Investing in community

AmeriCorps members are highly motivated, flexible, resourceful people who have the shared goal of igniting change and moving their community forward. United Way assigns AmeriCorps members to one of the 10 Neighborhood Networks during their 12 months of service. AmeriCorps members connect and engage with residents in a variety of ways – including canvassing in neighborhoods, developing after school programs, planning community events and creating educational trainings. 

Benefits of becoming a member

Professional development and job training

Build your resume and develop valuable skills through training sessions and hands-on work experience

Compensation

Members receive a living allowance and healthcare coverage and are eligible for childcare benefits for children under the age of 13

Educational funding

Apply for student loan deferment during your time of service and qualify to receive a Segal Education Award to help pay for educational expenses

Professional connections

Grow your professional network as you form partnerships with community and business leaders across the Chicago region

If you are interested in becoming a United Way of Metro Chicago AmeriCorps team member, please check back in summer 2021 for more details.

MEET OUR CURRENT AMERICORPS MEMBERS

Samuel Gamino

NEIGHBORHOOD / AREA OF WORK
Cicero, Youth Crossroads

LEADERSHIP STATEMENT
A true leader adapts and learns from the environment they are in and perseveres through to obtain peace.

Josh Simmons

NEIGHBORHOOD / AREA OF WORK
Community Impact Dept. at United Way of Metro Chicago

LEADERSHIP STATEMENT
Leading with love and spirituality by working to dismantle social injustices in black and brown communities in a unique way, while also educating others on the truth.

Jazeline Rodriguez

NEIGHBORHOOD / AREA OF WORK
Brighton Park, Brighton Park Neighborhood Council

LEADERSHIP STATEMENT
Be the leader that envisions authentic service to bring justice around the world.

Jessica Jones

NEIGHBORHOOD / AREA OF WORK
Marketing/Communications Dept. at United Way of Metro Chicago

LEADERSHIP STATEMENT
To build a community based on trust and mutual respect, that will create vulnerable and safe spaces for others to lead.

Tate Samata

NEIGHBORHOOD / AREA OF WORK
Marketing/Communications Dept. at United Way of Metro Chicago

LEADERSHIP STATEMENT
To strive for equality through action, foster trust, and dig for truth – with perseverance and humility.

Alicya Dennison

NEIGHBORHOOD / AREA OF WORK
Evanston, Cradle to Career

LEADERSHIP STATEMENT
Fostering communal relations that promote financial stability, well-being and connectedness to ensure success on both individual and collective levels via humor.

Tevin Glasper

NEIGHBORHOOD / AREA OF WORK
Community Impact Dept. at United Way of Metro Chicago

LEADERSHIP STATEMENT
To create the future by caring in the present.

Jose Pantoja

NEIGHBORHOOD / AREA OF WORK
Cicero, Youth Crossroads

LEADERSHIP STATEMENT
To be a leader is to understand the circumstances and experiences of others differ from your own to take these understandings to be inclusive and help those around you.

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