Americorps

The AmeriCorps Jackson program offers individuals a unique opportunity to improve communities through service. AmeriCorps members are passionate and committed to their mission to bring individuals and communities out of poverty.  Members make a year-long, full-time commitment to serve on a specific project at a nonprofit organization or public agency. They focus their efforts to build the organizational, administrative, and financial capacity of organizations that fight illiteracy, improve health services, foster economic development, and otherwise assist low-income communities.

AmeriCorps is a real-life education and work experience wrapped into one. Members learn teamwork, leadership, responsibility and other essential skills that will help them for the rest of their lives. Members also gain the personal satisfaction of taking on challenges and seeing results.

MBK serves a host site for members of the AmeriCorps Jackson program. Members serving at MBK gain experience in community-based health services, clinic-based health services, and health disparities research and evaluation. Upon completion of a two week public health orientation, members have the opportunity to select their area of interest.  Members are then appointed to one of MBK’s three Centers to complete their one year of service.

This project is a service of the City of Jackson.

Project Staff: 

Training Program Manager:
Antwan Nicholson, MA
anicholson@mbk-inc.org
601-898-0000 ext. 113