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Serve with AmeriCorps

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About AmeriCorps Service

          AmeriCorps is a network of local, state, and national service programs that connects over 70,000 Americans each year in intensive service to meet community needs in education, the environment, public safety, health, and homeland security. AmeriCorps’ members serve with more than 2,000 non-profits, public agencies, and community organizations.  DREAM is one of those nonprofits!  AmeriCorps' mission is “to improve lives, strengthen communities, and foster civic engagement through service and volunteering,” which integrates well with DREAM’s mission to close the opportunity gap for kids. 

          As an AmeriCorps member at DREAM, you will embark on a journey of growth, hands-on learning, and relationship-building through service to a community. An AmeriCorps term is an opportunity to provide valuable service to a community while gaining experience in your preferred field and developing and refining your skills in that field as an engaged member of a community. You collaborate regularly with a team of AmeriCorps members and with our DREAM staff. You are also supported by our AmeriCorps Director, who provides mentorship, intentional check-ins, and professional development opportunities throughout the term. 

          During your service term, you are an integral component of executing the mission of our organization.  Providing opportunities for youth whose circumstances present an inequitable volume of opportunity to their peers is what we are all about. Our organization is rooted in providing our services in collaboration with youth, their caregivers, and community partners. Regardless of your role and position, your AmeriCorps term will be focused on supporting this work and uplifting those we serve. 

          Please review our variety positions below to see which opportunity excites you, and what may be most relevant to your current passions or future goals. We believe there is a AmeriCorps term for everyone - if you are motivated we can find a way to organize a term of service that fits your schedule (part time, full time and seasonal are all options). We would love to set up a conversation with you to share more about what an AmeriCorps position entails and what a term could look like for you! 

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Positions Available

AmeriCorps Benefits and Experience

           As an AmeriCorps member, you commit to specific dates of service and total hours to be served with the organization. You also decide on a specific hourly weekly commitment - most of our positions can be adapted to both full and part time hours. During your service time you complete responsibilities to your assigned community or program while collaborating closely with peers, your supervisor, and other organizational leaders. If you are interested in AmeriCorps with DREAM, please consider the following:


  • Members receive a living stipend that is distributed to you in biweekly payments.

  • AmeriCorps members are also eligible for:

    • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) (food stamps)

    • Child care assistance

    • Medicaid

    • Student loan deferment (forbearance)

    • Other publicly-funded benefits, such as heating and utility assistance.

  • DREAM’s Employee Assistance Program

  • Upon the completion of the hours and dates of your service term, AmeriCorps members are eligible to receive the Segal Education Award, which can be used to pay education expenses or repay qualified student loans. 

  • Members who are serving in a full time schedule weekly (35-40 hours) with a 900+ hour service term commitment are eligible for a housing stipend (paid directly to your housing provider monthly). 

  • As an AmeriCorps member at DREAM, you have the additional support of a DREAM AmeriCorps Director to help navigate your service term and apply for publicly funded programs.

  • AmeriCorps terms are intended to provide service to a community and support your growth as an individual and as a professional through that service. DREAM is invested in your professional and personal development and hosts a variety of development opportunities throughout all service terms.

  • If you engage in work-related travel outside of a commute, DREAM will provide reimbursement for mileage.


The DREAM Program INC. is a 501(c)(3) service organization established in the winter of 1998 and developed as a nonprofit in 2001. Its goal is to bring high quality mentoring and activities to at-promise youth through Summer Enrichment, Afterschool Enrichment , Village Mentoring, Guided Mentoring, Camp DREAM and Adventures Unlimited.




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