New Orleans, LA. Boys & Girls Clubs of Southeast Louisiana announced that the organization has been selected to receive a federal AmeriCorps grant of $124,732 from the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) through the Volunteer Louisiana Commission in the Office of the Lieutenant Governor Jay Dardenne.
The grant will allow 46 AmeriCorps members to serve as enrichment instructors at the four Club sites operated by Boys & Girls Clubs of Southeast Louisiana: New Orleans, Covington, Gretna and Slidell.
Boys & Girls Clubs of Southeast Louisiana is currently recruiting AmeriCorps members to serve 300 hour terms at its four Club sites for the spring 2017 semester. As a benefit of completing their term of service, AmeriCorps members will receive a modest living stipend and an education award of up to $1,212.21. To learn more about how to become a Boys & Girls Club AmeriCorps member, interested applicants should visit www.bgcsela.org/americorps.
AmeriCorps is a national service program aimed at engaging Americans in intensive service to meet critical needs in education, create economic opportunity and provide disaster relief in the community. AmeriCorps members serve in thousands of nonprofit organizations, schools, public offices and faith-based groups throughout the nation.