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AmeriCorps at Neighborhood House

Neighborhood House’s mission to change the life trajectory of low-income people relies on cutting-edge services to the community. It demands excellence from inspired people who are passionate about transforming the conditions of poverty. We provide high-quality programs to diverse communities with a staff of 200 representing a wide range of cultures and 43 different languages and dialects. Our team of passionate, committed, high-energy AmeriCorps are critical to helping Neighborhood House achieve its vital mission.

New!  National Service Position Opening: After-school Program Enrichment VISTA

Neighborhood House is accepting applications now for this full-time, year-long VISTA position serving in our K-12 youth program in Auburn. The Neighborhood House After-school Program Enrichment VISTA will help recruit and retain community volunteers in Neighborhood House’s youth programs, and support Neighborhood House’s Youth Program Quality evaluation. Interviews for this position will be completed by Monday 12/15/14, so APPLY NOW! To apply, submit a cover letter and resume to Shak Sanders at This stipend-provided, National Service position will serve from February 2015 to January 2016.  For a complete job description, please click here.

The Programs

Thank you for your interest in joining our 2014-2015 AmeriCorps team. All of our positions for the September 2014 to July 2015 program year have been filled. We will start accepting applications for the 2015-16 program year in April 2015.

Early Childhood Education
Position Description

Who wants to work when you can play?! When serving as an Early Childhood Educator AmeriCorps, your work is play. Through play and other evidence-based methods, you will support pre-school children in gaining social and emotional skills that they need for success in kindergarten, and help parents build community with each other and engage in their child's learning.

Youth Tutoring
Are you passionate about helping low-income kids get to college? As a tutor, you will provide afterschool homework help, recreational activities and field trips. You also plan and lead project-based learning activities to help kids learn through real-world problems and presentations to families, friends and the community.  

YELS/STEM (Youth Empowered with Leadership Strengths/Science Technology Engineering Math)
Position Description

Love to Cook? Make? Snowboard? Neighborhood House YELS/STEM Members help to develop under-represented middle and high school student leaders through a wide range of service learning community projects, leadership programming, arts programming and STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Math) programming at our High Point Center. Members serving with YELS/STEM develop curriculums, facilitate youth programming, provide outreach to youth, and engage and support community partners and volunteers. This is also an exciting opportunity to be part of a National Science Foundation research grant exploring STEM programming in under-represented communities.

Where We Serve

AmeriCorps Commitment & Benefits

In exchange for a 10.5 month term of full time National Service from 9/1/14 to 7/15/14 (44 hours/week from September to March; then 40 hours per week from April to July) Neighborhood AmeriCorps Members receive:

·          $1,155/month living stipend (taxed)

·          $5,645 post-service Education Award, on successful completion of the term of service (taxed in the year that you use it)

·          Bus pass or mileage reimbursement for service related travel (Members will receive an Orca card with one-zone peak Puget Pass from September to June, then bus tickets for the last two weeks of service days in July)

·          Weekly (fall 2014) to biweekly (January to July 2015) AmeriCorps team meetings

·         Training in leadership, communication, cultural competency, first aid/CPR certification, disaster preparedness and site specific topics (up to 20% of the Member’s time)

·          Health insurance coverage from the Washington Service Corps (or through the Washington State Health Care Plan Finder website, depending on household income) if the Member does not already have coverage. 

·          Forbearance on qualified student loans

·          Childcare assistance for eligible Members

·          Eligibility for Basic Food (food stamps) and other public benefits if household meets DSHS requirements

Application Process

All of our positions for the 2014-15 program year have been filled.  Please check back on our website in spring 2015 for information about our 2015-16 position openings.

Meet our 2014-15 AmeriCorps team!

Our 2014-15 AmeriCorps team, pictured below, has started their term of service with Neighborhood House. Read about their experiences:

Previous Stories of Service
Neighborhood House AmeriCorps members support vital preschool and K-12 education programs serving low-income immigrant and refugee youth and families in Seattle and South King County.

Click below to read a few stories about our 2013-14 Members' service: 

More stories from our 2012-13 team:

Our 2012-13 AmeriCorps team members share about their service experience

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