True North AmeriCorps Overview

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True North AmeriCorps Overview

  1. 1. Get Things Done!<br />True North AmeriCorps<br />
  2. 2. Agenda<br /> Information Session and Screening <br /><ul><li>AmeriCorps Overview
  3. 3. True North Overview
  4. 4. Member Activities
  5. 5. Member Benefits
  6. 6. Service Requirements
  7. 7. Professional Development
  8. 8. Application Process
  9. 9. Required Documentation
  10. 10. Questions</li></li></ul><li> What is AmeriCorps?<br />AmeriCorps is…<br /><ul><li> the “domestic Peace Corps”
  11. 11. federally funded volunteerism
  12. 12. a national service opportunity
  13. 13. a well trained corps of committed individuals
  14. 14. a powerful asset to nonprofits and communities
  15. 15. a life changing experience for those who serve</li></li></ul><li> True North Overview<br /> <br />The mission of True North AmeriCorps (TNAC) is to enhance the future success of <br />at-risk children by increasing the number of positive adults in their lives. <br />Minimum Qualifications<br /><ul><li> Applicants must be at least 17 years of age and U.S. Citizens, nationals, or lawful resident aliens.
  16. 16. They must verify that they have a high school diploma or GED equivalent or are actively working toward their high school diploma or GED equivalent.
  17. 17. The potential member must have an interest in National Service and a commitment to serve the entire year of service. </li></ul> <br />TNAC’s service year runs from September 1 – August 31. <br />Some positions end on June 15. <br />
  18. 18. Member Activities<br />What Do Members Do?<br />True North AmeriCorps members…<br /><ul><li> Support community-based mentoring
  19. 19. Provide out-of-school time programming
  20. 20. Tutor, primarily focusing on K-8 literacy
  21. 21. Mobilize ongoing volunteers
  22. 22. Organize service projects</li></li></ul><li> Member Benefits<br /><ul><li>Living Stipend
  23. 23. Received on the 15th and last day of the month
  24. 24. It is taxed
  25. 25. Government benefits may be affected by enrollment
  26. 26. Educational Award
  27. 27. Taxed as you use it
  28. 28. You have 7 years to use it
  29. 29. Members 55 and older can transfer award to child or grandchild
  30. 30. Student Loan Forbearance (qualifying loans/contact loan provider)
  31. 31. Health/Dental Insurance (FT members who qualify)
  32. 32. Childcare Assistance (FT members who qualify)
  33. 33. Reasonable Accommodation Upon Request
  34. 34. Duluth YMCA Membership</li></li></ul><li> Service Requirements<br /> For a Successful Year<br /><ul><li>Volunteer Mobilization
  35. 35. Five Civic Engagements
  36. 36. Service Project/Semester of Service
  37. 37. Online Reporting
  38. 38. Youth Evaluations
  39. 39. Peer Group Participation
  40. 40. Performance Evaluations
  41. 41. Site Visits
  42. 42. Corps Day Trainings/Additional Trainings</li></li></ul><li> Professional Development<br />Corps Days<br />Mandatory Training<br /><ul><li>Orientation Session (September 1)
  43. 43. Fall and Spring Retreat at Camp Miller
  44. 44. Fall Retreat: September 22-24, 2011
  45. 45. 3 Daylong Trainings (Provided by TNAC)
  46. 46. 1or 2 Additional Trainings (Provided by Site)</li></ul>Optional Events<br /><ul><li>National AmeriCorps Week
  47. 47. End of Year Celebration
  48. 48. Day of Remembrance
  49. 49. Optional Trainings</li></li></ul><li> Application Process<br />Start The Year Off Right<br /><ul><li> Submit online application
  50. 50. Set time for informational screening with TNAC staff
  51. 51. Select up to five sites that fit your qualifications and interests by visiting our website at www.truenorthamericorps.org
  52. 52. Call/email site(s) of interest for an interview by using the contact information on the position description
  53. 53. Once offered a position and you accept, notify TNAC staff (references and background check must be completed)
  54. 54. Attend mandatory orientation on September 1, to officially become an AmeriCorps member </li></ul>Please Note:<br /><ul><li>Inform Program Coordinator if you withdraw from the process
  55. 55. Process is not closed until all positions are filled </li></li></ul><li> Required Documentation<br /> Prior to Member Enrollment<br />Submitted Prior to Accepting a Positions<br /><ul><li>Two completed reference forms (1 Personal and 1 Professional)
  56. 56. Background Check
  57. 57. Passport (not expired) or certified birth certificate and driver’s license (not expired)</li></ul>Bring to Orientation<br /><ul><li>Social security number (do not need the card)
  58. 58. Voided check for direct deposit (optional)
  59. 59. Medical Insurance card, if you will not be taking </li></ul>our insurance (FT members only)<br />
  60. 60. Questions<br />Questions to Think About<br /><ul><li>What happens if you decide to take a paying job in the middle of the service year?
  61. 61. What if True North is not the right AmeriCorps program for you?
  62. 62. Reading Corps/Math Corps
  63. 63. www.serveminnesota.org
  64. 64. www.americorps.gov</li></ul>Individual Question and Answer Session<br /> <br /> <br />
  65. 65. Questions?<br />More information available online at: <br />www.americorps.gov<br />www.truenorthamericorps.org<br />Your World. Your Chance to Make it Better.<br />

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