Partnership for Healthy Lincoln (PHL) and the Community Learning Centers (CLCs) are dedicated to providing wellness opportunities and resources to youth and families in Lincoln. We believe partnership is the way to accomplish change and work with many organizations and institutions to deliver high-quality wellness efforts. PHL and the CLCs are partnering with AmeriCorps, to increase our reach and impact, working together to create and sustain programs for youth to learn about healthy food choices, agriculture based education and physical activity.
What is AmeriCorps?
Across the country, people are asking what they can do to make a difference. And AmeriCorps is answering the call, responding to the growing demand to address challenges in education, public health, food insecurity, and economic uncertainty.
AmeriCorps, a federal agency, brings people together to tackle our country’s most pressing challenges, through national service and volunteering. AmeriCorps members and AmeriCorps Seniors volunteers serve with organizations, like Nebraska Extension, that are dedicated to the improvement of communities. AmeriCorps helps make service to others a cornerstone of our national culture.
AmeriCorps is about service to your community. If you're a student, serving in AmeriCorps is a great way to build a resume. But people of all ages can serve. AmeriCorps members receive training about the programming and get a monthly allowance of $375 and expense reimbursement. When members complete their 300 hours of service, they will earn an education award of $1459. The award can be used to pay for educational expenses, student loans or continuing education classes at eligible institutions. The education award can also be gifted to children or grandchildren to repay a qualified student loan or pay for current educational expenses or training programs at eligible institutions.
We have positions available as a school wellness leader. To apply, download and fill out the documents below. Email to: Zaria Beckton with questions. Learn more about being a school wellness leader.