Community Resource Corps | AmeriCorps Member Application
The Community Resource Corps is recruiting a team of AmeriCorps Members! These AmeriCorps Members will serve part-time to conduct outreach and connect residents to resources. Applicants will have a choice of serving an 11 month term  from October 2022 to August 28 2023 OR a 6 month term from October 2022 to March 2023!

We welcome AmeriCorps Members with diverse experiences and identities. We welcome people impacted by mass incarceration and people formerly incarcerated. People with most types of convictions are eligible. People convicted for sex crimes or murder are ineligible, due to federal requirements. We're looking for AmeriCorps Members who are:
     +  Activists and organizers in their own community.
     +  People interested in making a difference and becoming a leader in their neighborhood.
     +  Committed to work a 6 hour shift between 10 am - 6 pm Monday through Friday to complete 1,200 hours for a minimum of 11 months or 675 hours for 6 months (October 2022- March 2023)

AmeriCorps Members will receive:
     +  A Generous Living stipend.
     +  Health care support.
     +  Transportation support.
     +  Monthly professional development trainings.
     +  Education Award of $4,546.50 for an 11 month term or $2,474.27 for a 6 month term if service term is completed
     +  Five (5) points on the City of Philadelphia’s civil service exam upon completion of the program.

AmeriCorps Members must:
     +  Be 17 (with parental consent) or older
     +  Be a U.S. citizen, U.S. national or Lawful Permanent Resident Alien.
     +  Have or be working toward a high school degree or equivalency.
     +  Be fully vaccinated for COVID-19, or be eligible for a medical or religious exemption for the COVID-19 vaccine before the start of service.
     +  Clear a National Service Criminal History Check*. This check screens out people with convictions for sex crimes or murder. If you have any questions or concerns about this process, please contact us at the email below.

*NSCHC is required under the National and Community Service Act of 1990, as amended by the Serve America Act (SAA). The statutory requirement at 42 U.S.C. § 12645g is supplemented by regulatory requirements at 45 CFR §2540.200 through §2540.207 as well as the terms and conditions of AmeriCorps grants.*

Please submit this form to apply to become a AmeriCorps Member. Until all slots are filled all applications will be rolling admissions.

Email CRC@phila.gov with questions or support requests. Use this link to view a full Community Resource Corps AmeriCorps Member job description for more information about the Community Resource Corps:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1MWJ-Lk7DAIGtuBkz1CiLoTDg5xookpNC/view?usp=sharing

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Please indicate the term of service that you are applying for? *
The Community Resource Corps welcomes AmeriCorps Members from all neighborhoods across the city. We're specifically seeking AmeriCorps Members with experience within the blue highlighted communities on the map below. Use this link to zoom in and out of an interactive map: https://arcg.is/1DP9XP
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Please list all of the Philadelphia neighborhoods that you are familiar with and would like to conduct outreach in? *
We know that people live, work and spend time in different communities. Please provide us with the name of all the neighborhoods or zip codes that best describes the community that you're a part of.
Application Questions
AmeriCorps Member Requirements *
Check the box below to certify that you meet the Member requirements. If you are unsure if you meet these requirements, feel free to contact us. You must be a US citizen age 17 (with parental consent) or older. You must have or be working toward a high school degree or equivalency. You must be a U.S. citizen, U.S. national or Lawful Permanent Resident Alien. Members must be fully vaccinated, or be eligible for a religious or medical exemption for the COVID-19 vaccine before the start of service. You must clear a National Service Criminal History Check, meaning you must not have prior convictions for sex crimes or murder. Use this link for more information on background checks: https://americorps.gov/grantees-sponsors/history-check
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Why are you interested in becoming a AmeriCorps Member? *
Tell us about yourself and your interest in becoming a Community Resource Corps Member. (3,000 character limit)
How did you hear about the Community Resource Corps? *
Relevant Experience *
Community Resource Corps Members will conduct outreach in their community. They will support residents in completing resource applications, like LIHEAP or SNAP. They will work with resource providers and organizations to help residents receive the resource. Describe your experience doing similar work in your community. We welcome candidates that have non-professional work experience. You can describe relevant lived or volunteer experience. (3,000 character limit)
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Optional Demographic Questions
In order to better serve the residents of Philadelphia, and to better track the representation of our outreach efforts in comparison with the population of our City, we request that you complete the optional questions below. Using this data, we will be able to have a better understanding of how we're reaching the populations we serve.

Non-Discrimination

It is against the law for organizations that receive federal financial assistance from AmeriCorps to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, disability, sex, age, political affiliation, or, in most cases, religion.

All questions below are OPTIONAL.

Due to the sensitive nature of this data, this data will have a high level of security attached to it and will be stored following industry-standard security and data protection practices to maintain privacy. Individually identifiable data will only be accessible to city staff and will not be used or shared for solicitation of any goods or services.


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