IALR seeks summer AmeriCorps applicants for 12 positions in Danville and South Boston. The service members will complete 300 hours, or about 30 hours per week for 10 weeks, May-August and will be eligible for multiple benefits, including a $3,000 stipend and an estimated $1,200 education award. Online applications may be completed at http://bit.ly/IALRamericorps and are due by May 10.
“We are excited to continue the AmeriCorps program and the tangible benefits provided to our members as well as the communities they serve,” said Dr. Julie Brown, Director of Advanced Learning at IALR. “Not only do service members enjoy mentoring and tutoring students on STEM activities, but they also develop themselves for the next step in their professional career, gain high-quality training, and receive a stipend and an educational award.”
The positions are part of IALR’s Dan River Year AmeriCorps program, a regional initiative designed to build the area’s STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) capacity through community engagement, student mentorship and other activities. Currently, IALR is seeking one Summer STEM/Literacy Program Coach to lead STEM-related summer camps for students at the Southern Virginia Higher Education Center in South Boston. IALR is also seeking seven Summer Bridge Program Educators to develop and lead a camp preparing Danville elementary students for middle school. These seven positions will be housed at IALR. Lastly, four Summer STEM/Literacy Camp Educators will be sought to assist with summer STEM camps at IALR.
AmeriCorps is administered by the Corporation for National and Community Service, a federal agency that engages millions of Americans in service through AmeriCorps and Senior Corps, and leads the nation’s volunteering and service efforts. For more information, visit www.NationalService.gov.
The Institute for Advanced Learning and Research serves Virginia as a regional catalyst for economic transformation with advanced learning, applied research, advanced manufacturing, conference center services and economic development efforts. IALR’s major footprint focuses within Southern Virginia, including the counties of Patrick, Henry, Franklin, Pittsylvania, Halifax and Mecklenburg along with the cities of Martinsville and Danville.