Campus Climate Action Corps will place teams of 2-6 AmeriCorps members in the Midwest, Northeast, and Southeast regions of the US to build capacity to create change that leads to increased energy efficiency and improvements for at-risk ecosystems.
Host site benefits
- Access to a motivated and mobilized team of AmeriCorps members who can increase capacity on campus and in your community around environmental stewardship, climate action, energy efficiency and weatherization.
- Receive resources (time and expertise) to be at the vanguard of innovative civic engagement practices to address community problems and climate change in underserved communities.
- Have the opportunity to network, collaborate, and resource share with other environmental leaders and host site campuses and regions.
- Make a positive difference on campus and in underserved communities to address climate change.
Host site responsibilities
- Assign a host-site supervisor to support a team of AmeriCorps members (typically 2-4/hrs of supervision per week dependent upon size of team). Please note that all host site supervisors will need to clear a federal and state background check.
- Help recruit members, including current and former students, to serve at your host site
- Approve AmeriCorps member hours, provide day-to-day support around community building and projects, providing supplemental training including orient members to your campus, campus protocols and community. Campus Compact will manage AmeriCorps member training, program design, and implementation.
- Document in-kind contributions and contribute to progress and member evaluation reports as needed.
- Attend Campus Compact host-site supervisor training and maintain regular communication.
- Adhere to AmeriCorps policies, including prohibited activities, compliance, and reporting requirements.
- Sign a Memo of Agreement and ensure payment of any CCAC host sites fees to assist with member training and program implementation.
Host Site fees paid to Campus Compact to help provide support for CCAC member orientation, ongoing trainings, professional development, registration and travel to attend an AmeriCorps state commission conference, member recognition/gear items and basic environmental education event materials are critical to helping meet the cost share requirement from AmeriCorps.
- Full-time members (1700 hours): $6,000 annual fee per FT member (Paid to Campus Compact)
- Half-time members (900 hours): $3,000 annual fee per HT member (Paid to Campus Compact)
*Please note: For sites with multiple members, a 10% discount is applied for each additional member slot type. Fees for non-members of Campus Compact will be higher (TBD) than the fee structure noted above which is for Campus Compact members campuses only.
Minimum-Time Member (300 hours) incentive benefit/stipend: Since minimum-time members do not receive a stipend from AmeriCorps and recognizing the importance of providing some financial assistance to help support student engagement and access, we encourage each CCAC host site with minimum-time members to provide each member with a small stipend of at least $250 as an incentive for their participation. The stipend should be paid directly to the member and can be supplemented or supplanted, for example, with work-study or internship credit from their higher education institution. Minimum-time members will also receive $1,459.26 Segal AmeriCorps Education Awards from AmeriCorps at the successful completion of their term of service.
How to apply
To become a host site, your institution must first fill out an application. The application is brief and will require your institution to answer some basic questions regarding your proposed project and capacity to support AmeriCorps members.
We encourage all potential host sites to attend or review a host site information session. Interested campuses may also reach out to Sally Slovenski, CCAC Program Director, at email@example.com with questions or to indicate interest in applying.