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.
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