AmeriCorps NCCC

What are the selection process and criteria?

All applicants receive an acknowledgement packet within three weeks of submitting their application.  The packet contains information about the program and instructs applicants to call a toll-free telephone number to continue the application process.

Upon calling the toll-free number, applicants are asked to respond to several questions about their willingness to participate in all aspects of the program. Applicants who successfully clear the pre-screening are notified of the day their application will be assessed.

What is required to successfully complete the program and receive the AmeriCorps Education Award?

Members must serve the full ten months and complete 1,700 hours of community service, including 80 hours of independent service. If a member departs the program early, he or she forfeits the education award unless there is a compelling reason, in which case the education award is pro-rated.

What are the minimum requirements for participation in AmeriCorps NCCC?

Members are required to complete 1,700 hours of service, including 80 hours of independent service activities. Members must be able to serve effectively with a team of individuals from and within communities of diverse cultural, ethnic, economic, geographic, and education backgrounds. Members must be able to communicate, to some extent, in the English language with peers, supervisors, staff and other individuals.

What do the health benefits cover?

Members are covered by the AmeriCorps Healthcare Benefits Plan managed by Seven Corners. The plan covers routine as well as emergency care during service and some pharmacy needs, but does not cover medical care for pre-existing conditions or routine dental care. The AmeriCorps Healthcare Benefits Plan is not insurance, but rather a basic health benefit package, and will not satisfy the individual responsibility requirement of the Affordable Care Act. For more information, please visit their website at www.americorps.sevencorners.com.

What are the benefits of serving with AmeriCorps NCCC?

AmeriCorps NCCC members receive a modest living allowance of approximately $4,000 for the 10 months of service (about $200 every two weeks before taxes), limited medical benefits, up to $400 a month for childcare, if necessary, member uniforms, and Segal AmeriCorps Education Award (currently $5,730) upon successful completion of the program. In addition, members do not have to pay for meals and housing.

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