Prospective Members

We are no longer accepting applications for the 2016-2017 program year, but please check back for information on the 2017-2018 year!

With a significant focus on improving the literacy skills of all children served, AmeriCorps Members are at the forefront of educating and empowering children in Guilford County.  As our founder Sarah Walden Herbin once said, "Who, If not Us, Will advocate for our children."

 

BCDI-G's 2016-2017 Spirit of Excellence AmeriCorps Program will began its new program year in September of 2016 and will conclude in August of 2017.  Members make a one-year commitment to serve 900 or 675 hours during the program year. They are placed at community sites and schools to provide tutorial services, and are also engaged in service projects and professional/personal development trainings throughout the program year. 900-hour Members are being paid $6,500 over the course of the program year, and 675 hour Members are being paid $5,000. These figures are broken down into bi-weekly payments. Additionally, members who earn 900, 675, or more hours at the conclusion of the program year are eligible for an education award of $2,887.50 and $2,200.00 respectively, to repay student loans, pay current tuition expenses, or use for approved school-to-work programs.

 

Selected members will participate in an intense orientation, which will include:

    1.    Information about the Spirit of Excellence AmeriCorps program, the North Carolina Commission on Volunteerism and Community Service, and the Corporation for National and Community Service 

    2.    Strategies on how to effectively tutor students

    3.    Impactful community service projects

    4.    Trainings in areas such as CPR/First Aid, Disaster Preparedness, Communication and Leadership Skills and so much more.

 


 

FYI

 

The Spirit of Excellence AmeriCorps Program is funded by the North Carolina Commission and the Corporation for National and Community Service.  Black Child Development Institute of Greensboro, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer.  We welcome diversity and will provide reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities.  Please visit www.americorps.gov for additional information about the AmeriCorps program.

 

To begin the application process, please download the application and submit to:

 

Jocquita Williams

Director of Programs

JWilliams@BlackChildDevelopment.org

415 N. Edgeworth Street, Ste. 230
Greensboro, NC 27401

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