Living at ICA GreenRise as an Americorps Member
A ICA is a strong supporter of AmeriCorps network of national service programs. AmeriCorps members commit their time to address critical community needs like increasing academic achievement, mentoring youth, fighting poverty, sustaining national parks, preparing for disasters, and more.
As part of our programmatic relationship with AmeriCorps, service members are invited to become a part of our community living at ICA.
What does it mean to live at ICA?
As an AmeriCorps member at the ICA, you will be more than a guest at our building - you will be a member of our community! Being a member of a community means that more than paying your rent on time (although that's important too), you are excited to engage and participate in community activities and responsibilities. You will be joining others in creating a home in this building and a sustainable culture in the world. To affect this, AmeriCorps member at the ICA agree to:
When are Community Dinners?
Community dinners are held once a month, usually on the 28th of the month. They are a chance for the community to get to know each other in an informal setting, and to celebrate and honor community members’ significant life events. Community dinners are hosted by a set of three community members and this duty rotates on an annual basis.
Is the volunteer project a Service Day or TSP?
Not exactly, volunteering with the ICA is a term of your stay with us at the GreenRise and not your term as an AmeriCorps member. In order to best suit your interests, AmeriCorps members at the ICA will coordinate with ICA programming staff to decide the details of your volunteering. The ICA GreenRise is a demonstration site for both cultural and environmental sustainability. We engage our residents and tenants in various programs which forward our mission and participant's perspectives. As an AmeriCorps member at the ICA, volunteering is another layer of our intra-building community and the work being done here. As a nonprofit service center, there are also numerous nonprofits in the building who an AmeriCorps member could volunteer with as part of our tenant cohort engagement.
What is the Customary and where can I find it?
The Customary acts as an orientation packet which outlines the resources of the community and the expectations of using them. Click here to read the table of contents for the Customary. Contact Caitlin at firstname.lastname@example.org for a copy of the full Customary.
Want to apply or learn more about living at ICA as an Americorps Member?
You can fill out an application here.
If you would like to speak to a member of the ICA staff before applying, feel free to contact Caitlin Sarro at email@example.com or (773) 769-6363 Ext. 316. Or if you would like us to contact you, please fill out the contact form below.