Serve Your Community with Public Allies CT! (Bridgeport, New Haven and Hartford, Conn)
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Application Deadline: March 31st, 2013"Lasting social change results when citizens of all backgrounds step up, take responsibility, and work together."Public Allies Connecticut is an AmeriCorps Program designed to develop the next generation of community and nonprofit leaders. We are currently seeking dedicated, service-minded young adults to begin 10-month paid apprenticeships in nonprofit organizations around Connecticut, with positions available in the greater New Haven, Hartford, and Bridgeport areas.**The next class of Allies will begin in September of 2013, but the application process starts now!**As a Public Ally, you might be teaching environmental education to kids, finding housing for refugees, running an after school program, researching public policy, or serving your community in one of so many other ways! Our Allies change their lives and our community through a rigorous AmeriCorps program that combines full-time, paid apprenticeships with intensive skills training, active community-building projects, personalized coaching, and critical reflection. You'll serve 4 days per week at your nonprofit placement, and attend all-day trainings each Friday with other Allies from around the state. Trainings are geared toward giving you the knowledge and skills you'll need to pursue a nonprofit career. Topics range from grant writing and community development to leadership and group process.Allies are passionate and diverse social change makers. More than 56% of our Allies are people of color, 21% are LGBT, and 60% are college graduates. Allies are of and for our local community, and they share a deep commitment to strengthening Connecticut. A majority of alumni continue a career in the nonprofit and public sectors, and about 95% of Alumni say they would participate again if they could.Allies receive a living stipend of $16,500 (gross) over ten months, an AmeriCorps education award of $5,550 upon completion of the program, valuable professional development training, and free basic health insurance. Student loan forbearance & interest payment is available for eligible federal student loans. Childcare is also available, if applicable.We are now interviewing for the 2013-2014 program year -- our priority application deadline is February 15th. We encourage you to apply as early as possible, as spaces fill up quickly! You can fill out the online application and learn more about our program on our website: www.PublicAlliesCT.orgQuestions? Reach us by phone at 203.764.2031 or by email (even better!) using the above link.Online applications are preferred. PLEASE NOTE: We do not accept submissions of resume/cover letter without an official application. Please visit our website at www.PublicAlliesCT.orgFor more about AmeriCorps, please visit www.americorps.gov. Location: Bridgeport, New Haven and Hartford, Conn Compensation: $1,650/month for 10 months This is at a non-profit organization.Principals only. Recruiters, please don't contact this job poster.Please, no phone calls about this job!Please do not contact job poster about other services, products or commercial interests.