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Opportunities with AmeriCorps for Reentry Success (OARS)
The OARS program utilizes national service participants to address offender needs surrounding reentry. This program provides training, and real world professional experience and learning opportunities within the correctional environment. National service participants will help decrease barriers to employment and continued education for persons incarcerated in New Mexico prisons. Members provide academic tutoring and facilitate workshops on financial literacy, life skills, and family reunification. To apply, please fill out an AmeriCorps online application with references, and e-mail a resume and cover letter to The cover letter should explain why you are applying to become an AmeriCorps volunteer in a prison environment, and what qualifications you have that you believe will assist you in your service with this program. We are accepting candidates to start after the 1/31/2014 application deadline.
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Member Duties : As AmeriCorps Reentry Education Specialists, program participants will work inside a prison setting. Members may facilitate congregate programming, such as a family reunification curriculum, life skills workshops, or financial literacy classes. Participants may also serve as adult basic education tutors in either group, or one-on-one settings. Possible member positions beginning February 1, 2013 are located in Grants, Los Lunas, and Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Program Benefits : Living Allowance ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Training ,  Health Coverage ,  Childcare assistance if eligible . 
Terms :
Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Car recommended . 
Service Areas :
Public Safety ,  Ex-Offender Reentry ,  Community and Economic Development ,  Community Outreach ,  Education . 
Skills :
Conflict Resolution ,  Public Speaking ,  Communications ,  Teaching/Tutoring ,  Writing/Editing ,  Education . 
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Opportunities with AmeriCorps for Reentry Success (OARS)

Program Start/End Date
02/18/2013  -   08/31/2014

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations NEW MEXICO  

Accepting Applications
From  04/22/2013  To  01/31/2014 

Contact Conor Coleman
3415 Pan American Fwy NE
Albuquerque   NM   87107
(505) 841-4884

Listing ID 49923