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The Sixteenth Street Community HealthCorps Program is your portal to the world of AmeriCorps and national service - a network established to provide a life-changing experience for your career and personal growth.

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Join the Sixteenth Street Community HealthCorps Program.

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Sixteenth Street has partnered with AmeriCorps to create the Sixteenth Street Community HealthCorps program to take part in providing national service opportunities for those passionate about giving back and strengthening our communities from the ground up. Sixteenth Street Community HealthCorps offers enriching opportunities to people of all backgrounds, as we believe embracing diversity provides a strong and balanced workplace while promoting personal growth and a sense of community. Our AmeriCorps members directly serve our community addressing the diverse needs of our local residents.

Members will:

  • Gain hands-on experience and training in a professional work environment.
  • Receive various SSCHC and AmeriCorps benefits.
  • Have the opportunity and encouragement to grow as local leaders by taking part in national service.

Benefits:

  • Biweekly living stipend 
  • Education award
  • Student loan forbearance or deferment
  • Health insurance
  • Childcare
  • Local and national networking opportunities
  • Post-service assistance, preparing for life after AmeriCorps

What is the Sixteenth Street Community HealthCorps Program like? Hear about it directly from our past members!

How do I join the Sixteenth Street Community HealthCorps Program?

  • View Opportunities

    Check out all current opportunities down below!

  • Fill Out Application

    Click the link included in the position description of your choice below. Or click here to fill out the application.

  • Further Questions

    For any further questions or assistance contact Erik Miller at 414-897-5609 or erik.miller@sschc.org.

Check Out Our Opportunities!

The focus of Sixteenth Street Community HealthCorps is aimed towards enhancing our members’ professional development, personal fulfillment as well as Sixteenth Street’s capacity to provide quality services and resources to our patients and community in a safe and welcoming environment.

Our program’s service year begins in September and each member will be providing 1,700 hours of direct service within their selected department. Service provided by our members reflect the needs of our community and will support Sixteenth Street’s potential of improving the health and well being of our patients and local residents.

Social Services

Social Services: Working together to bring patients the extra care, advocacy and resources you need to be well.

  • Resource Navigator-Six (6) full-time AmeriCorps members serving as Resource Navigators within the Social Service Department will increase capacity to assess and provide supportive resources to individuals to address their Social Determinants of Health (SDoH) needs. Resource Navigators will also have opportunities to create or develop projects or events applicable to the Social Services department. Learn more here.
Environmental Health

Environmental Health: Innovative programs and strategic partnerships are transforming the environment in which Milwaukee’s near south side residents live, work, learn, and play

  • Environmental Co-teacher & Community Capacity Builder-The purpose of this role is to serve as a co-teacher implementing after school and summer camp programs, youth day treatment and family programs related to environment and health. Additional services of this position include enhancing community building through community garden oversight and neighborhood engagement. This AmeriCorps Member will provide services alongside the Environmental Health Educator in the development and implementation of educational programming, and alongside the Neighborhood Revitalization Coordinator to engage in community event planning, and community garden coordination and oversight. Learn more here.
Community Wellness

Healthy Choices: Strives to improve the nutrition and physical activity environment for adults and children in Milwaukee’s Southside, so they can enjoy a healthier life.

  • Healthy Schools-Youth Specialist AmeriCorps Member will enhance the Healthy Living programing in schools by providing direct education in nutrition and youth leadership to students, as well as coordinating logistics for adult education classes in schools. This member will also serve a portion of their time in the Family Education Program, Community Leadership Program and any appropriate project for the Department of Environmental Health & Community Wellness. Learn more here.
  • Community Outreach-The Community Outreach AmeriCorps Member will enhance programing and outreach activities for our Community Leadership Program by facilitating resident engagement for community projects and activities as well as coordinating logistics. This member will also serve a portion of their time in the Healthy Schools Program and the Family Education Program by facilitating youth education and organizing logistics for classes in schools or any appropriate project for the Department of Environmental Health & Community Wellness. Learn more here.
  • Family Education-The Family Education AmeriCorps Member will enhance programing for participants by facilitating education in nutrition, cooking and physical activity as well as coordinating volunteers and the logistics of the sessions. This member will also serve a portion of their time in the Healthy Schools Program and the Community Outreach Program and any appropriate project for the Department of Environmental Health & Community Wellness. Learn more here.
WIC (Women, Infants and Children)

WIC: Providing access to supplemental food and supportive services to build strong and healthy moms and children.

  • WIC Resource Navigator –One full-time AmeriCorps member will be serving as the Women, Infant and Children (WIC) Resource Navigator to increase services offered to our WIC families by educating WIC participants in navigating and successfully connecting to needed community resources.  Learn more here.
Women's Wellness

Women’s Wellness: Facilitating education and services for pregnant women and for parents of newborn babies.

  • Women's Wellness-Two (2) full-time Women’s Wellness AmeriCorps Members will enhance the educational programing of the Women’s Wellness Department by facilitating education for pregnant women and for parents of newborn babies. Learn more here

FILL OUT APPLICATION HERE

To be eligible to serve in Sixteenth Street Community HealthCorps, you must be at least 18 years old, have a high school diploma or equivalent, be a United States citizen, national, or lawful permanent resident, and satisfy the National Service Criminal History Check as all positions will involve interacting with vulnerable populations. Click here for the Interview Summary for Applicants.

For questions or inquiries about serving in Sixteenth Street Community HealthCorps, please contact Erik Miller (414) 897-5609 or erik.miller@sschc.org

1032 S. Cesar E. Chavez Drive
Milwaukee, WI 53204

Erik Miller: 414-897-5609
erik.miller@sschc.org