ESP is an official AmeriCorps State Program site for the state of Georgia. AmeriCorps is the domestic version of the Peace Corps – a year-long program in which people commit to a year of service in order to improve their communities. Full-time members commit to serve 1,700 hours at their placement site over the course of 12 months and in return they:

Learn more about the ESP AmeriCorps program and the benefits of becoming a member:

About Our Program

Our Two Roles

Java Joy Program Leader

What You Will Do

Java Joy is a job skills training program within ESP to empower adults with disabilities to gain confidence, learn job applicable skills, and advance their abilities through a mobile coffee cart. In fulfilling the objectives of Java Joy, the Java Joy Program Leader will create and implement job skills training for all Joyristas, encourage and assist all Java Joy members to find creative ways to appreciate and work with their disability, and more.

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Family Experience Leaders

What you will do

At ESP, we focus not just on our participants of all abilities, but the entire family unit. In fulfilling the objectives of our family support programs, the Family Experience Leader will focus on reaching families of a child with a disability in low-income and rural communities through targeted outreach to schools, serve as an advocate for ESP families and other families of children with disabilities, and more.

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Our 2017-2018 AmeriCorps program will begin September 1st, 2017.

 

All interested AmeriCorps applicants must:

1)   Apply to serve through the Corporation for National and Community Service official portal, myAmeriCorps, HERE for the Java Joy Program Leader and HERE for the Family Experience Leader (Applicant will need to create a profile), AND

2)   Submit a cover letter and resume to americorps@extraspecialpeople.com

AmeriCorps

AmeriCorps engages more than 75,000 members in intensive service annually to serve through nonprofit, faith-based, and community organizations at 25,000 locations across the country. These members help communities tackle pressing problems while mobilizing millions of volunteers for the organizations they serve. Since 1994, more than 900,000 Americans have provided more than 1.2 billion hours of service to their communities and country through AmeriCorps. For more information, visit NationalService.gov. AmeriCorps is a program of the Corporation for National and Community Service, a federal agency that engages more than 5 million. Americans in service through its AmeriCorps, Senior Corps, Social Innovation Fund, and Volunteer Generation Fund programs, and leads the President’s national call to service initiative, United We Serve.