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  • United Way AmeriCorps service program helps Northwest Indiana community organizations expand their c

    Northwest Indiana – United Way Regional AmeriCorps program helps area organizations build program capacity to meet critical community needs by providing service opportunities for qualifying candidates.
    Service placements increase organizational capacity by assisting with a variety of activities such as recruiting volunteers, program marketing and performing client interaction tasks, such as intake and mentoring services.
    “This community service opportunity is just one of the invaluable ways we support area organizations,” said Kim Olesker, president & CEO of United Way of Porter County. “These positions are critical to so many of our smaller partners and those most heavily impacted by the COVID-19 economic crisis.”
    United Way of Porter County covers 75% of the placement costs of AmeriCorps members in Lake, Porter, LaPorte, Starke and Marshall Counties. Depending upon position description, member placements are 25 to 40 hours per week September to July with a site fee of $4,000 to $6,200 per member.
    “We work with our partners to determine what works best for them,” said AmeriCorps Program Director Maddie Grimm. “Once a position description is approved, we recruit qualified members to meet the needs of the organization.”
    Community organizations such as faith-based, schools, public agencies and 501(c)3 nonprofits who provide critical community services are eligible to be host sites. To learn how to become a host site, contact Maddie Grimm at (219) 796-0563 or maddie@unitedwaypc.org.

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