Through volunteerism, Project MORE seeks to build a lifelong ethic of service to better serve
communities and positively transform lives.
Since 2003, over 350 national service volunteers have completed a year of service, providing tutoring in GED/ESL, conducting family, financial and work readiness workshops for Chicago Early Learning parents. AmeriCorps also supports volunteer management workshops for organizations and service projects benefiting communities during the year.
Recruitment begins in June!
- Recruits community volunteers for Center programs.
- Collaborates with community organizations and support various service projects benefiting Chicago communities including
- MLK Service Day (serving homeless families)
- 9/11 Day of Service engaging veterans in service
- AmeriCorps Week among Others
- AmeriCorps members receive a modest living stipend ($15,000/year) and those who successfully complete their service receive an education award to cover education expenses (Full-time award of $5,815+, Minimum time award $1,230)
- Builds an ethic of service & awareness of the importance of volunteerism
- Connects people from different walks of life & educational backgrounds allowing them to learn from one another’s experience; members range in age from 18-64+, educational levels vary from individuals working towards a high school equivalency to those with a post-graduate degree
- Provides a welcoming environment for program participants. Many members come from the communities served and become role models and mentors.
- AmeriCorps members receive bi-weekly training to enhance their professional development, communication, and civic engagement abilities while preparing for life after service.
- Provides hands-on valuable work experience in the education/literacy field
- Over 20 current staff at the Center for Literacy are former AmeriCorps members.
UIC AmeriCorps Project MORE
1640 W. Roosevelt Road, Room 651
Chicago, IL 60608
T: 312-355- 4227