Keep Austin Housed (KAH), a project of Front Steps, affects positive change in the lives of children, youth, and adults who are at risk of experiencing or currently experiencing homelessness. KAH places 35 full-time AmeriCorps members in 11 nonprofits across Austin to address the issues of homelessness and contribute to a community that is healthy, educated, safe, and self-sustaining.
KAH AmeriCorps members work directly with individuals to overcome barriers to housing, employment, and personal stability. In addition to work at their sites, members develop personally and professionally through team-building events, trainings, and service opportunities.
-Serve full-time from September 2018-July 2019. Work hours vary but are typically 9:00am-5:00pm Monday-Friday.
-Serve for 11 months as part of AmeriCorps, a national service initiative to help others and meet critical needs in the community. For more information about AmeriCorps, visit http://www.nationalservice.gov/programs/americorps/americorps-state-and-national.
-Aid with existing case management services to address specific barriers clients are experiencing regarding his or her housing, employment, and/or personal stability goals.
-Educate the community about homelessness as well as recruit, train and coordinate volunteers in supporting client, site, and project needs.
-Attend regular trainings and participate in community service projects.
-Make lifelong friendships and connections
-Annual living allowance of $12,630
-Student loan forbearance on qualified federal loans
-Professional development and training opportunities
Any Baby Can, Caritas of Austin, Casa Marianella, Family Eldercare, Foundation Communities, Foundation for the Homeless, Goodwill Industries of Central Texas, LifeWorks, SafePlace, and Trinity Center.
- Members must be at least 20 years of age
- Have completed at least one year of college coursework
- Work/volunteer/intern experience with homeless and/or social services preferred
- Members must be able to establish and maintain professional boundaries as well as feel comfortable working with families, children, adolescents, and single adults in issue areas of shelter and housing, mental health, substance abuse, domestic violence, general health, education, and refugee services.
**Members will be required to pass a National Criminal Background Check before beginning service.
Childcare assistance if eligible, Education award upon successful completion of service, Health coverage, Living allowance, Stipend, Student loan forbearance, Training
College Degree, Credential or Certification
English, Chinese, Korean, Portuguese, Spanish, Thai, Vietnamese
Subject to criminal background check
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