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Compass AmeriCorps now accepting applications

Feb 25, 2019 : Articles

Compass AmeriCorps is a program of Literacy Pittsburgh that provides service-year members to partnering organizations in Allegheny County. 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 seeks qualified, committed applicants for their 2019-20 service year.

Members should have an interest in working with immigrants and refugees as well as a passion for community service. 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. You will receive a modest living stipend, an education award to go back school or pay off student loans, health care, mental health support, loan forbearance and interest repayment, and child care reimbursement for those who are eligible. The Compass AmeriCorps service year runs from September to July. Apply online at

For more information, contact Julie Walker, Compass AmeriCorps Program Manager, at 412-393-7622 or

Literacy Pittsburgh (formerly Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council) helps create better lives through learning. Recognized as a national leader in adult and family literacy, Literacy Pittsburgh is the largest provider of adult basic education in Allegheny and Beaver Counties. Last year, Literacy Pittsburgh helped more than 4,600 individuals acquire reading, writing, math, English language, computer and workforce skills so they may reach their fullest potential in life and participate productively in their communities. Literacy Pittsburgh provides free, personalized instruction in workforce readiness, high school diploma test preparation, English as a second language, basic skills, and family literacy through one-to-one and small class instruction, along with referrals to other family support organizations. Founded in 1982, it serves local adults through numerous neighborhood locations and its Downtown  Pittsburgh Learning Center.