Flint Recovery Corps

Flint Recovery Corps at the Food Bank of Eastern Michigan

The Flint Recovery Corps is a new program in 2017. The program places nine full-time and four half-time members at local agencies.  Members serve at the agencies to address the long-term needs of Flint residents effected by he water crisis, particularly in areas of food stability and nutrition, access to medical services, early education, and behavioral and developmental needs.   AmeriCorps members are providing service to build capacity for organizations, connect residents with resources, and serve clients who may have been impacted by exposure to lead in drinking water. 2017 host sites are: Asbury Community Development Corporation, Evergreen Community Development Initiative, Flint & Genesee Literacy Network, Food Bank of Eastern Michigan, North Flint Reinvestment Corporation, Pediatric Public Health Initiative, Sylvester Broome Empowerment Village, and Urban Renaissance Center. This exciting new program also serves to amplify already existing programs by connecting local agencies with one another through AmeriCorps member interaction.

We are seeking candidates today! To apply, please find the position descriptions on the AmeriCorps website or contact Phillip at pbarnhart@unitedwaygenesee.org

Qualified candidates will:

  • Have an interest in helping communities/neighborhoods/residents
     
  • Commitment to 1 year of service (12 months)
     
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team
     
  • Must be able to pass a background check
     
  • Flint-based candidates are highly encouraged to apply

Member benefits:

  • $12,630 living stipend (full-time)
     
  • $6,315 education award (full-time) for successful completion (may be used to pay off student loans or to pay for future education for member or a close relative)
     
  • Health coverage (full-time)
     
  • Training and professional development
     
  • Childcare assistance if eligible
     
  • Chance to make a difference in community and positively impact the lives of residents in Flint!

Contact Flint Recovery Corps Program Manager, Phillip Barnhart, for details about half-time member benefits, or any other questions about the program.