As a Welcoming Atlanta AmeriCorp VISTA, you will have the opportunity to:
Develop programming to increase civic engagement among Atlanta’s foreign-born;
Address the socio-economic classes divide among Atlanta’s immigrant community through civic/leadership development;
Help in the development and expansion of Welcoming Atlanta programs and services;
Coordinate large scale recruiting events;
Increase Welcoming Atlanta’s capacity by creating volunteer recruitment strategies and training models;
Ensure sustainability and growth of Welcoming Atlanta both inside the City and through the Metro area.
*VISTA participation requires a time commitment of 40 hours per week.
We have hired 1 AmeriCorps VISTA and are currently seeking 1 more. Interested applicants should email their resume to email@example.com. Deadline is on August 4, 2017.
As a part of the initiatives of Welcoming Atlanta, we host a variety of events that cater to our mission of creating a inclusive community and supporting the growing foreign-born population. These events are great opportunities to support the efforts of Welcoming Atlanta while also becoming more connected to your community. You can participate in events that are dedicated to celebrating Atlanta’s diversity and increasing community dialogue and help you become more engaged in your community and bridge the gap between new and native Atlantans. Some of our seasonal events include:
Welcoming Week/Month (Fall)
Atlanta Soccer Festival (Fall)
Citizenship Workshops/Information Sessions (monthly)
MyCity Academy Sessions (Fall, Winter, Spring)
Financial Literacy Workshops
Business Development Workshops
Tabling at events
Read below about some of our interns’ experiences with Welcoming Atlanta!
“Getting the opportunity to intern with the Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs will always be one of the greatest experiences I have received. I am fortunate to have been able to work at an office where I was surrounded by individuals so passionate and devoted to not only their personal work but their community as well. The great lessons and wisdom they have shared will remain with me for the rest of my journey. Through this experience, I gained insight on what it really means to be a leader dedicated to a vision and cause that will forge the path for a greater future. ” – Roshaine Elliot, summer 2016 & 2017 intern
Check out the photos below from events that our Welcoming Atlanta interns & volunteers have participated in!