United Way is the Host Program Site for the AmeriCorps Program. AmeriCorps is a national network of public service programs committed to addressing critical community needs in education, public safety, health and the environment.
AmeriCorps is sponsored locally with united Way of Porter County. AmeriCorps member's primary duties involve serving schools and nonprofits throughout Lake, Porter, LaPorte Starke, Marshall counties in Northwest Indiana. There are major AmeriCorps member roles:
School Tutors- Facilitate math and reading skills for elementary school students
Career Advisors- Provide career preparation and skills for high school students
Capacity Builders- Recruit volunteers and/or perform assigned roles for nonprofits
AmeriCorps members gain real world experience in the field of education and human services. They build their resume and have access to a wide network of local professionals. Health insurance and childcare for full-time members. Members receive a living allowance every 2 weeks and an education award upon successful completion of full service hours. Loan forbearance is offered to qualifying student loans. Post-AmeriCorps training for future careers and education.
There are different service term hours to choose from:
1700, 900, 675, 450, 300
You need to be a national citizen or lawful permanent resident alien of the U.S. You need to be 18 years of age or older and have a high school diploma or equivalency certificate (or agrees to obtain a high school diploma or its equivalency). You must agree and successfully complete three background checks:
Department of Justice
You can begin the process at unitedwaypc.org/AmeriCorps. If you have any further questions, contact Maddie Grimm, United Way of Porter County AmeriCorps Program Director, at 219-464-3583 ext 105 or Maddie@unitedwaypc.org.
"This program is available to all, without regard to race, color, national origin, disability, age, sex, political affiliation, or religion".
June 2020 - August 2020
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