The Livable Communities Corps is an AmeriCorps program facilitated by Public Allies, working closely with AARP, implemented in five sites across the country: Tucson, AZ, Tallahassee, FL, Des Moines, IA, Augusta, ME, and Albany, NY.
As a Member of the national Livable Communities Corps, Public Allies serve in pairs at a nonprofit or government agency to make communities great places for people of all ages. Members will work alongside local leaders on transportation, housing, and public space initiatives that contribute to more livable communities. Service activities may include program development, design, and evaluation; community outreach and engagement; volunteer recruitment; planning community events; and other activities related to the public sector. Specific position details vary by location to best support each community and its constituents. This position generally does not engage in grant writing or fundraising, political lobbying, or religious focused activities.
This is a full time, 10-month position. Some weekends and evenings are required.
Childcare assistance if eligible, Education award upon successful completion of service, Health coverage, Living allowance, Stipend, Student loan forbearance, Training
Members of the Livable Communities Corps will meet in person for a welcome retreat, and then virtually once weekly to engage in leadership development training.
Public Ally members benefit from intensive training, learning, and development. Our leadership training is rooted in our core values: diversity/inclusion, focus on assets, collaboration, integrity, accountability and continuous learning. Training focuses on leading through these values such that they can be effective community builders, with an ability to co-create or emerge community solutions from whatever position they hold--be it CEO, project manager, or line staff. To help them achieve the objectives of their service projects, Members receive skills-based training on asset-based community development, servant leadership, building inclusive neighborhoods, community outreach, collaboration, volunteer engagement, community asset mapping, and project management. To enhance civic participation, Members participate in dialogues and critical reflections to connect their service to larger social issues. To enhance Members self-esteem and self-efficacy, they receive training in topics such as conflict resolution, time management, networking, and giving and receiving feedback--key areas of learning for Opportunity Youth and other adults who lack experience in the workforce. Public Allies sites will be supported by a national training and learning structure offered by Public Allies national office.
High School Graduate
Subject to criminal background check