citysquare americorps logo2020-2021 CitySquare AmeriCorps Member Application

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Thanks for your interest in serving with CitySquare AmeriCorps; complete this application and press "Send" to submit.
I. Application Cover Sheet 

Member Requirements:
Applicants must meet all of the following criteria in order to be eligible to apply.
  • 17 years old or older 
  • U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident (Deferred Action or Temporary Permanent Resident does not qualify)
  • Commitment to serve the community
This service opportunity is highly interpersonal and requires that members serve well with others and accommodate diverse points of view. In return for service, members receive a biweekly living allowance and end of term education award. 
    Program Preferences | Select all that apply:
    Education
    Serve with one of CitySquare's community partner agencies (host sites) in a structured after-school or summer program to provide daily enrichment activities and increase social emotional skills for youth in low-income areas. Host sites are located in various neighborhoods in Dallas.

    Social Services
    Serve with CitySquare programs and other nonprofit organizations to provide social service assistance to vulnerable individuals and families through case management, housing support, homeless outreach, workforce training, etc. Preference for these positions is given to applicants pursuing a degree in social work or a related field. Positions are available in Dallas, Fort Worth, Mesquite, Carrollton, and Paris, Texas.

    Food Security
    Help fight hunger throughout the year with Dallas-area food pantries or with CitySquare Food, a mobile food program that provides daily meals to children residing in the Greater DFW area.


    Application Process:
    Applicants are encouraged to apply early as applications are considered  on a rolling basis until all positions are filled. Qualified applicants are screened and interviewed by both CitySquare AmeriCorps and a partner agency before any formal offer can be made. 

    Complete all portions of the application; incomplete applications will not be considered. If a application is being considered, you will  receive a phone call within 10 days of submission. 

    Questions about this application? Email americorps@citysquare.org 
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    II. Applicant Information
















    III. Education
    Applicants must possess a high school diploma or equivalent prior to service, please complete the following:




    Beginning with the most recent, please list any college/university/trade school you have attended:








    CitySquare AmeriCorps is available to all, without regard to religion, race, color, national origin, gender, political affiliation, disability, sexual orientation, creed, or veteran status. 

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    IV. Legal Information



    * Your certifying signature at the end of this application allows us to run a FBI background check on you prior to service. Failure to disclose all criminal history will result in disqualification from the program. If you are a registered sex offender or if you have been convicted or murder, you are not eligible to serve with AmeriCorps. Additionally, all positions may be subject to a pre-employment drug screening.
    V. Work Experience/ Extracurricular Activities

    Please list your previous work experience beginning with your most recent position. If  you have no work experience, please list extracurricular activities, volunteer work, club membership, youth groups, or other leadership roles you have taken on in school or other organizations. 










    VI. Essay
    Please complete the following essay question. Essays are evaluated on content, structure and grammar. Your response should be approximately 250-500 words. Applications with insufficient essays will not be considered complete and will not be reviewed. 


    CitySquare AmeriCorps is available to all, without regard to religion, race, color, national origin, gender, political affiliation, disability, sexual orientation, creed, or veteran status. 

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    VII. References
    Please list 2 professional references below:
    Examples of professional references: teachers, professors, past employers, etc.                                            
    Reference #1




    Reference #2




    VIII. Certification

    The AmeriCorps application process requires a three-part National Service Criminal History Check. This background check requires a search of the (1) National Sex Offenders Website, (2) a Texas Department of Public Safety check and if applicable, a state repository check through your current state of residence* and (3) a FBI fingerprint background check. 

    I understand that to successfully  complete the fingerprint background check and to eligible to serve I must provide a valid, unexpired photo ID, social security card, and documents confirming my citizenship status. I am aware that my identity must be verified with a government-issued photo ID. I understand that the results of these checks will be kept confidential. I understand that the results of these checks could affect my eligibility to serve with CitySquare AmeriCorps. I understand that I have the right to review the findings.

    By typing my name in the space below and submitting electronically, I consent to the CitySquare AmeriCorps program to complete the above-mentioned criminal background checks. I certify that all the statements made in this application, including verification of high school diploma or equivalency are true, correct and complete to the best of my knowledge and are made in good faith. Misinformation or omission of information could result in disqualification or termination as an AmeriCorps member. I understand that any offer to serve is contingent upon the result of the required three-part check and proof of my citizenship and age. 



    *State of Residence is defined athe location you resided at the moment in time you completed this application.
    Signatures
    Applicant Signature



    Parent Signature
    For a parent or guardian of applicant under 18 years of age - By typing my name in the space below, and electronically, or by providing an original signature, I certify I have reviewed this application, and I authorize my son/daughter/legal ward to apply and, if selected, to participate in AmeriCorps.