JustServe helped to build a more safe and just community in Seattle/King County for 16 years. During that time, more than 750 people have contributed a year of National Service as JustServe AmeriCorps Members – providing frontline support to a wide variety of violence prevention projects in our community and helping to develop anti-poverty leaders of all ages.
In the final operating year (2011-2012), the JustServe AmeriCorps program was made up of:
- Anti-Violence Advocate Corps, a collaboration between Solid Ground, the Corporation for National and Community Service, Seattle Police Department, the King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office, El Centro de la Raza, WAPI Community Services, and the Village of Hope – organizations committed to creating a more just and safe community in Seattle/King County.
- Pathway to Career Corps, a pilot project for 2011-2012 using the National Service experience to transform the lives of young adults (aged 18 to 24) and help them break the cycles of unemployment, underemployment and lifelong poverty in our community.
Young people enrolled in this corps receive intensive case management, job training and experience, leadership development, exposure to living wage career options, and college preparation and navigation – all based in a year of service to the community as AmeriCorps Members.