First Steps AmeriCorps is Recruiting

First Steps AmeriCorps is recruiting for 38 AmeriCorps members to serve in two different roles, Family and Community Engagement and HIPPY Parent Educator.  AmeriCorps members gain valuable experience while serving their community. With service roles ranging from part- to full-time, we provide flexible scheduling to encourage a manageable service experience. 

Watch the First Steps AmeriCorps video to learn more about the program directly from members and the families whose lives they have impacted.

Member benefits include a living allowance paid twice per month and professional development opportunities. The Segal Education Award for payments on eligible student loan debt or tuition is available after completing 10 months of service. For details about First Steps AmeriCorps or to apply, please visit


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