The work that Promise does wouldn’t be possible without the commitments from incredible individuals to serve and work in our communities. AmeriCorps members commit to a term of service at a host site organization, usually between 9-12 months, with the opportunity to renew their service for additional years. The Springfield Promise Neighborhood has supervised over 80 AmeriCorps members since 2010.
AmeriCorps VISTA members help enhance and extend programming, secure resources, recruit volunteers, and develop new avenues for innovation and community change.
PromiseCorps members supported by ServeOhio, Ohio’s Commission on Service and Volunteerism, provide additional infrastructure to schools in the Promise Zone by helping students gain literacy and pro-social skills. Started in 2017, PromiseCorps members have already served hundreds of students and made significant impacts on their academic success.
All VISTA and PromiseCorps members earn an Education Award upon successful completion of their service term, along with additional benefits.
3 Ways To Serve:
• Commit to serving part-time throughout a school year, working directly with students in Kindergarten through third grade
• Show an enthusiasm to serve students who need a positive, supportive adult in their life
•Work with classroom teachers and students to improve literacy and Kindergarten readiness, helping children get excited about reading and learning
•Complete a criminal history check
Summer VISTA Service
• Commit to eight weeks of full-time service (generally late May/early June to mid-July)
• Show a commitment to and enthusiasm for the revitalization of Springfield by building community with the children and families we serve in the summer
• Be a positive role model and a leader focused on children’s success
• Work as a team to be creative in meeting student needs for the arts, physical activity, health & nutrition, character building, leadership, and more
• Complete criminal history check
Year Long VISTA Service
• Commit to 365 days of full-time service
• Show a commitment to and enthusiasm for the revitalization of Springfield by building community, designing projects, and hosting events
• Be a role model and a leader focused on our community’s success
• Work independently and on shared projects
• Complete criminal history check
Equal Opportunity Employment
The Springfield Promise Neighborhood is dedicated to complying with its legal and ethical obligations as an Equal Opportunity Employer. SPN is committed to hiring and developing people with the best job-related qualifications and has a desire to reflect the diversity of the community we serve. Our recruiting and hiring procedures are free of discrimination based on race, color, cultural heritage, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age or disability.
Every effort shall be made to ensure all employment decisions, SPN programs and personnel actions are administered in conformity with the principle of Equal Employment Opportunity. Discrimination is prohibited in all matters of hiring, promotion, termination, compensation, terms, conditions, and privileges of employment.
Americans with Disabilities
The Springfield Promise Neighborhood is committed to complying with all applicable provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”). It is SPN’s policy not to discriminate against any qualified employee or applicant with regard to any terms or conditions of employment because of such individual’s disability or perceived disability so long as the employee can perform the essential functions of the job. Consistent with this policy of nondiscrimination, the Springfield Promise Neighborhood will provide reasonable accommodations to any qualified individual with a disability, as defined by the ADA, who has made SPN aware of his/her disability, provided that such accommodation does not constitute an undue hardship on SPN.
Employees with a disability who believe they need a reasonable accommodation to perform the essential functions of their job should discuss the matter with the SPN Director. The Springfield Promise Neighborhood encourages individuals with disabilities to come forward and request reasonable accommodation.