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Federal Work Study (FWS)

The Federal Work Study (FWS) program provides part-time employment for students who demonstrate financial need as determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).  Priority is given to students who have submitted their 2015-2016 FAFSA by April 1, 2015 and are in Good Standing for Financial Aid Satisfactory Progress. Students must be enrolled in a minimum of 9 credit hours to participate in the FWS program.

Students with bachelors degrees are not eligible to participate in work study.

Positions are located both on and off-campus. A number of reading and math tutoring positions and off-campus, non-profit community service jobs are available. A separate application process is required. 




The following link will take you to Org Sync where students may access the electronic FWS application for both AmeriCorps and FWS. Students must first log in using their MCC username and password here.


For more information regarding Federal Work Study please contact Teresa Walenz FWS Associate at 402-457-2740 or Marian Kraft at 402-457-2727.




Americorps Federal Work Study (AFWS)


Students who participate in the AmeriCorps Federal Work Study program have the unique opportunity to earn the Segal Educational Award that provides an additional $1,195 to $2,150 to pay for existing loan debt or for future education cost. This award cannot be earned through a general work study position. Students must be enrolled in a minimum of 9 credit hours to participate in the FWS/AmeriCorps program. Available positions listed below.


For information regarding AmeriCorps Federal Work Study contact Shannon Snow at 402-457-2617.




General Federal Work Study Positions (open)




Fort Omaha Campus Enrollment Services Office of Recruitment

Assisting with recruitment efforts, data entry, stuffing envelopes, creating informational packets, representing MCC at events and occasional outbound calling from the MCC Contact Center. ($9 hour)


Fort Omaha Campus Enrollment Services Office of Recruitment

Contact Center position

Position will require strong customer service and data entry skills for making outbound calls from the MCC Contact Center to perspective students. ($9 hour)


Fort Omaha Campus Records Office

Position 1

Assisting Records office staff with faxing, filing, copying and answering phones.

Direct contact with visitors, students and staff required. ($9 hour)

Position 2

Ability to alphabetize correctly, keep an orderly flow, prioritize given tasks and work independently without supervision. Standing, bending and reaching constantly for the entire scheduled work period. ($9 hour)


Fort Omaha Campus Student Services

Greet and provide general college information and directions to new students and visitors, general office work; filing, faxing, copying, sorting mail and some outbound calling. Give campus tours and act as an overall ambassador for the college. ($9 hour )


South Omaha Campus Student Services

Greet and provide general college information and directions to new students and visitors, general office work; filing, faxing, copying, sorting mail and some outbound calling. Give campus tours and act as an overall ambassador for the college. ($9 hour)


Sarpy Campus Student Services

Greet and provide general college information and directions to new students and visitors, general office work; filing, faxing, copying, sorting mail and some outbound calling. Give campus tours and act as an overall ambassador for the college. ($9 hour)


South Omaha Campus Financial Aid Assistant

Greet and provide general college information and directions to students and visitors, general office work: filing, faxing, copying and scanning documents to ImageNow.

($9 hour) Currently Filled


South Omaha Campus Faculty Assistant

Assist faculty member with oral and written communications, research and project tasks.

Literary magazine production, website maintenance, implementation of emerging technologies and faculty training. ($9 hour) Currently Filled


Elkhorn Campus Student Services

General office work; filing, faxing, copying and making labels. Assisting students in the My Way center, proctor and read exams, some outbound calling. Give campus tours and act as an overall ambassador for the college. ($9 hour)






Family Housing Advisory Services, Inc.

Assist the Director of Marketing and Development with social media, press releases, web updates and community outreach events. ($10)

Location: 2401 Lake Street


Heartland Workforce Solutions, Inc.

Assist clients with individualized job search efforts and maintain and update curriculum within an adult learning environment. ($10 hour)

Location: 5752 Ames Avenue


Collective for Youth after school mentoring

Responsible for:

  1. Ensuring youth development principles are incorporated into programs and activities
  2. Providing guidance and discipline to ensure a safe and positive environment for youth
  3. Ensuring the incorporation of character development, age appropriate and gender-specific programs and activities
  4. Ensuring that cultural diversity of exciting and engaging educational activities and programs for youth

Main Office 302 South 36th Street Suite 104 ($10 hour)



Americorps Federal Work Study Positions


Off Campus Host Sites



Care Corps Homeless Shelter (Currently Accepting Applications)

The mission at this Fremont area program is to help all residents get on a path to self-sufficiency and independence, searching daily for a job.  MCC AmeriCorps members will assist clients with receiving direct service through prevention, shelter, case management, healthcare assistance, professional counseling, life skills education, aftercare and transitional housing.


Creighton University’s Financial Hope Collaborative (Currently Accepting Applications)

The Financial Hope Collaborative provides financial literacy education, training, and tools to individuals residing in Omaha, NE, Council Bluffs, Iowa and surrounding communities. Members serving with the Financial Hope Collaborative will help provide individuals in these communities with banking services, training on debt reduction/relief, and financial assistance to become economically self-sufficient. Members will provide financial coaching services to participants in the Financial Success Program (FSP) - a program where individuals attend financial classes for up to 9 weeks. Along with the FSP, the members will also help with Bank on the Heartland (BOTH) which provides banking services to the underserved, un-banked individuals who have been unable to obtain or maintain a checking or savings account at a financial institution. The AmeriCorps member will introduce the banking program, provide education and training, and assist those who qualify in obtaining an account.


Family Housing Advisory Services (Currently Accepting Applications)

Members serving at Family Housing Advisory Services will assist in providing financial education for a population of young people transitioning out of the foster care system with very low-income and with little to no life-skills. The services within the Opportunity Passport program focus on assisting participants with financial education as well as housing, transportation, and other needs that young people may have transitioning out of foster care. Members will outreach and interact with youth by assisting in one-on-one financial coaching, classroom/workshops, coordinating the financial educational enrollment and training opportunities, and working alongside the Assistant Program Director with both the Youth and Adult Financial Management Programs.


