Partnership To End Homelessness
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 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!
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.
In the 2019-18 Term Our Members:
SERVED 397 VETERANS EXPERIENCING HOMELESSNESS OR POVERTY
PROVIDED EMPLOYMENT SERVICES TO 337 INDIVIDUALS
ASSISTED 1,033 INDIVIDUALS WITH HOUSING PLACEMENT
PROVIDED OVER 25,000 HOURS OF COMMUNITY SERVICE TO GUILFORD COUNTY
HOW TO JOIN
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
Supported by a grant from the North Carolina Commission on Volunteerism and Community Service in the Office of Governor Roy Cooper.
AMERICORPS SITES 2019-2020
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, Peacehaven Community Farm, YWCA, and Step Up Greensboro. 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.
Director of AmeriCorps Partnership to End Homelessness
Julie Silverman, MSW has been the Program Director of the AmeriCorps Partnership to End Homelessness program since November 2012. She earned a Bachelor of Social Work from UNCG and a Master of Social Work from George Mason University. Prior to The Servant Center, Julie worked at United Way of Greater Greensboro, DC LEARNs, and the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. Julie is a proud AmeriCorps alum, having served in Washington, DC in 2008 through Literacy*AmeriCorps. She resides in Greensboro with her husband and 2 cats. You can reach Julie by email at email@example.com.
AmeriCorps Partnership to End Homelessness Coordinator
Lindsay Swing has been with The Servant Center for 3 years in various roles. She started as an AmeriCorps Volunteer Manager, followed by a graduate intern, and now works as the AmeriCorps Program Coordinator. Along with her AmeriCorps duties, Lindsay assists the Executive Director with grant-writing and management. Lindsay is a current Master of Public Affairs student at UNCG and earned a Bachelor of Science in Sociology from Appalachian State University. Lindsay lives in Elon and is planning a 2020 wedding with her fiance. You can reach Lindsay by email at firstname.lastname@example.org