AmeriCorps Seeks Volunteers For Training Assistance

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AmeriCorps Seeks Volunteers For Training Assistance

An AmeriCorps VISTA member tutors a student in Washington, D.C. (photo AmeriCorps VISTA)
An AmeriCorps VISTA member tutors a student in Washington, D.C. (photo AmeriCorps VISTA)

Partnership with STC assists in initiatives

AmeriCorps and South Texas College are seeking participants for its Continuing Education volunteer program. Volunteers are needed to assist with GED, ESL, computer, workplace and literacy initiatives.

AmeriCorps VISTA, along with STC’s Continuing Professional and Workforce Education, recently began the year-long program in an effort to assist low-income communities.

“We need volunteers to help with these classes,” says Alyssa Garcia, VISTA coordinator of Basic Skills Volunteers. “What I am focused on right now is the literacy movement, and helping people climb out of poverty. By helping these individuals obtain their GED, we can help them find a better wage job.”

“This is especially true for Hispanics who are at the poverty level,” she says. “Some work full-time and they are still considered low income. But once these people get their GED, they will be able to get a better job and have more opportunities as a whole.”

Garcia says the sooner people volunteer, the better to both serve the community and fight poverty together.

“Getting involved with this initiative will allow volunteers to bring a halt to the 36 million adults in the United States that lack basic work skills like literacy, and help the citizens of South Texas gain the skills they need in order to reach their maximum potential,” says Garcia.

For more information on volunteering, contact Garcia at 956-872-1671 or alyssa.n.garcia01@gmail.com.

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