ECCO Americorps students

EECO AmeriCorps Program

Did you know that Montclair State University is host to our very own AmeriCorps program? The Education, Environment and Community Outreach (EECO) program engages multiple AmeriCorps members each year who support initiatives in public schools, the NJ School of Conservation, community- and faith-based organizations, non-profits, and other civic organizations in Northern New Jersey.

Our EECO AmeriCorps members know how to get things done and contribute a year of service under the following titles:

  1. Reading Coach: AmeriCorps members provide educational support as part of a university-assisted community school initiative using evidenced-based instructional programs to improve the literacy and achievement of 1st and 2nd-grade students in Orange Public Schools.
  2. Conservation Specialist: AmeriCorps members teach environmental education (e.g. Forest Ecology, Team Building, Conservation Photography, History of Natural Resource Use, etc.) to elementary and middle school students attending the NJ School of Conservation.
  3. Family Liaison: AmeriCorps members provide parent engagement and improve school climate and culture by providing services to parents, students and staff all while focusing on the community school initiative.
  4. Volunteer Coordinator and Service Learning Coordinator: AmeriCorps members implement a powerful volunteer generation program to recruit, train, place and coordinate 2,200 University students, faculty, staff and alumni to make positive contributions toward addressing issues of importance to cities and towns in the region.

Not only do our EECO AmeriCorps members develop professional skills but AmeriCorps members are also provided with valuable training to support them within their AmeriCorps year and enhance their knowledge for their future profession. AmeriCorps members are provided with a living allowance, limited health benefits, personal and vacation time and an educational award (upon contract completion) to be used towards future education costs or to pay off federal student loans, etc.

If you have a passion for service and supporting your community please contact:

Jessica Pichardo
EECO AmeriCorps Program
Project Specialist, Center for Community Engagement
Email: pichardoj@montclair.edu
Phone: 973-655-7882

For more information visit the AmeriCorps website, our Facebook page at EECO AmeriCorps Program, and our Instagram page at eeco.americorps.

What is AmeriCorps?

AmeriCorps: Be the Greater Good

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