- TEEN SPACE
Youth Empowerment Corps
Who We Are
The United Teen Equality Center’s promise is to ignite and nurture the ambition of Lowell’s most disconnected young people to trade violence and poverty for social and economic success. UTEC is located in downtown Lowell and is currently seeking individuals to join us for a ten month commitment of AmeriCorps service. During this time they will promote peace, positivity, and empowerment to youth in the Lowell area as part of the Youth Empowerment Corps. Corps Members engage in a variety of responsibilities and are submerged in the UTEC Culture starting from day one. Members serve hands-on with youth to produce individual and group projects in the areas of education, outreach, enrichment, organizing, or workforce departments.
During the 2011-2012 program year, 14 Youth Empowerment Corps members gave more than 24,000 hours of service to the Lowell community. Members collaborated with over 20 local organizations including Lowell Community Health Center, Lowell High School, Lowell Senior Center, and many more. Members mentored well over 200 youth, providing them with educational support, civic engagement opportunities, and the skills they need to lead peaceful and empowered lives.
Youth Empowerment Corps in Action
Citizens of all ages and backgrounds, from all over the country, serve as Youth Empowerment Corps Members. To learn about member experiences, check out the AmeriCorps Blogs and Photo Gallery:
Want to Serve?
Great! We are so very excited at your interest. For consideration, please send resume and letter of interest; or for further information, email Melany Levesque at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note that the deadline for consideration is May 15th! For more information about UTEC, please visit http://www.utec-lowell.org. Additional information about AmeriCorps can be found at www.americorps.gov.
United Teen Equality Center
Attn: Melany Levesque
34 Hurd Street
Lowell, MA 01852
Benefits of service include:
- Annual living stipend of $12,100 (paid bi-weekly)
- Free health coverage
- AmeriCorps Education Award of $5,550 upon completion of all service requirements
- Student loan forbearance during service
- Childcare assistance
- Training/personal and professional development
The United Teen Equaliy Center (UTEC) will not discriminate on the basis of any characteristic or class which is now or may in the future become protected by law. There will be no discrimination towards any individuals we are in contact with on the basis of age, race, gender, color, national origin, ability, religion, marital status, or sexual orientation. In pursuit of its goal of youth development, UTEC seeks to develop and nurture its diversity. UTEC believes that diversity among its many members strengthens the organization, stimulates creativity, promotes the exchange of ideas, and enrishces the life of our center. UTEC will make reasonable accomodations, when requested, for any and all individuals with a permanent or temporary disability.
AmeriCorps Program Coordinator