A_Michigan_lg_47950_7.gifAmeriCorps is a national service program that promotes and addresses critical needs in communities.

  AmeriCorps is grant-funded and awarded to non-profits, school districts, community/public agencies and faith-based groups.  AmeriCorps members,    commit to a year of service in the communities where they live and work.AmeriCorps Economic Opportunity Coaching Program is a local program that  provides direct service to clients of Peckham, Inc. in the areas of financial literacy and employability skills coaching. Members are placed in focus areas; such as Adult Education, Youth Services, Financial Literacy, Income Tax Preparation, and World of Work or Employability Skills (PATH Program).

Programs at Peckham

  • Adult Education: Members serving with the Adult Education program provide direct service to clients in ESOL, Citizenship, GED and English comprehension tutoring​
  • Youth Services: Members serving with the Youth Services department provide direct service to at-risk youth in the areas of financial literacy and employability skills.
  • World of Work: Members serving the World of Work program provide direct service to clients to gain and improve employability skills.
  • ​Financial Literacy: Members providing Financial Literacy services engage in direct service with clients to help them understand the tools and skills necessary for managing finances and turning income into lasting assets.
  • ​PATH (Employability Skills): Members serving the PATH program at Capital Area Michigan Works!  members provide resume and cover letter development, professional dialect, job searching and application assistance, and professional image coaching.
  • ​Income Tax Preparation: Members providing income tax preparation services provide individual and group coaching sessions so that clients may learn how to prepare income tax returns without having to seek paid-preparation in the community.

AmeriCorps Economic Opportunity Coaching Program

AmeriCorps members serving in the Economic Opportunity Coaching Program provide individualized coaching to Peckham clients and eligible community members from Ingham, Eaton, Clinton and Calhoun counties. Members coach people with disabilities, refugees, and low-income individuals in the areas of financial literacy, adult education, employability skill development, and tax preparation in an effort to help them achieve and maintain economic stability.


James Madaski
AmeriCorps Program Manager
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