BIIRMINGHAM, AL--- Workforce development and service to the community go hand-in-hand, especially during times of economic uncertainty. That’s why YWCA Central Alabama’s nationally recognized AmeriCorps program is offering a full year of compensated community service through it’s Building Communities, Bettering Lives AmeriCorps program. Interviews are ongoing now for remaining opportunities to support victims of domestic violence, help educate youth, or promote volunteerism and civic engagement.

AmeriCorps members provide capacity building and direct service within the YWCA and nonprofits around metro-Birmingham. All positions are full-time Monday-Friday. Benefits include a $1,200 per month stipend, a $6,345 education award, no-cost individual health insurance, childcare subsidy, student loan forbearance, professional development, and ample training. Members also engage in service throughout the community through fun and enriching ways.  Persons 21 and older are encouraged to apply.

To apply for the YWCA’s Building Communities, Bettering Lives AmeriCorps program, please submit a resume, cover letter, and three preferred choices for an interview to Angela Abdur-Rasheed at or visit