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The AmeriCorps Urban Safety Program is seeking community organizers! If you are interested in making a difference in your community- please consider applying!

Member Duties
Members will assist in community organizing, forming neighborhood block clubs and citizen patrols, and various public health and safety initiatives.
Program Benefits
Monthly living allowance, education award upon successful completion of service, and training. Health coverage is available with full-time service, and child care service is available for eligible members.
Permits attendance at school during off hours. Access to reliable transportation is required, own car is recommended.
Service Areas
Public Health and Safety
AMUS membership requires these skills: Communication, Community Organizing, Conflict Resolution, Leadership, Public Speaking, Recruitment, and general Computer / Technology competency. Fluency in Spanish or Arabic is helpful, but not a requirement.
Service Description
Wayne State University – Center for Urban Studies is seeking AmeriCorps members to fill Full-time and Part-time positions within the AmeriCorps Urban Safety (AMUS) Program. The AMUS program is working to implement initiatives to increase public health and safety and decrease victimization in targeted neighborhoods throughout the City of Detroit and Wayne County. These initiatives are designed to 1) improve levels of neighborhood guardianship; 2) reduce victim attractiveness and susceptibility, and 3) use technology for crime mapping and analysis, and for enhancing neighborhood communication on matters of public safety. AMUS members work with residents and community groups to assist in forming neighborhood block clubs and citizen patrols, recruit and engage landlords and tenants in neighborhood safety and revitalization projects, and implement safe pathways for students who walk and use public transportation in their daily commute to neighborhood schools. Members also network and build coalitions with community organizations, including CDCs, schools, church groups, and police departments. In partnership with these groups, members organize community events ranging from educational forums to neighborhood potlucks to board-ups of abandoned and open houses.

Accepting Applications
10/1/2022 – 9/30/2023


Applications can be submitted online here

For questions or additional information, contact: Wayne State University / Center for Urban Studies, 5700 Cass Avenue, 2207 A/AB, Detroit, MI 48202; amusprogram@gmail.com313-577-2208.

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