Service Opportunities

AmeriCorps Urban Safety (AmUS) Initiative Overview

AmeriCorps Urban Safety Program is seeking to fill Full-Time and Part-Time community organizer positions. Located in Wayne State University’s Center for Urban Studies, AmUS is working to implement initiatives to increase public safety and decrease victimization in targeted neighborhoods throughout the City of Detroit. These initiatives are designed to; improve levels of neighborhood guardianship, reduce victim attractiveness and susceptibility, use technology for crime mapping and analysis, as well as increase neighborhood communication on matters of public safety. AmUS volunteers work with neighborhood residents to create block clubs, start citizen patrols, board up vacant properties, clear safe pathways for students who walk to school, implement crime prevention strategies and more. Members also network and build coalitions with community organizations including; community development corporations, schools, church groups, and police precincts. Program benefits include non profit experience, profession development and skills training, childcare assistance for eligible members, a housing stipend, health coverage for full time members and an education award upon successful completion of service.

Program Requirements
Applicants must be 18 years of age. The role of an AmUS member requires two years of college education or comparable work experience, as well as experience with community organizing, conflict resolution, leadership skills, public speaking and general computer competency. Fluency in Spanish or Arabic is helpful, but not a requirement. Access to reliable transportation is required and having your own car is recommended.

Program Start / End Date
10/01/2015  –   09/30/2017

Accepting Applications
Now – 3/31/2017

Please  send resumes to DeShawn Singleton at deshawn.singleton@wayne.edu

AmUS is located at Wayne State University’s Center for Urban Studies on 5700 Cass Avenue, Detroit, MI 48202