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Youth Development and Social Initiatives

AmeriCorps Members can earn a bi-weekly stipend up to $11,960, and an education award up to $4,441.50 upon successful completion of 9-12 month term.

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The Department of Youth Development and Social Initiatives is focused on youth, education and the community. The city works to supplement education through before- and after-school programming and community partnerships designed to improve educational achievement, attendance and graduation rates. We are also working to improve our community through social program and innovation. The city focuses on:
For more information about our programs call 702-229-5437.

Strong Future Youth Employment Program

The Strong Future Las Vegas youth employment program provides workforce readiness training and employment to youth in Las Vegas. The training program offers a seven-session course taught by the University of Nevada Cooperative Extension and includes resume writing, time management, interview techniques, ethics and professionalism. Adult advisors work closely with youth and their worksite supervisors to provide feedback and guidance, ensuring a meaningful and productive work experience. Find out more about this program.

2022 City of Las Vegas AmeriCorps VISTA Program

We will be recruiting for eight positions in the focus areas of: workforce development, chronic absenteeism, veteran and service member suicide prevention/ mental health, Las Vegas My Brother’s Keeper Alliance and neighborhood revitalization. This is a great opportunity for people with an interest in public service and community empowerment.  It is a one-year, full-time commitment.


  • 18 or older with a college degree or some college education
  • U.S. Citizen, National or Permanent Legal Resident


  • Up to $13,361 living allowance for a one-year service term
  • Education Award of $6,345 upon completion of service year
  • Federal student loan forbearance or deferment
  • Ongoing training and professional development

Contact  Sheena Judie-Mitchell for additional information at 702-229-4075 or smitchell@lasvegasnevada.gov. 

2021-2022 City of Las Vegas AmeriCorps

We are recruiting 64 mentors for the following programs:


  • Be at least 17 years of age by the program start date;
  • Ability to commit to nine to 12 months of service; 
  • Have a high school diploma or high school equivalency; and,
  • Be a U.S. citizen, national or lawful permanent resident.

Benefits (will depend on position)

  • Up to $11,960 per service term 
  • Education Award of up to $4,441.50 
  • Federal student loan forbearance or deferment
  • Ongoing training and professional development

For more information, contact Audrey Forbes at aforbes@lasvegasnevada.gov or 702.229.2609. 

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