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Apply to host an AmeriCorps NCCC team

Posted on January 8, 2019

What is AmeriCorps NCCC?
AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC) is a federal team-based national service program for young adults between the ages of 18 and 24. Members serve a full-time, ten-month term, working on projects, typically 6-8 weeks in length to meet community needs in five main service areas: natural and other disasters, energy conservation, environmental stewardship and conservation, infrastructure improvement, and urban and rural development.

Apply now for a team of 8-12 to complete 6-8 week community service projects to meet your needs. Those eligible to apply are nonprofit organizations, government entities (federal, state or local), educational institutions, neighborhood associations, Native American Tribal Councils, and community-based or faith-based organizations.

Members are:
Recruited nationally and are from different social, cultural, socioeconomic, and educational backgrounds. They are 18-24 with varying education levels ranging from working on their High School Equivalency to College graduates.
Assigned to a team of approximately 8-12 Members who are supervised by a Team Leader.
Provided one 15 passenger van per team with fuel covered by AmeriCorps NCCC.
Trained in leadership, team building, diversity, service learning, disaster response, and much more!
Insured by the Federal Tort Claims Act & Federal Employees’ Compensation Act.

Meeting your Need through Community Based Service Learning Projects
Projects are team-based and typically lasting 6-8 weeks of full-time service. Sample Projects include:

AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC) is a federal team-based national service program for young adults between the ages of 18 and 24. Members serve a full-time, ten-month term, working on projects, typically 6-8 weeks in length to meet community needs in five main service areas: natural and other disasters, energy conservation, environmental stewardship and conservation, infrastructure improvement, and urban and rural development.

Apply now for a team of 8-12 to complete 6-8 week community service projects to meet your needs. Those eligible to apply are nonprofit organizations, government entities (federal, state or local), educational institutions, neighborhood associations, Native American Tribal Councils, and community-based or faith-based organizations.

How to Make Your Project Standout:
Projects Must…
Address compelling community needs
Have clearly stated and well-planned tasks which ensure timely availability of materials, tools, technical expertise, and sponsor support
Provide opportunities for members’ growth and development that includes orientation and training and service learning opportunities
Involve the community throughout the project including local volunteer support
Have a plan for sustainability after AmeriCorps NCCC Members complete their work

Natural and Other Disasters, which includes disaster preparedness, response, recovery, and mitigation. Greater consideration will be given to projects with a large disaster emphasis.
Facilitating disaster education and safety programs
Staffing shelters, emergency phone banks, and donation distribution centers
Conducting needs assessments
Home repair post-disaster
Clean-up of public lands
Restoration of natural habitat that protects people from hazards (e.g. green spaces along rivers)

Energy Conservation:
Community Energy Assessments and Audits
Weatherization Projects
Facilitating Energy Conservation Education Programs

Environmental Stewardship and Conservation:
Facilitating Environmental Education Programs
Trail Building and Maintenance
Planting Trees

Infrastructure Improvement:
Construct Wheelchair Ramps & Assemble Play-grounds
Repairing Public Facilities
Preserving Historical Buildings or Artifacts

Urban and Rural Development:
Help build/refurbish homes for low-income citizens
Support after-school or STEAM programs and other activities for youth
Assist with community revitalization through blight elimination, addressing housing challenges or conducting needs assessments

Things to Highlight:
If your project involves any of the following areas of interest, be sure to elaborate in your Project Concept Form and Application.
Energy Conservation or Infrastructure Improvement
Coordinating or recruiting volunteers
Service recipients are Veterans or Military Families
Project addresses priorities identified by state leaders
Community exposure for the team (i.e. media,inviting elected officials, etc.)
Opportunities to recruit future NCCC Members

https://www.nationalservice.gov/programs/americorps/americorps-programs/americorps-nccc/sponsor-americorps-nccc-team


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