Corps members serve 32 hours per week in partner agencies. Up to 8 hours a week is spent in personal and professional development as a team.
A broad range of activities in a variety of service agencies. Examples of activities that corps members would complete on a day to day basis might include communication, case management, education, and more.
Community Need Addressed
Our positions assist the partner agencies that we work with in providing a broader range of services they would not otherwise be able to provide without our corps members. Our corps members help support agencies that address community needs including dismantling racism within organizational context, homelessness, immigration advocacy, refugee services, individuals with living with disabilities, and more.
Our corps members finish a year of service with a broader understanding of social issues and a stronger sense of self. Agencies that corps members are placed at will increase their capacity to address needs such as community and non-profit development, homelessness, and community organizing.
Education award upon successful completion of service, Health coverage, Housing, Living allowance, Training
Corps members serving at Esperanza Academy are eligible for an AmeriCorps education award at the end of their term of service.
Skills you will gain
Self awareness, communication, leadership, leading small groups, community organizing
Competencies You Will Develop
Demonstrate sensitivity and empathy, Lead group discussion, Listen to and consider others' viewpoints, Maintain open lines of communication with others, Turn taking
Creativity & Problem Solving
Able to identify and define the problem, Capable of generating possible solutions, Communicate the problem to appropriate personnel, Improvise, Provide relevant expertise, Select and implement well-considered solution
Derive consensus, Develop constructive working relationships and maintain them over time, Establish a high degree of trust and credibility with others, Interact professionally and respectfully with supervisors and co-workers, Stay positive and outcome oriented, Use appropriate strategies and solutions for dealing with conflicts and differences to maintain a smooth workflow
Accepts responsibility, Anticipate the consequences of decisions, Identify and prioritize the key issues involved to facilitate the decision making process, Involve people appropriately in decisions that may impact them, Quickly respond with a back-up plan if a decision goes amiss
Carefully consider which tools or technological solutions are appropriate for a given job, Operate tools and equipment in accordance with established operating procedures, safety standards, and ethical guidelines, Seek opportunities to improve knowledge of tools and technologies that may assist in streamlining work and improving productivity
Able to prioritize various competing tasks, Create environment of contribution, Create plan of action, schedule tasks so that work is completed on time, Facilitate group planning, Set goals
Be pleasant, courteous, professional and respectful when dealing with internal and external customers or clients, Evaluate customer or client satisfaction, Honor the privilege of being able to work with and for those being served, Provide personalized, prompt, and efficient service to meet the requirements, requests and needs of customers, Recognize the importance of maintaining privacy and confidentiality of those being served, Understand and anticipate the needs of others, Understand the importance of one's role in the functioning of the organization, Understand the significance of maintaining a healthful and safe environment