Americorps

Americorps Program

CASA is honored to receive funding from the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) to implement a series of programs in Maryland, Virginia, and Pennsylvania. Find more information about AmeriCorps programs.

CASA’s Americorps Program in Maryland

With support from the Maryland Governor’s Office on Service and Volunteerism, CASA launched the program in Maryland in 2011. The “Maryland New Americans Opportunity Project” program offers economic opportunity and K-12 education services to low income Marylanders. To maximize economic opportunities, CASA provides one-on-one and group-based financial education activities focused on preparing a household budget, credit management, and banking. CASA also helps eligible Lawful Permanent Residents apply for American citizenship. In addition, CASA runs after-school and in-school programs helping high-school students to improve their academic engagement, and help them to apply for college.

AmeriCorps members are based on CASA’s Rockville, Baltimore, and Langley Park offices, as well as in Baltimore City Community College.

CASA’s Americorps Program in Virginia

CASA launched its Virginia program in 2016, thanks to the support of the Virginia Office on Volunteerism and Community Service.
The “Moving Forward Virginia” program is a partnership between CASA and Edu-Futuro, a nonprofit in Northern Virginia that offers economic opportunity and K-12 education services to low income Virginians. To maximize economic opportunities, CASA provides one-on-one and group-based financial education activities focused on preparing a household budget, credit management, and banking. CASA also helps eligible Lawful Permanent Residents apply for American citizenship. In addition, partner Edu-Futuro runs after-school programs in Fairfax Public Schools, teaching topics such as leadership, robotics, and college path.

AmeriCorps members are based at CASA’s Woodbridge and Falls Church offices as well as at the office of Edu-Futuro.

CASA’s Program in Pennsylvania

CASA launched the program in Pennsylvania in 2017, thanks to the support of the PA State Service Commission, PennSERVE.  The Program, currently named “Workforce and Economic Empowerment,” offers economic opportunity and job readiness services to low income Pennsylvanians.

On the economic opportunity side, CASA provides one-on-one and group-based financial education activities focused on preparing a household budget, credit management, and banking. CASA also helps eligible Lawful Permanent Residents apply for American citizenship. For job readiness, CASA provides one-on-one counseling helping individuals to prepare their resume, learn how to apply for jobs, and how to perform a successful job interview. CASA also organizes workshops and job fairs.

AmeriCorps members are based on CASA’s offices in York City and Lancaster County.

Qualifications/Enrollment Requirements for AmeriCorps members

  • U.S. Citizen or U.S. Legal Permanent Resident (recently naturalized citizens are encouraged to apply).
  • At least 17 years old.
  • A high school diploma or GED or agree to obtain one during the service year.
  • Excellent English writing and language skills (bilingual in Spanish, French, Korean, Mandarin, Thai, or Hindi preferred).
  • Access to personal transportation preferred.
  • Pass a national service criminal history check of the national sex-offender registry, state repository check (Maryland and state of residence), and FBI fingerprint check.
Note: The AmeriCorps member will not be allowed to perform duties that violate the AmeriCorps Prohibited Activities or fall outside of the program goals.

Contact us

Maryland: Pablo Blank, 240-491-5705 pblank@wearecasa.org
Virginia: Juan Navarrete, jnavarrete@wearecasa.org
Pennsylvania: Sara Salazar, ssalazar@wearecasa.org