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AmeriCorps Increases Segal Education Award to $5350 Local Openings

Julie Pitts •Reader Submitted • October 25, 2010, 11:15 am Press Release


Date: October 25, 2010

Contact: Shannon Culler

Rural Health Network of SCNY: (607) 692-7669

AmeriCorps Increases Segal Education Award to

$5350 Local Openings

AmeriCorps has increased its full-time Segal Education Award to $5350 as a result of the Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act. The Service America Act is an initiative to expand national service opportunities, and increase the size and impact of AmeriCorps programs. Members successfully completing a term of service earn the Segal Education Award to pay for existing college loans or future college expenses. During the 2009-2010 AmeriCorps year, 6400 AmeriCorps members in New York State provided service to their local communities through nonprofit organizations, public agencies, and faith-based organizations.

Looking to make an impact in your local community? Rural Health Service Corps, a local AmeriCorps program, is seeking candidates with energy, ambition, enthusiasm and the desire to make a difference in the community. Four full-time (1710 hours) AmeriCorps positions are available locally. These positions all provide a biweekly stipend referred to as a “living allowance”, college loan forbearance, health insurance and the Segal Education Award:

Rural Health Associate (Richford): This position starts in December 2010 with Northern Tioga Neighbors Network and Lourdes Northern Tioga Center for Family Health. The member will provide support for NTNN, a community volunteer organization, and the Lourdes Hospital primary care practice in Richford.

Local Fresh Foods Access Facilitator (Norwich): This position will begin October 2010 and involves learn-ing the CNY Bounty local fresh foods model and system thoroughly by assisting in procuring, packing and delivering local fresh foods to targeted audiences. Provide information often through public presentations, and assist on-going programs on local fresh foods to the elderly, handicapped and homebound, special needs and low income consumers in Chenango, Madison & Broome Counties.

Healthier Lifestyle Mentor Project Coordinator (Binghamton): Beginning December 2010, the RHSC member in this position will be responsible for learning all aspects of the Faith in Action Volunteers program, coordinating all facets of the Healthier Lifestyles Mentor project. Included will be recruitingand training volunteer mentors, matching mentors with clients, tracking progress of clients, refining project parameters, and marketing the Faith in Action Volunteers and the Healthier Lifestyle Mentor project in the community.

Patient and Family Services Program Associate (Johnson City): Position will begin December 2010 with the American Cancer Society. Assist the department in the delivery of survivor related programming throughout a 10 county area of the Southern Tier of New York. Specifically, this associate will work to address departmental objectives focused on increased access to transportation and other essential quality of life needs of the residents of the Southern Tier who experience a cancer diagnosis.

AmeriCorps members complete their service with an invaluable experience, access to professional networks, and enhanced workplace skills. For more information or to apply online, please visit our website:

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