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Rebuilding Together CapacityCorps Application

Rebuilding Together Metro Chicago CapacityCorps 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/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 upon completion of the term. AmeriCorps will announce the amount of the 2020 education awards in May. The education award amount in 2019 was $6,095. We have multiple terms starting in July 2020, August 2020, October 2020, January 2021 and March 2021. Within the application, please specify all start dates you are available.

Capacity building AmeriCorps members with Rebuilding Together Metro Chicago (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 Metro Chicago
Our Mission: Repairing homes, revitalizing communities, repairing lives.
In the spirit of volunteerism and community partnership, Rebuilding Together Metro Chicago improves the homes and neighborhoods of people in need so they may continue to live in warmth, safety and comfort.

Since 1991, we have repaired nearly 1,900 homes and 285 community facilities, with the assistance of tens of thousands of volunteers. We work in partnership with communities, corporations, trade unions, service clubs, and volunteers, with an overall goal to improve the homes and neighborhoods of disadvantaged residents. We have found that our efforts, particularly when concentrated within a small geographic area, are sustainable and often act as a catalyst for additional neighborhood improvements.

Rebuilding Together Metro Chicago is an affiliate of Rebuilding Together, a national organization dedicated to providing critical home repairs, modifications and improvements. Collectively, Rebuilding Together affiliates has completed work on more than 100,000 homes and engaged 3.4 million volunteers to deliver $1.3 billion in market value since its founding in 1988.

We approach our mission with the understanding that home ownership is an important factor in the stabilization and preservation of neighborhoods. However, there continues to be a growing number of homeowners who cannot afford to make repairs necessary for them to remain in their homes. Many homeowners are also unable to improve accessibility problems in their homes to help overcome age limitations and disabilities. When home repair is not possible, it is difficult for those affected to remain in their neighborhoods. Many homeowners, especially elderly residents who have lived in their homes for many years, are consequently forced to leave the stability of their homes and communities.

Rebuilding Together Metro Chicago is committed to assisting residents, whether they are long-time homeowners interested in preserving their investment, or new owners trying to make their new home a safe and livable one. By focusing on specific neighborhoods each year, and collaborating with other community revitalization initiatives, Rebuilding Together Metro Chicago is able to maximize and sustain its positive impact on the lives of local community residents.


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 spatterson@rebuildingtogether.org.

Have a great week,

Stacy

Stacy Patterson
Manager, National Service Programs
Rebuilding Together
spatterson@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.
3. Select all start dates you are available for. Please note that not all positions are available during each start date. *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
7. Reference #1 *This question is required.
This question requires a valid email address.
8. Reference #2 *This question is required.
This question requires a valid email address.
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.
Space Cell YesNo
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 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.