Lyndon Economic opportunity AmeriCorps Program
LEAP Host Site Organizations
In the 2022-2023 grant year, LEAP plans to partner with the following host sites:
Fairbanks Museum & Planetarium, St. Johnsbury
Green Mountain Farm-to-School, Newport
Kingdom East Afterschool Program (KEAP), Lyndon Center
Kingdom Trails Association, East Burke
Northwoods Stewardship Center, East Charleston
Old Stone House Museum & Historic Village, Brownington
Upward Bound, NVU Lyndon
Upward Bound, NVU Johnson
Becoming a Host Site
All sponsoring organizations must meet the following guidelines:
Member position description and activities feed into LEAP mission and Performance Goals.
Organization has 501(c)3 status or is an educational institution or municipality.
Demonstrated ability to meet the requirements of sponsoring organizations as stated in the Agreement between LEAP and LEAP Host Sites, including cash match and in-kind match requirements; physical site able to accommodate AmeriCorps members and service work, including ADA compliant; drug-free workplace; and adequate supervision, support systems, and training opportunities.
All direct supervisors must undergo an FBI Criminal History check and attend annual LEAP Member/Supervisor Training, regional supervisor meetings, site visit meeting(s), and other possible events.
Ability to abide by AmeriCorps Provisions associated with the grant.
Ability to complete periodic reports on time (bi-weekly supervision logs, member performance reviews, quarterly in-kind reports, etc.).
Ability to effectively communicate with LEAP staff concerning any issues regarding the member, LEAP partnership, or any organizational/staff changes that may affect the AmeriCorps member.
Priority will be given to sites who currently or formerly hosted a LEAP member, provide educational programs to youth/communities in the NEK, show a clear understanding of the role of AmeriCorps at sponsoring sites, and are able to provide a meaningful service opportunity to AmeriCorps members.