Host a team of AmeriCorps NCCC members

Posted on October 04, 2010

AmeriCorps NCCC would like to work with you to help Get Things Done!

AmeriCorps NCCC is requesting proposals for 2011.  Now is your chance to take advantage of a team-based, high energy, affordable way for your community to get short-term, intensive service projects done!  What would it be like if your organization suddenly had the resources of 8-10 enthusiastic, talented, and professional young adults working full-time for up to eight weeks?  Think of the impact!  Whether it’s blazing trails, community revitalization, building homes, or supporting disaster recovery efforts, the NCCC is the program to support your service needs!

What is AmeriCorps NCCC?
AmeriCorps NCCC (National Civilian Community Corps) is a full-time, team-based service program for men and women aged 18–24.  Based at five campuses, NCCC members are organized into teams of 8-10 and serve in local communities throughout the nation.

The mission of AmeriCorps NCCC is to strengthen communities and develop leaders through direct, team-based national and community service.  In partnership with nonprofit organizations, state and local agencies, schools, state and national parks, Indian Tribes, and faith-based and other community organizations, members complete a variety of service projects.  These dedicated and energetic young adults help communities prepare and respond to disasters, improve infrastructure such as low-income housing and public parks, restore streams or wildlife habitats to help protect the environment, conserve energy through weatherization projects or recycling programs, and contribute to urban and rural development by supporting services to seniors, youth, or homeless individuals.

What can AmeriCorps NCCC do for your organization?
* Help accomplish project goals and objectives that you define as critical for your organization and community
* Arrive with their own transportation ready to work with a team leader who will supervise their activities
* Get the work done the way you want it!

What is expected of your organization?
Although there is no direct charge or match for a team’s services, project sponsors must provide:

* Lodging – including access to a full kitchen, bathroom facilities, sleeping areas, and parking.  Lodging options might include: volunteer centers, churches, youth hostels, recreation centers, vacant apartments, college dorms, summer camps, etc.
* Orientation to your organization and community
* Support for service learning activities that help the team understand social issues related to the project
* Project materials and special tools/equipment
* Project supervisors or liaison to support the team

How can you get started?
AmeriCorps NCCC Atlantic Region (states served: CT, DE, MA, MD, ME, NH, NJ, NY, PA, RI, VT, DC, Puerto Rico, and the US Virgin Islands) invites prospective Project Sponsors to apply for an NCCC team in the 2011 program year, beginning March 2011.  Deployment of teams is organized by rounds (see table below).  Though we pride ourselves on flexibility, any alteration to the dates below should be discussed with our program staff.

We have developed a simple two-step process to apply for a team:1) a Project Concept Form (attached for your convenience) and 2) a Project Application.  Organizations wishing to be considered for more than one round should apply following the deadlines for the first round they wish to be considered. Although Concept Forms and Project Applications are accepted throughout the year, strong preference is given to those received by the following deadlines:

Upon successful review of the Concept Form, you will receive an invitation to submit a formal Project Application; NCCC program staff from the Atlantic region will contact you to provide technical assistance with composing and submitting the application.

Requesting Teams For:  Round 1 (March-April 2011); Concept Paper: Submit by Oct 22, 2010; Application: Submit by Dec 3, 2010

Requesting Teams For:  Round 2 (May-June 2011); Concept Paper: Submit by Submit by Jan 14, 2011; Application: Submit by Submit by Feb. 18, 2011

Requesting Teams For:  Round 3 (July-August 2011); Concept Paper: Submit by March 11, 2011; Application: Submit by April 22, 2011

Requesting Teams For:  Round 4 (Sept.-Nov. 2011); Concept Paper: Submit by May 6, 2011; Application: Submit by June 10, 2011

Who do I contact?
AmeriCorps NCCC – Atlantic Region
PO Box 27
Perry Point, MD 21902
410-642-2411
410-642-1888 fax

Robin Nixon, Deputy Region Director for Programming PR, VI
Extension x6852
rnixon@cns.gov

Amanda McCarty, Assistant Program Director for MD, DE, NJ, PA, NY
Extension x6329
mmccarty@cns.gov

Mike Kern, Assistant Program Director for CT, RI, MA, ME, NH, VT, DC
Extension x6869
mkern@cns.gov

Thank you for seeking NCCC’s support to Get Things Done!  To learn more about NCCC, please visit http://www.americorps.gov/nccc.


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