The Dr. Podolefsky AmeriCorps Fellowship programs are currently accepting applications for two different terms of service: Summer 2014 – Fall 2014 or Fall 2014 – Spring 2015. The fellowship programs offer unique opportunities for students to gain valuable experience working with children and youth. Fellows work in collaboration with school and community partners to provide academic enrichment and tutoring to K-12 students and young adults through summer and after-school programs.
Fellows also receive course credit and a monetary education award they can apply toward educational expenses as recognition for their service. The service commitment and monetary award vary depending on the Fellowship program: 300 hours of service = $1,175.00; 675 hours of service = $2,114.00. The 675-hour positions are restricted to education majors who will be student teaching in the second semester of their term of service to fulfill service hours.
Finally, fellows may have the opportunity to be employed by community partner organizations.
For more information and an application please contact Diane Mercuri (email@example.com) or Dr. Gina Pannozzo (firstname.lastname@example.org) in the CEURE office at 878-3610. Information and links to the application can also be found at the following websites:
Buffalo State Community Academic Center http://www.buffalostate.edu/cac/
Volunteer and Service-Learning Center http://vslc.buffalostate.edu/
Monthly Service CorpsMonthly Service Corps is an opportunity for Buffalo State Students and youth from the West Side of Buffalo to come together to volunteer for a Saturday afternoon. Buffalo State students work with youth in local schools to identify, design, and perform a service project on the West Side. Last year, 71 Buffalo State students and 24 students from Lafayette and McKinley High School dedicated a combined total of 285 hours of service to benefit our West Side neighborhood. Past projects have included school beautification, gardening, and housing rehabilitation. Tentative service dates for the 2013-2014 academic year will be announced at the beginning of the semester.
Spring 2014 Monthly Service Corps:
Welcoming Our New Neighbors - Saturday, March 1st 12:30-4:30pm at Buffalo State
Buffalo State students and high school youth will meet on campus to create welcome kits for newcomer refugee youth and their families in the CAC Buffalo Beginnings program.
West Side Ministries & Asarese-Matters Garden: Saturday, April 26th 12:30-4:30pm
Students will meet at the Asarese-Matters community Center and choice between a gardening service project or housing rehabilitation.
Service-Learning Coordination for the School of Education:
The CAC provides support to faculty, students, and community organizations that have service-learning partnerships. For the 2012-2013 academic year, the CAC assisted nine faulty teaching 16 courses to 417 students at 34 community partners for 12,055 hours of service.