Plan II/Liberal Arts Honors Career Week 2009

Workship Two: Teach for America and AmeriCorps.

Tue, February 10, 2009 | Gebauer third floor conference room

5:30 PM

Teach for America is a national corps of outstanding recent college graduates and young professionals who commit two years to teach in urban and rural public schools and become leaders in the effort to expand educational opportunity. They are a diverse group of talented individuals who possess the leadership skills needed to make a real impact over the short- and long-term. Teach For America seeks graduates from all majors. No previous education experience or coursework is necessary. AmeriCorps is a network of three programs—AmeriCorps*State and National, AmeriCorps*VISTA, and AmeriCorps*National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC)— that each year support the engagement of nearly 75,000 Americans in service to meet critical needs in education, the environment, public safety, homeland security, and other areas. Since 1994, nearly 500,000 AmeriCorps members have served with thousands of nonprofit organizations, public agencies, and faith-based organizations nationwide-from small community groups to nationally known organizations such as Habitat for Humanity, the Red Cross, and Boys and Girls Clubs of America. Members tutor and mentor youth, build affordable housing, clean parks and streams, and recruit, train, and manage community volunteers. In return for their service, AmeriCorps members receive an AmeriCorps Education Award that they can use to pay for college or to pay back qualified student loans; members have earned more than $1 billion in education awards since 1994.

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