Touch a life, strengthen communities, make a difference, lead the way, change the world for the better!  If you are ready to touch a life, strengthen communities, make a difference, lead the way or change the world for the better.  Discover national service resources & opportunities for organizations & for individuals. 

Find out  how national service can help your organization:  which national service program+ is right for your organization; help yourselves to new funding opportunities; better manage current grants & projects; find volunteers & members, tools, training & information.

Find out what national service can offer you:  why get involved; if you’re ready to serve; benefits of services; current members & volunteers.

AmeriCorps     Senior Corps     Learn &  Serve     AmeriCorps*VISTA     AmeriCorps*NCCC  (National Civilian Community Corps:  full-time, team-based, residential program for men & women ages 18 yr. – 24 yr.)

Opportunity for recent college/university graduates to get practical experience in an education setting. Ideal for students who are undecided about their pursuit of education as a career or would like to have practical experience & professional development before continuing on to graduate school: www.FGSD.K12.OR.US or JLerwick@FGSD.K12.OR.US or 503-359-8110, x. 4537. Improve student achievement through tutoring, mentoring, parent-involvement programs & volunteer generation. Serve as an AmeriCorps member full time (1740) hours for up to 11 months at K-12 school sites. While AmeriCorp member activities vary from to school to school, the programs objectives include providing tutoring & mentoring activities to low-achieving & at-risk students — with an emphasis on math &/or reading; recruiting & coordinating additional new parent/community volunteers; developing, implementing &/or staffing extended school-day activities — particularly those that combine recreation, academic enrichment & tutorial activities; develop & implement new parent-outreach strategies; participate in team-based service projects in Washington County, Oregon; & more. Members receive $1,036/month living allowance; $4,725 education award at the conclusion of the service-hour requirement (can be used to retire existing student-loan debt or to pay tuition for continuing education) — subject to income taxes; forbearance from outstanding student loans while in AmeriCorps service (interest payments are subject to income taxes); basic health care, graduate credit upon successful completion of development requirements from Pacific University’s School of Education, childcare if eligible.

25 AmeriCorps*VISTA positions are available:  work full time with community partners to assist the New Orleans’ community: (to complete an application, select For Individuals & then I’m Ready to Serve) or contact or  Who I am Makes a Difference:  giving children & adults of all ages the long, over-due right to be appreciated, loved & nurtured by the society in which they live — by helping kids/adults live extraordinary lives.  Sign up for free monthly newsletter, view videos, enroll in training, participate in events; read testimonials, news, stories & history; & order products.  Academic-year & multi-year international scholarships for college students interested in humanitarian service. or 512-463-6092. Encouraging & supporting community efforts to preserve, protect, celebrate & enjoy America’s priceless cultural & natural heritage.What can I do with my major? out how to make school & careers relevant to youth: or  For those with a passion for improving their community. “We believe, very simply, that it is the actions of individuals working together that build strong communities … and that business has an obligation to support those actions in the communities it serves.” Kenneth D. Lewis, Chairman and CEO  Creative solutions for your organization: increased sense of confidence, skills & tools to strengthen your non-profit organization or association. Mix-&-match workshops to meet the needs of your organization or community (e.g., a lunch-time seminar, two-day workshop or anything in between). On-line & phone consultation, coaching. volunteer-management audits, strategic planning, board development & more.

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