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FINANCIAL READINESS AND EDUCATION FOR EVERYONE 

Financial readiness and education is the key to breaking the cycle of poverty in our community. United Way is working to support the education of all young adults and adults in our communities.
 

Our financial readiness and education for everyone program aims to provide financial literacy tutoring to students in sixth through twelfth grade and adults through service sites in Clarendon, Lee, and Sumter Counties.

Individuals commit to a one-year term of service by becoming a member of the AmeriCorps Program engaging in small group and one-on-one mentoring.  The program aims to educate our youth and adults about budgeting, banking, loans, tax preparation and many other financial education topics.

For information on how you can get involved, contact Cynthia Moore at cmoore@uwaysumter.org or call 803-773-7935 ext. 102.

TO SIGN UP FOR FINANCIAL WORKSHOPS, PLEASE CLICK ONE OF THE LINKS BELOW:

Central Carolina Technical College - 853 Broad Street, Sumter

Register Here: 

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1DG2a7WBgwu3WSbWE-j-sVW0gLte1tMtzpu1l2g0npj8/edit

Sumter County Library - 111 N. Harvin Street, Sumter, SC 29150

Event Registration Library - Google Forms

Join AmeriCorps

We are recruiting individuals who are committed to serving their community by becoming a member of the AmeriCorps Program. Members provide small group and one-on-one financial literacy education to students and/or adults in Clarendon, Lee and Sumter Counties.


About AmeriCorps Members

AmeriCorps members are dynamic, engaging individuals who commit to intensive service in their community by helping others succeed. In the F.R.E.E AmeriCorps Program, members are 17 years and currently attending high school, 18 years or older with a high school diploma or GED and/or some college, or a retiree and are able to serve 10 to 35 hours per week for one year.


Member activities include:

  • plan structured and meaningful mentoring activities

  • implement one-on-one and small group mentoring

  • attend regular training and professional development

  • collaborate with staff to monitor program progress

  • serve as a positive role model to recipients

  • report on recipients served

  • create and manage a schedule to ensure all recipients receive appropriate education of at least three modules

  • participate in two community service projects

*specific duties vary across program sites


Member requirements:

  • Must be 17 years or older

  • Must have reliable transportation

  • Must commit to 10 to 35 hours per week

  • If 18 or older, must pass a criminal background check including FBI fingerprinting

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Service Sites

 

Clarendon County

  • To be determined

Lee County
  • To be determined

Sumter County
  • Central Carolina Technical College

  • United Way of Sumter, Clarendon and Lee Counties

  • Sumter United Ministries

  • The Salvation Army

  • Sumter County Community Centers

  • Ragin Preparatory Christian Academy

 

Make a difference, join today!

What is AmeriCorps?


AmeriCorps is a national service program designed to strengthen citizenship and the ethic of service by engaging thousands of Americans on a full-time or part-time basis to help communities to address their toughest challenges. The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) administers AmeriCorps at the federal level and works in partnership with states to develop service programs and create a community-based national service network. The United Way Association of South Carolina (UWASC) is the administrative agent for South Carolina's AmeriCorps.

Through their direct service and the volunteers they mobilize, AmeriCorps members meet our country’s critical needs in education, public safety, health, and the environment. AmeriCorps members serve in nonprofits, public agencies, and faith-based and community organizations. Since 1994, more than 7,000 South Carolina AmeriCorps members have provided needed assistance to underserved South Carolina residents. In return, AmeriCorps members receive a small living stipend and a Segal AmeriCorps Education Award to pay for college, graduate school, or to pay back qualified student loans.

For more information about AmeriCorps, click here

 
National Service

AmeriCorps engages more than 75,000 members in intensive service annually to serve through nonprofit, faith-based, and community organizations at 21,000 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 980,000 Americans have provided more than 1.3 billion hours of service to their communities and country through AmeriCorps.

AmeriCorps is a program of the Corporation for National and Community Service, a federal agency that engages millions of 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.  For more information, visit NationalService.gov.

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