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Rochester AmeriCorps Information Session

Rochester AmeriCorps is holding an Information Session on Thursday April 27 at 3:00 PM at the Damon City Campus Community Room, 4193.

Please join us to learn more about the mission of Rochester AmeriCorps, the benefits of service, and how to apply.

Rochester AmeriCorps is recruiting members for the 2017-2018 term of service, which begins Sept. 11 2017 and ends Aug. 13, 2018. Rochester AmeriCorps is an education focused program in which members commit to serving full time for 11 months to support students in Rochester City schools.

Essential member activities may include: tutoring one-on-one or small groups, contributing to extra-curricular or enrichment activities, providing academic and social-emotional supports, supporting attendance initiatives, providing college / career preparation services, coordinating school and community events, and conducting outreach to parents and members of the Rochester community. Members are able to build meaningful relationships with students, staff, and administrators and contribute to a positive school climate.

Benefits of service include: bi-weekly living allowance of $522 (estimated, pre-tax) an education award of $5,815 (upon program completion), National Service Forbearance on qualified student loans, no cost health insurance, child care subsidy (if eligible), specialized training and ongoing professional development and networking opportunities.

As stated by a program alumnus, "The positive impact on my life, both personally and professionally, is an experience I couldn't have gained anywhere else. Being a part of the community that is AmeriCorps... made me a better human being."

Applications can be created and submitted using the site. Please visit the “Join Us” tab at our website, <>  for step-by-step instructions on how to apply. Individuals may request a paper application by contacting the Rochester AmeriCorps office at <> .

Qualified candidates should have an interest in community service and / or volunteering, a strong work ethic, a desire to serve students in the Rochester City School District, and a willingness to learn and grow personally and professionally.

Rochester AmeriCorps is sponsored by Monroe Community College.

Garth Freeman