AmeriCorps Position: Health & Education Specialist
Catholic Charities Serving Central Washington
Serve among low-income farmworkers and vulnerable under-served populations to promote education, self-empowerment and self-sufficiency. This position will have two areas of focus. The first will be on increasing resident access to food resources by addressing food insecurity and basic food needs. The other will be addressing resident school support needs by working with Education Area of Focus Lead staff, and collecting data.
You will use both Spanish and English in this position.
Upon successful completion of the full term of service, the member will be eligible for a $6,195 education
award to pay off existing, eligible student loans or return to school. Members are eligible to place qualifying,
existing student loans (not in default) into AmeriCorps forbearance. The position pays a total stipend of
$17,000. The stipend is taxable and paid in 20 equal checks twice a month from LISC. Direct deposit is
required. A health care benefit is available for the participant only. For members with children under the age of
13, there is a child care subsidy benefit available which is dependent on the participant meeting all eligibility
requirements (This benefit is administered by a contracted provider via the Corporation for National and
Additional benefits for alums can be found here: https://www.nationalservice.gov/special-
initiatives/employers-national-service/alumni and information on Public Service Loan Forgiveness can be found
About Catholic Charities Serving Central Washington
5301 TIETON DR STE C, YAKIMA, WA 98908, US
Motivated by Christ's love, we bring hope to life, especially for those most in need.
YOU ARE CATHOLIC CHARITIES. YOUR CARING AND GENEROSITY BRINGS HOPE TO LIFE FOR THOSE MOST IN NEED.
Often we are blind to the needs right here in our own communities. People hurting or struggling don’t always know where to turn for help. That is why Catholic Charities provides specialized services to people of all faiths, to make sure Central Washington families can find the support they need to bring hope back to their lives. Helping the most vulnerable among us, Catholic Charities is the compassionate face of Jesus to nearly 50,000 people throughout Central Washington each year. The challenge to serve our brothers and sisters comes from Jesus in Matthew 25: "Amen, I say to you, whatever you did for one of these least brothers of mine, you did for me."