AmeriCorps is a government funded community service program designed to help communities meet the specific needs in their area by recruiting and training individuals who are willing to devote 1 to 4 years serving in selected community projects. Click here to learn more.
AmeriCorps provides opportunities for over 75,000 Americans to give back in an intensive way to their communities and county each year.
The North State Rural AmeriCorps Project serves children and families in Shasta County. Members serve to reduce high risk behavior in youth and to strengthen families with children.
Our service programs strengthen communities, encourage responsibility, expand opportunities for education, provide job experience and increase life skills.
WHAT DO WE DO TO STRENGTHEN OUR COMMUNITY?
Our AmeriCorps Members work with the community as Parent Partners and Youth Champions. Members serve at partner host sites including, Shasta County Juvenile Probation, Kindred Hearts, at our Teen Centers, at our Family Resource Center and in local kindergarten/TK classrooms.
- Provide support, advocacy, and education for families and youth in need.
- Integrate the Science of Hope with families and youth.
- Connect families to appropriate community support services and resources.
- Attend and participate in team meetings, staff trainings, and scheduled district in-services.
- Collect and submit data for evaluation purposes.
- Participate in special events and National Service Day.
- Promote the 5 Protective Factors and help reduce A.C.E.’s
- Provide evidence-based/informed parenting education including Triple P and SafeCare.
WHAT DOES IT TAKE TO JOIN AMERICORPS?
- Strong interpersonal skills
- Experience in working with culturally diverse communities: being culturally sensitive and appropriate
- Ability to work effectively within a team
- Demonstrate good writing and organizational skills
- Occasional evening and weekend work
- Is pursuing a BA/BS degree or an AA/AS degree and has 2 years of experience with case management in a health or social service field.
- Interest and commitment to community service and education
- Ability to serve families with diverse economic, social, racial, and cultural backgrounds
- Must be at least 18 years of age
- Must be a U.S. Citizen or lawful permanent resident
- Must possess a high school diploma or GED or in process of completion
- Clearance of criminal background check