Notre Dame AmeriCorps Member

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Big Laurel Learning Center is affiliated with  the Notre Dame Mission Volunteer AmeriCorp Program, Cincinnati service area.

For more information contact: cincinnati@ndmva.org

 

Who Notre Dame Volunteers Are 

ndmvaNotre Dame Mission Volunteer Program, founded by the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur in 1992, has been placing volunteers at sites nationwide to work alongside God’s people, especially the economically disadvantaged. The volunteers accomplish this mission by promoting literacy and education.  AmeriCorps is a federally-funded service program, commonly referred to as the domestic Peace Corps, that brings together citizens of diverse backgrounds to serve communities in the areas of education, public safety, human needs and the environment.

In 1995, NDMV sought a partnership with AmeriCorps to allow for an increase in the number of members, offering greater community service in financially-limited sites. This partnership formed Notre Dame Mission Volunteers-AmeriCorps.

Program Benefits

  • Living Allowance of $12,100, pre-tax
  • Healthcare and childcare, if eligible
  • Deferment of eligible student loan during the year of service
  • Upon completion of the program, members will receive a $5,550 Segal AmeriCoprs Education Award that can be used to repay student load or for future education

Members are offered at least 100 hours of training to enhance their service and to prepare them for their future. Local orientations, bi-weekly meetings, and a 3-day national training event address social justice issues, tools for the classroom, professional development, and members’ growth in the commitment to service.