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For members, alums and friends of service in the Crescent City

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Eli Segal Fellowship Position Now OPEN

About the Eli Segal Fellowship

The Eli Segal Fellowship is a highly competitive and prestigious fellowship for an AmeriCorps alum. This fellowship provides emerging leaders with an unparalleled opportunity to gain first-hand experience in how a federal agency works to implement policy and leverage national service in order to tackle some of the most pressing issues facing our nation. Check out the details here.

This unique 13-month opportunity is open to past national service national service participants with exceptional leadership ability, drive, and commitment to help to advance the mission and strategic goals of the Corporation. The job announcement is open from Friday, March 28, 2014 and closes on Friday May 23, 2014. The position start date is July 28, 2014.

Submit your application and resume with USA Jobs - Job Announcement Number: CNS-14-031-1082731


· The Eli Segal Fellow will help to advance the mission of national service and the strategic goals of the Corporation.
· The Fellow will work within the Office of the CEO and on projects that benefit the national service field.
· The Fellow will serve for thirteen months and will earn $29,000 with full benefits, including health insurance, leave, and retirement benefits.
· The Fellow will carry out projects, advance their career development and gain a first-hand understanding of national service and the workings of a federal agency.
· The Fellow will assist with developing interagency partnerships designed to expand national service.
· The Fellow will participate in a CNCS Disaster Deployment (should it be necessary), providing organizational support for national service participation on the ground during disaster response and recovery.
· The Fellow will assist with AmeriCorps 20th Anniversary Celebration.
· The Fellow will assist with the AmeriCorps VISTA 50th Anniversary Celebration


· The Fellowship is open to AmeriCorps alumni who have successfully completed a full-time term of service in AmeriCorps State/National, AmeriCorps NCCC (1,700 hours) or AmeriCorps VISTA (one year)
· The Fellowship will begin within three years of the end of the applicant’s AmeriCorps term of service. Exceptions may be made for full-time education or military or other service activities.
· Be currently serving a full-time term of service in AmeriCorps State and National, AmeriCorps NCCC or AmeriCorps VISTA that will end within 30 days of the closing date of this vacancy announcement.


We are looking for an AmeriCorps alum who demonstrate exceptional:
· Dedication to national service and its ideals
· Leadership abilities
· Entrepreneurial spirit
· Communication and analytical skills

Selection Process

· Applications will be reviewed in a multi-stage process by Corporation staff.
· A representative or designee of the Eli Segal family will participate in the selection
· The final decision will be made by the CEO.

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Be AmeriCorps Proud at Wednesday at the Square!

Mayor Will Recognize Alums and Members – This Wednesday at the Square (4/2)

On April 2, the City of New Orleans will host national service participants and alums at the Young Leadership Council’s ‘Wednesday at the Square’ concert in Lafayette Square Park, in downtown New Orleans.  AmeriCorps, NCCC, VISTA and Senior Corps members and alums are invited to network at a private hospitality area with refreshments. The City of New Orleans will recognize all national service participants for their service before the concert headliner, Marcia Ball. The ‘Wednesday at the Square’ concert will run from 5-8:00 pm. The City’s announcement is scheduled to be made between 6-6:30 pm.

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Lend a Hand at Global Service Day (4/12) with Boys Hope Girls Hope in City Park

This invitation comes from Cydne Romine, Community Resource Coordination at Boys Hope Girls Hope

To coincide with this year’s Global Service Day, Boys Hope Girls Hope of Greater New Orleans is celebrating our National Day of Service with a service project in City Park. My goal for this project is to join with other AmeriCorps members, both past and present who are currently living in New Orleans, learn a bit about what different organizations are working on in the city and introduce you to Boys Hope Girls Hope!

On April 12th, from 9am to noon, we will be working in City Park, doing a landscaping project with our entire Boys Hope Girls Hope Affiliate, including our scholars and some community volunteers. It would be really wonderful to see some AmeriCorps Alum come out and lend a hand, I have also reached out to various organizations currently hosting AmeriCorps members. I think this will be a great morning of service, networking, and even some lunch afterwards!

If you are interested in participating in this event, please contact me at with names, emails and phone numbers of those who plan to attend. I am excited to hear back from you about the possibility of joining our work day in City Park! Families and friends are welcome to join, as well!

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Party this Weekend to Support RTNO (Rebuilding Together New Orleans)

This weekend you can support Rebuilding Together New Orleans (RTNO) – and hang out with our Chapter’s own, Gabe Sneller – and enjoy drinks, food, live music, and raffle prizes! A $10 cover will give you extended Happy Hour prices and drink specials, food, and the chance to win some great prizes. All proceeds will go toward RTNO’s Safe at Home Program to assist low-income homeowners with aging in place and accessibility repairs. Please pass this fun event along to everyone!

