UNK is an institutional partner
in the a statewide organization of 12
higher education institutions. Theserves as
coordinator of 2 AmeriCorps positions with the Campus Compact Scholars Program.
AmeriCorps Member positions of 300 hours each, are available to students
interested in serving with the Arc of Buffalo County, a program that serves as
host to these members to serve individuals with disabilities in Kearney and
surrounding areas. A great opportunity for students working towards
certification with a a Special Education endorsement.
Additionally, the UNK Office for
Service-Learning, in partnership with the Kearney Public Schools
Foundation, serves as contact for the Rural Corps of South Central
Nebraska: An AmeriCorps Program. Positions are linked with
service-learning efforts under the direction of the Kearney Public Schools.
United States citizens, interested and willing to serve, must be 18
years old or older, may be students of any institution or members of the
The current grant has18 positions for Members,
serving at 2 host sites as follows: 9 positions at Kearney Public Schools; 9
positions with the Kearney Community Learning Center/Before & After School
programs; A few positions are quarter-time, consist of 450 hours and are
to be completed between September 1 - ending August 31 of the grant year..
AmeriCorps Members will serve to meet specific needs of children and youth
coming from disadvantaged circumstances, or struggling in the classroom with
academic skills, language or other issues of need.
Members serving will receive a small
monthly stipend and an educational award at the end of their service..
Once a member has successfully completed the agreed on term of
service, the educational award is available to help members pay for
authorized educational expenses or to repay qualified student loans. **Members
55 or older may choose to transfer their educational award to a child, grandchild
or foster child.
These AmeriCorps positions are funded by the
Federal Government, through the Corporation for National and Community
Service and are made available in Nebraska through ServeNebraska,
the Nebraska Volunteer Service Commission.
The following is a listing of position sizes and
number of service hours for AmeriCorps positions. Each comes with a small
stipend and an Educational Award at the end of the service.
- Quarter Time 450 hours --- $2,138 stipend Ed Award - $1,468
- Minimum Time 300 hours --- $1,275 stipend Ed Award - $1,175
Applications may be submitted at: americorps.gov
Select - State and National Program, in Nebraska, apply to Kearney Public Schools or Kearney Community Learning Center..