The Asian Human Services AmeriCorps Project is a federally-funded program that places AmeriCorps members in programs across the agency to provide direct service to low-income, immigrant children and adults. In the 2014-15 program year, we have recruited twelve AmeriCorps member to fulfill a variety of roles, including teaching English as a Second Language, running an after school program, performing community health outreach, assisting with employment services, and helping patients receive health education and medical services.
Please see below for our positions offered this year and more information on how to apply to become an AmeriCorps member at Asian Human Services.
If you are interested in becoming an AmeriCorps member at AHS, please go to www.americorps.gov to submit an application. We usually begin reviewing applications in the spring of each year.
For more information about AHS AmeriCorps Program, please contact Sarah Trowbridge, Americorps Program Coordinator at (773) 564-4956 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Our 2014-2015 AmeriCorps Program Positions
English as a Second Language (ESL) teacher - (2 members):
ESL instructors teach daily English classes to assist limited-English speakers in their ability to communicate with others in the United States. ESL teachers have a great impact on their students by empowering them to seek opportunities to enter the labor force, communicate with their children’s teachers, and more easily navigate their way in an English-speaking world.
Early Childhood Assistant - (1 member):
The Early Childhood Assistant supports the LEAF Program’s Early Childhood Education program. This member works closely with children ages 2-5 and their teachers, helping to provide a rich learning and nurturing environment.
Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, & Children (WIC) Health Educator - (1 member):
The WIC Health Educator provides important education on nutrition, exercise, breastfeeding, and prenatal care to parents and soon-to-be parents of the WIC program. The Health Educator teaches weekly classes for WIC clients at Asian Human Services’ Family Health Center and greatly improves the quality of care for the WIC program.
Community Health Outreach Provider - (2 members):
The Community Health members assist in the HIV/ AIDS prevention program by reaching out to the local community to raise awareness of HIV/AIDS and also test clients for HIV. They work closely with residents in the Uptown community by participating in health fairs throughout the year to provide much needed services to this community.
Passages Charter School Teaching Assistants - (3 members):
The Passages Teaching Assistants ensure the success of the After School Activities program at Passages Charter School. These members assist in the coordination of the program, including hiring tutors and designing parts of the curriculum. Members work closely with Passages students, many of whom are recent immigrants and refugees with limited-English proficiency, to help them succeed in school.
Youth Employment Assistant - (1 member):
The Youth Employment member works in Asian Human Services’ Employment Office, serving as an integral part of the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) Youth Program. This member works directly with youth to provide them with mentorship, ample resources, and support in pursuing their career goals.
Illinois Breast and Cervical Cancer Program (IBCCP) Case Manager - (1 member):
The IBCCP Case Manager assists in the operation of the IBCCP office located at Asian Human Services’ Family Health Center. This member provides education to IBCCP clients on breast and cervical cancer and assists these women in receiving vital breast and cervical cancer screenings and treatment if needed.
Family Health Center Care Coordinator - (1 member):
The Care Coordinator assists in providing quality care for patients at Asian Human Services’ Family Health Center. Through outreach and connecting with already established patients, this member encourages patients to receive health care and important education about nutrition and healthy lifestyles.