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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 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 New York City (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 New York City
Rebuilding Together NYC works in low-income communities throughout the five boroughs. In our Critical Home Repair Program, we assist homeowners whose Area Median Income (AMI) is below 80%, according to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. The majority of the homeowners on our waitlist fall below 50% of AMI, which, for a family of four, means that the total annual household earnings are $43,000 or less. Often, these families must prioritize expenses like groceries, healthcare, and mortgage payments over home repairs, and their homes are in varying states of deferred maintenance. In addition, many of the homeowners we serve were affected by Hurricane Sandy and are still working toward recovery. With one of the most aggressive real estate markets in the world, the need for preserving the city's existing infrastructure and keeping low-income residents in their homes is critical to the stabilization of our neighborhoods and the safety of our neighbors. All of our AmeriCorps members work in the communities we serve in different capacities depending on role.

Rebuilding Together NYC serves the five boroughs of New York City: Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island, the Bronx, and Manhattan. While the office is based in Brooklyn, project sites are spread out and AmeriCorps members are expected to navigate the city to those neighborhoods where our services are needed most. Often, traveling to meet with homeowners and attend community meetings, the AmeriCorps Project Coordinator is traveling to do home assessments and work on project sites, lead volunteers on project sites and meet with interested volunteer groups. 

The Rebuilding Together New York City could be an excellent fit for AmeriCorps candidates who are energetic, driven, and want to have a major impact in low-income urban neighborhoods. The city's housing infrastructure is crumbling, the vacancy rate is at an all-time low, and homelessness is on the rise. We have a great deal of work to do in New York City and can promise candidates a fast-paced, meaningful experience in which their impact is felt daily. Serving with RTNYC gives our members access to one of the greatest most culturally diverse cities on the planet and the opportunities to learn,grow and expand horizons looms large during their service year.

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.