A Night Out to Rebuild

Date: This Saturday, March 22, 2013!

Time: 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Location: Hi-Ho Lounge – 2239 Saint Claude Avenue

DJ Soul Sister to follow at 11 PM.  Come and celebrate a good time for a good cause!

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City of New Orleans Recreation Department (NORDC) is Hiring

The New Orleans Recreation Development Commission (NORDC) is hiring a good number of new and supplemental positions – right now! True, it’s difficult to navigate Civil Service, so if you want additional information or assistance with these opportunities, be sure to attend our event next Saturday, March 29th from 7-9pm at the HiHo Lounge, where there will be someone from the City to answer questions and chat with attendees.

RSVP for Bonds, Beats and Bevs – An AmeriCorps Alums Job Series Event right here. Discover the NORDC opportunities below or at their site: or browse other City jobs here:



Aquatics Director (full time) Click here for details.  How to apply: Email resume to Mary-jo Webster and register with Civil Service.


Year-round Lifeguards (20 hrs/week) — Must have current certifications in lifeguarding, CPR, First-Aid and AED.  Click here for details.  How to apply: Apply with Civil Service.

Summer Lifeguards
$10.31/hour – Lifeguards       $11.38/hour – Senior Lifeguards
NORDC is seeking to hire Senior Lifeguards and Lifeguards for the 2014 Summer Aquatics Program at 13 swimming pools throughout the City of New Orleans.

How to apply:  Complete an application at the NORDC Administrative Office, 800 Race St., Tuesday-Friday from 10am-4pm.
Applicants must bring the following items:
1) Valid Louisiana driver’s license or State ID and Social Security Card
2) Current lifeguard, CPR, First Aid, and AED cards, optional
3) Completed work permit (if under 18 years of age)
4) Banking information (account number and routing number)


Athletics Director (full time)  Click here for details.
How to apply: Email resume to Mary-jo Webster and register with Civil Service.


Laborer (full time) Click here for details. external link  How to apply:  Complete an application at the NORDC Administrative Office, 800 Race St., Tuesday-Friday from 10am-4pm.

Recreation Centers

Recreation Leader Assistant (part-time, 20 or 30 hrs/week) Click here for details. external link  How to apply:  Complete an application at the NORDC Administrative Office, 800 Race St., Tuesday-Friday from 10am-4pm.

Laborer (part-time, 20 hrs/week) Click here for details. external link How to apply:  Complete an application at the NORDC Administrative Office, 800 Race St., Tuesday-Friday from 10am-4pm.

Special Programs

How to apply for all Special Programs openings: Email resume to Mary-jo Webster and apply with Civil Service.

Special Programs Director (full time) Click here for details.
Rec Coordinator I (Wilderness Program) (full time) Click here for details.
Teen Programs Manager(full time) Click here for details.

For information about employment opportunities, contact Debra Calderon at NORDC 504-658-3000 or dlcalderon@nola.go

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Bonds, Beats and Bevs – March 29, 7pm at HiHo Lounge

Join AmeriCorps Alums, members and like-minded folks for a fun night of making connections and hanging out at the HiHo Event - AlumsNOLAHiHo Lounge! This event is open to all who are interested. RSVP here.

We’ve got great specials for you, including:

  • $2 PBR
  • $2 well drinks
  • $2 tacos
Plus, DJ Soul Sister spinning the best dance music immediately after!

Bonds, Beats and Bevs is an informal, social event for members, alums and friends to meet people who are hiring, plus other excellent people in the job market. Share best practices and network with people in different trades and professions.

Represented industries include: Education, Higher Ed, Housing, Construction, Craftspeople, Government and Public Service, Non-Profit Management, Health and Human Services, Social Work, Finance, Marketing, and Business Administration.

RSVP to join us here.

We hope to see you later this month!

7:00 PM on Saturday March 29th
HiHo Lounge 2239 Saint Claude Ave. New Orleans, LA

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National Service Lunch with Wendy Spencer (CEO for the Corporation for National and Community Service)

Meet us next Tuesday at Tulane for a conversation between Wendy Spencer, CEO for the Corporation for National and Community Service, and Tulane President Scott Cowen, as they discuss the importance of AmeriCorps, other national service programs, and the growing role of higher education in promoting and preparing students for sustained engagement. The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) is a federal agency that engages more than 5 million Americans in service through its core programs — Senior Corps, AmeriCorps, and the Social Innovation Fund — and leads President Obama’s national call to service initiative, United We Serve.

Lunch will be provided. Keynote address will be followed by the 2nd annual Tulane National Service Fair. At this event, students will be able to meet with representatives from local non-profits and programs with national service programs. Get the details and RSVP here.




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