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AmeriCorps Fellow - Fostering Transitions
Amanda Streitmatter,
Description: Works with the AmeriCorps Program Director and identified agency staff to facilitate the transition to adulthood for system dependent youth by helping them build self-esteem, increase/enhance daily living skills, enhance job readiness, identify and access appropriate community resources, learn skills needed to advocate for themselves and their unique needs and participate in vocational opportunities.
AmeriCorps members will work with non-profit agencies in and around Peoria, building job experience and skills through service to the community. The program focuses on after-school programs working with disadvantaged youth, as well as education, environment, health and human services, economic opportunities, veterans, and other critical needs. AmeriCorps members engage in a year of service to support the mission of the Children’s Home and strengthen the community through volunteer work. Members receive a living allowance throughout the year and an education award upon finishing. For more information, go to
Degree Type/Experience: Minimum age 17 years old, High School diploma or the equivalent (or agrees to continue attending school during and after term of service to obtain diploma/GED before using educational award earned). Ability to pass a DCFS background check, physical exam and TB test.

Bi-weekly living allowance and educational award paid upon completion of hours, part-time and 1 year commitment required.

Desired Skills: Personal experience with residential placement, foster care, adolescent mental health and/or juvenile justice systems desired. Ability to work independently and as a team member; demonstrate maturity and sensitivity to cultural and individual differences.
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Children's Home Association of Illinois
Administration Building
2130 N. Knoxville Ave.
Peoria, IL 61603


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