AmeriCorps Learn and Serve
SALS, the Fayette-Plateau Vocational School, and the Fayette County School systems work with vocational students during the academic and summer months on housing projects that relate to their classroom work.
VISTA volunteers are their to help with the Americs Reads challenge. That challenge is that all children read well and independently by the end of the third grade. Trained reading tutors from all walks of life work closely with teachers and schools to enhance children’s learning. The VISTA volunteers are providing training and guidance to make the volunteers’ experience both rewarding and effective, as well as coordinating numerous other educational services at the SALS Community Center.
A national service movement that engages Americans of all ages and backgrounds in services to address critical problems in our nation’s communities in the areas of education, public safety, the environment, and other human necessities. SALS AmeriCorps volunteers serve the Coalfield Housing Project and as hosts to the the college, global, and faith-based volunteers who come to assist the Project. They render services for 1700 hours and at the end of their time, receive an educational award of $4700. The main objective is to strengthen themselves, as well as the community.
College Work Camp Program
SALS is the host of numerous college work camps during alterative Fall/Spring break weeks for working on housing and Youthbuild mentoring.
SALS is one of only a few United States sites for this international organization that brings several teams of professional people to work on housing and Youthbuild mentoring.