Join our team of innovative change-makers as we work to strengthen communities by empowering individuals in poverty to transform their lives through education, employment and fellowship!
Martha O'Bryan Center is an anti-poverty non-profit organization with longstanding history and deep community roots, grounded in tradition and strengthened by innovation. Founded in 1894 when Miss O'Bryan organized the Gleaners Society at First Presbyterian Church to support impoverished North Nashville residents, Martha O'Bryan Center has operated from the heart of Cayce Place - Nashville's most distressed community - since 1948. This is where we continue in service, partnering with Cayce Place families to open doors of hope and possibility, create a culture of attainment, and positively shape future generations. Service members help Martha O'Bryan Center serve more than 9,000 clients each year through a comprehensive continuum of services including early learning education, youth development, job placement, family resources, and social services.
The Martha O’Bryan Center K8 youth development program is designed to support the whole child – academically, socially, and emotionally. In addition to this support, students develop their interests and passions through the arts, recreation, and experiential learning opportunities. Americorps members will learn the inner workings of running a successful academic intervention program and be presented with the opportunity to take ownership and leadership in various roles according to their interests. Specific opportunities for leadership have included technology assistance, media & marketing, community outreach and social-emotional curriculum design.
This opportunity is for an 11 month AmeriCorps term. Service times are 10am – 7pm Monday – Friday.
Childcare assistance if eligible, Education award upon successful completion of service, Health coverage, Housing, Living allowance, Student loan forbearance, Training
We are committed to empowering our members to grow as leaders for justice while serving their community. As an AmeriCorps member at Martha O’Bryan Center you will gain an in-depth understanding of the challenges facing individuals in poverty while working alongside career nonprofit professionals to develop sustainable, innovative solutions to fight poverty. In 2017 our program was a winner in the Service Year “Best Practices” competition for the “Member Service Experience” component of our program. By joining our team, you will have access to: (1) High-quality training and professional development (2) Mentorship from our creative, passionate staff (3) Tools for self-exploration and personal growth (4) Plentiful opportunities to build your personal and professional network.
Subject to criminal background check