AmeriCorps

NEW! STEP AmeriCorps Week 2018  
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Purpose The STEP AmeriCorps program partners with numerous non-profit organizations and schools in Clinton, Lycoming and Tioga Counties to provide service opportunities to meet the region’s community needs. STEP AmeriCorps members will be responsible for expanding the capacity of non-profit organizations, who are focused on addressing community needs as well as enhance the knowledge of customers as it relates to various health-related programs. In addition, members will leverage additional volunteers who will be engaged in service projects throughout the community. Members as a corps will identify and provide opportunities for diverse individuals and families to become engaged in their community through volunteerism.

Vision Provide service opportunities to individuals who will integrate into the non-profit and support their mission by increased capacity and/or increased knowledge related to health initiatives.

Program Overview - AmeriCorps is a national service program that provides thousands of Americans of all ages and backgrounds with education awards in exchange for a year or two of community service.

Full-time members:                    Serve a minimum of 1700 hours
                                                Earn an education award *
                                                Receive a living allowance every two weeks
                                                Receive health coverage if not enrolled in any other insurance plan
                                                Receive childcare assistance if eligible

Reduced full-time members:        Serve a minimum of 1200 hours
                                                Earn an education award *
                                                Receive a living allowance every two weeks
                                                Receive health coverage if not enrolled in any other insurance plan
                                                Receive childcare assistance if eligible

Half-time members:                    Serve a minimum of 900 hours
                                                Earn an education award *
                                                Receive a living allowance every two weeks 

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AmeriCorps Pledge

I will get things done for America-
To make our people safer,
smarter, and healthier.
I will bring Americans together
To strengthen our communities.
Faced with apathy,
I will take action.
Faced with conflict,
I will seek common ground.
Faced with adversity,
I will persevere.
I will carry this commitment
with me this year and beyond.
I am an AmeriCorps member,
and I will get things done.

Benchmarks of Success / or Impacts

  • STEP AmeriCorps members have leveraged volunteers and provided opportunities for diverse individuals and families to become engaged in their community.
  • STEP AmeriCorps report an increase in job readiness and the development of new skill sets to move them along in their future life path.
  • Partner organizations report an increase in efficiency or effectiveness as a result of hosting a STEP AmeriCorps member.
  • Community members report an increase in knowledge related to health initiatives.

Links:

* Segal AmeriCorps Education Award

After successfully completing a term of service, AmeriCorps members are eligible to receive a Segal AmeriCorps Education Award. You can use your education award to pay education costs at qualified institutions of higher education, for educational training, or to repay qualified student loans. If the member is at least 55 years old when they began the term of service the education award can be transferred to the individual's child, grandchild, or foster child.