AmeriCorps

About the Program:

The AmeriCorps Partnership to End Homelessness, a program of The Servant Center, is an energetic, dedicated group of  diverse individuals interested in ending homelessness and hunger in Guilford County.
Our 2019-2020 term begins September 9, 2019 and ends August 31, 2020.

For questions about the AmeriCorps program, contact Julie Silverman, Director of AmeriCorps Partnership to End Homelessness at jsilverman@theservantcenter.org.

Our 20+ members are from different backgrounds, are different ages, and come with different strengths but have one shared goal — to   restore hope and make a positive difference in the lives of our community!

Participants of the Partnership to End Homelessness, called Members, are engaged in a variety of services in Greensboro. Members can be found in our of our 11 sites: The Servant Center, the Interactive Resource Center, Backpack Beginnings, Grove Street People’s Market, Youth Focus, FaithAction International House, Christ United Methodist, Greensboro Urban Ministry, Center for New North Carolinians, Tiny Homes Community Development and YWCA. Members are engaged in roles that focus on providing housing, employment assistance, and emergency groceries (among other services) to Greensboro’s homeless and at-risk community.

Along with serving clients at their sites, members participate in and plan monthly community service projects to benefit the Greensboro community. We annually participate in the Triad Veterans Stand Down, Greensboro Urban Ministry’s CROP Hunger Walk, a Thanksgiving Turkey Giveaway with the food pantry at One Step Further, and our community’s Homeless Persons Day of Remembrance Walk. Members will also participate in ongoing personal development training on topics such as Homelessness Issues, Race Relations, and Mental Health Issues.

2018 Members at the Homeless Memorial Walk

Eligibility to Join:

Be a US citizen, US national, or lawful permanent resident

Be at least 19 years old

Have a high school diploma or GED     (Some of our roles require a 4-year degree)

Be able to perform all essential activities

Be a law-abiding citizen with:

No sex offense convictions

No violent felony convictions

No non-violent felony convictions   within the past 10 years

No pending felony charges

Members serving dinner at Greensboro Urban Ministry.

Data points:

Members provide over 30,000 hours of community service annually.

In the 2017-18 term:

      1. Served 451 Veterans experiencing homelessness or poverty
      2. Provided emergency grocery assistance to 10,666 individuals
      3. Assisted 299 individuals with housing placement

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Supported by a grant from the North Carolina Commission on Volunteerism and Community Service in the Office of Governor Roy Cooper.

 

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