|Women In Distress of Broward County, Inc. is proud to be a part of the state AmeriCorps program. AmeriCorps is a national organization dedicated to community service in each of the 50 states. Federal funding gives Women In Distress an opportunity to recruit full-time team members each year to further the mission of the agency. The AmeriCorps members are responsible for providing Broward County with domestic violence awareness and prevention, as well as awareness about other forms of violence such as Teen Dating Violence and bullying through presentations, community outreach and advocacy. AmeriCorps members are given a modest living stipend and an educational award in return for their year-long dedication to the program.
The members use a mixture of curriculum and creative approaches in their presentations to impact the diverse communities and agencies in Broward County. Different members are assigned to different communities, such as the legal, medical, faith-based, Caribbean, GLBT, and incarcerated communities, in addition to the dozens of public schools that they attend regularly.
For more information on the AmeriCorps program, click here.
To request a presentation from AmeriCorps at Women In Distress, please contact AmeriCorps Manager Jennifer Mossadeghi.
These members have traveled across the nation to be a part of history. Each member brings a set of unique skills and leadership qualities that will help them facilitate violence prevention information to grades K-5 and domestic violence information throughout the community. These members choose excellence daily. They choose to work hard so they can better the lives of youth, adults and all of their community.
To read more about our current AmeriCorps members click here.
To view an album of AmeriCorps’ recent service projects, click here.
“Service to me is a responsibility, it is a civic duty to give back in whatever means possible…” – Melaine Mittoo, 11-12 AmC Member
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