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Compass AmeriCorps

Compass AmeriCorps

Last year, 21 Compass AmeriCorps members provided 33,000 hours of service.

Similar to the Peace Corps, the domestic AmeriCorps program engages more than 80,000 people in intensive service each year. Compass AmeriCorps is a program of Literacy Pittsburgh that provides service-year members to our partnering organizations in Allegheny County. Our members strengthen area nonprofits by providing full-time social services support and English language instruction to newly resettled refugees, immigrants, and international populations. Compass AmeriCorps members serve 1700 hours over 11 months as part of a passionate team that meets regularly for professional development and community service projects.

Applications are now being accepted for the 2021-22 service year. You can apply online at bit.ly/CompassAC. Please note that you will need to register and create an application profile in the MyAmeriCorps system.

 Compass AmeriCorps seeks qualified, committed applicants with an interest in working with immigrants and refugees as well as professional or volunteer experience working with diverse groups of people.

  • Learn skills for your future career
  • Expand your personal and professional development
  • Earn money for college
  • Network with local nonprofit professionals
  • Give back to your community
  • Become a part of a national service movement
  • Make lifelong friendships

To qualify for AmeriCorps, you must be a United States Citizen, United States National, or Lawful Permanent Resident of the United States. Members must be at least 17 years old at the start of the program and have a high school diploma or equivalency or agree to obtain one. The service year runs from September through July.

You can apply on-line here. Please note that you will need to register and create an application profile in the MyAmeriCorps system.

Member Spotlight: Julia
“In Compass AmeriCorps I’ve learned so much about teaching methods and the needs of our students. I put what I’ve learned into practice in the classroom daily. I’ve also learned more about myself. I’ve learned that I love teaching, and specifically that I love teaching English to adult refugees and immigrants. My year of AmeriCorps has allowed me to pursue something I was interested in and confirmed that this is what I want to do with my career.”
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