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Eh? Enticed service

The True North AmeriCorps wants you and about 39 others.

The service organization will have an open house to provide information about opportunities to serve the Duluth community through AmeriCorps from 6-8 p.m. Monday at the YMCA, 302 W. First St.

True North AmeriCorps members collectively work thousands of hours with schools and the community to “support on-time graduation, ensuring that youth are prepared for academic, civic and economic success.”

Some benefits of service include a living stipend, health insurance, qualified student loan deferment during the year of service, a YMCA membership, professional development and a $5,645 educational award upon successful completion of the year of service.

That’s great, you might say, but who is qualified to do that?

Well, True North AmeriCorps is looking for people who are: “interested in serving our thriving community; have an interest in youth, service, education and nonprofit work; and are able to present themselves in a highly professional manner to be an ambassador for True North AmeriCorps and National Service.”

True North AmeriCorps is a national program run by the Duluth YMCA. Started in Duluth in 2003, more than 700 members have served more than 12,600 children in schools and with out-of-school activities.