AmeriCorps is a program of the Corporation for National and Community Service, the federal agency for volunteering, service, and civic engagement. CNCS engages millions of Americans in citizen service through its AmeriCorps and Senior Corps programs and leads the nation’s volunteer and service efforts.
A History of Getting Things Done
From our founding in 1999, AmeriCorps members have made substantial and lasting contributions to our organization. These individuals have gone on to fill key roles at Ocean Discovery Institute or moved on to exciting careers with other STEM or education organizations. Today, we are proud to host a cohort of AmeriCorps members, our “Discovery Fellows,” who help deliver our innovative science and conservation programming to an entire community.
What is an AmeriCorps Discovery Fellow?
Our AmeriCorps Discovery Fellows are a group of diverse, dedicated and driven individuals who have committed themselves to serving with Ocean Discovery Institute for terms of one to two years. They all share a deep passion for giving back to underserved communities like City Heights. During their service terms, our fellows mentor our students while they gain the skills they need to be successful in a variety of science, education, or nonprofit careers. They learn how to communicate effectively, manage projects, and be leaders. Through their time with us, fellows grow as professionals who are ready to take the next steps in their education or career paths.
Opportunities to Serve
AmeriCorps Discovery Fellows – Our team of six AmeriCorps fellows serve in both our Student and Leaders Initiatives to deliver rigorous science education to our students in City Heights. They help our students to believe that science is something that they can do and a scientist is someone that they can become. Their impact is made possible through a partnership with Notre Dame Mission Volunteers.
AmeriCorps VISTA Discovery Fellows – Our team of VISTA fellows work to increase our capacity to deliver innovative science programming to the entire City Heights community. Each fellow brings their unique skill sets, and together, they help us to create the next generation of science and conservation leaders. Their impact is made possible through a partnership with AmeriCorps VISTA.
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