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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 300 representing a wide range of cultures and over 40 different languages and dialects. Our team of passionate, committed, high-energy AmeriCorps members are critical to helping Neighborhood House achieve its vital mission.


We are accepting applications now for the 
2018-2019 service term. Join the team!

Youth Tutoring

Love to teach outside the box? Build relationships with youth? The Neighborhood House Afterschool Youth Tutoring and Enrichment Programs helps to develop under-represented K-12 student leaders.

The Neighborhood House Youth Tutoring Centers specialize in providing quality after-school programming for students aged K-12th grade. Program curriculum is designed to improve the students' skills, academically and socially, while also providing a fun, community environment where the students feel supported. Site staff place high importance on incorporating student feedback when planning program activities. We believe that youth should have a voice in the types of services and experiences available to them. 

Service Hours:
Monday through Thursday: 11am-7:30pm
Friday: hours vary depending on work required.

Service Locations:
Burndale Youth Tutoring Center
1044 18th St NE
Auburn, WA 98002

Firwood Circle Youth Tutoring Center
313 37th St SE
Auburn, WA 98002

Seola Gardens Youth Tutoring Center
11215 5th Ave SW
Seattle, WA 98146
 

High Point Teens

Love to Tinker? Make? Be Outside? The Neighborhood House High Point Teens Program helps to develop under-represented middle and high school student leaders.

Neighborhood House High Point Teens Program strives to develop under-represented middle and high school student leaders through a wide range of activities. One of the main program components is STUDIO, which focuses on introducing STEM concepts to youth living in the High Point community in West Seattle.

Service Hours:
Monday through Thursday: 11am-7:30pm
Friday: hours vary depending on work required.

Service Location:
High Point Center
6400 Sylvan Way SW
Seattle, WA 98126

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Must be at least 18 years of age, 21 years or older strongly preferred.
  • College degree strongly preferred.
  • Must pass an AmeriCorps state, FBI and National Sex Offender Registry criminal records check.
  • Must provide documentation of U.S. Citizen, National or Permanent Resident for AmeriCorps enrollment.
  • Must have valid driver’s license and have a clean driving record for clearance to drive Neighborhood House vans.
  • Must demonstrate a highly positive and enthusiastic communication style, and be capable of motivating others.
  • Must be able to serve as a team member in a multicultural organization and community.
  • Must have proficiency in the following computer programs: Microsoft Office (Excel, Outlook and Word).
  • Must have some experience working with people from diverse cultural backgrounds.
  • Must be comfortable with public speaking and group facilitation.
  • Must demonstrate strong organizational and time management skills.
  • Must be willing to comply with the established Neighborhood House performance standards for productivity/personal responsibility, client/customer service-orientation and professional demeanor.
  • Must be a self-starter, dependable, and demonstrate strong problem-solving skills.

AmeriCorps Commitment & Benefits

Term dates: 9/1/2018 through 7/15/2019. Member will serve a minimum of 1700 service hours during this time (averages out to working 40 hours/week). Position is contingent on funding.

In exchange for service Neighborhood AmeriCorps Members receive:

  • $1,202.86/month living stipend, before deductions and withholdings
  • $5.815 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
  • Regular AmeriCorps team meetings
  • Ongoing training and professional development opportunities through the service term. Members will also participate in several service projects to gain greater understanding of area non-profit agencies. 
  • Basic health insurance (not including vision coverage)
  • Workers compensation coverage 
  • Forbearance (temporarily postponing paying off a loan) of qualified student loans during service term. 
  • Childcare assistance for members who qualify
  • Eligibility for Basic Food (food stamps) and other public benefits if household meets DSHS requirements
  • Payment of interest on qualified student loans that accrued during the service term
  • Serving in a full-time AmeriCorps position qualifies as “employment” towards the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program.

Application & Interview Process

 
1. Be sure to check that you meet all of the minimum requirements listed above.

2. To apply for the position, simply click on the corresponding linked position title to be redirected to the national AmeriCorps portal. Once on the position page, you can easily apply by selecting the “Apply Now” button. Links to each position are:
 
 
3. You will be prompted to create a “My AmeriCorps” account. Once your account has been created, you can continue with the online application process for this listing.
 
You may apply for as many of our 2018-2019 positions as you are interested in, as long as you meet the minimum requirements. Once your application is received, we will contact you regarding next steps.

Please note: Finalists to our program must complete and pass a National Service criminal record check in order to be eligible for AmeriCorps enrollment.
 
For questions about the position or the application process, please contact Courtney Jacob, at (206)461-8430 or courtneyj@nhwa.org.
 
 


Want to hear from other members? Click the links below to learn more!


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, Youth Tutoring - Firwood Circle




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, Youth Tutoring - Burndale



 
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Zev Haggitt
, High Point Teens






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