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Save the Date: Webinar Opportunity – December 11, 2018

Opportunity Youth United Community Leaders:
What it means to be a Community Leader and how you can get involved

Details

The Corps Network and Opportunity Youth United (OYU) want to remind everyone they are joining forces December 11th to administer a webinar outlining the Opportunity Youth United’s Community Leader position and how interested individuals can get involved. The webinars will feature two former Corpsmembers of the Year, Timothy Gunn and Philan Tree, both of whom are members of the National Council for Young Leaders, OYU’s governing body. These two will share their experiences as members of OYU, describe the OYU movement generally, and dive into some of the specifics of being an OYU Community Leader. The webinar is geared toward Corps alumni, but is open to current Corpsmembers and Corps staff as well. We encourage all to participate, but current Corpsmembers and Corps staff should be aware of any and all AmeriCorps restrictions (please see disclaimer below). This is an issue that will be addressed during the webinar. Even if you find the position is not the right fit for you, you might find it would be perfect for someone you know and pass along the information.

For additional context, Opportunity Youth United is a solution-oriented national movement of present and former Opportunity Youth united to increase opportunity and decrease poverty in America. The movement engages opportunity youth of all racial, religious, and cultural backgrounds, as well as their adult allies. They come from both rural and urban communities and despite this diversity, they are united in their aim to end poverty and injustice. Community Leaders are involved in this movement to serve as public spokespeople and local organizers in their own communities. They organize community improvement projects, strengthen civil engagement and support national policy initiatives all in an effort to end poverty and injustice and achieve the National Council for Young Leader’s recommendations.

If this is something that interests you, and you are between the ages of 18-24, have strong leadership skills, a strong connection to your community, and are a former Opportunity Youth, heed the call and learn more about being a Community Leader. The webinar will be held at two separate times, Dec. 11th at 4:00 p.m. EST and Dec. 11th at 7:00 p.m. EST. Registration for the 4:00 p.m. time slot can be done here. Registration for the 7:00 p.m. time slot can be done here. We encourage all to register, but if you happen to forget, we still want you to participate. Feel free to call in at 202-599-4501 and view the screen share here.

 

Disclaimer about AmeriCorps Restrictions:

Staff and Corpsmembers may not engage in the following activities while charging time to an AmeriCorps program, accumulating service or training hours, or otherwise performing activities supported by the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS):

  1. Engaging in partisan political activities, or other activities designed to influence the outcome of an election to any public office
  2. Participating in, or endorsing, events or activities that are likely to include advocacy for or against political parties, political platforms, political candidates, proposed legislation, or elected officials
  3. Conducting a voter registration drive or using CNCS funds to conduct a voter registration drive;

Staff and AmeriCorps members may not engage in the above activities directly or indirectly by recruiting, training, or managing others for the primary purpose of engaging in one of the activities listed above. Individuals may exercise their rights as private citizens and may participate in the activities listed above on non-AmeriCorps time, and using non-CNCS funds. For more information on Prohibited Activities, see this resource from CNCS

Questions?

Please contact Conor Rooney from The Corps Network Government Relations Team, crooney@corpsnetwork.org.

 

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