CCIC AmeriCorps Planning Grant
CCIC has been awarded a planning grant through Serve Colorado to develop an AmeriCorps program with a focus on supporting immunization activities in rural Colorado.
To learn more about CCIC’s AmeriCorps program and how you can get involved, please watch the webinar below.
What is AmeriCorps?
AmeriCorps places national service members at nonprofits, schools, public agencies and community-based organizations across the country to help communities tackle pressing problems. Members gain valuable professional, educational, and life benefits, and the experience has a lasting impact on the members and the communities they serve through their direct service. To learn more, see the video at the bottom of this page.
What Does CCIC's AmeriCorps Program Look Like?
Members who participate in CCIC’s proposed program will focus on organizing school- or community-based immunization clinics and/or additional program activities in the communities they are placed in, such as:
- Provider education and motivational interviewing training
- Community resource mapping
- Supporting/launching local immunization coalition
- School nurse support activities
- Supporting evidence-based immunization and public health curricula for K-12 students
- And more – we’re open to your ideas!
Who Can Benefits from CCIC's Program?
Community partners in rural Colorado with immunization needs, particularly local public health agencies, can serve as a host site for CCIC’s AmeriCorps members. Host sites may also include schools, nonprofit organizations and health systems that can provide an AmeriCorps member the opportunity to work on local immunization needs as proposed above.
What Do Host Sites Do?
Host sites would be responsible for:
- Providing direct, full-time supervision of member(s), including data collection and reporting processes
- Providing member work space and supplies
- Participating in regular communication with CCIC program staff
What is CCIC's Role in the Program?
CCIC AmeriCorps program staff will be responsible for:
- Overseeing grant management (i.e. financials, reporting, recruitment)
- Managing member recruitment and screening process (Host site will be involved in final selection of members for their site)
- Providing orientation, training resources and professional development opportunities to host sites and members
Who Can Serve as a Member?
Anyone who meets the below requirements will be eligible to serve in CCIC’s AmeriCorps program. Host sites will have the option to work closely with CCIC to determine the best candidate for their site.
- Lawful citizen, national or permanent resident alien of the US
- Be at least 18 years old
- Have completed a college degree (any discipline)
- Meets criteria of the National Service Criminal History Check
- Passionate about community health!
What is the Timeline for the Program?
- February 1, 2019: Priority deadline for host site expression of interest form
- March 2019: CCIC applies for operational grant
- May 2019: Notice of funding
- June – August 2019: Member recruitment
- September/October 2019: Members start at host sites
- August 2020: Members finish their service term
For additional questions or information, please contact Katie Waters at Katherine.Waters@childrenscolorado.org.