2010-2011 New York Juvenile Justice Corps members

The Mediation Center will be enlisting two Americorps volunteers to join the CHCMC, S.O.S., and YO S.O.S. teams beginning October 1st. Americorps is a national service program in which corps members commit to a year of service in exchange for a small monthly stipend and an education award following their year of service. Members at the Mediation Center will be part of the New York Juvenile Justice Corps, run out of the Red Hook Community Justice Center. We hope to fill the following positions:

YO S.O.S. Program Assistant (full time) – This person will help with all aspects of the Youth Organizing to Save Our Streets (YO S.O.S.) program, including: co-facilitating workshops, building relationships with potential youth employers, assisting with program events, planning a guest lecture series, and soliciting donations for tickets to family friendly events.

S.O.S. Program Assistant (full time) – This person will assist the Save Our Streets program manager with finding community resources and events, distributing public education materials, and providing assistance to those individuals at the highest risk of being involved in gun violence.

Full-time members must serve 1700 hours to finish their year of service (about 35 hours/week). Minimum-time members must serve 300 hours. To qualify for Americorps, applicants must be at least 18 years old, have a high school diploma or GED, and be a U.S. citizen, national, or legal permanent resident. The ideal candidate for all positions will have a passion for nonviolence, positive youth development, and community engagement!

We expect to post full job descriptions and application instructions by the end of the month. Check back often.