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Academic Success/School Readiness

Actively Recruiting

Openings

10 currently recruiting

Service Dates

August 2, 2021 - July 15, 2022

Application Window

April 14, 2021 - September 30, 2021

Location

  • Asheville, NC

Contact Information

ProjectPower AmeriCorps
(828) 335-8247
projectpower@childrenfirstbc.org

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Project POWER/AmeriCorps

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Description

Project POWER, which stands for Putting Opportunity Within Everyone’s Reach, is seeking dedicated individuals to fill 20 full-time positions to provide increased enrichment and mentoring services to vulnerable youth in western North Carolina. Each member will serve 1700 hours during a 12 month term. A program of Children First/Communities In Schools of Buncombe County, Project POWER/AmeriCorps has contributed to the success of thousands of young people across the area, and has provided meaningful service opportunities to hundreds of AmeriCorps volunteers since 1998.

Entering its twenty second year, Project POWER/AmeriCorps has served thousands of youth with multiple activities designed to impact the high school drop-out rate in Buncombe County, including one-to-one mentoring, participation in the design and completion of service learning projects, and developmental training in conflict resolutions skills. In addition, Project POWER/AmeriCorps seeks to empower community members to increase engagement with youth with an extensive volunteer component that includes recruitment, training and support of volunteers.

Services associated with Project POWER/AmeriCorps are provided by AmeriCorps members at community and faith-based sites, including public schools, non-profit agencies, and charter schools. Below are the stated performance objectives of Project POWER/AmeriCorps:
Provide specialized academic enrichment activities for at-risk youth by offering classroom assistance during the school day and after-school assistance in learning centers.
Recruit, train, and support volunteers who provide services along with AmeriCorps members.
Increase at-risk youth’s ability to connect with their community through service and volunteering.
Provide ongoing, extensive training/continuing education for AmeriCorps members who deliver the services of Project POWER.

Project POWER/AmeriCorps provides specialized academic enrichment, volunteer recruitment and support, and service learning to the community and member development to our members. These components help increase the capacity of our local non-profit and school partners by providing trained, committed volunteers to provide enrichment and volunteer opportunities for community members and at-risk youth in Buncombe County.

Project POWER, which stands for Putting Opportunity Within Everyone’s Reach, is seeking dedicated individuals to fill 20 full-time positions to provide increased enrichment and mentoring services to vulnerable youth in western North Carolina. Each member will serve 1700 hours during a 12 month term. A program of Children First/Communities In Schools of Buncombe County, Project POWER/AmeriCorps has contributed to the success of thousands of young people across the area, and has provided meaningful service opportunities to hundreds of AmeriCorps volunteers since 1998.

Entering its twenty second year, Project POWER/AmeriCorps has served thousands of youth with multiple activities designed to impact the high school drop-out rate in Buncombe County, including one-to-one mentoring, participation in the design and completion of service learning projects, and developmental training in conflict resolutions skills. In addition, Project POWER/AmeriCorps seeks to empower community members to increase engagement with youth with an extensive volunteer component that includes recruitment, training and support of volunteers.

Services associated with Project POWER/AmeriCorps are provided by AmeriCorps members at community and faith-based sites, including public schools, non-profit agencies, and charter schools. Below are the stated performance objectives of Project POWER/AmeriCorps:
Provide specialized academic enrichment activities for at-risk youth by offering classroom assistance during the school day and after-school assistance in learning centers.
Recruit, train, and support volunteers who provide services along with AmeriCorps members.
Increase at-risk youth’s ability to connect with their community through service and volunteering.
Provide ongoing, extensive training/continuing education for AmeriCorps members who deliver the services of Project POWER.

Project POWER/AmeriCorps provides specialized academic enrichment, volunteer recruitment and support, and service learning to the community and member development to our members. These components help increase the capacity of our local non-profit and school partners by providing trained, committed volunteers to provide enrichment and volunteer opportunities for community members and at-risk youth in Buncombe County.
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Living Allowance

$1200 - $1266 monthly

Benefits

Childcare assistance if eligible, Education award upon successful completion of service, Health coverage, Living allowance, Stipend, Student loan forbearance, Training

Additional Benefits

Professional Development and Training Opportunities: Community Emergency Response Training (CERT), CPR/First Aid/AED, Diversity Workshop, Poverty Simulation, 5 Service Days, Grant Writing Training, and more.

Education Benefits

College Degree, GED/High School Diploma

Education Requirements

High School Graduate

Desired Languages

English, Spanish

Other Conditions

Car recommended
Subject to criminal background check

Age Requirement

18 - 99

Service Details

Focus Areas

Community & Nonprofit Development, Education & Youth, Environment, Health & Nutrition

Weekly Hours

40

Location Type

Suburban

Service Type

Direct Service

Service Environment

Indoor

Placement

Individual and Team Placements

Service Setting

Charter School, Community-based Nonprofit, Community Development Organization, Early Childhood Program, Elementary School, Foundation, Higher Education Institution, High School, Homeless Shelter, Soup Kitchen, or Food Bank, Local Educational Agency, Middle School, Museum or Nature Center, National Nonprofit/Affiliate, Recreation or Youth Center, Religious Organization, School District, Volunteer Placement Organization

Activity Types

Hands On Activities, Office Activities, Professional Activities

Contact Information

ProjectPower AmeriCorps
(828) 335-8247
projectpower@childrenfirstbc.org

Hosted By

Position Details

Project POWER/AmeriCorps

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