What Can You Do In A Year?

Louisiana Delta Service Corps is a non-profit organization that runs an AmeriCorps National Service Program in the Louisiana area. As an organization, we enable burgeoning community leaders to develop skills by giving them the opportunity to perform direct service in the community, receive on-the-job training, and participate in our leadership curriculum.

What Can You Do In A Year?
Louisiana Delta Service Corps 250 South Foster Drive Baton Rouge, LA 70806 P.O. Box 64799 225-930-9949 www.ladeltacorps.org

Louisiana Delta Service Corps

The History of LDSC

LDSC was originally part of Delta Service Corps, which originated in 1991, in the lower Mississippi delta region of the United States. Delta Service Corps began with 180 corps members in three states that shared a common cultural background: Louisiana, Arkansas and Mississippi. In 1991, the federal government agreed to partially fund local organizations in order to run an AmeriCorps program in these states. However, 10 years ago Louisiana broke away from the shared organization and established LDSC. Currently based out of Baton Rouge, LDSC receives its government funding from the LA Serve Commission, which is housed in the Office of the Lieutenant Governor.

What can you do? Who can serve?
• • • • • • • • • Members must be at least 17 years old Have a high school diploma or GED No felony charges Must be legal to work in the U.S. A strong desire to serve their community Be able to live on $12,100 for 11 months Attend all trainings Members must have reliable transportation Members must utilize the $5,350 education award LDSC serves the Louisiana community by focusing on four priority areas. These areas include but are not limited to: Youth Education: • Teach, tutor or mentor at-risk youth • Provide art and recreation programs for at-risk youth Adult and Community Education: • Financial planning • Individual development accounts • Health education • Parent education Community Safety: • Teach disaster preparedness • Organize neighborhood associations • Domestic violence education Volunteer Management: • Recruit, train and manage volunteers • Complete community service projects • • • • • • • • • •

How can you benefit?
Serve full-time starting September 1st for 11 months Receive living allowance of $12,100 Major medical health insurance Student loan forbearance Professional and personal development training Networking opportunities Child care reimbursement Earn an education award of $5,350 upon graduation Serve in New Orleans or Baton Rouge Some host sites offer additional living stipend

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