A program connecting community resources. IEC cultivates community support to increase services, build capacity and strengthen the network of service providers who are addressing the needs of underserved populations. IEC AmeriCorps Members specifically focus on developing and disseminating information that provides Hoosiers with better access to healthcare and wellness services.
Religious literacy and cultural empathy is our program philosophy, nurturing and creating interfaith collaborations. Cultural agility underpins our ability to serve diverse communities without condescension or judgement, and builds key soft skills identified by Indiana employers as essential, including lifelong learning (willingness to learn and continually apply new knowledge) and connection (an ability to work with others through social awareness and cultural sensitivity).
Collaborating host-site agencies include: Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health - Maternal and Child Health, Center for Interfaith Cooperation - Mental Health Programing, Touba Gardens - 4H, Felege Hiywot - 4H, Hope for Tomorrow, Cancer Support Communities of Indiana, St Monica Catholic Church, Masjid al Mumineen, and Catholic Charities Immigrants and Refugees Program, and SHEroes Inc.
Childcare assistance if eligible, Education award upon successful completion of service, Health coverage, Stipend, Student loan forbearance, Training
Education award of $3,697.50 upon successful completion of service (earn money for college or to pay off loans for accredited programs)
Living allowance ($23,000 per year or $884 every two weeks)
Student loan forbearance
Professional and Training
Childcare assistance (if eligible)
Member Assistance Plan: Mental Health Support (online or phone sessions)
$500 Stipend to use in service for professional development and education
College Degree, Credential or Certification
Desired Certifications or Qualifications
experience with teens and young adults
experience communicating through social media and 1:1
Permits attendance at school during off hours
Subject to criminal background check