AmeriCorps National Service
Become an AmeriCorps Member!
“Your World. Your chance to make it better.”
Our members currently serve in many sites in Anchorage: AWAIC, Catholic Social Services, Department of Corrections, University of Alaska S.E. Sitka, Ionia, Kenai Peninsula College, Shiloh Community Housing, Literacy Council of Alaska, and Alaska Literacy Council. And we also have members in Juneau, Eagle River, Wasilla, and more.
Nine Star proudly hosts members in our Work Services Program serving unemployed and under-employed individuals; The Youth Education and Employment Programs, helping teens earn diplomas and secure gainful employment; The Adult Education Program, serving GED and ESL students; Thanks to AmeriCorps members, we can reach deeper and wider than we could on our own.
Benefits of serving as an AmeriCorps member:
AmeriCorps Members through individual involvement improve lives and strengthen communities. Members provide direct service to address individual and community needs such as coaching, mentoring, employment assistance, prisoner re-entry, workshops, and education.
AmeriCorps membership is open to U.S. citizens or lawful permanent residents age 17 and older. Members serve full or part time over a 12-month period. Upon successful completion of their service, Members receive an AmeriCorps Education Award of up to $5,550 to pay for college or graduate school or to pay back qualified student loans. During term of service, Members receive health coverage, training, student loan deferment, and a modest monthly stipend. Members who serve part time receive a partial AmeriCorps Education Award.
Picture yourself promoting literacy and work readiness skills in Anchorage and throughout Alaska!
Nine Star’s mission is to develop Alaska’s workforce through basic skills education, work readiness, job skills training, computer instruction and management level consulting. We help Alaskans get a job, keep a job, and advance on the job. We reach hundreds more Alaskans each year through our AmeriCorps members, and our member service allows for more intense outreach to our clients than we could ordinarily provide.
AmeriCorps members coach children in our Homework Club. AmeriCorps members work with our homeless youth. AmeriCorps members work to find resources for our neediest clients. AmeriCorps members help clients write resumes and help clients learn to interview for jobs. AmeriCorps members help teens earn their high school diplomas. AmeriCorps members teach computer classes and help clients develop necessary skills for success! Are YOU ready to serve?
Contact Bonnie at 279-7827 for our upcoming AmeriCorps opportunities!