People's Emergency Center CDC

Pt-time AmeriCorps position, People’s Emergency Center CDC

Posted on November 24, 2014

LISC AmeriCorps Service Description
Digital Inclusion Associate
January 6, 2015 – March 26, 2015

Local Initiatives Support Corporation and People’s Emergency Center CDC (PECCDC) are seeking an AmeriCorps member to serve as Digital Inclusion Associate.

Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) is dedicated to helping community residents transform distressed neighborhoods into healthy and sustainable communities of choice and opportunity — good places to work, do business and raise children. LISC combines corporate, government and philanthropic resources to help community-based organizations revitalize underserved neighborhoods. This strategy extends to the LISC AmeriCorps program where we support placing AmeriCorps Members with local non-profit partners. Members assist in efforts to revitalize underserved neighborhoods across America and create vibrant places for people to live, work, and play.

People’s Emergency Center (PEC) was founded in 1972 as an emergency shelter for homeless women and their children. In 1992 PEC established a Community Development Corporation (PECCDC), initially intended to help develop much needed low-cost housing for the families coming out of our shelter system. Since then PECCDC has grown to provide an array of real estate development, economic development, and quality of life programs. In 2003 PEC created the Center for Digital Inclusion and Technology (DI) to help bridge the digital divide in Philadelphia’s low income communities. DI offers computer literacy courses to youth and adults, thereby increasing access to educational and employment opportunities. In addition to training, DI provides low-cost computers and tech support to PEC clients and neighborhood residents.

Member activities will be focused on assisting the Center for Digital Inclusion and Technology (DI) with activities including:
 Recruit students and volunteers for summer youth programs
 Serve as teaching assistant for DI digital literacy classes
 Update DI database of students, volunteers, and alumni
 Participate in DI pop-up labs

This is an AmeriCorps position, neither LISC nor PECCDC will allow the member to engage in activities that are considered prohibited under the terms of the grant while serving as a LISC AmeriCorps member.

Desired Skills
 Desire and ability to work with a diverse group of people, particularly those living in low-income distressed neighborhoods
 Desire for teaching and working in a classroom setting.
 Comfort with technology, MS Office, Internet applications and research, and creative problem solving.
 Flexibility and professionalism in interactive, dynamic, community-centered environments.
 Trustworthiness and sensitivity for confidential information.
 Interest in community and customer service
 Interest or skills in advanced technology and multimedia are a plus!
 Ability to both follow directions and take initiative.

Program Eligibility Requirements
To be eligible to participate as a LISC AmeriCorps member the candidate must meet all eligibility requirements to serve as a National Service participant including but not limited to:

 Possess a high school degree, GED certificate or agree to achieve GED during the term of service
 Be at least 18 years of age (note there is no age limit)
 Have status as a US citizen or possess permanent resident status
 Be eligible to earn an education award and not be barred from performing a term of service
 Be available to serve a minimum of 450 hours of service between January 6, 2015 and March 26, 2015

Program Benefits
Upon successful completion of the term of service, the member will be eligible for a $1,100 education award to pay off existing, eligible student loans or return to school. The position pays a total stipend of $3,000. Direct deposit is available and highly encouraged.

Resumes should be sent to:
People’s Emergency Center, 3939 Warren Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104 or Preston Hogue at phogue@pec-cares.org.

LISC & PECCDC promote equal opportunity in selecting AmeriCorps members.
We are committed to diversity and inclusion in the selection process.


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