Full-year members serve in a 10-month capacity either full-time or part-time. Groups of members start on:
- August 22, 2018 and go through June 29, 2019 for 1700 hours
- October 2, 2018 and go through August 10, 2019 for 1700 hours - Community based organization
- October 2, 2018 and go through June 29, 2019 for 1200 hours - School based sites
See the table below for more information.
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|Amount of Service:||At least 1700 Hours (about 42.5 per week) Available to August Members serving through June 29 or
October Members serving through August 10
1200 Hours (about 42.5 per week) Available to October Members serving through June 29
|At least 900 Hours (about 22 per week)|
|Stipend:||$15,300 (approximately $680 every two weeks before taxes) for 1700 hours
$10,800 (approximately $680 every two weeks before taxes) for 1200 hours
|$8,160 (approximately $362 every two weeks before taxes)|
|Education Award:||$5,920 for 1700 hours
$4,144 for 1200 hours
|Child Care Subsidy:||Available to eligible members.||Not available.|
|Medical Care:||Available to eligible members.||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.
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:
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.
Full year 2015-2016