Summer-term members serve at community based organizations or faith-based organizations that host summer camps or offer other educational summer programming. Though each site is different, the schedule is usually Monday through Friday.
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|2019 Summer Term|
|Dates||May 21, 2019 through August 10, 2019|
|Amount of Service:||At least 450 Hours (about 41 hours per week)|
|Stipend:||$4,080 before taxes (approximately $680 every two weeks before taxes)|
|Education Award:||$1,566.14 (Received upon successful completion of term-of-service, the Ed Award can be used to pay for the costs of attending a qualified institution of higher education or to pay back qualified student loans.)|
|Child Care Subsidy:||Available to eligible members.|
|Medical Care:||Not available.|
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.
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.
Every Wednesday, from 8:00 to 9:00 am, members receive paid training throughout the term-of-service including conflict resolution, team-building, CPR/First Aid, mentoring and articulation.
Location of Service
Community-based organizations in Allegheny County host sites
Type of Service
AmeriCorps members will provide summer activities to youth such as: mentoring, fitness, summer reading, arts, field trips. Members working with older youth model workplace skills and lead the youth in service projects.
Depends on the service site but is typically Monday through Friday during the day with evenings and weekends off.
KEYS will conduct clearances (National Sex Offender Database, PA Child Abuse History, PA Criminal Record Check, and FBI) for candidates.
Candidates will be required to attend a host site interview day and complete payroll documentation on Tuesday, May 15 prior to training. If you cannot attend on May 15, please contact KEYS for alternative arrangements.
If you think that KEYS is a good fit for you:
My two terms of service with the KEYS Service Corps were perhaps the most challenging yet meaningful and influential experiences of my life.
Summer 2006, Full year 2007-2008