Do you know someone who loves kids and is a great leader? AmeriCorps LEAP may be right for them!
|AmeriCorps LEAP (Learning Early Achieves Potential) Initiative members serve in preschool classrooms and nonprofit organizations and focus on the social and emotional development of young children in Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation’s 20-county region. We recruit, connect, and match members to site service partner positions to help work one-on-one with preschool children who are at-risk of falling behind.|
Members begin the LEAP service term in August 2018 and serve through July 2019. Positions are full-time (40 hours per week) or part time (20 hours per week) for the 11 month term. There are positions available across the region including in Blooming Prairie, Lyle, Austin, Stewartville, Butterfield, Waseca, Medford, Faribault, Blue Earth, Mankato, and more!
Work Life and Skill Benefits
- Gain valuable skills and experiences in areas that interest you and translate directly into job experience
- Learn teamwork, communication, responsibility, and other essential skills that will help you for the rest of your life, while gaining personal satisfaction from taking on a challenge
- Many find their AmeriCorps year provides more experience and skills than a traditional, paying job
- Members receive a living allowance stipend of up to $1,098 per month for full time (1,700 hours) service (adjusted for half time/900 hours).
- Earn $5,920 Segal education award to attend college, graduate school or pay qualified student loans ($2,960 HT) upon completion of service term
- Receive forbearance and interest paid on federal student loans while serving
- Health care coverage and child care support while serving full time
How do you apply?
Click here to learn more about the program and apply. AmeriCorps LEAP member applications are due by 5:00pm Central Time on June 29, 2018. Qualified applicants will be contacted for an interview in July 2018.
LEAP is made possible by Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation, ServeMinnesota and the Corporation for National and Community Service. We are committed to recruiting and engaging individuals without regard to disability, gender, race, religion or sexual orientation. Reasonable accommodations provided upon request. Document available in alternative formats.
Individuals interested in this program may contact
Barbara Gunderson, AmeriCorps LEAP Director
For more details about this program visit smifoundation.org
For more details about AmeriCorps, visit nationalservice.gov