Utica, New York:  The Utica Municipal Housing Authority (UMHA) AmeriCorps Program is seeking nonprofit organizations, colleges, schools, health care providers, Native American tribes, and government agencies in Oneida, Herkimer, and Madison Counties to serve as host sites for AmeriCorps Members for an 11-month period starting about December 2018/January 2019 and ending in December 2019.  Shorter time durations are also available.  The program helps nonprofit organizations and communities to leverage private and public resources to combat poverty, help people get jobs and education, improve financial literacy, and help the disabled, youth, and elderly access services.

AmeriCorps is a program that engages more than 80,000 Americans in intensive service each year at nonprofits, schools, public agencies, and community and faith-based groups across the country. The purpose of the AmeriCorps program is for the members to gain valuable work experience, while the host sites and the communities they serve benefit from the direct client services the AmeriCorps members provide.  AmeriCorps members/volunteers will receive a modest living allowance, fringe benefits, an education award, health insurance, child care, and professional development opportunities. AmeriCorps members can help organizations to deliver more services, reach more clients, qualify for new funding, and create new services and programs.  Members help people move out of poverty and focus on community needs such as economic opportunity, poverty reduction, human services, housing, financial literacy, job development, service coordination, youth, elderly and disabled, and veteran services.

Host sites are responsible for providing meaningful work activities, supervision and support, a workspace, and equipment, and supplies. Host sites also provide a cash and in-kind match for each AmeriCorps member they supervise.

Pre-submission meetings, which are open to the public, will be held at 9 a.m. on Thursday, September 27 and 9 a.m. on Thursday, October    4, 2018  Both meetings will be held at the Community Room, Chancellor Apartments, 417 Bleecker Street, Utica, NY  13501.

The deadline for submission of applications is 11:59 p.m., November 1, 2018.  Applications may be obtained by sending an email to jfurman@uticamha.org.  Application materials may also be downloaded from: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1wJcK9nU94V9zOYlQrNC1sjARa6gmNlas?usp=sharing

For more information, contact John Furman at jfurman@uticamha.org, (315) 735-3362, ext. 34, or (315) 982-3731.

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