WHAT IS AMERICORPS?
AmeriCorps is a national service program that is often described like the Peace Corps, but AmeriCorps members serve for 10-12 months in locations based in the United States.
WHAT OUR PROGRAM LOOKS LIKE
NMSD has hired and placed nine signed language models to live in rural locations around the state to provide direct signed language instruction in unexpected places. The member service year began with training that started on September 1, 2012. Members arrived at their site locations in early November and have begun teaching ASL! The program year will run for 10-11 months.
WHO WILL BE ELIGIBLE TO RECEIVE DIRECT SIGNED LANGUAGE INSTRUCTION FROM AMERICORPS MEMBERS?
- Families and Their Communities – Families will determine the type and frequency of service they desire to have. Ways service can be provided: in home instruction; informal instruction at a local restaurant, church, community center or playground; 1-on-1 family instruction or through local workshops with other families; other ideas as the family requests.
- Educational Teams – Schools can request services in a variety of ways or places that help meet their needs: ongoing classes for staff and/or students; class time support through language modeling for deaf students, hearing students and staff; after school programs; evening classes for staff or families; after school, evening or weekend workshops; other ideas as the team requests
Why join AmeriCorps?
Job Information and Benefits
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