YWCA AmeriCorps Members Help Change Lives 

The YWCA Central Alabama’s “Building Communities, Bettering Lives” AmeriCorps program is welcoming new members for the 2015-16 program year. The men and women from Alabama and around the country will take part in a year of full-time service at the YWCA and its 16 nonprofit partner agencies.

After participating in training, the members will serve in areas such as social justice, domestic violence services, homelessness prevention, civic and environmental engagement, education, and empowerment. They will kick off the year by serving at the 9/11 National Day of Service and Remembrance at the Community Food Bank of Central Alabama in Birmingham.

Similar to the Peace Corps, AmeriCorps is a national service program designed for those desiring to commit to at least one year of service in the states, rather than internationally. AmeriCorps enlists more than 75,000 members to serve each year. Since its inception in 1994, more than 900,000 AmeriCorps members have contributed more than one billion hours of service to their country.

Last year, local AmeriCorps members alone served more than 53,000 hours, benefitting the metro Birmingham area and Shelby, Blount and St. Clair counties. Partnering with AmeriCorps through Serve Alabama and the Corporation for National and Community Service, the YWCA and its partner agencies have been able to further change the lives of people in need and reshape the fabric of our community.

AmeriCorps positions remain open for the 2015-16 term. If you are interested in becoming a member of the YWCA’s AmeriCorps program, click here to start the process. To learn more about the program, contact Angela Moore at or visit