Thursday, July 3, 2008

More Americorps positions - Village of Hope and others

We just posted here about the Americorps position at Solid Ground. Neighbor organization Village of Hope is also seeking an Americorps member, and sends this announcement containing other positions as well.

From Deborah Green at Village of Hope:

Please help us spread the word...JustServe AmeriCorps positions still available at Solid Ground (apply now!)
I am sending this email to you for your information and assistance in spreading the word. If you know of anyone that would be interested in working with Americorp, we have applications available at Freedom Church or you can apply at the Americorp Office located at 464 12th Avenue in the Central District.

If you are interested in working with the Village of Hope (VOH), the VOH board members will be sharing information about the positions they are hiring for on Wednesday, July 9th from 5:00 p.m.- 6:00 p.m. The meeting will be held at Freedom Church in West Seattle, located at 9601 35th Avenue S.W. Following the information session, the VOH board will be setting up times to interview candidates for the positions.

If you are interested in attending this meeting, please contact Debbie Green on (206) 937-2701. Thank you and have a wonderful day.

Deborah A. Green
Consultant-Village Of Hope
(206) 937-2701 (office)
(206) 770-7278 (fax)

--- On Tue, 7/1/08, Oglesby, Tera wrote:
From: Oglesby, Tera
Subject: Please help us spread the word...JustServe AmeriCorps positions still available at Solid Ground (apply now!)
Cc: "Dapiaoen, Ian"
Date: Tuesday, July 1, 2008, 6:43 PM

Dear friends,

As of today, we have filled 9 of 34 JustServe AmeriCorps positions for 2008-2009.
That leaves 25 positions left to go!

Please help us spread the word about these opportunities to make a difference in the community and gain valuable personal and professional development.

Positions are open until filled!
As a JustServe AmeriCorps Member in 2008-2009, you can...

    Work with youth at risk of violence and incarceration

    • Asian Pacific Islander Women and Family Safety Center --- Young Men's Violence Prevention Project
    • Center for Career Alternatives Youth Program - Seattle and Kent Offices
    • Cleveland High School --- 9th Grade Support Project
    • El Centro de la Raza Hope for Youth --- Civil Rights History & Poetry Classes *Spanish-speaking required for this position
    • Metrocenter YMCA Street Soldiers Program, in partnership with Atlantic Street Center's New Holly and Rainier Beach Youth Programs…and working in Aki Kurose and Meany Middle Schools
    • NELA Center for Student Succes --- College Readiness Program
    • Powerful Voices Girls RAP (rights! Action! Power!) working with girls in local middle schools
    • Powerful Voices STAGES (Strength Through All Girl Education and Support) working with girls in and out of juvenile detention
    • Seattle Bilingual Orientation Center, a Seattle Public School for immigrant and refugee youth
    • Village of Hope Youth Violence Prevention Network
    • WAPIFASA (Washington Asian Pacific Islander Families Against Substance Abuse) Youth Development Program

    Support people coming out of the prison system

    • Village of Hope Powerful Living Project

    Provide advocacy and support to victims of violence

    • Northwest Network of Bisexual, Trans, Lesbian and Gay Survivors of Abuse
    • El Centro de la Raza --- Financial Literacy Skills for Domestic Violence Victim/Survivors
    • Seattle Police Department Domestic Violence Victim Support Teams

    Help create a better court system

    • Seattle Law Department - Community Court

JustServe AmeriCorps Members commit to working full-time (40 hours/week) from 9/2/08 to 7/31/08.
In exchange for their service, they receive $1, 036/month living stipend, plus $4,725 federal Education Award.
In addition to working at the project site, Members spend 20% of their service time in skill-building, reflection and service activities as an AmeriCorps team.

* * * * *

Solid Ground is also hiring more than 70 AmeriCorps and VISTA Members to serve with:

  • Martin Luther King Jr. VISTA Corps --- strengthening programs fighting poverty in our community
  • Seattle and South King County Reading Corps --- supporting elementary school kids to succeed in school

To apply for any of these national service positions at Solid Ground, please go to:


Tera Oglesby
JustServe AmeriCorps Program Supervisor
Solid Ground...formerly the Fremont Public Association
Mailing Address: 1501 N. 45th St., Seattle, WA 98103
Office Location: 464 12th Ave., First Floor, Seattle, WA 98122
Phone: 206/957-4779 ext. #110
FAX: 206/957-2677

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