MIRA hosts two AmeriCorps programs: the New American Integration Program, and justice AmeriCorps Massachusetts. Click or scroll down to learn more about each program, including how to become a member.
New American Integration Program (NAIP)
The application period for the 2017-2018 AmeriCorps program year is now closed. If you are interested in a half-year position (March 2018 - August 2018) or future full-year position (September 2018 - August 2019), please complete this form and the NAIP team will follow up with you when the application becomes available again.
The New American Integration Program (NAIP) was established in 2011 through a partnership between MIRA, English for New Bostonians and the Massachusetts Office for Refugees and Immigrants (no longer a partner).
Up to 30 AmeriCorps members serve nearly 5,000 immigrants and refugees from over 106 different countries every year. Members are placed at immigrant- and refugee-serving organizations across the Commonwealth, serving residents of Greater Boston, Lynn, MetroWest, Central Massachusetts, New Bedford, and the Merrimack Valley.
justice AmeriCorps Massachusetts
Justice AmeriCorps Massachusetts, a project of MIRA, is part of a nationwide public service initiative to provide much-needed legal representation to unaccompanied children under 16 as they navigate complex immigration court proceedings. These children, who have crossed the U.S. border without a parent or guardian, are as young as 5 and have fled extreme violence and poverty in their home countries. They are not guaranteed any representation in court, and without legal assistance, the likelihood that they will be sent back to these horrific conditions is high.
Working in partnership with legal services agencies across the state, justice AmeriCorps Massachusetts has placed five AmeriCorps attorneys at legal service organizations in Massachusetts to provide legal assistance to unaccompanied children. Justice AmeriCorps members not only provide a crucial service; they also gain valuable legal experience working with clients and legal services agencies and representing clients in immigration court.