Americorps/Community HealthCorps

 

Americorps/Community HealthCorps
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Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly. I can never be what I ought to be until you are what you ought to be. This is the interrelated structure of reality.
— Martin Luther King, Jr.
 
 

AmeriCorps is the national service program that engages Americans of all ages and backgrounds in service in the five priority areas of education, public safety,environment, homeland security, and other human needs. Sometimes referred to as “the domestic Peace Corps,” it is a vital part of the growing National Service movement that follows in the footsteps of pioneer service programs such as the Depression-era Civilian Conservation Corps, Peace Corps, and VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America). Americorps service gives it members the opportunity to impact change in underserved communities, gain valuable life experience, and take steps toward their own future goals. In Community HealthCorps, serving side-by-side with clinic staff, you have the opportunity to be of service to your community and to learn about health careers.

For an overall view of the Americorps program, including access to a download of the Americorps Member Handbook, please go to www.americorps.gov.

San Francisco Community HealthCorps

Since 1995, San Francisco Community Clinic Consortium has been the host site for the San Francisco Community HealthCorps. Our program places individuals who have an interest in pursuing careers in the health professions at a variety of settings, including community clinics and other community-based health care organizations. Our AmeriCorps members increase access to, and utilization of, primary and preventive health care services. At the same time, members gain valuable experience and skills to help pursue a wide range of health careers. Our AmeriCorps program emphasizes an ethic of service, and members participate in service projects and oversee community volunteers.  Our members focus on direct service by assisting health center patients and community residents in San Francisco's culturally diverse neighborhoods to access and utilize available health resources to maintain and improve their health.

Our program is an Americorps National Direct Program funded by the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) and the National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC). 

The NACHC and SFCCC Community HealthCorps programs will be ending July 31, 2016.  We will NOT be accepting applications for the upcoming 2016-2017 program year.   

Please click here to access the 2011-2013 California State Impact Report

Download a Fact Sheet on Community HealthCorps [pdf]

For more information about the Americorps Program at SFCCC please contact Sarah Gordon at (415) 355-2247 or sgordon@sfccc.org.

 

 

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