AmeriCorps is a government funded community service program designed to help communities meet the specific needs in their area by recruiting and training individuals who are willing to devote one to two years serving in selected community projects.
AmeriCorps provides opportunities for over 75,000 Americans to give back in an intensive way to their communities and county each year.
The North State Rural Assets Project serves children and families in Shasta County. Members serve to reduce high risk behavior in youth and to strengthen families with children.
Our service programs strengthen communities, encourage responsibility, expand opportunities for education, provide job experience and increase life skills.
What does it take to join AmeriCorps?
- Strong interpersonal skills
- Experience in working with culturally diverse communities: being culturally sensitive and appropriate
- Ability to work effectively within a team
- Demonstrate good writing and organizational skills
- Interest and commitment to community service and education
- Ability to serve children with diverse economic, social, racial, and cultural backgrounds
- Must be at least 18 years of age
- Must be a U.S. Citizen or lawful permanent resident
- Must possess a high school diploma or GED or in process of completion
- Clearance of criminal background check
What we do to Strengthen our Community
Our AmeriCorp members work with the community as Parent Partners, Community Parent Partners, and Skill Builders.
- Provide support, advocacy, and education for families in need
- Integrate the 40 Development Assets
- Assist families to seek out/receive appropriate community support services
- Attend and participate in team meetings, staff training's, and scheduled district in-services
- Collect and submit data for evaluation purposes
- Participate in special events
- Promote the 5 Protective Factors and help reduce A.C.E.'s
North State Rural Assets Program is a project of the Shasta County Child Abuse Prevention Coordinating Council made possible by California Volunteers and sponsored by the Corporation for National and Community Service.