Monday, April 11, 2011 myBiz Blog
The Schools of Hope Project is seeking AmeriCorps state members for year-long and summer positions in the Madison area! by Katie Coon

AmeriCorps is a national program that places members in areas of need in the United States to develop or enhance programs and strengthen communities.  As part of the Schools of Hope Project you would be working on a team of AmeriCorps members in the Madison area based at local elementary schools and community centers to provide literacy and math activities and volunteer support for children.

What requirements are there to be an AmeriCorps member?

  • must be 18 years or older
  • must be U.S. Citizen or have permanent resident status
Come to an information session!

Tuesday, April 19                                           Wednesday, April 20

12:00 – 3:00pm                       OR                    12:00 – 3:00pm

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Full-year AmeriCorps positions starting August 2011

As a full-year AmeriCorps member for the Schools of Hope Project you would be serving as a tutor coordinator at local elementary schools.  This is an excellent opportunity to contribute to the academic success of the community's children while developing and using your community building, education and project management skills.  These positions require a commitment of 12 months of service.

What does the position pay?

  • Full-year members are paid $12,100 for their year of service, which is approximately $484 every two weeks.
What benefits will I receive?

In addition to your living allowance, AmeriCorps positions provide the following benefits:

  • Members are eligible to receive a $5,550 education award upon completion of one year of service
  • Health plan (will NOT cover family members)
  • Reimbursement for child care expenses (must meet eligibility requirements)

Summer AmeriCorps positions for June 2011 – August 2011

We are recruiting full-time members to work for a term of eight weeks in a classroom setting and with a variety of community-based programs to improve the literacy and math skills of young children.  Most of the members’ time will be spent supporting the Madison Metropolitan School District’s K-Ready Program, which is a six-week program that was developed to address the academic needs of struggling MMSD students entering Kindergarten each fall. This is a great opportunity to work directly with classroom teachers and students.  Applicants should demonstrate knowledge or interest in working with diverse populations. Some previous experience working with children is preferred.

What does the position pay?

  • Summer members are paid $2,082 for their eight weeks of service, which is approximately $520 every two weeks.
What benefits will I receive?
  • Members are eligible to receive a $1,132 education award upon completion of the summer term.
For more information please contact:

Full-year Positions

Emily Greene:

(608) 441-1507

egreene@schoolsofhope.org

Summer Positions

Mariah Flynn:

(608) 441-7895

mflynn@schoolsofhope.org