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FEMA CORPS

 

The Institute of Homeland Security and Workforce Development is pleased to announce admittance of two of our students into FEMA CORPS!

 

Ms. Delatrice Perry (pictured left) was admitted to the North Central Region of FEMA Corps as a team member.  Ms. Raven Boatwright (pictured right) was admitted to the Atlantic Region of FEMA Corps as a team Leader.

             FEMA Corps is an exciting new partnership between the Corporation for National and Community Service and the Federal Emergency Management Agency that establishes a new track of 1,600 service corps members within AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC) dedicated to disaster preparedness, response, and recovery. Just like current AmeriCorps NCCC members, FEMA Corps members serve a 10 month term and are eligible to serve a second year based on their performance.

         In FEMA Corps, young people are provided with the training, experience, and educational opportunities to prepare them for careers in emergency management and related fields, a commitment that extends beyond their service term

        FEMA Corps members receive a living allowance of approximately $4,000 for the 10 months of service (about $200 every two weeks before taxes), housing, meals, limited medical benefits, up to $400 a month for childcare, if necessary, member uniforms, and a Segal AmeriCorps Education Award upon successful completion of the program.  In addition, FEMA  Corps. members may receive up to 5,000 in scholarship money and educational credits with partnering Institutions.

 

CONGRATULATIONS MS. PERRY and MS. BOATWRIGHT !!