What is AmeriCorps?
AmeriCorps is a network of national service programs that engages more than 75,000 Americans annually in intensive, results-driven service to meet educational, public safety, environmental, homeland security, and other human service needs. Participants, called “Members,” are placed in non-profits, public agencies, and faith-based organizations throughout the United States. More than 500,000 individuals have served as AmeriCorps Members since the program’s inception in 1993.
Since 1994, nearly 5,000 AmeriCorps Members have served in North Carolina. AmeriCorps Members in North Carolina have tutored and mentored school-age youth, served preschool children in childcare centers, built houses for low-income homeowners, provided services for the homeless, protected the environment, provided immigrants and refugees with interpretation and translation services, and assisted individuals with disabilities.
What we do...
- AmeriCorps helps communities meet their educational, public safety, environmental, and human service needs through direct service.
- AmeriCorps builds leaders through service and civic education. AmeriCorps Members solve problems and motivate others to follow their example.
- AmeriCorps strengthens communities by uniting diverse individuals and agencies in a common effort to improve our communities.
- AmeriCorps Members learn new skills, gain valuable experience, and receive funds to further their education thus expanding their horizons.
The Partnership to End Homelessness is a State AmeriCorps Program dedicated to alleviating homelessness in Guilford County. Our Members are deployed across 10 Partner Agencies to serve the needs of homeless men, women, youth, the disabled, the recovering, and those in crisis situations. These roles are part time requiring about 20 hours per week.
The Partnership to End Homelessness serves to restore hope in the Greensboro Homeless Community. Members work directly with our homeless clients to provide food, shelter, furniture, emergency financial assistance, life skills coaching, employment counseling, and case management. In addition to serving at their sites, each month the team implements community service projects to benefit the homeless and hungry.
The AmeriCorps Partnership to End Homelessness Team is active in the community. In addition to the service they perform at their service site, Members get involved as a team with the community. Members have raised funds and awareness through the CROP Walk for hunger, given away turkeys and groceries to the needy at Thanksgiving, led the candlelight walk of remembrance at the Homeless Memorial, helped serve the homeless veterans at the Triad Stand Down, made and served chili to those on the street who are hungry, cleaned up camps where homeless people live, walked in the Martin Luther King Day Parade, and interviewed homeless people for the annual Point in Time Count.
Supported by a grant from the North Carolina Commission on Volunteerism and Community Service in the Office of Governor Pat McCrory