Employment

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

Wayne State University – Center for Urban Studies

Governor’s / Detroit Mayor’s AmeriCorps Urban Safety (AMUS) Initiative

Member Duties
Members will assist in community organizing, forming neighborhood block clubs and citizen patrols, and various public 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.
Terms
Permits attendance at school during off hours. Access to reliable transportation required, own car recommended.
Service Areas
Public Safety
Skills
The role of an AMUS member requires two years of college education or comparable work experience, and 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 AmeriCorps Urban Safety Project (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: 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 boardups of abandoned and open houses.

Program Start / End Date
10/6/2015 – 10/5/2016
Accepting Applications
6/30/2015 – 3/31/2016

Contact:

Applications can be submitted online here

For questions or additional information, contact: Cynthia Duquette, Wayne State University / Center for Urban Studies, 5700 Cass Avenue, 2207 A/AB, Detroit, MI 48202; ad8128@wayne.edu313-577-2155.

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