The project is coordinated by CASA as part of the Maryland New Americans Partnership, funded in part by the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) and the Maryland Governor’s Office on Service and Volunteerism (GOSV).
CASA’s AmeriCorps members provide a range of direct services to LPRs including individual service delivery (tutoring, teaching ESOL/Citizenship classes, N-400 assistance, Citizenship workshops, financial education, referrals to immigrant integration services, and coordinating volunteers).
- Facilitate and/or coordinate workshops and individualized coaching sessions focused on naturalization, financial literacy and economic development, and access to public benefits
- Teach and/or coordinate English and citizenship preparation courses
- Assist Legal Permanent Residents on completing the Citizenship application form (N-400)
- Strengthen and develop organizational partnerships with existing community and faith-based organizations that serve immigrant communities in Maryland
- Conduct needs assessments and provide community education within immigrant community
- Update organizational databases based on activities conducted.
Community involvement/Leadership Development/Volunteer Management
- Serve as active members of communities
Public schools and Parent Teacher Associations
- Develop volunteer opportunities related to immigrant integration and U.S. citizenship
- Train and coordinate volunteers to participate in immigrant integration workshops or Citizenship mentoring
- Ability to perform all of the duties outlined above.
- 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.
- Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
To be considered for the Citizenship Maryland AmeriCorps program, interested individuals must submit an application and current resume to the Manager of Immigrant Integration Programs at CASA. Staff will review the application, request an interview (if appropriate), conduct three reference checks, and match a potential applicant with a host site. After the applicant has met with the site supervisor at the host site, the applicant will be responsible for getting a three part criminal history check. Individuals will not be allowed to start orientation or be enrolled in the Citizenship Maryland AmeriCorps program until all appropriate paperwork is received by CASA.
Orientation and Training
A two-weeks orientation and initial training will be provided and optional additional training opportunities may be available through AmeriCorps or CASA.
How to apply
For more information and to apply, contact:
Immigrant Integration Programs Manager
Rockville Welcome Center
14645 Rothgeb Dr,
Rockville, MD 20850
Note: The AmeriCorps member will not be allowed to perform duties that violate the AmeriCorps Prohibited Activities or fall outside of the program goals.