YWCA AmeriCorps Program Recruiting 40 New Members
YWCA Central Alabama’s “Building Communities, Bettering Lives” AmeriCorps program is recruiting 40 members for the 2016-17 program year. Men and women from Alabama and around the country are invited to apply for the one year of full-time capacity building and direct service benefiting the YWCA and its nonprofit partner agencies.
AmeriCorps members are key components in providing much-needed services in local schools, to persons experiencing homelessness, in child development facilities, for victims of domestic violence, with economic and environmental empowerment, through community enrichment and leadership development. Benefits of service include: a stipend of $1,000 per month/pre-taxes, an education award of $5,730, health insurance for the member, child care subsidy, student loan forbearance and extensive professional development and training.
A national service initiative, AmeriCorps is similar to the Peace Corps and is for those who want to commit to at least one year of service nationally, rather than internationally. Since its inception in 1994, more than 900,000 AmeriCorps members have contributed over 1.2 billion hours in service to their country while leveraging millions of community volunteers. Local YWCA AmeriCorps members served more than 53,000 hours in 2014-15, benefiting the metro-Birmingham area, Shelby, Blount and St. Clair counties.
Partnering with AmeriCorps through Serve Alabama and the Corporation for National and Community Service, YWCA Central Alabama and its partner agencies have been able to further change the lives of people in need and reshape the fabric of our community. To apply for the YWCA’s “Building Communities, Bettering Lives” AmeriCorps program, please submit a resume and cover letter to Angela Moore at firstname.lastname@example.org and click here to start the process.