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Now Hiring: LISC AmeriCorps

Published: September 11, 2017

This fall, LISC Chicago is proud to provide AmeriCorps members to 10 community development organizations across the city of Chicago: 

Center for Changing Lives

Central States SER

Chicago Commons

IDPL

JARC

NLEN

Safer

Cara

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Over the last 17 years, LISC Chicago, in partnership with the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), has supported more than 250 AmeriCorps members who have completed one- or two-year terms of service. LISC Chicago typically recruits and manages 10 or more of these AmeriCorps members. The program has a 10-month service term that starts in October and ends the following July. Full time AmeriCorps Members receive a living stipend and an education award up to $5,775 after successful completing their service. Often, graduating members are offered full-time employment with community partners.

For the 2017-2018 program in Chicago, 10 full-time members will be working as digital literacy instructors at LISC’s Financial Opportunity Centers, where residents get access to the following services: career development, financial coaching, digital-skills training, credit building, and income supports.

The AmeriCorps members help participants learn computer skills so they can prepare resumes, apply for jobs online and have the digital savvy that even the most entry-level jobs now require. Each Center offers a schedule of classes ranging from computer and internet basics to the use of Word, Excel and PowerPoint. The computer labs are open for unstructured work as well, so that participants can practice new skills and update their online resume or other materials, stored in the cloud.

 

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