Bonner AmeriCorps 2 16-11

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Bonner AmeriCorps 2 16-11

  1. 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. 2. What isAmeriCorps?
  3. 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. 4. Why BonnerAmeriCorps?
  5. 5. Bonner AmeriCorps: Education Awards 1-Year 1-Year 2-Year Term Minimum Quarter Half-time Hours 300 450 900Ed Award $1,132.00 $1,415.00 25% $2,675.00 www.bonner.org
  6. 6. 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
  7. 7. Implementation
  8. 8. 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 8
  9. 9. 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 9
  10. 10. 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 10
  11. 11. 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 11
  12. 12. 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 12
  13. 13. Bonner AmeriCorps:Approving Hour Logs (electronic option) Campus Staff checks these boxes! www.bonner.org 13
  14. 14. Bonner AmeriCorps:Tracking Enrollment Status www.bonner.org 14
  15. 15. 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 15
  16. 16. 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 16
  17. 17. Where Do I Find Resources? www.bonner.org 17
  18. 18. Training Videos & Screencasts:Member Management www.bonner.org

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