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 and suicide by Engaging youth in culturally-rich, skill-building activities while promoting wellness, positive identity and healthy relationships.

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

  • $1,310 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 $5,730.

Still interested?

Applications are below – in order to apply you must:

  • Complete the ‘Resilient Alaska Youth’ member application.
  • Find a host agency in your community (typically the tribal or city government, school or local non-profit) although most agencies are eligible to host an AmeriCorps member. Have them complete the ‘host organization application’
  • Submit the member application, letters of support, and host agency application before November 18th, 2017 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.

Information Packet
Host Organization Application
Community Recruitment Flyer
AmeriCorps Member Application

Have questions? Contact Charlie Ess 907.865.7355 or cess@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.

2016 Sites

Anchorage
Chevak
Copper Center
Emmonak
Haines
Hooper Bay
Marshall
New Stuyahok
Ninilchik
Nondalton
Nulato
Selawik
Sleetmute
St. Mary’s
Stony River
Tetlin
Togiak

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