FEMA Meets Obama’s FEMA Corps

November 3, 2012

What would be the difference between FEMA and FEMA Corps as displayed in this photo?

According to the AmeriCorps website: On March 13, 2012, the White House announced an innovative partnership between the Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) to establish a FEMA-devoted unit of 1,600 service corps members within AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC) solely devoted to disaster preparedness, response, and recovery.

AmeriCorps is a signature program of Public Allies. President Obama was a member of the founding advisory board of Public Allies. First Lady Michelle was the founding Executive Director of Public Allies Chicago from Spring, 1993 until Fall, 1996, and served on the national board of directors from 1997 until 2001.

Obama’s AmeriCorps gives these jobs to high school dropouts with sweet benefits of childcare assistance, education award upon successful completion of service, housing, health coverage, living allowance, stipend, and training while the rest of America suffers with an 8% unemployment, a 50% unemployment rate for college grads, and veterans who can’t find jobs.

The job posting requires: An education level of less than high school completed

Age requirement: between 18 and 24 years of age

The program benefits/terms: Childcare assistance if eligible, Education award upon successful completion of service, Housing, Health Coverage, Living Allowance, Stipend, Training, Uniforms provided

As a reference point, Public Allies advertises the stipend it provides as $1,300 to $1,800 a month.

Guess who’s paying for this?

FEMA Corps job posting