicants with a genuine passion for working with at-risk youth. Experience with children grades 3-8 preferable but not required. Bilingual applicants, military veterans, and individuals with disabilities are welcomed and encouraged to apply. We provide comprehensive training and support to members year-round.
Program Dates: September 1, 2020 - June 30, 2021. You must serve for the entire program length: start and end dates are non-negotiable.
Living Allowance and Other Benefits: Part-time members receive a $714.00 per month living allowance that is disbursed monthly. Upon successful completion of service, members will receive a $3,097.00 education award that can be for qualified student loans and educational expenses for up to 7 years
Hours: Part-time members will serve an average of 25 hours per week. Hours are generally served Monday through Friday sometime between 7:30 am – 4:30 pm. Some weekend service day participation is required (about 3 times a year, usually 4 hours). Hours may be distributed among three, four, or five days.
How To Apply: To apply, please visit our website: https://ciscentraltexas.org/get-involved/americorps/program-details/
We will not accept resumes and cover letters for these positions.
Questions or need assistance completing the online application? Please contact 512-464-9733 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
CIS of CT AmeriCorps is an equal opportunity national service program. All applicants are considered without discrimination based on race, color, age, religion, national origin, veteran status, sexual orientation, disability, or sex.
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Living Allowance: Part-time members are required to serve an average of 25 hours a week and will earn $714.00 a month before taxes are taken out.
Education Award: Half-time members receive $3,097.00 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
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
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