United Way recruiting new AmeriCorps class

07/13/2016

United Way of Greenville County is now recruiting up to 28 people to serve the Upstate community through its AmeriCorps program.

AmeriCorps Upstate, the local program of the national AmeriCorps initiative, will be stationing 28 AmeriCorps Members at 23 sites across five Upstate counties—Spartanburg, Laurens, Greenville, Anderson, and Pickens—to serve clients striving to achieve financial stability.

AmeriCorps Members help their host sites further financial stability efforts by serving directly with low-wealth individuals in the Upstate. By leading financial literacy classes, enrolling clients in Benefit Bank services, and leading the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program, AmeriCorps members help working families every day.

Financial stability is a core piece of United Way of Greenville County’s mission of building a Cycle of Success where all children start school prepared to learn and go on to graduate, well-educated graduates find good jobs and create stable homes, and children from stable homes continue the cycle because they start school on track and prepared for success.

AmeriCorps Members receive a modest living stipend and commit a year of their lives to serving low-wealth individuals to improve our communities.

Nationally, AmeriCorps engages more than 75,000 Americans in intensive service each year at nonprofits, schools, public agencies, and community and faith-based groups across the country. 

Since the program’s founding in 1994, more than 980,000 AmeriCorps members have contributed more than 1.3 billion hours in service across America while tackling pressing problems and mobilizing millions of volunteers for the organizations they serve.