Financial Literacy Service Corps a SERVE Nebraska AmeriCorps Program
Would you like to make a positive difference in your local community, yet work on national social initiatives?
AmeriCorps engages more than 80,000 Americans in intensive service each year at nonprofits, schools, public agencies, and community and faith-based groups across the country. Since the program's founding in 1994, more than 800,000 AmeriCorps members have contributed more than 1 billion hours in service across America while tackling pressing problems and mobilizing millions of volunteers for the organizations they serve.
AmeriCorps programs do more than move communities forward; they serve their members by creating jobs and providing pathways to opportunity for young people entering the workforce. AmeriCorps places thousands of young adults into intensive service positions where they learn valuable work skills, earn money for education, and develop an appreciation for citizenship.
Financial Literacy Service Corps
Financial Literacy Service Corps is a ServeNebraska AmeriCorps program that engages college students in service to their local communities. Participants learn valuable skills and earn money for college while making a difference in communities. Financial Literacy Service Corps Members serve with nonprofit organizations such as NeighborWorks, The HUB, and Lincoln Public Schools Community Learning Centers. Members commit to an AmeriCorps term of service, which closely aligns with academic disciplines and service-learning. Financial Literacy Service Corps Members present financial education and asset building seminars and prepare free tax preparation for Lincoln's low income families and individuals.
If you are involved in the following service activities, you may be eligible for an educational award:
- Increasing financial literacy with Lincoln's economically disadvantaged
- Preparing tax returns for Lincoln's economically disadvantage
Is the Financial Literacy Service Corps Americorps program right for you?
Support and/or facilitate access to services and resources that contribute to the improved economically well-being and security of economically disadvantaged people through finanical education and asset building seminars and free tax preparation through the IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program.
HOW IT WORKS:
- Attend an orientation session with your Campus Coordinator,
- Choose from one of two terms of service, correlating to two different educational award amounts.
- Work with your host site and the Lincoln VITA Assistant Director to determine your service plan,
- Engage in service activities and report time/progress to your host site and Campus Coordinator on a monthly basis,
- Accumulate your service hours over the course of a year (9/1/ to 8/31), and
- Earn an educational award!
FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT Dr. Linda Moody at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 402.472.8158 or in 222 Nebraska Union.