AmeriCorps - Connect Youth MBK


CEDO’s CONNECT Youth AmeriCorps program. Our members receive training and provide direct service to support the program goals to expand culturally appropriate youth programming and family supports, to close opportunity gaps in education and career, and promote STEM awareness and participation. Members strengthen connections for youth to skill building for education and career development, with outcomes of increased school engagement, or strengthened skills in STEM subjects leading to college or career in growth areas. Youth engagement in schools and in our communities, through expanded learning opportunities in and out of school, reduces risky behavior and leads to safer communities Our members provide innovative responses to pressing community problems with city departments, state agencies, education institutions and nonprofit organizations in Burlington, Winooski, and surrounding areas of Chittenden County. CEDO's AmeriCorps*State Program is your chance to put your ideas into action while learning new skills and making new connections.

Half Time Positions 900 Hours of service:

CEDO: Connect Youth AmeriCorps Team Leader       Apply Here

City of Burlington Dept Parks, Recs and Waterfront Outreach Programs Asst (Youth)   Apply Here

Burlington High School: Student Support Interventionist   Apply Here

Generator MakerSpace: Youth Outreach Associate      Apply Here

Very Merry Theatre Schools Partnership and Community Outreach Associate Apply Here

King St Center Teen Futures Program Specialist    Apply Here

VRRP: Youth Opportunity Assistant        Apply Here

450 Hour Summer Positions will be available soon - check back here in March 2019

Join CEDO's AmeriCorps Program and Serve your community locally!  More information?  americorps@burlingtonvt.gov    

To Apply:  Please click on the "apply Here" link.  If you have any problems with your application or you want assistance then email us  americorps@burlingtonvt.gov  Or you may send a resume, cover letter and two (2) references  to CEDO’s AmeriCorps Program americorps@burlingtonvt.gov  Please send as one PDF document with email subject line listing the position title

Program starts September 2018.

Benefits Include:

Full Time position requires 1,700 hours (average 40 hours per week) for one year. Member benefits include a living allowance of $14,500 (pre-tax), and an education award of $5,920 (pre-tax) upon successful completion of service.  Other benefits include health insurance, federal school loan forbearance, and training opportunities.


Half Time position requires 900 hours (average 20 hours per week) for one year. Member benefits include a living allowance of $7,671 (pre-tax), and an education award of $2,960 (pre-tax) upon successful completion of service.  Other benefits include federal school loan forbearance, and training opportunities.


Quarter Time: position requires 450 hours of service. Member will receive a living allowance of $3,770 (pre-tax), and an education award of $1,566 (pre-tax) upon successful completion of service. Other benefits include federal school loan forbearance, and various training opportunities.


What Does it Mean to Be an AmeriCorps Member through CEDO and to commit to a year of national service?  Watch a video made by our AmeriCorps members here 


CEDO's Connect AmeriCorps program will support and expand culturally appropriate youth programming to further the goals of Burlington's My Brother's Keeper (MBK) Initiative, formed to close the persistent opportunity gaps faced by boys and young men of color (YoC), support youth to complete high school level education, successfully enter postsecondary education / the workforce, and access chances for success. CONNECT Youth AmeriCorps will provide important resources, through AmeriCorps member service, to ensure that all young people reach their full potential in safer, healthier and more resilient communities, keeping youth on track and building bridges of opportunity.  

The City of Burlington does not discriminate on the basis of political or religious affiliation, race, color, national origin, place of birth, ancestry, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, veteran status, disability, HIV positive status or genetic information in employment or the provision of services.  Women, minorities and people with disabilities are highly encouraged to apply.

More information on AmeriCorps benefits and Education Award


Partner Organizations Apply for your AmeriCorps positions.

We offer organizations the opportuntiy to apply for an AmeriCorps member position to support programs engaged in culturally responsive youth work, education engagement, STEM engagement, accessing opportunities, economic opportunity and employability and promoting healthy lifestyles and safer communities in Spring 2018

To apply please send a completed CEDO Service Site Application and Position Outline to Marcella Gange at mgange@burlingtonvt.gov

Application 2018

Position Outline

Program Information 


The terms and conditions of the AmeriCorps Grant

AmeriCorps Member Experience

Here is what AmeriCorps members have to say…  here.

“I’m honing my organization, multitasking and time management skills. I’m learning how to balance responsibility and asking for what I need.”"Personal research, relationships and communication have taught me more about the power of privilege and the need for accountability.  My service has been deeply personal, and I'm grateful for the opportunity to develop the skills needed to communicate on difficult topics in relation to my own identity."

AmeriCorps engages 80,000 members in intensive service annually to serve through nonprofit, faith-based, and community organizations at 21,000 locations across the country. These members help communities tackle pressing problems while mobilizing millions of volunteers for the organizations they serve. Since 1994, more than 1 million Americans have provided more than 1.3 billion hours of service to their communities and country through AmeriCorps.

AmeriCorps is a program of the Corporation for National and Community Service, a federal agency that engages millions of Americans in service through its AmeriCorps, Senior Corps, Social Innovation Fund, and Volunteer Generation Fund programs, and leads the President's national call to service initiative, United We Serve.

For more information, please visit nationalservice.gov.


AmeriCorps Members Data Collection and Report Formats 

Performance Measures

Evaluation Template

Member Orientation Manual

Supervisor Orientation Manual

Member Education Award 



“The AmeriCorps program is made possible by a grant from the Corporation for National and Community Service”.