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americorps_20years_700x650LOOKING FOR INSPIRED VOLUNTEERS

Project CHANGE Montgomery is looking for the most talented and inspired volunteers, young or old,  to apply to join the team for the 2018-2019  service  year. We have some exciting new partners where members will serve to enhance disadvantaged kids with their math and science education, or help children dealing with the personal tragedy of losing a loved one, teach students how to make personal documentary films or assist students who have missed schooling through no fault of their own and need help passing their GED.

All members are dedicated to supporting students from disadvantaged backgrounds to  improve their academic engagement and help them to see education as their ladder up to success in life.

Project CHANGE Montgomery is the only AmeriCorps program that exclusively serves Montgomery County, and is strongly supported by the Montgomery County Public School System, and by Senator Chris Van Hollen and County Executive Ike Leggett.  Check below to see if you are eligible to apply. If you have any queries, feel free to call the Director Paul Costello at 240 476 1123.

If you want to read about the AmeriCorps experience that is on offer, Read THIS  article from Idealist.

If you want to hear the stories of members as they sum up their year of service, go to Project CHANGE  TV

Eligibility

To be eligible to enroll in AmeriCorps, an individual must:
• Be a U.S. citizen or U.S. national or a lawful permanent resident alien of the U.S. *
• Be at least 18 years old;
• Have a high school diploma or GED.

Benefits

Living Allowance
$17,000 (Full Time)
$8,500 (Part Time)

Segal Education Award
$5,920 (Full Time)
$2,960 (Part Time)

• To repay qualified student loans
• To pay for current costs of attendance
• To pay for expenses incurred in participating in an approved school to work program

Health Care Coverage
• For ALL members who do not have adequate health care coverage at the time of enrollment or who lose coverage due to participation in the program.

Child Care
• For a member whose family is income eligible; the caregiver must be considered a legal provider in the state.

Length of Service

Full-time members        1700 hours of participation over 12 months
Part-time members         900 hours of participation over 12 months

Specialist Training
Project CHANGE offers some of the most exciting training opportunities for Members, with an internationally recognized faculty that includes Noa Baum ( storytelling) , John Dold (Team Building)  Lynn Feingold ( Coaching)  Greg Robison.(Mindfulness) and Maria McElhenny ( Financial Literacy)  The whole program is built as an unfolding narrative and members will have a unique opportunity to learn the story method and grow in their public speaking and communication skills.

Selection

Site coordinators are responsible for selecting the AmeriCorps Members who will serve in their programs. A member should be selected based on his/her application, interview, references and any additional materials as the program deems appropriate. Project CHANGE  Montgomery seeks to provide equal access to its program, services, and activities for persons with disabilities.  Please give 72 hours notice to arrange accommodations or request alternative formats.

Dates of Service 

August 15th 2018-August 14th 2019

For a One Page Summary, including some of our partners, Click Here

Interested applicants should contact:

Paul Costello: paul@projectchangemaryland.org
AmeriCorpsMD

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Additional information available at www.AmeriCorps.gov

Here are the FORMS you need to fill out if you are serious about applying.

*Individuals who are in the U.S. under a student, work, or tourist visa are not eligible.

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