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Campus Compact Rockford University
The Rockford University AmeriCorps member will have the opportunity to bring substantial change and support to populations in great need. The member will work in the Jane Addams Center for Civic Engagement, which serves as a resource for engagement, and works with Community Partners to help restore and enrich the lives of our fellow citizens. Aligning with the Education area, the member's work will focus on four projects: Racial Equity and Social Justice program, Blackhawk Neighborhood Revitalization initiative, Holistic Student Support program, and Civic Engagement and Your Career program. The biweekly living allowance for this position is $513.94. In addition to the benefits listed, the host site will provide on-campus housing, parking, a public transit pass, food assistance, fitness center access, access to free or reduced courses. The AmeriCorps member serving at Rockford University will be part of a dynamic, motivated corps with Campus Compact AmeriCorps VISTA. Serving as a member of a corps provides the chance to connect with other members throughout multiple states, create a network of support, and share resources. As the intermediary, Campus Compact, a national non-profit, supports the professional and personal growth of AmeriCorps members through a variety of professional development opportunities and in-person trainings including overnight retreats throughout their service year. If you would like to learn more about serving with Campus Compact, please email our VISTA Leaders at
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This listing is currently not accepting applications.

Member Duties : The member will support coordination of programming and resources as well as development of assessment tools for a Racial Equity and Social Justice program on our campus. In the broader Rockford community, the member will be instrumental in expanding community-engagement opportunities for our students in the economically stressed Blackhawk Commons neighborhood of Rockford. The member will also be part of teams working on piloting three different on-campus Student Support initiatives: a neighborhood garden, a Share Shop/Free Store, and an affinity group for student-parents. With Career Services, the member will design and pilot opportunities for students to learn about Public Service careers and post-graduation service, and support the Jane Addams Center director in developing Career Path tracks to explore careers in Public Service and Social Justice fields.
Program Benefits : Training ,  Housing ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Health Coverage* ,  Relocation Allowance ,  parking, fitness center, reduced courses ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Living Allowance ,  Childcare assistance if eligible . 
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Terms :
Car recommended ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Permits working at another job during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Education . 
Skills :
Education ,  Community Organization ,  General Skills ,  Public Speaking ,  Leadership ,  Research, Data Collection ,  Team Work ,  Writing/Editing . 
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Program Type:
AmeriCorps VISTA

Campus Compact Rockford University

Program Start/End Date
07/18/2022  -   07/17/2023

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
Associates degree (AA)

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations ILLINOIS  

Accepting Applications
From  03/02/2022  To  06/18/2022 

Contact Mary Weaks-Baxter
5050 E State St
Rockford   IL   61108

Listing ID 110226