AmeriCorps Program: Project RISE (Refugee and Immigrant Success through Education) is an AmeriCorps effort that focuses on educational services to address the significant literacy gap in the DeKalb County refugee community, among both youth and their parents. In Project RISE AmeriCorps Members will support refugee and immigrant self-sufficiency by offering individualized direct service through education in core programs, including afterschool and summer academic programming, operating in multiple DeKalb County sites.
All member activities include a focus on education and literacy, with most site members serving half of their time in out-of-school tutoring and mentoring programs at their assigned locations and half of their time delivering core program services in specific departments. All full-time members will complete a minimum of 1700 hours from September 2023 to July 2024.
Service Summary: Employment Services AmeriCorps Member
The member will serve in the Resettlement department and is responsible for coordinating employment-based workshops and assisting clients toward the goal of self- sufficiency. Additionally, the member will serve as a tutor in New American Pathways-supported afterschool and summer programs. The member will have recurring access to vulnerable populations.
- Plan and facilitate employment readiness workshops, including basic and extended employment workshops, financial literacy workshops, and women’s empowerment workshops
- Assist clients with goal setting and educational pursuits
- Provide one-on-one employment services to clients
- Provide assistance to clients with unemployment & DHS services
- Provide financial literacy education, including information on filing tax returns and tax fraud
- Assist classroom supervisor in tutoring and mentoring
- Submit monthly reports measuring progress toward Project RISE goals
- Attend trainings, events and meetings for the AmeriCorps Program, occasionally outside of regular service hours
- Additionally, Project RISE members will periodically have the opportunity to learn about and serve in different departments within the agency. This will allow for a more extensive understanding of services extended to refugees, as well as enable members to develop a range of skills based in the environs of Volunteer Management, Refugee Education and Self-Sufficiency
Please Note: Members will be reimbursed for the service related mileage.
- Sensitivity to people of all cultures, ethnicities, and religious backgrounds
- Strong communication and interpersonal skills
- Flexible and able to problem solve
- Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite
- Ability to be an active member of a team in a diverse, multicultural environment
- Must be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident
- Valid driver’s license and access to a reliable vehicle
- Bachelor’s Degree or higher
- Experience developing and delivering workshops to adult learners, particularly English language learners
- Experience developing relationships with employers
- Job mentoring skills, including resume development and interview preparation
New American Pathways is an Equal Opportunity Employer. An official offer of the position is dependent on approval of grant funding by the Georgia Commission and the Corporation for National and Community Service. Afterschool schedules are dependent on programmatic funding and are subject to change.