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The Structure of AmeriCorps NCCC

Campuses and Regions

Approximately 2,200 members serve in AmeriCorps NCCC Traditional and FEMA Corps each year. Members are assigned to one of five regional campuses, located in Baltimore, MD, Vinton, IA, Sacramento, CA, Vicksburg, MS and Aurora, CO. Members remain on campus during initial training and return to campus between projects for “transition.” The remainder of the service term is typically spent away from campus at assigned project locations throughout the given region.

Pacific Region

Located in Northern Sacramento, on McClellan Park Air Force Base, this campus is near downtown Sacramento and its many landmarks including the California State Capitol. The Pacific Region campus moved from San Diego to Sacramento in August 2001 and is one of many organizations and businesses that currently occupy McClellan Park.

States Served: California, Alaska, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington, Wyoming, and the U.S. Pacific island territories.

North Central Region

Located in Vinton, IA on what was formerly the Iowa Braille and Sight Saving School, this campus has three dorm buildings, large fields and a running track. Also nearby is the Creamery Trail, ideal for the avid runner or casual walker. This campus is known for its magnificent sunsets and small-town comforts. Cedar Rapids and Iowa City are driving distance from campus, as well as the famous Field of Dreams set in Dyer, IA. The North Central Region campus moved to Vinton in 2008.

States Served: Ohio, Indiana, Michigan, Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, Wisconsin, North Dakota, and South Dakota

Southern Region

Located on the grounds of the former All Saints Episcopal School, this campus has nine buildings, five dorms, a chapel and a gym. The property also includes two soccer fields, tennis courts and an outdoor pool. This historic institution, owned by the dioceses of Mississippi, Arkansas, Louisiana and Western Louisiana opened its doors in 1908 as an all-girls college. Historical artifacts and cultural information can be found throughout the grounds. The Southern Region campus moved to All Saints in July 2009.

States Served: Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, Florida, Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, Kentucky, Virginia, West Virginia

Atlantic Region

Located on the outskirts of the vibrant and historic city of Baltimore, MD, at the former Sacred Heart of Mary School, this campus has access to Camden Yards Baseball Park, the inner harbor, Edgar Allen Poe’s tombstone and several city parks. The Atlantic Region campus moved to Baltimore in 2014.

States Served: Connecticut, the District of Columbia, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, as well as Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands

Southwest Region

Recently relocated to Aurora, CO, just miles from the Rocky Mountains, this campus is in a new facility and has access to dozens of trails. The area offers more than 300 days of sunshine per year and many opportunities to engage in outdoor service projects, hiking, biking and more. The Southwest Region campus moved to Aurora in 2015.

States Served: Texas, Oklahoma, Colorado, Missouri, New Mexico, Arizona, Kansas, and Arkansas

Corps Member

Corps Members are assigned to a regional campus to complete initial training and to receive team assignments. Diverse teams of 18-24-year-olds work under the direction of one Team Leader and complete the service term living and serving together. Corps Members are responsible for completing Corps Training Institute (CTI), earning 1700 service hours, participating in physical training and contributing to various team activities.

Team Leader

Team Leaders are assigned a team of 8-10 Corps Members. This role is not a staff position, however, Team Leaders are expected to guide and support the team throughout the service term. Team Leaders are responsible for completing Team Leader Training (TLT), which begins one month prior to Corps Member arrival. Team Leaders conduct daily team activities on and off the project site, and serve as the liaison between the team, the project sponsor and NCCC staff. Please note – Anyone may apply to be a Team Leader. Prior service experience is NOT required.

Qualifications

  • Supervisory or leadership experience in community programs, schools, Peace Corps, previous AmeriCorps service or the U.S. military
  • Must be 18 years old
  • Must have valid U.S. driver’s license and submit current driving record

Responsibilities

  • Motivate and Coordinate team of 18-24 year olds for the duration of the service term
  • Conduct regular team meetings
  • Conduct assessments to track member development
  • Oversee safety and general well-being of members
  • Monitor housing sites and encourage development of life skills
  • Facilitate and encourage service-learning
  • Uphold NCCC policy
  • Take disciplinary action when necessary
  • Manage budget for projects and adhere to all NCCC budget processes
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