University of Mississippi College of Liberal Arts

Recruitment Underway for College Corps 2012-2013

                                    

Volunteers Darrin Bynum, Niesha Love, Charnell Martin, Sherrick House, Geremy Lloyd

Recruitment for College Corps' 2012-2013 year is underway, and the College of Liberal Arts is looking for outstanding candidates for its second class of corps members. 

College Corps is a community-based AmeriCorps program addressing problems related to education and opportunity throughout Oxford and Lafayette County. As College Corps participants, members are a part of a powerful team of leaders united in service to the community. 

Participants serve as minimum-time AmeriCorps members and are deployed to community host sites where they serve 300 volunteer hours throughout the course of the school year. Members generally serve 9-12 hours a week throughout the school year. Upon completion of 300 hours, all members are eligible for a Segal AmeriCorps Education Award, which is transferable. 

Program sites include the Boys and Girls Club, Oxford Public Schools, the Leap Frog Tutoring Program, Doors of Hope, the LOU Homeless Task Force, the Mississippi State Veterans Home of Oxford, and Interfaith Compassion Ministries.

While most members of the College Corps are students, others are also eligible for the program. Retirees, alumni, and graduate students of the College of Liberal Arts are welcomed and encouraged to apply. 

All interested applicants should fill out the form and submit it to Hume Hall 231 by April 2. For further information, please contact Sharon Levine at splevine@olemiss.edu