Organization

Compass AmeriCorps

Pittsburgh, PA | http://www.gplc.org/AmeriCorps
Joined in January 2005

About Us

Compass AmeriCorps is a program managed by Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council and funded through a grant from PennSERVE, the Governor's Office of Citizen Service, which encourages and supports civic engagement in the Commonwealth.

Compass AmeriCorps places full-time AmeriCorps members in organizations where they have the opportunity to provide wrap-around social services support to refugees and immigrants in the Pittsburgh region. Compass AmeriCorps members primarily focus on two key priority areas: increasing employability (through job placement services, English as Second Language instruction, jobs skills development, and/or reducing barriers to employment), and assisting clients in accessing health services.

Members serve a minimum of 1700 hours over 11 months. They also participate in semi-monthly professional development, collaborate on designing community service projects, lead trainings for their corpsmates, and serve on member-created committees.

Compass AmeriCorps is a program managed by Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council and funded through a grant from PennSERVE, the Governor's Office of Citizen Service, which encourages and supports civic engagement in the Commonwealth…

Areas of Focus Include

  • Community Development
  • Economic Development
  • Education
  • Health & Medicine
  • Volunteering

Location

411 Seventh Avenue, Suite 550, Pittsburgh, PA 15219