YWCA’s Building Communities, Bettering Lives AmeriCorps program is an award-winning program designed to harness the interests and talents of Americans with a passion for service, who will improve the programs and capacities of the YWCA and 15 partnering nonprofit agencies, and better the lives of central Alabamians through service in social justice, education, homelessness prevention, youth empowerment, community development, healthy families, and environmental stewardship.
Living Allowance and Educational Award
Health Insurance for full-time members
Child Care Allowance and Student Loan Forbearance for qualified members
The opportunity to serve full-time in a professional environment
Relevant training and professional skills development
Networking with community organizations and leaders
AmeriCorps statistics and facts
Total Number serving this year: 40
Program started: 2009
Total who have been offered jobs over our history: 65 with more to come
Total # members who have served: 311 including 2018 Corps.
Average number of collective hours served annually by Corps: 65,000+
More than 25 scheduled training topics: Communication and Conflict Resolution, Dining Etiquette, Disability Awareness, Disaster Preparedness, Elevator Speech, Financial Literacy, Life After AmeriCorps, Public Speaking and Media Relations, Resume Writing and Career Building, Self-Care, Social Justice, Trauma-Informed Care, Vision Board, Volunteer Management and more.
Most recently awarded as 2018 America’s Service Commission Innovation & Leadership Award Recipients Outstanding Service Program
To apply for the YWCA’s “Building Communities, Bettering Lives” AmeriCorps program, please submit a resume and cover letter to Angela Abdur-Rasheed at firstname.lastname@example.org and click here to start the process.