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May 24, 2016

Class of 2016: Plan for your Future after High School or College Graduation

If you are looking for an opportunity to make an impact in this community, consider serving with Our Towns Habitat and AmeriCorps as a construction crew leader.

Participation in the AmeriCorps program provides benefits to both the construction crew leaders and to families and communities. AmeriCorps members help families by building and renovating houses alongside those in need of decent, affordable housing. They strengthen communities by enabling local Habitat offices to use volunteers more effectively and bring diverse groups together in a common cause.

Tom, a current construction crew leader with Our Towns Habitat for Humanity, described the program by saying, “We’re providing families in need not only with decent housing but also an opportunity to take ownership of and care for their homes and communities.”

For the AmeriCorps members, the program allows them to develop skills in construction and leadership, which will prove invaluable in whatever endeavor they choose to pursue after completing the program. It also promotes a sense of citizenship in the AmeriCorps members, as they are inspired by the hundreds of volunteers with whom they will partner.

Construction crew leaders commit to 10 ½ months of full-time service starting in September. As compensation, they are provided with housing, a living stipend and an education award to be used within seven years to pay for education costs at qualified educational institutions, or repay qualified student loans already incurred.

For additional information or to apply for a construction crew leader position, please click here.

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