Mayor Stephen P. Clark (Right)
Greater Miami Service Corps (GMSC) is one of over 150 service and conservation corps, operating in every state and the District of Columbia. GMSC services are designed to improve the knowledge, skills and abilities of youth to move toward achieving their full potential through youth development services and the leveraging of public/private resources.
Established in 1990 as a 501(c)(3), non-profit organization, GMSC engages out-of-school young people with employment and training services that reconnect youth to education, community, employment, and towards selfsufficiency.
GMSC first graduating class
The majority of young people come to GMSC looking for a secound chance to succeed in life. In return for their efforts, our young people receive guidance by adult leaders who serve as mentors and role models; a modest stipend and a wide range of member development services including significant educational opportunities, scholarship, career preparation, and the opportunity to invest in their communities. Many of the youth served are youth who emancipated from foster care, youth who are former offenders, youth who may have dropped out of school, youth who are basic skills deficient and youth who are single parents.
Greater Miami Service Corps program and services are designed to improve the knowledge, skills and abilities of youth to move toward achieving their full potential through youth development services and the leveraging of public/private resources. Program services / initiatives are as follows:
School for Integrated Academics and Technologies (SIATech): a charter dropout recovery high school housed at GMSC’s North Center provides youth with opportunities to earn a high school diploma and the foundation required for post-secondary success.
Civic Justice Corps: engages young people in the workforce and society using the Corps-to-Career model as a service strategy, in supporting the re-entry and aftercare process of youth engaged in the criminal justice system.
Out-of-School Youth Program: Provides at-risk youth between the ages of 16-21 the opportunity to continue their education and training in order to advance their skills and pursue the best jobs possible. Services offered through our Youth Program include: comprehensive assessment and career guidance / planning, leadership development opportunities, life skills, work readiness training and pre-employment skills training.
AmeriCorps: AmeriCorps Corpsmembers participate in community revitalization projects while at the same time enhancing their education and career development services. In exchange for their service, members receive a stipend and an educational scholarship award.
YouthBuild: YouthBuild is a youth and community development program that simultaneously addresses core issues facing low-income communities: housing, education, employment, crime prevention, and leadership development. In YouthBuild programs, low-income young people work toward their GEDs or high school diplomas, learn job skills and serve their communities by building affordable housing, and transform their own lives and roles in society.