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CapacityCorps_New York City

Rebuilding Together CapacityCorps Application

Rebuilding Together New York City CapacityCorps Application

Rebuilding Together is a housing nonprofit with affiliates in New York City 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 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 $16,000 and an Education Award of $6,345 upon completion of the term. We have multiple terms starting in September 2021, January 2022 and June 2022. Within the application, please specify all start dates you are available.

Capacity building AmeriCorps members with Rebuilding Together New York City (also called CapacityCorps) will serve crucial roles; visit our website 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 New York City
Rebuilding Together NYC (RT NYC) is a not-for-profit organization that preserves affordable housing, reskills individuals for careers in construction and creates opportunities for New Yorkers to revitalize community spaces.  Our programs, offered at no cost to qualified recipients, include Critical Home Repair, Accessibility Modifications, Community Center Renovations, and Construction Workforce Training and Job Placement Services.

The Housing Preservation program serves owners of 1-4 unit homes located within NYC and provides critical home repairs and accessibility modifications. Eligibility criteria include earning at most 80% of the Area Median Income (AMI), no additional assets exceeding $15,000 (apart from their home), homeowners' insurance, etc. 65% of homeowners are aged 65+, 70% have a pre-existing condition, and more than 70% are individuals of color.

The Careers in Construction (CIC) serves under- and un-employed residents, with household incomes at or below 70% of AMI. The program consists of a six-week pre-apprenticeship training designed to prepare students for union apprenticeships and careers in construction. In the last year, 62% of participants were public housing residents, 75% were men and 25% women, and 90% were individuals of color. Most participants are age 20-39.

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
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 AmeriCorps positions you are interested in (you may select multiple). *This question is required.
4. Rebuilding Together's CapacityCorps program has multiple cohort start dates. Select ALL start dates that you are available for in 2021-2022. Please note that not all positions are available during each start date. *This question is required.
Skills, Experience, and Education
5. 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.
8. Reference #1 *This question is required.
This question requires a valid email address.
9. Reference #2 *This question is required.
This question requires a valid email address.

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.
11. You are applying for an AmeriCorps position with Rebuilding Together. The living stipend for the entire term is $16,000 and an Education Award upon completion of the term. *This question is required.