AmeriCorps

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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Sixteenth Street is partnering with AmeriCorps to create the Sixteenth Street Community HealthCorps program, providing national service opportunities for those passionate about giving back and strengthening our communities from the ground up.

The Sixteenth Street Community HealthCorps offers enriching opportunities to people of all backgrounds. Our AmeriCorps members directly serve our community by addressing the diverse needs of our residents.

Members will:

  • Gain hands-on experience and training in a professional work environment
  • Receive various Sixteenth Street and AmeriCorps benefits
  • Have the opportunity and encouragement to grow as 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

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The focus of the Sixteenth Street Community HealthCorps is to enhance our members’ professional development, personal fulfillment, and Sixteenth Street’s capacity to provide quality services and resources in a safe and welcoming environment.

Our program’s service year begins in September. Each member will provide 1,700 hours of direct service in a specific department. Service provided by our members reflects the needs of our community and supports Sixteenth Street’s goal of improving the health and well-being of our patients and the community.

Social Services

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

  • Resource Navigator - AmeriCorps members serving as Resource Navigators in 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. Submit your application.
Environmental Health

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

  • Environmental Health Co-teacher & Community Capacity Builder - This role will 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 also provide services alongside the Environmental Health Educator in the development and implementation of educational programming, as well as the Neighborhood Revitalization Coordinator to engage in community event planning, community garden coordination, and oversight. Submit your application

 

  • Community Outreach - This role will enhance programming and outreach activities for our Community Leadership program through resident engagement for community projects and activities, as well as coordinating logistics. This AmeriCorps member will also serve part 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. Submit your application.

Community Wellness

Healthy Choices: Strives to improve nutrition and physical activity in adults and children on Milwaukee’s south side, so they can enjoy a healthy life.

  • Community Outreach - This role will enhance programming and outreach activities for our Community Leadership program through resident engagement for community projects and activities, as well as coordinating logistics. This AmeriCorps member will also serve part 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. Submit your application.
  • Healthy Lifestyles - This role will enhance programming for participants through education in nutrition, cooking, and physical activity, as well as coordinating volunteers and the session logistics. This member will also serve part of their time in the Healthy Schools program, the Community Outreach program, and any appropriate project for the Department of Environmental Health & Community Wellness. Submit your application. 
WIC (Women, Infants and Children)

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

  • WIC Resource Navigator – One full-time AmeriCorps member will serve 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.  Submit your application
Women's Wellness

Women's Wellness - 2 full-time Women’s Wellness AmeriCorps members will enhance the educational programming of the Women’s Wellness Department by facilitating education for pregnant women and parents of newborns. No abortion services or referrals will be provided. Submit your application.

To be eligible for the Sixteenth Street Community HealthCorps, you must: 

  • Be at least 18 years old
  • Have a high school diploma or equivalent
  • Be a US citizen, national, or lawful permanent resident
  • Satisfy the National Service Criminal History Check (all positions interact with vulnerable populations)

Program Overview for Applicants

 

Questions about serving in the Sixteenth Street Community HealthCorps? Contact Aisha Coursen at 414-897-5609 or aisha.coursen@sschc.org.

1635 W. National Ave.                    Milwaukee, WI 53204

Aisha Coursen: 414-897-5609
aisha.coursen@sschc.org