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Serve A Year Through AmeriCorps

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In 2022, AmeriCorps announced a historic partnership with the CDC through the creation of Public Health AmeriCorps. Our parent organization, the Leeza Gibbons Memory Foundation was the recipient of 1 of 12 grants awarded throughout the nation to address the impact of COVID-19 on our health care system. 

We are now honored with the task of recruiting a number of AmeriCorps members who will help us build a community that is healthier, stronger, and more resilient.

What does it mean to Serve a Year as a Public Health AmeriCorps Member?

Much like the PeaceCorps, AmeriCorps members spend a service term serving communities in need and filling gaps in services. Our members service term lasts one year (but members can do up to 3 service terms with us). Our Public Health AmeriCorps program has service opportunities in SC, CA, TX, NH and TN. For our program, serving a year means to commit a year to giving back, getting things done, and gaining hands-on experience in the Public Health Field.

AmeriCorps members will be serving both signature programs of the Leeza Gibbons Memory Foundation, Leeza’s Care Connection (LCC) and Helping U Grow Strong (HUGS). 

Our Members gain:

  • Work experience and the development of highly sought job skills (initiative, interpersonal and intercultural communication, adaptability, collaboration, and accountability)

  • Networking for career placement at all levels of the organization served, with partner organizations and throughout the community. Organizations often hire members after their term of service because they know what they’ve invested in the member and what they will be receiving

  • Build value in yourself and the position you serve. Members gain hands-on experience in the Public Health field and build on their abilty to take intiative, manage tasks and embody professionalism.

SERVICE DATES:  July 2023 - June 2024 preferred (start and end dates flexible, most positions can start as soon as possible); multiple years of service allowable


HOW TO APPLY: Create an account at, find our service listings under Leeza Gibbons Memory Foundation and apply to the positions you are interested in. If you have questions, please contact our Program Assistant, Keishun at pha.programassistant@leezascareconnection.



       PROGRAM ASSISTANT (SC, CA, TX)                    HUGS COORDINATOR  (SC, CA, TX, NH, TN)

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  • Must be at least 18 years of age

  • Be a citizen, national, or lawful permanent resident alien of the United States

  • Must have a minimum of a High School diploma or GED/HSED

  • Must be willing to serve for up to12 months and complete the full term of service

  • Members must accept position as a full-time priority over other jobs and must complete 1700 hours of service which is about a 35 hour workweek, some weekends for events Members

  • must be able to pass a criminal, FBI, NSOPW Background Check If selected, must attend required orientations and trainings

  • Members cannot leave at any time during the training sessions


  • $17,100 Stipend, paid bi-weekly payroll for term of service/AmeriCorps service gear provided

  • Holidays: New Years Day, MLK Day, Presidents Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day Thanksgiving Day, and the day after, Christmas Day, and vacation option

  • $6,495 education award upon successful completion of the term of service

  • Forbearance on qualified student loans and interest accrual payments while serving

  • Child Care assistance (if qualified)  Mileage reimbursement (work related only)

  • Option to be reimbursed up to $200 per month for health insurance or $200 towards your  housing costs

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