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About

Engagement & Programming AmeriCorps Participants

Opportunity Youth Service Initiative:  Seeking AmeriCorps Participants 2019
Industry: Not-for-Profit – Environmental
Date Posted: February 2019
Living Stipend: $1,600 per month (taxable), health benefits and an Education Award of $4,144
Term: 8-month term

Joining New York Restoration Project’s AmeriCorps team, supported by The Corps Network (TCN) and its Opportunity Youth Service Initiative (OYSI), is a way to put your idealism into action. As an AmeriCorps participant, you contribute to your community while being trained in leadership skills, job readiness and specific environmental job skills that lead to future employment opportunities.   Join our dynamic team, you will grow as an individual and open up opportunities for your future.

Mission
New York Restoration Project believes that everyone deserves access to beautiful, high-quality public green space. We have worked in NYC for over 20 years as partners in underserved communities to transform public open space into functioning parks and gardens for community use.   Join us for an informational interview and we can show you some of the wonderful projects our teams have been involved with, and find out if you qualify to join us. 

Job Description
Successful AmeriCorps participants will be assigned to Engagement and Programming Department, responsibilities will vary, from hosting and supporting a small gardening workshops, outreach activities, supporting, creating social media campaigns, and any other tasks that best serve the neighborhoods we work in.  

We look for enthusiasm and a willingness to learn; training will be provided. All AmeriCorps members must be available to work a full-time schedule— 5 days a week, 8 hours a day with the flexibility to work one weekend day.  Candidates must be excited to work both outdoors and in an office setting, becoming familiar with different New York City Neighborhoods.

Benefits

  • Earn a living stipend of $1,600 per month
  • Earn an education award of $4,114 to help pay for college, graduate school, vocational school or to repay student loans
  • Individual Health Insurance

Application
Applicants are encouraged to submit their resume, cover letter, and a personal reference by email to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or standard mail to the attention of the AmeriCorps Program Director at 254 W. 31st Street, 10th Floor, New York, NY 10001. As an alternative, in place of a resume, we will accept a letter of interest that includes contact information, references, and background information.

All qualified applicants will be afforded equal employment opportunities without discrimination because of race, creed (religion), color, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, military status, age, disability, predisposing genetic characteristic, marital status or domestic violence victim status, and shall also follow the requirements of the Human Rights Law with regard to non-discrimination on the basis of prior criminal conviction and prior arrest.

AmeriCorps Eligibility
Candidates must be US citizens or lawful US residents; must be between the ages of 17-24; not currently in school or work.  To earn the education award individuals must have a high-school diploma or equivalent. For more information on the AmeriCorps program go to www.americorps.gov