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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.
Professional development and job training
Build your resume and develop valuable skills through training sessions and hands-on work experience
Members receive a living allowance and healthcare coverage and are eligible for childcare benefits for children under the age of 13
Apply for student loan deferment during your time of service and qualify to receive a Segal Education Award to help pay for educational expenses
Grow your professional network as you form partnerships with community and business leaders across the Chicago region