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AmeriCorps Member : Work with Youth to Create Social Change

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Changeist
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Los Angeles, CA
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Published 5 months ago

As a Changeist AmeriCorps Member, you will serve on a diverse team to learn to design, implement and improve spaces for youth to learn and practice change-making skills. Your role will be to recruit youth and help them find agency in some of the most challenging issues that we face today. You will do this by creating thoughtful, culturally responsive workshops and experiences to enhance learning. At the end of the program year, the youth you lead will feel more equipped and empowered to take on issues most important to them.

What is Changeist? Changeist is a youth empowerment program that engages middle school, high school, and college-aged youth. On Saturdays throughout the year, youth participants explore and learn about social justice issues in a team-based setting, develop leadership and problem-solving skills, and build community with their peers. Most of our activities include experiential learning with our community partners, who are local organizations that specialize in one social issue. At the end of the year, teams of youth design and implement their own projects based on what they’ve learned.

What is AmeriCorps? AmeriCorps is a national program that provides opportunities for individuals to serve organizations making a difference in communities across America - in everything from health care, to climate issues, to youth work. AmeriCorps provides funding for members’ stipends and education award. At Changeist, the AmeriCorps Member position is full-time, so may feel like a regular job, but differs in that the experience incorporates intentional professional and personal development and members are paid a living allowance rather than a regular wage. 

** Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Changeist programming is primarily virtual. AmeriCorps Members will be expected to work virtually with in-person meetings and activities at least twice per month. **

U.S. Citizens or legal permanent residents between 17-26 years old are eligible. Must have a GED or high school diploma.

As a Changeist AmeriCorps Member, you will serve on a diverse team to learn to design, implement and improve spaces for youth to learn and practice change-making skills. Your role will be to recruit youth and help them find agency in some of the…

Details at a Glance

  • Start Date
    August 23, 2021
    9:00 AM PDT
    4:00 PM UTC
  • End Date
    June 24, 2022
    5:00 PM PDT
    12:00 AM UTC
  • Schedule
    Weekdays
  • Time Commitment
    Full time (30+ hrs/wk)
  • Recurrence
    Recurring

Location

Temporarily Remote
Work must be performed in or near Los Angeles, CA
Associated Location
Los Angeles, CA, USA

How to Apply

Please apply via serviceyear.org/changeist.

Applications accepted on a rolling basis until June 25, 2021.

Please apply via serviceyear.org/changeist.

Applications accepted on a rolling basis until June 25, 2021.

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