The DIAL/SELF AmeriCorps program partners with local schools and youth-serving agencies to create innovative service opportunities throughout Western Massachusetts. Established in 1996, DIAL/SELF AmeriCorps serves a geographic area that spans from Greenfield to Springfield, from rural to urban settings.
For 10 months full-time each academic year, DIAL/SELF AmeriCorps members support youth through mentoring, creative activities, experiential learning and positive youth development. Based on site placement, members are trained to either use the conversational skills of "motivational interviewing" to support young people in setting goals, or trained in pairs to support students by utilizing and amplifying restorative approaches like creative and calming regulation spaces. Members participate in weekly personal & professional development training where they gain transferable skills. While the members are supporting the youth in the community, DIAL/SELF coordinators and site supervisors are supporting members through their service term. DIAL/SELF AmeriCorps members are compensated for their full-time service with a $17,800 living stipend and a $6,895 Education Award upon completion of service term.
DIAL/SELF is actively recruiting members until all positions are filled, and the program begins on August 24th. Stop by this information table to speak with Lani Ortiz, Community Coordinator with the DIAL/SELF AmeriCorps program, to learn more about the program and see if this is a good fit for you!