Heartland now accepting applications for AmeriCorps members
- on April 17, 2015
Interested in health care and want to give a year (or more) of service to help improve the health and lives of underserved members in our community? Apply to become an AmeriCorps member at Heartland Community Health Center!
Being an AmeriCorps member is a full-time “year of service.” The AmeriCorps members at Heartland are aspiring health professionals of tomorrow. Heartland provides training to AmeriCorps members who then use the skills and experiences acquired to richly impact the lives of individuals who are under-served in Lawrence and in Douglas County. The United Way of Douglas County has funded a renewable request from Heartland Community Health Center for placement of AmeriCorps members in health coaching and care coordination positions.
AmeriCorps members receive a modest living allowance (approximately $12,000/year), student-loan forbearance, health coverage, and child care for those who qualify. After successfully completing their year-long term of service, they receive an AmeriCorps Education Award of up to $5,550. This award can be used to pay off qualified student loans or to finance college, graduate school, or vocational training at eligible institutions. Get more info at heartlandhealth.org.