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May 5, 2006

AmeriCorps Offers Summer Work Experiences in Local Communities

Are you looking for a way to spend the summer working with kids, get paid while learning valuable skills and earn money to go to college? AmeriCorps may be the answer.

“AmeriCorps can provide an opportunity to make a difference in your life and in the lives of those around you,” said Kathy Andolina, Oswego County program coordinator. “Across our country, AmeriCorps members assist their local community with education, environment, public safety and other human needs. Locally, our Oswego County AmeriCorps Program serves the needs of children and families.”

Oswego County AmeriCorps is currently accepting applications for 13 summer positions. These positions will be at libraries, recreation programs, schools and human service agencies. Applicants must be 17 years of age. There is no upper age limit. Applicants must have a high school diploma or GED or be in the process of receiving one. Some sites request additional experience or education.

Summer sites in Oswego County include Camp Fire USA, Constantia Library, Fulton CYO, Harborfest, Kingsford Park School in Oswego, Lura Sharp Elementary School in Pulaski, Oswego City/County Youth Bureau Tennis Program, Oswego YMCA, Safe Haven Museum, Town of Parish Recreation, and Town of Schroeppel Recreation.

For a 300-hour summer AmeriCorps position, members will receive a living allowance of $1,937. They also receive an education award of $1,000 at the end of their term of service.

For applications and additional information call Andolina at the Oswego City/County Youth Bureau, weekdays at 349-3451 or 1-800-596-3200, extension 3451. The member application may be downloaded from the county Web site at: www.oswegocounty.com/youth/Americorps.html.

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