Winter Corps Members
Winter Corps members serve from mid January through mid June at a full time rate. For winter 2018, the dates are January 22, 2018 – June 30, 2018.
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|Amount of Service:||At least 900 Hours (about 42.5 per week)|
|Stipend:||$7,350 (approximately $612 every two weeks before taxes)|
|Child Care Subsidy:||Available to eligible members.|
|Medical Care:||Available to eligible members.|
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.
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.
Schedules depend on the service site but are 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..
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