HOW DO CU STUDENTS BENEFIT?
As a Compact Service Corps AmeriCorps Member students are accepted into a training internship that focuses on a site specific Service Project and comes with a year-long training program and an academic scholarship. This service-learning experience prepares students for the next steps after college!
WHO ARE ACADEMIC MENTORS?
Academic Mentors are CU students with a passion for engaging in their community. They commit to a two semester or summer Service Project at one of our partners sites, focused on supporting the success of at-risk students in grades K-12. Mentors provide mentoring as part of in-school or after-school programming.
WHERE DO THEY SERVE?
Academic Mentors serve in high-need schools in the Boulder County community or with non-profits focused on at-risk youth.
• YMCA of Boulder County
• I Have a Dream Foundation of Boulder County
• Casey Middle School
• Family Learning Center
• Manhattan School of Arts
• Emerald Elementary School
• University Hill Elementary School
• Whittier International School
• Sanchez Elementary School
WHO ARE CAPACITY BUILDING AMERICORPS?
Capacity Building AmeriCorps Members are CU students with a passion for engaging in their community. They commit to a two semester or year-long Service Project at one of our partners sites, focused on supporting the expansion of programs and services at that nonprofit.
WHERE DO THEY SERVE?
Capacity Building AmeriCorps Members serve in non-profits and government agencies in the Boulder County community.
• Reading to End Racism (RER) (with the YWCA) – Expand RER to other areas of the country
• Boulder County Department of Housing and Human Services – Create a Career Mentor program for children involved with dependency and neglect court
• “I Have a Dream” Foundation of Boulder County – Support Salesforce and Website Development
• Peers Building Justice – Survey high school students and develop a training to better address healthy relationships
• BoulderCountyCareConnect – Expand volunteer outreach to support the elderly in the Boulder community
HOW DO COMMUNITY PARTNERS BENEFIT?
Community partners receive high quality, committed, supervised AmeriCorps Members who complete Service Projects designed in collaboration with our office. These Service Projects serve the needs of the Boulder County community whether it’s focused on at-risk youth in order to increase student success and development through academic engagement or expanding programs and services in a variety of nonprofits in the community.
To fulfill the requirements of the training internship program and earn an education scholarship students volunteer at least 6-10 hours/week at the same site for two semesters and up to one year. Students must have US citizenship or lawful permanent resident status and pass a Federal and statewide criminal background check.
Students earn a scholarship based on their hours served in the community:
300 hours in 12 months = $1,175
450 hours in 12 months = $1,468
675 hours in 12 months = $2,114
900 hours in 24 months = $2,775