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May 14, 2012

Oswego County AmeriCorps Announces Openings for Summer Positions

Oswego County AmeriCorps is currently accepting applications for summer positions. AmeriCorps is a national service program. Members learn valuable skills while receiving a living allowance and earning an education award for tuition or student loans. In the past, many college students have found the summer AmeriCorps program provides them an experience related to their college studies, while helping to pay for their education.

"Across our country, AmeriCorps members assist their local community with education, environment, public safety and other human needs," said Kathy Andolina, Oswego County AmeriCorps coordinator. "Locally, our Oswego County AmeriCorps Program provides fitness and nutrition activities for youth."

Oswego County AmeriCorps is currently accepting applications for 300-hour summer positions. Minimum requirements are that 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. Applicants should have some experience working with youth.

For a 300-hour summer AmeriCorps position, members would receive a living allowance of $2,072. They would also receive an education award of $1,175 at the end of their term of service.

Applications should be submitted as soon as possible. Interviews will be scheduled until all positions are filled. It is anticipated that all positions will be filled by June 1.

For applications and additional information call Kathy Andolina at the Oswego City/County Youth Bureau, weekdays at 349-3451 or 1-800-596-3200, extension 3451. The member application can be downloaded at http://oswegocounty.com/forms/youth/application.pdf


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