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Maine AmeriCorps Openings Available for Fall/Winter Cycle

August 8th, 2007

AmeriCorps is a network of national service programs that engage more than 50,000 Americans each year in intensive service to meet critical needs in education, public safety, health and the environment. AmeriCorps members spend a year of their lives in service to others assisting literacy programs, environmental groups, neighborhood safety initiatives, and other organizations providing essential community services.

“Becoming an AmeriCorps member is a life changing experience. Members are charged with engaging people to come together to address critical issues that impact their communities,” says MCCS Executive Director Maryalice Crofton, “They leave behind lasting solutions to some of our state’s toughest problems.”

AmeriCorps Grantees accepting applications statewide include Community Resource Corps, a program aimed at building the capacity of volunteer program in non-profit agencies; Maine Conservation Corps which focuses on conservation efforts and environmental education; Senior $ense which provide seniors with financial advice; Communities for Children targeting child and youth development; and Campus Compact which creates opportunities for college students to be involved in volunteer projects in their community.

In exchange for a year of service, AmeriCorps members receive a monthly living allowance, child care reimbursement, health insurance and upon completion of service, a $4,725 education award to be applied to post-secondary tuition or existing student loans. Positions are available statewide and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

If you or someone you know is interested in applying, please visit www.americorps.org or contact the Maine Commission for Community Service at 287-5313 or service.commission@maine.gov.

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