The AmeriCorps Partners in Learning program, sponsored by the City of Dubuque, has been awarded a $210,581 AmeriCorps grant from the Corporation for National and Community Service for fiscal year 2016-2017. The AmeriCorps Partners in Learning grant will support a total of 50 AmeriCorps members who will provide educational support to the Dubuque Community School District, Multicultural Family Center, Carnegie-Stout Public Library, Leisure Services Recreation Division, and St. Mark Youth Enrichment. During the school year, AmeriCorps members will provide supplementary reading instruction to students in kindergarten through third grade. During the summer, AmeriCorps members will support educational activities to combat learning loss experienced by many children during the summer months. In addition, AmeriCorps members will be trained to operate a volunteer center in times of a disaster and to participate in Make a Difference Day and Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service.
AmeriCorps is a national service program that engages Americans of all ages and backgrounds in service to meet critical needs of communities across the country. AmeriCorps is recruiting now for the 2016-2017 school year Academic Reading Tutor positions and Teen Coordinator position. All members must be 18 years of age or older and have a high school diploma. In exchange for their service, members earn a small living stipend and an education award to be used within seven years. Members who are 55 or older when they begin their service may transfer their education award to a child, grandchild, or foster child.
Anyone interested in joining AmeriCorps can contact Mary Bridget Corken Deutsch, Program Director at (563) 584-8644.