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Community Action Network (CAN) partners with children, youth, and families from under-resourced Washtenaw County neighborhoods to create better futures for themselves and improve the communities in which they live. 

CAN partners within specific neighborhoods and communities to operate centers that provide programs and services that are focused on building community, stabilizing homes, and offering programs for children & youth.

Team members are passionate about helping families acquire the resources they need to thrive, building meaningful relationships to understand and meet the needs of CAN's families, and being a positive mentor to children & youth. They are strong collaborators and communicators, and they are willing to take initiative to provide the best possible programs and services for CAN's families -- they deserve it!

Current Open Positions:
 

CAN Summer Program Facilitators work with a dedicated team to operate a 6-week educational summer program at one of CAN's multiple sites, partnering with rising 1st-6th graders to participate in fun and engaging activities focused on the theme of "Environmental Sustainability" and preventing summer learning loss. Camp this year will be mostly in-person, outdoor. Please see our COVID-19 response for more information about how we are working to keep our communities healthy and safe. 

This position is made possible through the AmeriCorps Summer Associate program:

  • Stipend: $549 bi-weekly 

  • Ed Award at completion of the 9-weeks (can be used for future/past student loans and other education-related expenses): $ 1,342.86

  • Cash Stipend (an option to replace Ed Award if so desired) – 9 weeks $276.64

  • CAN VISTAs can use the food programs to reduce grocery costs

Qualifications:

  • Must be at least 18 years of age (as required through AmeriCorps VISTA)

  • Excellent collaboration and communication skills

  • Self-directed worker willing to take initiative and risks

  • Able to work in a flexible environment

  • Positive, can-do attitude; passionate about working with children & youth

To apply, please submit your resume to Katie at klampen@canwashtenaw.org

6-Week Summer Day Camp
9 Week Commitment (With Training & Wrap-Up Weeks)
June 13-August 12, 2022 • Monday-Friday, ~9:30am-5:30pm
(hours will vary by site)

Summer Program Facilitator

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CAN Program Assistants operate CAN's Educational Programs in collaboration with the community center director, fellow program assistants, interns, and volunteers. Program Assistants create an atmosphere in which all students and guests feel welcome and valued, are optimally and productively engaged, and have the materials, tools, space, and support to accomplish their goals.

Qualified candidates:​

  • Are available to work at least two days a week (Monday-Thursday) for about four hours a day 

  • Are passionate about guiding and inspiring young people to overcome challenges and thrive

  • Encompass strong collaboration and communication skills

After School
Program Assistant

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Winter/Spring 2021
 
Contact Derrick Miller to learn more:
dmiller@canwashtenaw.org
 
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Contact Derrick Miller to learn more:
dmiller@canwashtenaw.org

AmeriCorps VISTAs with CAN are passionate about social justice and are seeking to develop professional, capacity-building experience for one year with a nonprofit dedicated to partnering with families to create better futures for themselves and improve the communities in which they live.

Qualifications:

  • Must be at least 18 years of age
    (as required through AmeriCorps VISTA)

  • Excellent collaboration and communication skills

  • Self-directed worker willing to take initiative and risks

  • Able to work in a flexible environment

  • Able to commit to 40-hour workweek for one year

  • Looking for candidates with experience in education/curriculum development, graphic design, marketing & communications, business, nonprofit management, social work, public health, or dietetics/nutritionExperience in other specializations welcome if they are a good fit for CAN's needs 

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One Year Commitment
Ongoing Enrollment
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CAN is a proud sponsor of AmeriCorps VISTA