Rural Alaska Community Action Program, Inc.

Resilient Alaska Youth AmeriCorps Program

Want to make a difference in your community? Consider joining the Resilient Alaska Youth AmeriCorps program. As an AmeriCorps member you will serve to reduce the incidence of youth substance abuse by engaging youth in culturally-rich, skill-building activities while promoting wellness, positive identity and healthy relationships.

Now Recruiting for a Program Year Beginning September, 2018!

AmeriCorps Members learning traditional plant identification

AmeriCorps Members learning traditional plant identification

Some activities that former AmeriCorps members have hosted include:

  • Traditional dancing/singing
  • Language revitalization
  • Storytelling
  • Traditional tool, trap & net making
  • Beading
  • Carving

While serving to increase youth resiliency in your community, you will also have an opportunity to build your professional skill set, below is a list of some of the program benefits enjoyed by AmeriCorps Resilient Alaska Youth members.

  • Kluti-Kaah youth roasting hot dogs over burner

    Kluti-Kaah youth roasting hot dogs over burner

    Paid professional orientation and in-service trainings hosted in Anchorage

  • $1,550 monthly living allowance during your term of service.
  • The opportunity to design a novel program in your community to serve local needs.
  • Health insurance and childcare assistance.
  • An Education award for furthering your education upon successful completion of your term of service in the amount of $5,930.

Still interested?

Applications are below – in order to apply you must:

  • Complete the ‘Host Organization Application’ 
  • Find a potential AmeriCorps Member or Members in your community. Have them complete the ‘AmeriCorps Member Application’ a recruitment flyer is below for posting in public places.
  • Submit the member application, letters of support, and host agency application for placement consideration
Children in Chevak making a body bridge over a puddle

Children in Chevak making a body bridge over a puddle

The Recruitment process is further detailed in the ‘AmeriCorps Overview Letter’ linked to below.

AmeriCorps Overview Letter
AmeriCorps Position Description 2018
Site Supervisor Role & Responsibilities 2018
Host Site Application 2018
AmeriCorps Member Application 2018
Community Flyer


Have questions? Contact Leilani Alakayak at 907.865.7396 or lluhrs@ruralcap.com

 

Not located in a rural Alaska community but still want to serve? Check out www.myamericorps.gov for current position openings in Alaska with RurAL CAP.

2018 Sites

Community                        (Partner Agencies)


Anchorage                          (Campfire Alaska & Covenant House Alaska)
Chalkyitsik                         (Chalkyitsik Village Council)
Copper Center                   (Native Village of Kluti-Kaah)
Coffman Cove                    (Southeast Island School District)
Dillingham                         (Curyung Tribal Council)
Goodnews Bay                  (Native Village of Goodnews Bay)
Hollis                                   (Southeast Island School District)
Kasigluk                              (Kasigluk Traditional Council)
Kenny Lake                        (Wrangell Institute for Science and Environment)
Nanwalek                           (Nanwalek IRA Council)
New Stuyahok                   (New Stuyahok Tradional Council)
Quinhagak                         (Native Village of Kwinhagak)
Russian Mission               (Iqurmiut Traditional Council)
Selawik                               (Native Village of Selawik)
Stebbins                              (Stebbins IRA)
Talkeetna                           (Northern Susitna Institute)
Tetlin                                   (Native Village of Tetlin)
Tununak                             (Native Village of Tununak)
Wasilla                               (Burchell High School)
Yakutat                               (Yakutat School)

2016 RAY AmeriCorps Members take a one year oath of service. Photo by Angela Gonzalez

2016 RAY AmeriCorps Members take a one year oath of service. Photo by Angela Gonzalez