AmeriCorps Members are Getting Things Done in Mississippi
Volunteer Mississippi awards AmeriCorps State grants to organizations throughout the state addressing Mississippi’s greatest needs. AmeriCorps (AC) programs offer individuals a unique opportunity to improve communities through service. State-administered AmeriCorps programs offer skills training, continuing education and other benefits that enable members to better serve local needs while gaining valuable work experience.
AmeriCorps members devote a year of their lives to make a difference; they’re serving in schools and after-school programs as tutors and mentors, providing resources and nutritional education to address food security issues and healthy living lifestyles, cultivating school gardens, providing independent skills training to individuals with disabilities enabling them to remain living independently or transition into independent living, completing 9 rehabilitations of energy efficient affordable homes, and connecting veterans and family members of active military personnel to available resources. Members create lasting change by recruiting local leaders and volunteers, and training them to enact change in their own neighborhoods.
In the 2014-2015 program year 524 AmeriCorps members serving in 12 programs to Get Things Done for Mississippi:
Contact: Ronjanett Taylor| 601.432.6380 | firstname.lastname@example.org | www.americareads.org
CLIMB CDC: WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT TRAINING INSTITUTE AC GULF COAST
Contact: Stephanie Mathes | 228.864.6677 | email@example.com | www.climbcdc.org/climb
Contact: Cecily Upton | 212.596.7045 x 112 | firstname.lastname@example.org | www.foodcorps.org
LIFE/Project LINC (Linking Individuals into Neighborhoods and Communities)
Contact: Margie Moore | 601.969.4009 | email@example.com | www.lifeofms.org
SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH 1 (SR1) - COOL Project
Contact: Dorlisa Hutton | 601.853.9773 | firstname.lastname@example.org | www.SR1Tech.org
UNIVERSITY OF MISSISSIPPI: UM COLLEGE CORPS
Contact: Sarah Smitherman | 662.915.2592 | email@example.com
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI: CAMPUS LINK AMERICORPS
Contact: Samantha Jones | 601.266.5205 | firstname.lastname@example.org || Maribeth Love | 601.266.5208 | email@example.com
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI: TRIAD AMERICORPS
Contact: Jerry Alliston | 601.266.5979 | firstname.lastname@example.org
SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT DISTRICT - PLANNING GRANT
Contact: Marsha Taylor | 601.545.2137 | email@example.com
AmeriCorps is an Opportunity
Joining AmeriCorps is a way to put idealism into action. AmeriCorps members help make the world a better place by helping children learn, protecting the environment and bringing needed services to a low-income community
There are opportunities in AmeriCorps for anyone who is willing to do something special, something unique, something exciting.
AmeriCorps is an Experience
AmeriCorps is a real-life education and work experience wrapped into one. Members learn teamwork, leadership, responsibility and other essential skills that will help them for the rest of their lives. Members also gain the personal satisfaction of taking on challenges and seeing results.
AmeriCorps Offers Tangible Benefits
Most AmeriCorps members receive student loan deferment, and training, and may receive a living allowance and health insurance,. After members complete their term of service, they also receive a Segal AmeriCorps Education Award to help pay for college, graduate school, or vocational training or to repay student loans.