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21-22 Resource Navigator with AmeriCorps Upstate
Fight poverty and find your path on our team of 25 members across 4 counties in Upstate South Carolina. Our region is growing rapidly and is recognized with many accolades but that has not translated to improved conditions for low-income individuals & families. High unemployment and poverty rates contribute to food and housing crises alongside low financial literacy and limited access to reputable banking services. Our team members serve in partner organizations to overcome barriers, improve access, and create vibrant and equitable communities. The focus of our program is moving people who in crisis and vulnerable toward safety, stability, and thriving. To accomplish this, team members provide the following services: • Resource Navigation: Case management, benefit applications, crisis assistance, and connecting clients with community resources • Financial Literacy: Teaching financial literacy to clients individually or in a classroom setting • VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance): Provide tax preparation service in the community at free clinics This is a great opportunity for recent graduates, veterans, retirees, or anyone who is interested in starting a career in the nonprofit field. We are committed to increasing the diversity of our Corps and strongly encourage qualified individuals of all backgrounds to apply. Benefits: $15,100 living allowance paid in bi-weekly installments. $6,345 education award paid upon completion and can be used for educational expenses for up to 7 years. Health coverage including dental and vision available. View our FAQs at Our partner sites for 2021-22 are: United Way of Greenville, United Way of Pickens, United Way of Laurens, Family Promise, Lifelong Learning, Goodwill, Greenlink, Greenville Technical College, Greer Relief, Greenville County Resource Line, Mill Village Farms, OnTrack Greenville, Rebuild Upstate, Root & Rebound, SC Empowerment Centre, United Ministries, VITA, Upstate Warrior Solution
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Member Duties : Members are matched with a service site tailored to their interests. Variety of positions across 4 counties: Greenville, Pickens, Anderson, Laurens. Member responsibilities may include supporting clients in navigating community resources, benefit application assistance, teaching financial literacy, preparing income tax returns, and basic case management. All members will participate in orientation provided by AmeriCorps Upstate. A member's term will include daily service at placement site, team-based semi-monthly professional development and tax preparation trainings on Fridays, and several group community service projects. Member is responsible for submitting time sheets weekly and tracking progress/data. Must be computer literate. Program dates: 8.16.2021 - 7.31.2022, must serve entire term. Service hours vary by placement, but generally traditional hours (M-F 9a-5p). Full-time: 36-40 hours/wk. Some weeknight evenings & Saturday mornings during tax season (Feb-April).
Program Benefits : Training ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Prof development, networking, mileage ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Health Coverage ,  Living Allowance . 
Terms :
Car recommended ,  Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Neighborhood Revitalization ,  Housing ,  Community Outreach ,  Community and Economic Development ,  Homelessness ,  Hunger . 
Skills :
Education ,  Community Organization ,  Public Speaking ,  Leadership ,  Conflict Resolution ,  Counseling ,  Social Services ,  Teaching/Tutoring ,  Team Work ,  General Skills ,  Customer Service ,  Non-Profit Management . 
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AmeriCorps State / National

21-22 Resource Navigator with AmeriCorps Upstate

Program Start/End Date
08/16/2021  -   07/31/2022

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
High school diploma/GED

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  99

Program Locations SOUTH CAROLINA  


Accepting Applications
From  04/21/2021  To  12/01/2021 

Contact Sky Brilliandt
105 Edinburgh Ct
Greenville   SC   29607

Listing ID 51075