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Ohio College Guides - Zanesville
Make a real impact on the lives of Ohio students and their surrounding community by promoting college access on a personal level. Become an Ohio College Guide AmeriCorps member and serve as an access advisor, mentoring and guiding typically underserved Ohioans- first generation college-going, low-income, and minority – in getting the information and knowledge they need and deserve to make educated decisions and plans for their future. The Ohio College Guides places recent college graduates into schools and community centers to provide a pipeline of new and current information about the college-going process and experience, ultimately striving to be a caring adult committed to motivating students and families to think seriously about the plans and goals that will lead them into an opportunity-rich future. Develop advising, mentoring, interpersonal, and leadership skills, and earn an education award for future education or to pay off existing higher-education debts. The host sites for the 2013-2014 Ohio College Guides program are: Canton(Stark Education Partnership); Cleveland(College Now Greater Cleveland); Cincinnati(Cincinnati Youth Collaborative); Columbus(I Know I Can); Dayton(PACE); Yellow Springs(Greene County College Success Partnership); Marietta(Connect to Success), Oberlin(Ninde Scholars Program); Youngstown (MVCAP), and Zanesville(Scholarship Central). Ohio College Guide positions are a full-time commitment of 1,700 service hours to be completed in 11 months, starting in August 2013. College Guides will receive a modest living allowance, health insurance, and an education award up to $5,550 upon completion of service. Additionally, existing qualified student loans are deferred during time of service and a portion of accrued interest may be eligible to be paid by the Corporation of National and Community Service. The AmeriCorps Ohio College Guides will receive ongoing skills training, and professional development opportunities.
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This listing is currently not accepting applications.

Member Duties : Serving through Scholarship Central in Zanesville, Ohio, AmeriCorps College Guides will expand college access services within their assigned schools through the following: Distributing postsecondary educational information to students; facilitating information sessions and programs for students and parents; Provide advising in the areas of career exploration, the college selection and application process and financial aid; Presenting college related classroom workshops; planning college tours; assisting in the planning of the College Night Program and county-wide events; Enter data into the Web Enabled Student Tracking System to track progress and success of students served; Enter monthly time and service reports into AmeriCorps OnCorps system; Participate in required AmeriCorps Service Days (5 throughout the year); Recruit a minimum of 8 volunteers throughout the year to participate in service days or to assist with events at the school or for the college access program.
Program Benefits : Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Training ,  Health Coverage ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Stipend . 
Terms :
Car recommended ,  Permits working at another job during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Education ,  Children/Youth . 
Skills :
Communications ,  Leadership ,  Community Organization ,  Conflict Resolution ,  Counseling ,  Youth Development ,  Teaching/Tutoring ,  Public Speaking ,  Writing/Editing ,  Education ,  Computers/Technology . 
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AmeriCorps State / National

Ohio College Guides - Zanesville

Program Start/End Date
08/05/2013  -   06/27/2014

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  99

Program Locations OHIO  

Accepting Applications
From  03/20/2013  To  08/30/2013 

Contact Heather Sands
534 Putnam Ave
Zanesville   OH   43701
(740) 4535192

Listing ID 35830