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History Colorado offering K2H Americorps positions

DENVER (February 26, 2020) – History Colorado is seeking applicants for the K2H Civic Futures AmeriCorps Program to help expand educational opportunities for Colorado students through the agency’s museums statewide. The K2H Americorps program supports civic learning and engagement programs in K-12 or community-based sites.

Opportunities are available at all History Colorado properties, supporting K-12 learning. Available positions in 2020 include full-time AmeriCorps members serving 1700 hours over 12 months, part-time members serving 900 hours and shorter-term direct service positions serving 300. All positions offer an educational grant upon successful completion of the program ranging from $1,300 to $6,000 that can be used to pay tuition/fees at an accredited higher education institution or to pay back qualified loans. Some positions include an additional living stipend. Sites with AmeriCorps opportunities include:

AmeriCorps members with History Colorado will help the agency expand its Hands-On History after school and fifth-day alternative programs in rural Colorado, serve students during museum field trips, and grow the Bridging Borders Teen Fellowships.

Alejandra Cortes was an AmeriCorps member at the Trinidad History Museum in 2019. There, she helped lead the 8-week Hands-On History summer camp. “I learned a totally new way of reaching kids through my AmeriCorps service. It served me well as I entered my career with an expanded toolbox of resources,” she said. After her AmeriCorps membership ended, Cortes went on to become the education coordinator at Fort Garland Museum and Cultural Center.

To qualify for the program applicants must be at least 18 years old, be a US citizen/permanent resident, pass a federal background check and attend required trainings and events. Applications are open now and applicants will be interviewed on a first come, first serve basis. More information can be found at bit.ly/K2HAPPLY or by contacting Emily Dobish, director of volunteer engagement for History Colorado at emily.dobish@state.co.us.

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History Colorado's mission is to inspire generations to find wonder and meaning in our past and to engage in creating a better Colorado. We serve as the state's memory, preserving the places, stories, and material culture of Colorado through our museums, educational programs, historic preservation grants, research library, collections, and outreach to Colorado communities. Find History Colorado on all major social media platforms. Visit HistoryColorado.org or call (303) HISTORY for more information.

FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Zach Werkowitch
Community Relations Director
719-583-0453 | zach.werkowitch@state.co.us