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ICHD AmeriCorps State Summer RFP Open! 

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APPLY TO HOST A SUMMER CORPS MEMBER

The award-winning, Ingham County Health Department AmeriCorps State Program is accepting applications from organizations to partner with ICHD who would benefit from hosting an AmeriCorps member for summer 2020! 

Commonly known as the “domestic Peace Corps,” AmeriCorps is a national service program governed by a federal agency – the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) – and administered in Michigan by the Michigan Community Service Commission (MCSC). AmeriCorps is a network of local, state, and national service programs that connect Americans in intensive service to meet our country’s critical needs in education, public safety, health, and the environment. AmeriCorps members serve with nonprofits, public agencies, and faith-based and community organizations. Since 1994, AmeriCorps State members have provided needed assistance to millions of Americans across the nation. 

The ICHD AmeriCorps State Program places members at organizations to work directly with the community in areas of food access and healthy lifestyles programming to increase healthy habits and reduce chronic diseases. We're looking for organizations within Ingham County to host a member May 4th, 2020 - August 31st, 2020.
 
Don't miss your chance to become a partner with Ingham County Health Department! Deadline to apply is February 7th, 2020 @ noon! 
 
To learn more about the program and how to apply CLICK HERE! 

MEMBERS PROVIDE NEIGHBORS WITH:

FOOD DISTRIBUTIONS: 
Members assist or organize food pantries, hot meal programs, gleaning efforts or grow fresh produce to alleviate hunger. 

VOLUNTEER MANAGEMENT & RECRUITMENT:
Members recruit, train and lead volunteers to assist in healthy lifestyle programming. 

NUTRITION EDUCATION:
Members coordinate or lead nutrition education classes so residents can learn nutrition skills. Class topics can include: how to shop healthy on a budget, cooking demonstrations, nutrition 101, and more! 
COMMUNITY GARDEN ASSISTANCE:
Members manage or help with the management of community garden plots so neighbors have access to gardening space to grow their own food. 

GARDENING EDUCATION:
Members coordinate or lead gardening education classes so residents can learn gardening skills. 

EXERCISE EDUCATION:
Members coordinate or lead exercise education classes so residents can learn skills to be physically fit. Class topics can include: impact of exercise on the body,  how to access parks & trails for exercise, leading exercise classes and more!
PLACEMENT DETAILS:
SERVICE TERM:
AmeriCorps members will serve 450 hours from May 4th - August 31st, 2020. This is 27-30 hours/week. 

HOST SITE FEE:
The AmeriCorps Program is cost-effective and generates no revenue. In order to provide host site and member support along with training opportunities to our corps, our summer host sites will pay $3,179 per member.
MEMBER STIPEND:
Summer corps members receive a living stipend of $3,702 distributed bi-weekly. 

EDUCATION AWARD:
Upon successful completion of service, members will receive an education award of $1,612.43. All members are eligible to put federal student loans in forbearance.

 
To learn more about the AmeriCorps Program and apply for our summer corps CLICK HERE

Deadline to apply is February 7th, 2020!


Questions, comments or technical assistance requests can be sent to Andrea Villanueva, ICHD AmeriCorps State Program Director at avillanueva@ingham.org 
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