This past August, the first four AmeriCorps Members in Jacksonville focused on adult literacy completed their initial year of national service. Julie Cull, Robert Jones, Tiffany Lea, and Christine O’Deven stepped up to serve in 2021 as the Covid pandemic continued to disproportionately impact adults with less than a high school education. Their year of service included launching study groups for adult learners, career coaching, digital literacy, restarting previously closed classes at the local jail, and GED prep classes.
The second year of this program starts with welcoming our newest full time Member, Aaron Meling. New partnerships also started with the UNF Social Work program and the FSCJ Human Services program. The first two members from each partnership are Kardesha Taylor and Cherish Cook respectively. Welcome Aaron, Kardesha, and Cherish!
AmeriCorps members receive a living allowance and education award at the completion of their service. Opportunities are available for full and part time Members. If you, or anyone you know, might be interested, contact Clara James, Volunteer and AmeriCorps Coordinator today by calling (904) 238-9000.