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Benefits of Service
Individuals serving with an AmeriCorps SC program are eligible to receive the following benefits in exchange for their service:
Meet Like-Minded Peers
Professional Development / Job Training
2019 - 2020 AmeriCorps SC Programs
Below is a description of each of the current AmeriCorps SC programs serving the state.
Growing Great Readers Program
United Way of Anderson County
City Year Columbia
City Year is an American education nonprofit organization founded in 1988 dedicated to helping students and schools succeed. The organization partners with public schools in 29 high-need communities across the US and through international affiliates in the UK and Johannesburg, South Africa. City Year teams are made up of 18 to 24 year olds, who provide individual, classroom, and whole school support, intended to help students stay in school and on track to graduate high school. City Year is a member of the AmeriCorps national service network, and is supported by the Corporation for National and Community Service, school district partnerships, and private philanthropy from corporations, foundations and individuals. City Year AmeriCorps members commit to 11 months of service in the Columbia, Gaston and Swansea, SC area. While serving as tutors, mentors and role models in high-need schools, you will receive leadership development and participate in many civic engagement activities. City Year responds to the challenges facing public education by providing Whole School, Whole Child (WSWC) services in high-need education institutions across the country. These services are rooted in using data to monitor student progress to better meet student needs, engage in one-on-one and small group instruction in ELA and math with embedded social-emotional supports, establish whole school activities that improve conditions for learning, and engage with families inspiring civic engagement. City Year also provides various extended-day activities: after-school programming, homework assistance, enrichment curricula and civic projects that build and serve communities. More Details and How to Apply Here!
United Way of the Piedmont
Through United Way of the Piedmont's AmeriCorps Program, AmeriCorps members serve as Financial Stability Navigators at local organizations in the Piedmont region of South Carolina to address critical community needs related to economic opportunity. Members directly serve low-income households by providing care coordination and financial literacy services, preparing and filing income tax returns for free, and assisting households to apply for state and federal benefits. More Details and How to Apply Here!
Mental Health America of Greenville County
The Promise Neighborhood AmeriCorps Project
Teach For America
United Way of the Lowcountry
Reading Success AmeriCorps Program
Trident United Way
Trident United Way's Financial Stability program serves individuals and families in Charleston, Dorchester, and Berkeley Counties on their paths towards financial stability. Client services include: addressing basic needs, crisis mitigation and financial education classes. AmeriCorps Members serve as family navigators in community agencies, schools, and prosperity centers and operate within a network of 400+ partners to provide referrals, assistance, and free tax preparation. More Details and How to Apply Here!
Palmetto Conservation Corps
The ability for low-wage earners to access benefits, save money toward building assets and receive the necessary tax credits are all strategies for helping people achieve financial independence. AmeriCorps Upstate seeks to address the current economic hardships of Greenville, Pickens, Anderson, and Laurens counties in South Carolina by leveraging the unique strengths of the United Way system and community partners in order to make a difference in the lives of people.The United Way partners and host sites that make up this collaborative understand the vital need for partnering, sharing best practices, leveraging resources, and getting measurable results. It is with that understanding that the collaborative has come together and committed itself to the AmeriCorps program, knowing that no one agency or program can do this most challenging work on its own. Our AmeriCorps members will leverage an additional 1,000 volunteers to provide financial stability services to low-income residents in Greenville, Pickens, Anderson and Laurens counties. More Details and How to Apply Here!