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Contact: Debi Fitzgerald, Director, Idaho TRIO
Telephone: 208-792-2084; Email:
LCSC’s Idaho TRIO
Receives Funding, Seeks Recruits
LEWISTON-Lewis-Clark State College is pleased to announce
that their Idaho TRIO AmeriCorps program was granted another year of funding
from the Corporation for National Service. Funding has become increasingly
competitive this year due to the start-up of the Freedom Corps, President
Bush’s volunteer initiative. Out of a pool of 52 applicants, Idaho TRIO
AmeriCorps was one of only 8 to be continued for the upcoming program year.
This funding is for the third year of a three-year grant cycle.
Recruitment for AmeriCorps members is currently taking place with service
opportunities available across Idaho. The upcoming program year runs
September 1st, 2002, through August 2003.
Idaho TRIO AmeriCorps is a statewide tutoring/mentoring program in which
AmeriCorps members serve at-risk students of all ages. Host sites include
public schools, colleges and universities, community based organizations,
Head Start programs, state correctional institutions, charter schools, and
Full-time positions (minimum of 1700 hours) provide a member with a living
allowance of $9,600 for 12 months, health insurance, childcare assistance if
one meets the income criteria, and, upon completion of service, an education
award of $4,725. Part-time positions (minimum of 900 hours) provide a member
with a living allowance of $5,000 for 12 months and, upon completion of
service, an education award of $2,362.
Individuals considering an AmeriCorps position must be over
the age of 17, a high school graduate or the equivalent (or willing to
obtain a GED while serving in AmeriCorps), and a citizen or legal permanent
resident of the United States.
Applications are available on the program’s web site at
www.lcsc.edu/americorps or by
calling the office at 1-800-423-8239. The ITAC office is located in Room 6
of the Administration building of the LCSC campus.