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Rebuilding Together SummerCorps Application

Rebuilding Together Metro Chicago SummerCorps Application

Rebuilding Together is a housing nonprofit with affiliates in Chicago 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/americorps 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 nine week AmeriCorps term, you'd earn a living stipend of $1,600 and an Education Award of $1,044 upon completion of the term. Summer AmeriCorps members (also called SummerCorps) with Rebuilding Together Metro Chicago will serve a crucial role as a SummerCorps Safe at Home Coordinator: perform home modifications in need of safety upgrades. These low-cost, hi-impact modifications will enable homeowners to live safely in their homes for years to come. In addition to their repair work, SummerCorps members will schedule and manage their appointment load, maintain records, attend community meetings to present the Safe at Home program to interested residents. Rebuilding Together will provide training in completing these home modifications.  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 Metro Chicago
Our Mission: In the spirit of volunteerism and community partnership, Rebuilding Together Metro Chicago improves the homes and neighborhoods residents in need so they may continue to live in warmth, safety and comfort.

Meet Basic Needs & Serve the Under-served: Our programs allow clients to use their limited budget for basic essentials like food and medication, rather than costly home repairs. We do not require sweat equity and never charge for our services.

Holistic Approach: We address the needs of each home and its occupants, with a focus on health and safety.

Exceptional Business Model: Every $1 we receive turns into $3.25 worth of services to residents in low-income neighborhoods-- resulting in $2 million in community reinvestment every year.

How We Work: Our repair work is performed by an all-volunteer labor force at no cost to our clients. Since 1991, we have partnered with local government, corporations, trade unions, and civic groups to repair over 1,600 homes and 250 nonprofit facilities in local communities. The culmination of our home repair program occurs on National Rebuilding Day, always the last Saturday in April. Teams of volunteers mobilize in partnership with communities to repair homes and improve neighborhoods.

Give Back Day: Teambuilding volunteer opportunities for our corporate partners to repair and improve schools, community centers and shelters, and have a sustainable impact upon the recipient agency and neighborhood.

Safe at Home: Low-cost, high-impact home modifications enable homeowners to live safely in their homes for years to come. Our volunteer teams provide grab bars, CO and smoke detectors, railings, and other accessibility and safety repairs.

RTMC's offices are located at 4507 N Ravenswood. Parking is available, but it is also conveniently located by the Brown Line El Train as well as several major bus lines. While we serve all of Cook County, our primary services areas are the south and west sides of Chicago.

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.


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.
3. How did you first find out about this available AmeriCorps position with Rebuilding Together? *This question is required.
Skills, Experience, and Education
4. 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
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8. 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.
9. You are applying for a summer AmeriCorps position with Rebuilding Together.  The living stipend for the entire term is $1,600 with an Education Award of $1,044 upon completion of the term. *This question is required.