AmeriCorps

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The best experience but hard work with low pay.

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Former Employee - Sales Consultant  in  Philadelphia, PA
Former Employee - Sales Consultant in Philadelphia, PA

Pros

experience, meeting people, can work for the federal government, and love it.

Cons

long hours, pay is low,

Advice to ManagementAdvice

i have none

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    Amazing range of experiences!

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    Former Employee - AmeriCorps NCCC Member  in  Vinton, IA
    Former Employee - AmeriCorps NCCC Member in Vinton, IA

    Pros

    You get a chance to work with so many different people in various settings that lend to a myriad of skills that you can take away with you!

    Cons

    With NCCC you have to be flexible since your next project is a mystery but this is also a pro because you get the travel to all these new places!

    Recommends
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    Alright experience depending on your host site

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    Current Employee - AmeriCorps Member  in  Lansing, MI
    Current Employee - AmeriCorps Member in Lansing, MI

    Pros

    There are some really great pros to this job; The Educational award matching up to the Pell grant (pro-rated for half-time members), the experience you gain, the training, the networking, the loan forbearance, the face that your interest is paid by the CNCS, friendships gained, food assistance, insurance (albeit crappy). I have served at my host site for two years and love this program, especially the ability to serve low-income individuals. i would recommend this to any individual trying to gain more experience.

    Cons

    The mediocre living stipend is not enough to live on, you have to have another job to support yourself. You sometimes get into more debt than when you leave, you have to consider that. I don't know how VISTA members do it. The insurance is pretty crappy, given the fact that it does not comply with the ACA standards. Good job government, at not letting your OWN service members be wavered, but Peace Corps people who serve OUTSIDE the country be waived. Depending on the host site, a lot of demands can be placed on the member and agencies do not know what a member's role is at that specific agency. And it is extremely crappy that the Segal Educational Award is taxed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make the educational award un-taxed. Have better communication between the CNCS and other agencies.

    Recommends
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