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  • Consider what is best for your campus’ program model and a student’s future plans.\n\nRemember, individuals only get ed awards for the first 2 terms of AmeriCorps service, including VISTA, Teach for America, etc.\n\nRequest what you need via the slot survey.\n\nIf you need to change slots, notify the Foundation right away! We can only change a member’s classification within 30 days of the start date!\n
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  • Consider what is best for your campus’ program model and a student’s future plans.\n\nRemember, individuals only get ed awards for the first 2 terms of AmeriCorps service, including VISTA, Teach for America, etc.\n\nRequest what you need via the slot survey.\n\nIf you need to change slots, notify the Foundation right away! We can only change a member’s classification within 30 days of the start date!\n
  • Consider what is best for your campus’ program model and a student’s future plans.\n\nRemember, individuals only get ed awards for the first 2 terms of AmeriCorps service, including VISTA, Teach for America, etc.\n\nRequest what you need via the slot survey.\n\nIf you need to change slots, notify the Foundation right away! We can only change a member’s classification within 30 days of the start date!\n
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  • 1. The Bonner Program:Bonner AmeriCorps“Access to Education, Opportunity to Serve”A program of:The Corella & Bertram Bonner Foundation10 Mercer Street, Princeton, NJ 08540(609) 924-6663 • (609) 683-4626 faxFor more information, please visit our website at www.bonner.org
  • 2. What isAmeriCorps?
  • 3. Bonner AmeriCorps: What is AmeriCorps?• National service program that provides Education Awards• Federally-funded, locally implemented• Managed by the Corporation for National and Community Service www.bonner.org 3
  • 4. Why BonnerAmeriCorps?
  • 5. Bonner Profile:John DeCirce www.bonner.org 5
  • 6. Bonner AmeriCorps: Education Awards 1-Year 1-Year 2-YearTerm Half-time Minimum QuarterHours 300 450 900 Ed 25% $1,132.00 $1,415.00 $2,675.00Award www.bonner.org
  • 7. Bonner AmeriCorps:Financial Assistance $20,000 $15,000 $10,000 $5,000 27% $0 4 Year Total Ed Award ($5,350) Typical Education Loans ($20,000) www.bonner.org
  • 8. Worksheet — Part 1How can your programintegrate AmeriCorps?
  • 9. Implementation
  • 10. Bonner AmeriCorps: Step 1: Evaluate PlacementsWhat makes an AmeriCorps-eligible placement? ✓ Direct service ✓ Benefits the local community ✓ Does not include activities prohibited by AmeriCorps regulations www.bonner.org 10
  • 11. Bonner AmeriCorps: Step 1: Evaluate PlacementsWhat makes a Bonner-eligible serviceposition ineligible for AmeriCorps? ✓ Influences legislation (vs. providing education for the public) ✓ Focuses on international service ✓ Benefits campus community instead of local community ✓ Indirect service (placement is primarily fundraising or administrative or clerical) ✓ Religious or evangelical component www.bonner.org 11
  • 12. Bonner AmeriCorps: Step 2 — Offer to Eligible Students What makes a Student eligible to join? ✓ An AmeriCorps Member must be a U.S. Citizen or Legal Permanent Resident ‣ Documentation is required ✓ Other considerations: ‣ Does the student have a strong interest in serving at an AmeriCorps-eligible site? ‣ Does the student want to go abroad soon?Eligible Placement + Eligible Person = AmeriCorps www.bonner.org 12
  • 13. Bonner AmeriCorps: Step 3 — Enroll Members• Every prospective member ✓ Fills out an Bonner AmeriCorps Enrollment Workbook ✓ Provides eligibility documentation ✓ Passes a background check completed by Foundation staff ✓ Must have an account on BWBRS• Treat Enrollment Workbook like a binding legal contract ✓ Complete in pen (no wite-out) ✓ Signature date governs start date www.bonner.org 13
  • 14. Bonner AmeriCorps: Step 4 — Member Reporting• AmeriCorps Members complete same forms required of Bonners: ✓ CLAs ✓ Hours Log Reports ✓ Service Accomplishments• Via hard copy or electronically, Campus Staff submits for each active Member: ✓ Monthly Hours Logs www.bonner.org 14
  • 15. Bonner AmeriCorps:Approving Hour Logs (electronic option) Campus Staff checks these boxes! www.bonner.org 15
  • 16. Bonner AmeriCorps:Tracking Enrollment Status www.bonner.org 16
  • 17. Bonner AmeriCorps: Step 5 — Member Orientation• Members must attend a Bonner AmeriCorps Orientation.• Orientation can occur while student is completing an Enrollment Workbook. www.bonner.org 17
  • 18. Bonner AmeriCorps: Step 6 — Exit MembersAfter Member completeshours, Campus Staff...✓ reviews submitted hours and hours logged on BWBRS to confirm required number of Complete hours has been completed Page 1✓ resolves open cases Only✓ submits Exit Form to Bonner Foundation within 15 days of Member’s last day of service✓ completes Evaluation(s) in BWBRS www.bonner.org 18
  • 19. Where Do I Find Resources? www.bonner.org 19
  • 20. Training Videos & Screencasts:Member Management www.bonner.org
  • 21. Worksheet — Part 2Discuss calendar and roles for AmeriCorps management