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Strengthening Families: Thread's AmeriCorps Alaska Strengthening Families Project

Thread is Alaska's Child Care Resource & Referral Network, advancing the quality of early education and child development by empowering parents, educating child care professionals and collaborating with our communities. thread supports Strengthening Families, a national effort among early care and education programs, child welfare departments and communities providing families and early educators with tools and information to help children thrive. thread is seeking 10 AmeriCorps members to serve at selected early care and education host program sites around Anchorage. The successful candidate will serve in an early care and education program (host program) to support the families whose children are enrolled in the program as well as the staff working at the program using the Strengthening Families Protective Factors as a framework. AmeriCorps Members will serve one year. Members will be expected to serve at least 1700 hours within the service year. Benefits of AmeriCorps Service:

  • A monthly living allowance of $1008.00
  • A Segal AmeriCorps Education Award of $5550.00 per full-time completed service year
  • Health insurance for the term of the service year
  • Child Care Assistance, if necessary
  • Training and experience working with the national framework of Strengthening Families
  • Professional contacts within the early care and education field both locally and at a state level
  • A supportive and caring professional environment

For more information and a complete volunteer service description, please visit www.threadalaska.org
or call 907-265-3100.