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Rebuilding Together CapacityCorps Application

Rebuilding Together of Greater Charlotte CapacityCorps Application

Rebuilding Together is a housing nonprofit with affiliates in the Charlotte, NC, and across the country. Together, we transform the lives of low-income homeowners by improving the safety and health of their homes and revitalizing our communities. Rebuilding Together's local affiliates and nearly 100,000 volunteers complete about 10,000 rebuild projects nationwide each year. Visit our website www.rebuildingtogether.org/capacitycorps to learn more.

We are seeking individuals who want to get involved and ensure a safe and healthy home for every person in their community. During a 11 month AmeriCorps term, you'd earn a living stipend of $15,000 and an Education Award of $6,095 upon completion of the term. The term starts in August 16 and ends July 12, 2020.  Capacity building AmeriCorps members with Rebuilding Together of Greater Charlotte (also called CapacityCorps) will serve crucial roles; visit our website www.rebuildingtogether.org/capacitycorps to see full position description(s).  We're a great team, doing great work in the community! Join us to make a difference, gain valuable career skills, and earn money for your education!

About Rebuilding Together of Greater Charlotte
Charlotte is a thriving, opportunity-rich community that continues to attract over 60 new residents each day, however, those economic opportunities have not been in reach for so many of our citizens. In 2013, a Harvard University/UC Berkeley study uncovered the gravity of Charlotte's inequities and ranked our community 50th out of 50 in economic mobility among the largest U.S. cities—specifically the ability of a child born in the bottom income quintile to rise to the top income quintile as an adult.

Lack of access to safe, affordable housing is a leading factor inhibiting social and economic mobility and health in our community. Housing prices continue to rise while wages remain low, causing low-income homeowners to have to choose between basic necessities and critical home maintenance and repairs. We currently have a deficit of approximately 34,000 affordable housing units for people earning 60 percent or more below of the Area Median Income (AMI.) With rapidly gentrifying neighborhoods, investors are buying up our existing affordable single-family homes when vulnerable homeowners lack the resources to keep their homes safe and healthy. Each home our program repairs is another one preserved for our community now and in the future.

Our city and many other organizations are forming innovative programs and collaborations to both preserve and create affordable, safe and healthy housing. There is a lot of work to be done, but it is a critical and exciting time to be at the table and engaged in this transformational work.

Thanks again for your interest in serving with Rebuilding Together AmeriCorps and making a difference in the homes and lives of people in your community.  If you have any questions about the program or technical difficulties with the application, please email me at jpermar@rebuildingtogether.org.

Have a great week,

Jessie

Jessie Permar
Senior Director, National Service Programs
Rebuilding Together
jpermar@rebuildingtogether.org
Basic Applicant Information
Veteran / Active Duty / Military Family Status *This question is required.
2. How did you first find out about this available AmeriCorps position with Rebuilding Together? *This question is required.
Skills, Experience, and Education
3. Please upload a copy of your resume.  We are interested in learning more about your work, volunteer, and education background.  If you have experience that doesn't fit in a standard resume, or is better conveyed through essay format, there is space below to add more detail. *This question is required.
References
6. Reference #1 *This question is required.
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7. Reference #2 *This question is required.
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Eligibility

As a federal program, AmeriCorps has set a few basic criteria for eligibility.  
Please answer the following questions about your eligibility: *This question is required.
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Are you a US citizen, US national, or lawful permanent resident?
Will you be 18 or older before the first day of the AmeriCorps term?
Please describe your current education status.  Note: in order to be eligible to serve in AmeriCorps, you must either have a high school diploma / GED or agree to seek your high school diploma / GED during your AmeriCorps term. *This question is required.
8. You are applying for an AmeriCorps position with Rebuilding Together.  The living stipend for the entire term is $15,000 and an Education Award upon completion of the term. *This question is required.