TNAC Screening Presentation 2012

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TNAC Screening Presentation 2012

  1. 1. Get Things Done! True North AmeriCorpswww.truenorthamericorps.org
  2. 2. AgendaInformation and Screening Session • AmeriCorps Overview • True North Overview • Service Requirements • Professional Development • Member Benefits • Application Process • Questions
  3. 3. What is AmeriCorps?AmeriCorps is… The “Domestic Peace Corps” Federally funded volunteerism A national service opportunity A well trained corps of committed individuals A powerful asset to nonprofits and communities A life changing experience for those who serve
  4. 4. True North OverviewTrue North Positions Sizes 65 Full Time Members 17 Part Time Members 8 Minimum Time MembersMinimum Qualifications At least 18 years of age U.S. Citizens, nationals, or lawful resident aliens. Verify that they have a high school diploma or GED equivalent Interest in National Service and a commitment to serve the entire year of service. TNAC’s service year runs from August 16 – August 15
  5. 5. True North Overview The mission of True North AmeriCorps (TNAC) is to support on-time graduation, ensuring that youth are prepared for academic, civic, and economic success. *********** Members serve 4th – 6th grade students with identified risk factors in attendance, behavior and core subject area performance.
  6. 6. True North Overview What Do Members Do? Full-time TNAC members willcoordinate interventions for at least 30 (20 for part-time)identified youth that promote school engagement and academic success with the support of a Youth Success Team and a School and Community Partnership.
  7. 7. True North Overview What Do Members Do? Attendance Tracking and Incentives Behavior Planning and Re-Engagement Small group Reading and Math Activities Create Opportunities for Service Learning Engage the Whole Family Mobilize and Place Volunteers Connect Youth to Out of School Time and Summer Programming Member Service Requirements
  8. 8. Professional Development Corps DaysMandatory Training Orientation Session (Aug. 20 from 10am – 4pm) Retreat at Camp Miller (August 27-29, 2012) Daylong Trainings (Provided by TNAC) Additional Trainings (Provided by Site)Optional Events National AmeriCorps Week End of Year Celebration Day of Remembrance Optional Trainings
  9. 9. Member Benefits Living Stipend •Received on the 15th and last day of the month •It is taxed •Government benefits may be affected Educational Award •Taxed as you use it •You have 7 years to use it •Members 55 and older can transfer award to a child, grandchild, foster child Student Loan Forbearance (qualifying loans) Health/Dental Insurance (FT members who qualify) Childcare Assistance (FT members who qualify) Reasonable Accommodation Upon Request Duluth YMCA Membership
  10. 10. Application Process Start The Year Off Right Step 1: Apply Online - Two Professional References needed Step 2: Phone ScreeningStep 3: Information and Screening Session Step 4: Host Site Interview (up to five) Step 5: Offer Made Contact Program Staff - Contingent on the results from finger print background check Step 6: Background Check - True North will pay for the cost and help set appointments. Step 7: Documentation and Orientation - Passport (not expired) or certified birth certificate and driver’s license (not expired) - Orientation: August 20 from 10am – 4pm in Duluth Step 8: Start Your Service (August 16)
  11. 11. Questions?Please Note Inform Program Staff if you withdraw from the process Process is not closed until all positions are filledQuestions to Think About What happens if you decide to take a paying job in the middle of the service year? What if True North is not the right AmeriCorps program for you? • Reading Corps/Math Corps • www.serveminnesota.org • www.americorps.govIndividual Question and Answer

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