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.
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 one of our 13 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, The Salvation Army Center of Hope, Peacehaven Community Farm 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.
To be eligible to join, you must:
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
Things to know about our program:
Our members provide over 30,000 hours of community service annually.
In the 2017-18 term:
- We served 451 Veterans experiencing homelessness or poverty
- We provided emergency grocery assistance to 10,666 individuals
- We 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.
For questions about the AmeriCorps program, contact Julie Silverman, Director of AmeriCorps Partnership to End Homelessness at firstname.lastname@example.org.