AmeriCorps Education Award Programs
Students in AmeriCorps will have 12 months (August-August) to complete 300 volunteer hours. Upon completion of service, AmeriCorps participants will receive an educational award of approximately $1,175. In addition to the AmeriCorps educational award, AmeriCorps students will receive ongoing trainings and professional development opportunities to ensure the quality of service they are providing the community. Bi-weekly reflections and meetings are required and facilitated by the Center for Civic Engagement.
Pennsylvania Campus Compact (PACC) Community Fellows
The purpose of the AmeriCorps Community Fellows program is to address compelling community needs in the areas of K-12 academic achievement and post-secondary college success, while developing college students as active citizens. AmeriCorps Community Fellows will serve directly or recruit student volunteers to serve in K-12 schools, college success centers, and community-based after-school organizations in order to enhance at-risk students’ educational success.
Philadelphia Higher Education Network for Neighborhood Development (PHENND) Scholars in Service
The focus of Scholars in Service to Pennsylvania is building capacity for local nonprofits and in service offices on campus. Scholars will recruit and manage additional volunteers at their community placement. Positions can be off campus, on campus within departments, and/or working with faculty with service learning courses.
For more information about this opportunity contact:
Director, Center for Civic Engagement
G35 Carter Hall
Avenue, Box 80
California, PA 15419
The Center for Civic Engagement is now accepting applications for the 2013-2014 AmeriCorps positions through Monday, April 15, 2013. Download an application
2012-13 AmeriCorps Volunteers
Click here to read about the 47 AmeriCorps volunteers.
On campus sites include: Center for Civic Engagement, Options@CalU, Women’s Center, Peer Mentoring, and the CalU Admissions Office.
Off campus sites include: Center in the Woods Adult Day Center, Village of FPC, Washington Family Center, California Elementary School, Charleroi School District, River Town Program, and Pittsburgh YMCA.