NC Afterschool Corps sites still recruiting candidates for AmeriCorps VISTA positions

June 12, 2017

NC Campus Compact is currently recruiting candidates to fill AmeriCorps VISTA positions at six NC Afterschool Corps placement sites. The three-year NC Afterschool Corps project will begin in July 2017 to build the capacity of afterschool programs that serve low-income children and strengthen partnerships between community-based organizations and local colleges and universities. Corps members will work to increase volunteer involvement and cash or in-kind resources, support development of Design for Change programming and other enriching curricula, and raise community awareness through Lights on Afterschool and other events.

Interested applicants should send a current resume to nccc {at} elon(.)edu and specify which of the placements below are of interest. Then, complete the AmeriCorps application and submit the application to our Afterschool Corps position listing. Please call us at 336-278-7278 with questions.

Host site: Brigade Boys & Girls Club
Partner site: UNC Wilmington  (Office of Student Leadership and Engagement)
Service location: Wilmington, NC

Description: The Brigade Boys & Girls Club serves at-risk youth and teens, ages six through eighteen with afterschool and summer programming. Brigade’s focus is on helping youth achieve academic success, develop good character and citizenship, and learn to make healthy lifestyle choices. The Afterschool Corps member at Brigade will: 1) Coordinate volunteer recruitment & training, 2) Serve as liaison to local corporate partnerships, 3) Grant-writing/research, 4) Research/prep for major gift program, 5) Assist in social media. A key element in that effort will be to utilize and expand connections to UNCW, and especially to the Office of Student Leadership Engagement, to provide planned short-term and extended-term volunteering. Two key activities toward this end will be face-to-face connections with individuals and groups at the university and the two local community colleges, and enhancing social media efforts to reach a younger audience with information on the mission and work of Brigade Boys & Girls Club.

Host site: BUMP: The Triangle
Partner site: NC Central University (Academic Community Service Learning Program)
Service location: Durham, NC

Description: BUMP, Inc. is a nonprofit music education organization dedicated to fostering urban youth empowerment through music of the African Diaspora, by promoting musical proficiency, cultural literacy and resilience. It’s work is situated at the intersection of arts, youth education, and programs that serve less advantaged populations. BUMP: The Triangle launched programming in 2014 and currently serves over 700 children annually. BUMP offers music classes, workshops and residencies for Pre-K through 8th grade, in public schools, after-school and during the summer. At BUMP, the Corps member will perform a needs assessment of the current program, integrate DFC into the curriculum, secure additional funding, and establish a volunteer management system.

Host site: Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina (Boys & Girls Clubs)
Partner site: UNC Pembroke (Office for Community & Civic Engagement)
Service location: Pembroke, NC

Description: The Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina Boys & Girls Clubs are open to all youth between the ages of 6 to 18 for a nominal membership fee for the school year and the summer session. Working with the Lumbee Tribe’s Youth Services department, the Corps member will support volunteer involvement, resources development, and program development, including the development of a curriculum that will be used to teach Boys & Girls Club members about the Lumbee people.  This instruction will improve club members’ self-esteem and instill a strong sense of identity—key elements that build a child’s foundation for success.

Host site: NC State University Juntos Program
Partner site: East Garner Magnet Middle School
Service location: Raleigh, NC

Description: Bilingual Spanish/English candidates strongly preferred! Juntos (pronounced “Who-n-toes”) means “Together” in Spanish and works to unite community partners to provide Latino 8-12th grade students and their parents with knowledge, skills, and resources to prevent youth from dropping out and to encourage families to work together to gain access to college. The Juntos Program brings together cohorts of 8th grade youth to support each other for 3-5 years as they enter high school and prepare together for higher education. The program began in 2007 and is now in 13 states and numerous communities across the country. The Afterschool Corps member will work to increase the capacity and sustainability of the Juntos Program by helping plan for events, volunteer training, fundraising, grant writing, and the creation of handbooks to guide partners and staff as they run the Juntos Program across the state and across the nation.

Host site: The Salvation Army Boys & Girls Club of Alamance County
Partner site: Elon University
Service location: Burlington, NC

Description: The Salvation Army Boys & Girls Club of Alamance County serves youth ages 5 to 18 and its mission is to enable all youth, especially those that need us the most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring and responsible citizens. The Club offers tested, proven and nationally recognized programs in Five Core Program Areas that closely align with the developmental needs of all young people: Character and Leadership Development, Education and Career Development, Health and Life Skills, The Arts, Sports, Fitness and Recreation. The Afterschool Corps member will work to build club capacity and awareness, develop community partners and increase financial revenue through cash and in-kind donations.

Host site: The Wade Edwards Learning Lab (The WELL)
Partner site: NC State University (Center for Student Leadership, Ethics, and Public Service)
Service location: Raleigh, NC

Description: The WELL is a 501c3 community organization established in 1996 and provides an after school program for Wake County high school students. The WELL offers free tutoring, access to a computer lab, post-secondary prep through Bridge to College; multiple enrichment programs (WELL Rounded, Teen Talk, Advocacy in Action, Hi-Tech Teens), and opportunities for service through our WELL Service Warriors and WELL Ambassadors. The Afterschool Corps member will focus especially on volunteer recruitment and partnership development with local colleges and universities.

And — in addition to the chance to work with great organizations that support communities and youth — there is more good news for VISTA recruits: the living allowance rate just increased! 
Visit our Page for Prospective VISTA members to learn more!

In addition to the 6 organizations above, our new NC Afterschool Corps AmeriCorps VISTA project will also build capacity at the following organizations:

Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater High Point, Inc.
Davidson College, Center for Civic Engagement
Duke University, America Reads/America Counts
East Carolina University, Center for Leadership and Civic Engagement
High Point Leap
Pfeiffer University
UNC Asheville
William Peace University

Click the map image below to view in Google Maps: NC Afterschool Corps Placement Sites (2017-18)