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Rebuilding Together CapacityCorps Application

Rebuilding Together Kent County CapacityCorps Application

Rebuilding Together is a housing nonprofit with affiliates in the Chestertown, MD and across the country. Together, we transform the lives of low-income homeowners by improving the safety and health of their homes and revitalizing our communities. Rebuilding Together's local affiliates and nearly 100,000 volunteers complete about 10,000 rebuild projects nationwide each year. Visit our website www.rebuildingtogether.org/capacitycorps to learn more.

We are seeking individuals who want to get involved and ensure a safe and healthy home for every person in their community. During a 11-month AmeriCorps term, you'd earn a living stipend of $15,500 and an Education Award (amount TBD in May 2021 - was $6,195 in 2020) upon completion of the term. We have multiple terms starting in September 2021, January 2022 and June 2022. Within the application, please specify all start dates you are available.

Capacity building AmeriCorps members with Rebuilding Together Kent County (also called CapacityCorps) will serve crucial roles; visit our website www.rebuildingtogether.org/capacitycorps to see full position description(s).  We're a great team, doing great work in the community! Join us to make a difference, gain valuable career skills, and earn money for your education!

About Rebuilding Together Kent County
Rebuilding Together Kent County is currently the only organization in our county to provide home repairs and modifications at no cost to low-income homeowners. Our Local Management Board recently created a Housing & Transportation Coordinator position because the affordable housing stock is woefully inadequate. According to the Housing Assistance Council, 53.6% of all housing units here were built prior to 1979 and 34.2% of units are in inadequate condition and require repair. This creates significant demand for housing repair and modification services to help our neighbors live in safe and healthy homes. The Maryland Department of Agriculture's 2018 Maryland Poverty Profile calculates that 12% of residents in Kent County live in poverty and we rank 1st in the State for the percentage who live in deep poverty. This means that for a large percentage of the population, even minor repairs and modifications are out of reach financially. We are the smallest county in the state and are therefore confident it is an achievable goal to end substandard housing here. The AmeriCorps member will be a vital link to the community we serve, helping us to better understand our neighbors needs and how we can meet them.

Thanks again for your interest in serving with Rebuilding Together AmeriCorps and making a difference in the homes and lives of people in your community.  If you have any questions about the program or technical difficulties with the application, please email me at spatterson@rebuildingtogether.org.
Basic Applicant Information
Veteran / Active Duty / Military Family Status *This question is required.
2. How did you first find out about this available AmeriCorps position with Rebuilding Together? *This question is required.
3. Rebuilding Together's CapacityCorps program has multiple cohort start dates. Select ALL start dates that you are available for in 2021-2022. Please note that not all positions are available during each start date. *This question is required.
Skills, Experience, and Education
4. Please upload a copy of your resume.  We are interested in learning more about your work, volunteer, and education background.  If you have experience that doesn't fit in a standard resume, or is better conveyed through essay format, there is space below to add more detail. *This question is required.
References
7. Reference #1 *This question is required.
This question requires a valid email address.
8. Reference #2 *This question is required.
This question requires a valid email address.
Eligibility

As a federal program, AmeriCorps has set a few basic criteria for eligibility.  
Please answer the following questions about your eligibility: *This question is required.
Space Cell YesNo
Are you a US citizen, US national, or lawful permanent resident?
Will you be 18 or older before the first day of the AmeriCorps term?
Please describe your current education status.  Note: in order to be eligible to serve in AmeriCorps, you must either have a high school diploma / GED or agree to seek your high school diploma / GED during your AmeriCorps term. *This question is required.
10. You are applying for an AmeriCorps position with Rebuilding Together.  The living stipend for the entire term is $15,500 and an Education Award upon completion of the term. *This question is required.