Full-Year Members

Full-year members serve in a 10-month capacity either full-time or part-time. Groups of members start on:

  • August 23, 2017 and go through June 30, 2018;
KEYS also has groups staring in November and January – contact the program for details.

See the table below for more information.

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Full-Time Part-Time
Amount of Service: At least 1700 Hours (about 42.5 per week) At least 900 Hours (about 22 per week)
Stipend: $13,780 $7,350
Education Award: $5,815 $2,907.50
Child Care Subsidy: Available to eligible members. Not available.
Medical Care: Available to eligible members. Not available.

Education Award

A member who successfully completes his/her term of service will receive an Education Award which can be used to pay for the costs of attending a qualified institution of higher education or to pay back qualified student loans.

Forbearance

Qualified student loans typically can be placed into forbearance if they are federally backed, in your name, and not in default.

Payment of Interest

All or a portion of the interest on student loans (placed in forbearance) that accrued during the term-of-service are paid if the member successfully completes the term-of-service.

Training

Members receive paid training throughout the term-of-service: conflict resolution, tutoring youth, mentoring youth, creating community service projects, etc.

Location of Service

Community-based organizations or schools in Allegheny County host sites

Type of Service

AmeriCorps members provide tutoring and/or mentoring for youth. They also assist youth with developing and implementing a community service project.

Schedule

Schedules depend on the service site but are typically Monday through Friday during the day with evenings and weekends off.

Clearances

KEYS will conduct clearances (National Sex Offender Database, PA Child Abuse History, PA Criminal Record Check, and FBI) for candidates.


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As KEYS members we strive to empower our youth, but looking back, I found that through my involvement with KEYS I feel more empowered than ever.

A.L, Former KEYS Member
Full year 2015-2016

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