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become a citysquare AMERICORPS MEMBER

 

 

 

 

Serve with purpose, serve with CitySquare AmeriCorps!

 

CitySquare AmeriCorps members serve in three focus areas: Education, Food Security, and Social Services. Members have the unique opportunity to serve within CitySquare programs and with other nonprofit organizations throughout North Texas.

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Applicants are encouraged to apply early to be considered for a position. Applicants are considered on a rolling basis until all positions are filled. Qualified applicants will be contacted by the CitySquare AmeriCorps office via phone or email and invited to an interview session.

 

How do you want to serve?

 

Social Services Positions

Social services members help vulnerable individuals and families through case management, housing support, homeless outreach, resource referrals, workforce training, etc. within CitySquare programs and with external host sites in the DFW area and Paris, Texas. Preference is given to applicants pursuing a degree in social work or a related field, especially as some positions may fulfill internship requirements for social work/psychology/public health and related majors. Members serve 450 hours of service (32-35 hours per week) with three terms of service available: Fall: September– December 2023; Spring: January 9 - April 28, 2023; Summer: May 15 – August 18, 2023. Members earn a total living allowance of $4,500 ($1,204-$1,388 per month) and a $1,718.25 education award. 

Food Security Positions

CitySquare AmeriCorps places members in food pantries at CitySquare and other partnering nonprofit organizations working to improve food security in the greater Dallas area. Members can also be placed in the CitySquare Food Recovery program, preparing healthy meals to reduce food waste, or with CitySquare Food Mobile Pantry. Members serve 450 hours of service (32-35 hours per week) with three terms of service available: Fall: September – December 2023; Spring: January 9 - April 28, 2023; Summer: May 15 – August 18, 2023. Members earn a total living allowance of $4,500 ($1,204-$1,388 per month) and a $1,718.25 education award. 

 

We also have a unique summer opportunity to serve with CitySquare Food’s Mobile Meals program. This program serves meals to children during the summer at their apartment communities. CitySquare Food summer members serve 450 hours for 12 weeks from May 22 – August 11, 2023. Members earn a total living allowance of $4,500 ($1,620 per month) and a $1,718.25 education award. 

 

Education Positions​

Members serve with one of our nonprofit afterschool program host sites in Dallas during the school year to support youth in their academic engagement and growth in social-emotional skills. Some positions may fulfill internship requirements for education and other related majors.  After-school members serve 675 hours (22 hrs/wk) from September to May. This term, members are earning a total living allowance of $6,750 ($773/month) and an education award of $2,474.27.

 

Ready for a summer of service? Summer education members serve with one of our nonprofit summer program host sites in Dallas to engage youth in fun and educational day camp activities and foster growth in social and emotional skills. Summer members serve 300 hours (35-40 hours per week) for 8-10 weeks starting June 5, 2023. Members earn a total living allowance of $3,000 ($1,290-$1,600/month) and an education award of $1,374.60.​

The minimum qualifications to serve:

  • High School Graduate (17 or older)

  • U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident (deferred action does not suffice)

  • Reliable transportation

  • Able to pass a criminal background check

  • A commitment to make a difference

What’s the Education Award?

The Segal AmeriCorps Education Award is a benefit that AmeriCorps members receive upon successful completion of their term of service. The award can be used to go to most colleges and universities or to repay qualifying student loans. AmeriCorps alumni can also get additional perks, such as admission fee waivers for graduate programs, at participating institutions. Click here to learn more.

Questions? Contact us at AmeriCorps@CitySquare.org.