AmeriCorps is a network of local, state, and national service programs that connects more than 75,000 citizens(nearly 2,000 in MA) each year in intensive service to meet our country’s critical needs in education, the environment, public safety (including disaster preparedness and response), health, etc. Since the program’s founding in 1994, more than 1 million AmeriCorps members have contributed more than 1.4 billion hours in service across America while tackling pressing problems and mobilizing millions of volunteers for the organizations they serve.
SCI receives fiscal and technical support from the following partners:
The Massachusetts Service Alliance (MSA), established in 1991, is a private, nonprofit organization that serves as the state commission on community service and volunteerism. Its mission is to catalyze the innovation and growth of service and volunteerism by creating partnerships that maximize resources, expertise, capacity, and impact.
The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) established in 1993, CNCS is a federal agency that engages more than 5 million Americans in service through its core programs — Senior Corps, AmeriCorps, and the Social Innovation Fund. As the nation’s largest grant maker for service and volunteering, CNCS plays a critical role in strengthening America’s nonprofit sector and addressing our nation’s challenges through service.
The SCI AmeriCorps Program
Our program focuses on building the capacity of youth-serving community organizations to connect youth with people, experiences and resources they need to succeed.
The SCI AmeriCorps program supports youth success by increasing volunteerism and providing leadership training and community service opportunities for youth. Since 2007, SCI AmeriCorps members have served at various host sites, who are aligned with the mission of Social Capital Inc.
SCI anticipates having 25 full-time AmeriCorps members for the 2020-2021 Service Year who will implement volunteer outreach and capacity building activities and help youth develop their social capital and leadership skills.
Becoming an SCI AmeriCorps Host Site Partner
SCI AmeriCorps members will be placed at partner agencies that can demonstrate strong alignment with SCI’s mission and the goals of the SCI AmeriCorps program.
Basic Eligibility Requirements:
- 501(c)3 Organization or Local Government in Massachusetts
- SCI AmeriCorps members cannot displace a current employee or serve in a regular staff position.
- Role of the SCI AmeriCorps Member must align with position description of an SCI AmeriCorps member as well as SCI’s mission and program goals.
- Alignment of host site position description with SCI AmeriCorps description.
- Alignment with SCI’s mission and goals. Priority given to sites where members will benefit from SCI training and resources (e.g. youth leadership curriculum, web portals, leveraging social media for volunteer recruitment, events uniting diverse community members).
- Strength of member supervision plan.
- Host sites that can help with recruiting local candidate will be looked upon favorably. Timely response to potential candidates is essential.
- February 14 – Intent to Apply Due
- February 28 – Host Site Application Due
- March 6 – First Round of Decisions for Host Sites sent out
- March 13 – Rolling Decisions for Host Sites Begins
- March – Recruitment for AmeriCorps Members Begins
- February – April – Host Site Visits (Current Sites & I/A New Host Sites)
- June – Host Site Informational Conference Call
- September 1 – 4 – Member Orientation; Supervisor Orientation