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Increase literacy skills of emergent learners.
Attain grade level reading competencies by grade three.
Increase the rate of homework completion and submission and the quality of work.
Reduce the absenteeism rate.
Enhance student self-esteem.
Promote a positive perception of education.
Provide valuable, additional community service in other areas such as safety and public health, human services, and the environment.

Service Activities

Mentoring and Tutoring, Environmental Stewardship, Assisting Individuals with Housing Needs

Community Need Addressed

educational success, environmental stewardship, and economic opportunity

Position Outcomes

Education - increased academic performance, attendance, and attitudes.
Environmental Stewardship - increased awareness of environmental issues, restored and improved national park lands, trails, and waterways.
Economic Opportunity - link economically disadvantaged individuals with resources, assist in finding safe and affordable housing.


College Credit, Education award upon successful completion of service, Living allowance, Student loan forbearance, Training

Education Benefits

College Degree

Skills you will gain

CPR, mentoring and tutoring strategies, Mandated Reporter

Competencies You Will Develop
Demonstrate sensitivity and empathy, Lead group discussion, Listen to and consider others' viewpoints, Maintain open lines of communication with others
Creativity & Problem Solving
Able to identify and define the problem, Capable of generating possible solutions, Communicate the problem to appropriate personnel, Improvise
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
Accepts responsibility
Carefully consider which tools or technological solutions are appropriate for a given job
Able to prioritize various competing tasks, Create environment of contribution, Create plan of action, schedule tasks so that work is completed on time, Demonstrate the effective allocation of time and resources efficiently, 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
  • Activity Types Hands On Activities, Office Activities, Professional Activities
  • Focus Areas Economic Security, Education & Youth, Environment
  • Length of Service 10 Months
  • Placement Individual Placement
  • Service Setting Community-based Nonprofit, Elementary School, Federal Government Agency, High School, Homeless Shelter, Soup Kitchen, or Food Bank, Local Government Agency, Middle School, Park
  • Weekly Training Hours 3

Land of Lincoln AmeriCorps

Focus Areas
Economic Security, Education & Youth, Environment
Contact Information
468 N. Ken Gray Parkway
Ina, IL 62846
(618) 437-5321
Year Founded

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