The Literacy Canter for the Midlands (Currently Accepting Applications)

Members serving at the Literacy Center for the Midlands will work directly with adult learners who predominately live in poverty. These members will serve as Student Success Navigators, helping students reach their goals and gain critical skills that will aid participants beyond their time at the Center. Services include, but are not limited to, helping increase basic literacy skills, learn English, earn GEDs, and navigate challenges and barriers to educational goal achievements. Members will also assist in student recruitment, enrollment, and assessments.


Omaha Healthy Kids Alliance - OHKA (Currently Accepting Applications)

A healthy home environment is essential to an individual’s ability to be self-sufficient. Members serving at Omaha Healthy Kids Alliance (OHKA) will assist in providing education to the Omaha community about healthy homes as well as supporting OHKA staff in program implementation. Programs include, but are not limited to, education to the Omaha Community about healthy homes, connecting families with housing resources, conducting hazard remediation in qualifying homes, workforce development around healthy homes and leading safe work practices as well as policy and advocacy work to support these efforts. Members will also assist in case managing homes in OHKA’s housing rehabilitation programs.


Omaha Outward Bound School (Currently Accepting Applications)

Omaha Outward Bound School is a non-profit bringing quality experiential education programs to Omaha, specifically to assist with the delivery of leadership training to targeted populations, focusing on underserved youth. The organization’s vision is “to change the lives of youth and adults by building each individual’s capacity to lead and serve as stewards of our community.” Typically serving after school programs, this initiative uses a challenge course to promote team-building and problem-solving—skills that often are missing in at-risk youth. The Member will be responsible for outreach, programming implementation, and evaluation of the impact of Outward Bound programming on character development, leadership and service.


Project Everlast (Currently Accepting Applications)

Members serving at Project Everlast will provide direct support to program participants and facilitate access to services and resources for current and former foster youth and young adults, ages 14 to 24. Alongside Project Everlast Youth Advisers, members will help create comprehensive plans to address immediate and long-term needs of each participant once critical needs are identified. The members will help expand services through direct assistance to youth and young adults. As students, members will advocate for post-secondary education and provide information about resources available in the community to best meet participant needs.


The Salvation Army, North Corps Community Center (Currently Accepting Applications)

Members serving with the Salvation Army – North Corps Community

Center will participate in direct services for youth by providing homework tutoring as well as assisting in educational and recreational programs. Their representation as an MCC student will serve as an example to the youth in the North Corps programs further demonstrating the importance of positive educational and life goals. They will provide services achieving safety, support, and education through tutoring/homework assistance, proactive child safety in the After School Program, group leadership, and supervision of daily programs, field trips, classes, and other activities assigned.


Siena/Francis House (Currently Accepting Applications)

Assignment to this host site allows AmeriCorps members to improve the quality of life for the homeless and enable them to become more productive members of our community.  MCC AmeriCorps members will coordinate, plan and facilitate on a regular basis  the “Finding a Voice” project,  Creative Workshops, Artist in Recovery and other workshops designed to encourage self-sufficiency.



The UNO Barbara Weitz Community Engagement Center (Currently Accepting Applications)

The UNO Barbara Weitz Community Engagement Center addresses community needs through dynamic programs, initiatives and partnerships. The Center houses nonprofit organizations that address both educational and economic opportunity. A number of nonprofit partners in the facility address economic needs such as holistic wellness, poverty, food insecurity, urban development, neighborhood safety, prejudice and bigotry, homelessness, sustainability and tribal emergency services. Other nonprofit partners in the center address educational needs such as early childhood development, cultural and historical education, student support and development, forms of socialized computer-mediated communication, spirituality and public health, training and evaluation assistance, volunteer assessment, urban youth education and service learning. The members serving with UNO’s Barbara Weitz Community Engagement Center will be placed at different nonprofits housed within the Community Engagement Center to expand their services. Placement at specific sites will be contingent on approval of the organization’s job description and ability to contribute to the focus areas and performance measures outlined in the AmeriCorps grant.


Women’s Center for Advancement - WCA (Currently Accepting Applications)

The WCA is the only agency in Douglas County with an exclusive focus on serving victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. Members serving at the WCA will participate as Service Navigators in a direct service position that will assist case managers in following-up with clients and in identifying/addressing barriers to on-going participation in services. Members will act as a liaison across programs, ensuring staff follow-up on internal referrals; improving the efficiency of the WCA’s current wraparound service model.



On Campus Host Sites



MCC’s Community Engagement (Currently Accepting Applications)

This member will help engage students in service-learning opportunities, training opportunities, and volunteer opportunities. All of these opportunities aim to build students’ skills and confidence.


MCC Fab Lab (Currently Accepting Applications)

MCC’s Fabrication Laboratory on the Fort Omaha campus is equipped with digital tools for 3-D design and production.  MCC AmeriCorps members working in this area will become skilled in using Fab Lab designs, production tools and material supporting first-generation college students and area high school students who are at risk or underrepresented in college enrollments encouraging STEM educational and career pathways.


MCC’s Project Impact (Currently Accepting Applications)

Project Impact, a federally funded grant program from the US Dept. of Labor, provides career preparation and training for unemployed and dislocated workers to earn credentials in the high-demand field of manufacturing. MCC AmeriCorps member serving in this area will facilitate peer-to-peer communication of important information, such as grant program expectations, internal and external college resources, and college transition processes that will further support students in their retention and success. The member will directly engage students of various age groups in promoting awareness of college and grant activities to current and potential MCC students. Outreach will also help to ease the transition of diverse sets of students into the college.





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