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Local AmeriCorps unit recruiting new members

 

May 24, 2011



The Pittsburgh Health Corps (PHC) is seeking 18 enthusiastic, service-oriented individuals for assignment to one of 12 partner agencies from September 7, 2011 through July 27, 2012.

Applicants must be at least 17 years old, possess a high school diploma or GED, and have passion and commitment to community service.  While most assignments at partner agencies require a bachelor's degree, there are also opportunities for individuals with some college experience.   

In exchange for contributing 1,700 hours of community service over a 46-week period, AmeriCorps members receive a living allowance of $12,100 and upon completion of service an educational award of $5,500.  Members also receive the support and hands-on training needed for a career in public health and human services. PHC is a local affiliate of the national AmeriCorps community service program.

Administered by the Allegheny County Health Department, PHC aims to increase healthy behavior and access to health services by enhancing the capacity of community- and faith-based organizations.

PHC is partnering with the following agencies in 2011-2012:  Allegheny County Health Department – Dental Sealant and Chronic Disease; Global Links; Greater Pittsburgh Food Bank; Healthy Start; North Side Christian Health Center; Operation Safety Net; Primary Care Health Services – Alma Illery and Healthcare to the Homeless; Pittsburgh AIDS Task Force; Program for Healthcare to Underserved Populations; and Wireless Neighborhoods.   

For more information, visit www.pittsburghhealthcorps.org or call AmeriCorps Program Manager Dannai Harriel at 412-578-8360.

 

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