Host an AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps
Posted by Corporation for National and Community Service on December 7, 2015
AmeriCorps NCCC offers help to Get Things Done!
AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC) is now accepting service project proposals for 2016. Now is your chance to take advantage of an affordable way for your community to get short-term projects completed. What would it be like if your organization suddenly had the resources of 8-10 enthusiastic, hard-working, and professional young adults serving full-time for up to eight weeks? Think of the impact! Whether it’s blazing trails, installing rain gardens, building homes, or supporting disaster recovery efforts, NCCC is the program to help you achieve your goals!
What is AmeriCorps NCCC?
AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC) is a full-time, team-based service program for men and women aged 18–24. 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, faith-based and other community organizations, members complete a variety of service projects. These 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?
NCCC can help your organization accomplish project goals and objectives that you define as critical for your organization and community. The NCCC team will arrive with their own transportation, ready to work with a team leader who will supervise their activities and get the work done the way you want it done!
What is expected of your organization?
There is no direct charge or match for a team’s services. Project sponsors must provide:
Lodging that includes 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 supervisor or liaison to support the team
How to get started?
AmeriCorps NCCC Atlantic Region invites prospective Project Sponsors to apply for an NCCC team in the 2016 program year, with projects beginning in March 2016. There is a simple two-step process to apply for a team – 1) the Project Concept Form, and 2) the Project Application (both attached). Upon successful review of the Concept Form, you will receive an invitation to submit a Project Application. A staff person within the NCCC program department is available to provide technical assistance with developing your project idea, developing a work plan, and preparing the application. The NCCC Atlantic Region serves the states of CT, DE, MA, MD, ME, NH, NJ, NY, PA, RI, VT, DC, Puerto Rico, and the US Virgin Islands.
We encourage you to submit concept forms early for projects to occur at any time in 2016.
This maximizes the support we can provide to help strengthen the application.
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