AmeriCorps - WSC Economic Opportunity Program
Washington Service Corps has multiple AmeriCorps positions throughout Washington State.
Most positions are full time 10-1/2 month service terms with a modest living allowance, health insurance, student loan forbearance, and childcare assistance (if eligible).
Upon successful completion of the service term, members become eligible for the Segal AmeriCorps Education Award. The education award (currently $6,195) can be used to pay off student loans, pay tuition, and other college expenses.
Members serving in Economic Opportunity positions usually help low-income adults, immigrants, refugees, and the long-term unemployed find self-sufficiency and a more stable future for themselves by providing training, tutoring or assistance in adult basic education, English-language tutoring, GED preparation, computer skills, and financial literacy.
Examples of service activities include:
- Facilitating classes in English as a second language, financial literacy, and gardening for recently arrived refugees.
- Assisting clients to enhance their computer skills, knowledge of civics, and job readiness.
- Maintain and augment a list of landlords interested in accepting tenants who receive housing assistance or are of a certain background not protected under fair housing law.
- Researching and recommending community resources and social services to clients experiencing housing insecurity.
Find more information about WSC and all available positions on our website at https://washingtonservicecorps.org/become-a-member/