America Reads & Counts
How Can ARC Tutors Take Advantage of the AmeriCorps Opportunity?
Through CSUF's AmeriCorps program, Orange County AmeriCorps Alliance, ARC tutors can provide tutoring to youth, while also receiving the benefits that AmeriCorps has to offer.
What Is AmeriCorps?
AmeriCorps, also known as the domestic version of the Peace Corps, is part of a national network of 50,000 individuals commited to improving the communities we live in. Members truly are "Getting Things Done" to create positive change in the lives of others by providing direct service to meet critical community needs.
Earn Additional Money for College!
AmeriCorps provides the unique opportunity for personal and pofessional growth through valuable work experience. ARC tutors who opt to be part of AmeriCorps will commit to successfully completing 450 hours in a year to earn an education award of $1,250 toward college tuition or student loans.
What are the Additional Requirements?
ARC Tutors who choose to do AmeriCorps will need to:
- Complete 450 hours between October 1, 2006 - August 31, 2007 and serve a minimum of 10 hours per week. ARC tutors can earn AmeriCorps hours through tutoring, training, taking courses related to youth/education/community and travel drive time. However, only tutoring and training hours will be paid for.
- Attend an orientation retreat from October 12 - 16th, 2006. This engaging and interactive retreat will provide the foundational skills necessary to work effectively with youth.
- Be willing to tutor in afterschool programs, which generally operate from 2 - 6 p.m. on the weekdays. Tutors who are not available during these times will not be able to be AmeriCorps members.
- Attend 2-hour training sessions every other Friday. All trainings are held off site in Orange or at the CSUF Garen Grove campus to accomodate members tutoring at sites across Orange County.
- Participate in 2 national service events during the year with the entire AmeriCorps program, made up of 60-80 college students from CSUF and surrounding colleges.
- Recruit 2 friends or family members to volunteer with you at your afterschool site.
- Complete monthly online tutoring reports pertaining to tutoring sessions, along with personal successes and challenges.
How Do ARC Tutors Apply for AmeriCorps?
To apply for the AmeriCorps options, ARC tutors need to complete the applications steps. To be considered for AmeriCorps, complete the "AmeriCorps Options" section on the ARC Tutor application.