Peckham AmeriCorps

The Economic Opportunity Coaching Program is a one-year journey of exploration for both Peckham Team Members and AmeriCorps members.

Seeking to provide sustainable skill development and professional growth for Team Members and positive impact on our community through building relationships, individual achievement, and community service.

Our goal is to be a well-rounded team that exemplifies compassion, trust, good communication, diversity, consistency, flexibility, and shared core values.

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Interested?

Join our team.

“I am very grateful for the opportunity to serve at Peckham Inc. with wonderful colleagues. It was a great experience that I will always remember and look back on with pride…[I am most proud of] The ability to reach out to others in my community and provide them with the services they needed I am especially proud of the number of tax returns we completed an the quality of service we provided. Our annual report was the icing on the cake.”

Matthew B. – 2016-2017

“This whole experience was a risk, but I am glad that I took it, because nothing but positive came from this experience.”

Cheyenne T. – 2018-2019

“It made me realize how much I missed being in the Human Service side, and the ability to use my skills to help others overcome barriers and achieve their goals. It opened the door for me to see this, resulting in my returning to doing what I truly enjoy doing.”

Jennifer M. – 2019-2020

“Learning the experiences of a population I had not been exposed to very often prior to this service [was a positive result or benefit of my service position]. Positively impacting people and helping them to achieve their goals through enhanced English language whether that be in their professional career or personal life.”

Tyler M. – 2020-2021

“This opportunity has prepared me for a life of service in the public and nonprofit sector.”

Mojgan G. – 2021-2022

Measuring Impact

Employability Skills Clients Served
Financial Literacy Clients Served
Members Recruited/Served
Members Hired into Peckham

Programs

Members serving with the Adult Education program provide direct service to clients via Basic English tutoring, Literacy for Citizenship, and conversational English tutoring.

Members providing Employability Skills trainings provide direct service to clients seeking to gain and improve employability skills.

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.

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 tax preparation in the community.

Members serving the community employment programs at Capital Area Michigan Works! provide resume and cover letter development, interview prep., job searching and application assistance, and professional image coaching.

Members serving with Youth Services provide direct service to at-risk youth in the areas of financial literacy and employability skills

Questions?

Contact James Madaski, AmeriCorps Program Manager, at jmadaski@peckham.org or (517) 930-1600 or visit AmeriCorps Application to apply.