Youth Empowerment Corps


Are you interested in youth development work and dedicated to making the world a better place?

Join the UTEC family and let us help you reach your goals! 

At UTEC, you will develop the skills of an outstanding youth worker by serving shoulder to shoulder with some of the most talented and innovative youth workers in the country.  You will join a unique and nationally recognized organization where we ignite the ambition of young adults to trade violence and poverty for social and economic success. You will make valuable professional connections while contributing to UTEC’s profound and fulfilling mission!  

Interested in Serving?

Great! We are so very excited at your interest. Citizens of all ages and backgrounds, from all over the country, serve as Youth Empowerment Corps Members.The Youth Empowerment Corps is a one-of-a-kind opportunity to foster meaningful connections with youth and team members, develop useful professional skills, and contribute to a fulfilling and profound mission. Recruitment has begun for candidates interested in Year 10 of the Youth Empowerment Corps, to begin in August 2017. More about current positions. Or spend two minutes with current members in our video!

Benefits of Service Include:

  • 1,700 hours of powerful, hands-on learning over 47 weeks  (approx. 40 hours per week).
  • Choose from twelve different specialized positions in a variety of UTEC departments including: Culinary, Social Justice, Woodworking, Education, and Social Enterprise.
  • Foster meaningful connections with our youth, experienced staff members, and a close knit cohort of passionate AmeriCorps members.
  • Individual coaching and professional development in youth engagement, workforce development, cultural awareness, conflict mediation, team facilitation and much more.
  • Feel the exhilaration that comes from stretching outside your comfort zone. 
  • Opportunities to create individual, departmental, and corps-wide service projects and build professional skills that are transferable to a variety of careers
  • Career counseling and support to propel you towards your future goals
  • Earn a modest living allowance of $14,000 per year (pre-tax) 
  • Earn the additional Segal Education Award of $5,730 upon completion of each year of service
  • Forbearance for qualifying student loans
  • Health coverage, child care and food vouchers available to eligible applicants
  • AmeriCorps State and National programs are open to U.S. citizens, nationals, or lawful permanent resident aliens age 17 and older.
  • Possess a valid driver’s license.
  • Available starting late August 2017 from Monday-Friday, between the hours 9 AM – 6 PM through July of 2018 (schedules may vary by department and throughout the year)     

To Apply:

For consideration, please send resume and cover letter to Miguel Quinones, AmeriCorps Program Manager, at Additional information about AmeriCorps can be found at: No phone calls, please.

AmeriCorps VISTA Opportunities

VISTA members serve in capacity-building roles for a 12-month period. VISTAs have served in UTEC's development, evaluation, marketing, and social enterprise teams. Social Enterprise VISTA position open now to begin in August.



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 enriches the life of our center. UTEC will make reasonable accommodations, when requested, for any and all individuals with a permanent or temporary disability.

More Info:

Miguel Quinones, AmeriCorps Program Coordinator
(978) 856-3936 |