The United Way of Anderson County AmeriCorps program is a disaster preparedness based program that focuses on community preparedness. AmeriCorps is the national service initiative signed into law by President Clinton in 1993. Thousands of Americans of all backgrounds have met community needs, and earned education awards in return as a result of AmeriCorps programs. AmeriCorps joins a long tradition of efforts encouraging and rewarding service dating back to America’s beginning and including the Civilian Conservation Corps, the GI Bill and the Peace Corps. The mission of AmeriCorps is to improve lives, strengthen communities, and foster civic engagement through service and volunteering.
Above all, AmeriCorps helps communities meet their education, public safety, human or environmental needs through service. Every AmeriCorps program is a powerful model for communities to apply in their problem solving.
This program is supported through a partnership with the Corporation for National and Community Service and The United Way Association of South Carolina.
WE ARE CURRENTLY NOT ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS AT THIS TIME.
To learn more about AmeriCorps visit www.americorps.gov.
Upstate Prepared served at the United Way of Anderson County’s Dream Day 2020. They assisted with other groups to clean up a cabin in Anderson County which used to be a cabin for enslaved people.
Upstate Prepared served with Lt. Todd Caron to assist in the facilitate Active Assailant training.
Steve Mosley and Jesse Bridgeman serving as volunteers during a Poverty Simulation.
Jesse Bridgeman serving at the Oconee County Emergency Operations Center after the tornadoes in Seneca, SC.
Holly Garner and Linda Cameron serving at the Salvation Army portable shower station.