WHAT IS AMERICOPRS?
AMERICORPS IS NATIONAL SERVICE! For more information visit the FWPS Americorps website.
AmeriCorps is a network of local, state, and national service programs that connect more than 70,000 Americans each year in intensive service to meet our country’s critical needs in education, public safety, health, and the environment.
The 1990′s saw a resurgence of interest in national service under President Bush, who developed the Commission on National and Community Service and created the Daily Points of Light Awards. In 1993, President Clinton signed the National Community Service Trust Act creating the Corporation for National Service (CNS) and AmeriCorps. The CNS now operate three streams of national service: AmeriCorps (which includes the National Civilian Community Corps and *VISTA), the National Senior Service Corps, and Learn and Serve America.
In 2004-2005, over 1,500 Washington AmeriCorps members served in 44 education, environmental, public safety, and human needs programs in 38 counties across the state, all of which were funded by Washington Commission for National and Community Service (WCNCS). Members make a lasting difference by “getting things done” while promoting the values of community, personal responsibility, and opportunity.
WANTED: AMERICORP VOLUNTEERS for the 2010-11 School Year
Are you interested in making a difference in children’s lives? Consider joining the 2010-2011 AmeriCorps Team.
WHAT DO AMERICORPS MEMBERS DO?
They provide full-time national service to Federal Way students for 10-1/2 months, beginning September 1, 2010.
During the year they are involved in a variety of activities which include tutoring students in reading and math, developing before-and after-school programs, and providing community service. They are assigned to schools Monday through Thursday, and use Fridays for training, team-building, and community service projects.
What do they get in return? Each member receives a $1050 monthly stipend, valuable training, health benefits, Federal Student Loan forbearance, childcare, a $5350 education award, and most important, the satisfaction of being part of a team that makes a difference in childrens’ lives.
HOW DO YOU APPLY?
Go to www.americorps.org or call 253-945-2271.
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