RedTails LEAD 

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Serve, learn, and build your future with us at Hawkeye.

Join the RedTails LEAD AmeriCorps program!

RedTails LEAD AmeriCorps is now accepting applications for these service terms:

Completion Coordinator - May 2024

Resource Ambassador - September 2024

Childcare Specialist - September 2024

Build Crew - April, or June 2024

Serve the community and impact lives.

Our members are dedicated to creating positive change in our community through service.
We believe a better future is possible.

Gain skills and experience.

Gain hands-on experience, mentorship from professionals, additional skill-sets, resume building, and a launchpad for your career. 

Get paid and earn an education award.

Members receive a bi-weekly living stipend during their term of service as well as an education award to go towards their future education costs or to repay student loan debt. Members who successfully complete service will also receive a scholarship for use toward three credits at Hawkeye Community College!

Our Members

RedTails LEAD AmeriCorps members are: 


We know how challenging it can be to navigate the college experience. Having a support network to assist along the way is a key component to increasing student persistence and success. Invest your time with us and you will transform yourself and those you serve for a lifetime. 


Together, RedTails LEAD AmeriCorps members are a network of support for underserved students using a holistic approach by providing direct service, leading as connectors, peer coaches, and mentors; and increasing access to academic and personal supports. We provide friendship along with a cohesive suite of services to help students through academic and other life challenges.

RedTails LEAD AmeriCorps Positions

Completion Coordinator
AmeriCorps Member

Help Hawkeye students to succeed. Serve as a friend, mentor, and coach to make sure every Hawkeye student feels supported as they move towards their academic and career goals. Remove barriers and increase access to student academic services. MORE

Apply now for Fall 2023

Resource Ambassador
AmeriCorps Member

Make sure Hawkeye students have access to the resources they need. Remove barriers and build access to student support services, like the campus food pantry. Provide friendship and coaching to ensure all students feel supported on their college journey. MORE

Apply now for Fall 2023

Childcare Specialist
AmeriCorps Member

Serve in the Child Development Center on Hawkeye's main campus and at the Adult Learning Center downtown. Conduct age-appropriate lessons and activities to meet children's needs developmentally. MORE

Apply now for Fall 2023

Build Crew
AmeriCorps Member

Gain construction certification and professional experience all while serving the community by building houses for families in need. Help underserved students access education opportunities with the We Build Program. MORE

Apply now for Fall 2023

Frequently Asked Questions

What is AmeriCorps?

Think of the Peace Corps, but in your own backyard. AmeriCorps is a national service program, with more than 80,000 individuals joining and serving each year. AmeriCorps members are individuals who are eager to help their communities while gaining skills and experience to support their future career goals.

What is the term of service?

The term of service is the length of time you are committing to serve in the program. Nearly all of our positions begin in September 2023 and end dates vary depending on the positions. See position start and end dates here.

Are there basic qualifications?

AmeriCorps members must be at least 17 years old, pass a national service criminal history check, and hold one of the following citizenship statuses: US citizen, US national, or Lawful Permanent Resident. Regardless of the program, a criminal history involving a murder conviction and/or a crime that requires the individual to register as a sex offender will automatically disqualify them from serving through AmeriCorps. 

What is the living allowance?

AmeriCorps members receive a modest living stipend paid twice each month for their service to the community. The total amount for the entire period of service varies depending on each position and the hour commitment, which are indicated here

What is an education award?

Upon completion of AmeriCorps service terms, members receive funds that may be used towards the cost of future education expenses or to repay existing student loans. The amount of the education award is based on the total service time commitment, which are indicated here

How do I get started?

Click here to complete an application. You may also read more about our open positions. If you have questions at any stage of the selection process, please email or call 319.296.4044. We're here to help!

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