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Welcome to the Lynn AmeriCorps Program

Welcome to the Lynn AmeriCorps Program

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The United Way's Lynn AmeriCorps program deploys 15 AmeriCorps members across Lynn public schools and community based non-profit agencies. The Lynn AmeriCorps team provides key support services, ensuring a holistic approach throughout the community to reduce barriers to success for immigrant children and their families, with the overall goal of reducing the dropout rate among these populations in Lynn.

Why the Lynn AmeriCorps Program?

Like many cities and towns across the United States, Lynn is working to build a strong community with many of it's new residents immigrating from Central and South America. Every family and child deserves the right to succeed in America. The Lynn AmeriCorps program provides members with a unique opportunity to provide direct service to students and families, while also focusing on collaboration and the holistic impact that service can have in a community. Through the Lynn AmeriCorps program, members gain a wide range of experience from tutoring and mentoring, to non-profit management and program operations. In addition to 10 months of service in Lynn, members benefit from broad access to the United Way's network in the region, as well as professional development and training that helps set them up for success after their service year is complete.

Application Process:

We are currently seeking AmeriCorps members for the 2015-2016 program year, which begins in August, 2015. Below you will see the kinds of service opportunities provided in the Lynn AmeriCorps Program. Please indicate on your application if you are interesting in a community based non-profit, school, or both. All accepted applicants will be placed based on program needs. Please submit a cover letter, résumé, and application to Josh Waxman at jwaxman@supportunitedway.org. Please use the subject line: Americorps Application. Priority deadline is June 15, 2015.

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Partner Sites for the Lynn AmeriCorps Program

Girls Inc., of Lynn
La Vida
Lynn YMCA
Children's Law Center of Massachusetts
Russian Community Association of Massachusetts at the New American Center
Lynn Public Schools (5 positions)

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