AmeriCorps Members Available For Community Service Placement

Pittsburgh Health Corps Seeking Host Sites for Highly Motivated Members

PITTSBURGH The Pittsburgh Health Corps (PHC), a local affiliate of the national AmeriCorps community service program, is seeking host sites where PHC members may be placed to complete their service commitment for 2013-2014.

PHC will provide host sites with full-time, highly motivated members interested in careers in public health or healthcare who contribute 1,700 hours of community service over a 46-week period from September 2013 through July 2014.                

“Our members add tremendous value to community- and faith-based organizations,” said AmeriCorps Program Manager Dannai Harriel.  “They typically have college degrees in public health, nutrition or health sciences or may be local residents with some college experience who are strongly committed to community service.”

Host sites must be a non-profit organization and meet the following minimum requirements:  commit to mentoring a PHC member for 46 weeks; provide members with service activities that complement PHC’s mission; contribute a cash-match of $8,050; and comply with AmeriCorps regulations and member-prohibited activities.  

In exchange for their community service, PHC members receive a living allowance of $12,100 and upon completion of their community service commitment become eligible for an educational award of $5,550.  Members also receive the support and hands-on training needed for a career in public health and human services. 

Now in its 18th year, PHC is administered by the Allegheny County Health Department and aims to promote healthier lifestyle choices and improve access to health care by enhancing the capacity of community- and faith-based organizations.

For more information, please visit www.pittsburghhealthcorps.org or call AmeriCorps Program Manager Dannai Harriel at 412-578-8360.  

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