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What Is Public Health AmeriCorps?

Public Health AmeriCorps is a new groundbreaking partnership between AmeriCorps and the Center for Disease Control and Prevention with the goal of addressing the impact of chronic illness, mental health or substance abuse and improving health equity. We are honored to be one of the 12 recipients across the nation chosen to help address community needs.

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 an AmeriCorps Member?

Much like the PeaceCorps, AmeriCorps members spend a service term at a community organization (like our own), helping to fill a gap in our services! Our members service term lasts one year (but members can do up to 3 service terms). Our Public Health AmeriCorps program has service opportunities in SC, CA, TX, NH and TN. While we can't speak for other programs, to us, "serving a year" means committing a year to giving back, improving health outcomes, getting things done, and gaining hands-on experience in the Public Health Field.

AmeriCorps members can choose to serve with either Signature Programs of 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, and not only manage, but lead tasks. They use their gifts and strengths to gift back and make and impact.

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HOW TO APPLY


1. Create an account on the MyAmeriCorps Portal. Link to create an account: https://my.americorps.gov/mp/recruit/registration.do

2. Search for our position listings under, the "Leeza Gibbons Memory Foundation".

3. Submit an application to the position listing(s) you are most interested in.

For even more thorough instructions, check out this great guide for more information. https://americorps.gov/serve/americorps/americorps-nccc/join/guide#step1

*Please apply via desktop or laptop. Avoid applying on the My AmeriCorps Portal via mobile*

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Ongoing

If you have questions about the application process, contact our Program Assistant at victor@leezascareconnection.

SCHEDULE INFORMATION MEETING

Interested, but want to learn more? Register now for a one-on-one information meeting with our Program Director to ask questions and see if we're a good fit for you!     

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PREFERRED POTENTIAL SERVICE DATES:

Start January 2024 - End December 2025

Start July 2024 - End June 2025

If you are interested in starting off cycle, please reach out to cece@leezascareconnection.org.

PROGRAM COMMITMENT

1 Year Service Term / Full-Time | 1700 Hours

1 Year Service Term / Half-Time | 900 Hours

**The following positions must be full-time: HUGS Coordinator (All States), Program Assistant (CA), and Volunteer Coordinator (CA).

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REQUIREMENTS

  • 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

BENEFITS

  • $17,600 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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Non-Discrimination Policy

This program is available to all, without regard to race, color, national origin, gender, age, religion, sexual orientation, disability, gender identity or expression, political affiliation, marital or parental status, genetic information and military service.

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