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Flower City AmeriCorps Programs

Flower City AmeriCorps 

Serve. Learn. Grow.

Flower City AmeriCorps programs offers a year-long apprenticeship in the field of human services and public health. Our programs are designed to inspire and prepare the next wave of human service and public health professionals. Over the course of the year, members will be provided with the skills, information, and experiences they need for career success.

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Flower City AmeriCorps

Members of Flower City AmeriCorps begin their one-year service commitment with a comprehensive program orientation exploring current community needs and resources, leadership development, and community collaboration. After orientation, members embark on a hands-on apprenticeship at a local nonprofit or government agency where they will receive mentorship and training in one of the specialized service areas: community building, economic opportunity, health and wellness, or positive youth development. Throughout the service year, members will receive ongoing professional development in the areas of teamwork, project and strategic planning, implementation, and goal setting.

AmeriCorps Members will

  1. Commit to a year of learning, serving and growing while they gain hands-on experience in one of five specialty service areas:
    • Community Building
    • Economic Opportunity
    • Health and Wellness
    • Positive Youth Development
    • Healthy Futures
  2. Participate in ongoing professional development, networking, and service learning opportunities as part of an AmeriCorps team
  3. Receive the following benefits:
    • Bi-weekly living allowance
    • Segal Education Award (scholarship equivalent to the Pell Grant), upon successful completion of the program
    • Child care subsidy for full-time members if needed
    • Health insurance for full-time members if needed 
    • Transportation support, if needed
  4. Receive tools and support to find a balance between work and personal lives
  5. Partake in various activities, conversations, and experiences that will help identify unique skills and understanding, including:
    • Member Orientation (1 week) 
    • NYS AmeriCorps Kick-Off 
    • MLK Day of Service 
    • I Love My Parks Day of Service 
    • 9-11 Day of Service  
    • Monthly Member Development Days 
    • Annual End of the Year Celebration  

Applicants’ minimum requirements

  1. Have an interest in pursuing a career in civic service
  2. Be a US Citizen, a US National, or Lawful Permanent Resident
  3. Be a NYS resident with a Government ID  
  4. Be at least 17 years old and out of high school
  5. Have a high school or equivalency diploma, or agree to obtaining one by the end of the program term
  6. Be able and willing to get to and from various job sites
  7. Pass a criminal background check and drug test

Apply to Flower City AmeriCorps today! 

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Flower City AmeriCorps is open to U.S. citizens, nationals, or lawful permanent resident aliens age 17 and older.

For more information about Flower City AmeriCorps, please contact 585-428-7358 or Walida.Monroe@CityofRochester.Gov 

For more information about National Service and other opportunities with AmeriCorps visit: www.nationalservice.gov  or newyorkersvolunteer.ny.gov