Martha O'Bryan Center, Inc.
Join our team of innovative change-makers as we work to strengthen communities by empowering individuals in poverty to transform their lives through education, employment and fellowship!
is a national volunteer service program that supports thousands of service members in giving back to their community. When you join AmeriCorps, you use your energy, ideals, and talents to make a difference in your community. You also earn money for education, learn to be a leader, and gain real job skills. AmeriCorps service years are excellent opportunities for ambitious young professionals to build their resume while gaining meaningful experiences and creating lifelong memories.
Martha O'Bryan Center
is an anti-poverty non-profit organization with longstanding history and deep community roots, grounded in tradition and strengthened by innovation. Founded in 1894 when Miss O'Bryan organized the Gleaners Society at First Presbyterian Church to support impoverished North Nashville residents, Martha O'Bryan Center has operated from the heart of Cayce Place - Nashville's most distressed community - since 1948. This is where we continue in service, partnering with Cayce Place families to open doors of hope and possibility, create a culture of attainment, and positively shape future generations. Service members help Martha O'Bryan Center serve more than 9,000 clients each year through a comprehensive continuum of services including early learning education, youth development, job placement, family resources, and social services.
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A living allowance of $13,750 for 48 weeks (11 months)
Education award of $5,930 upon successful completion of service
Health insurance reimbursement ($160 per month)
Cell phone reimbursement ($25 per month)
Staff Assistance Program
Exceptional non-profit training & professional development
Recreational opportunities alongside a diverse and exceptional staff across the programs and schools
Direct service experience in an innovative, inspiring atmosphere
Family Support Specialist
The Family Support Specialist will work alongside our Family Support & Clinical Services team to provide holistic educational experiences for families enrolled in our Tied Together and Play & Learn programs. Our innovative family support programs help to educate parents so that they are better able to facilitate the development of healthy, competent and caring children. Our educational model combines four core strategies: (a) Prevention and early intervention; (b) Empowerment and strengthening; (c) Development of supportive social networks; (d) Promotion of broad community change.
This opportunity is for an 11 month AmeriCorps term. Service times are 8am – 5pm Monday – Friday.
2 years of college education
Applicants who have completed a four year degree, especially in education or social work or related fields, are preferred
Experience working with youth and/or parents preferred
Applicants must have the ability to access transportation, including public transportation, to work-site and community-based work assignments
Some projects may require the use of the members’ own vehicles