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, 2016 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
Site Supervisor Role and Responsibilities
Recruitment Application Checklist
Emergency Contact Information Form
Host Site Application Word Document —–  Host Site Application .pdf
Member Application Word Document —–  Member Application.pdf

Have questions? Contact Charlie Ess 907.865.7355 or


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

2017 Sites

Brevig Mission
Coffman Cove
Kenny Lake
Kluti Kaah
Port Lions
Russian Mission
Thorne Bay