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Youth Opportunity Fellow

Emmaus House
Southside of Atlanta - Peoplestown, Summerhill, Mechanisville, Pittsburgh, South Atlanta
Salary of $25/hour for 30 hours/week
Closing date
Feb 16, 2023
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Southside Works Fellow

Position Description


Emmaus House and the Atlanta Center for Self Sufficiency (ACSS) have partnered to support economic opportunity outcomes for young adults by offering a ten-month paid fellowship to a youth leader with a strong connection to the youth of the southside of Atlanta.

Goals of the Fellowship

Emmaus House and ACSS aim to learn more about youth employment and entrepreneurship needs through this fellowship. The Southside Works Fellow will engage other young adults in learning about existing community-based resources and evaluating their effectiveness. They will also seek to inform and influence how workforce-related programs for youth and young adults are developed and implemented within Southside communities. At the same time, Emmaus House and ACSS will provide intentional professional development opportunities for the Southside Works Fellow to help build upon their leadership and advocacy skills, including training, peer support, and mentorship.


  • Participate in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion training opportunities.
  • Engage in the ongoing work of ACSS and Emmaus House, creating opportunities for place-based learning and interaction
  • Connect with community leaders and attend outreach opportunities, including NPU-V monthly meetings (8 meetings) and at least two neighborhood meetings per month (one of which will be the Peoplestown Neighborhood Association meeting)
  • Utilizing social media and innovative engagement strategies, connect with youth and young adults ages 14 through 24, including with program participants at Emmaus House and ACSS.
  • Organize and facilitate site visits to community-based organizations to research and evaluate the effectiveness of current resources
  • Establish relationships with leaders and students at Carver and Maynard Jackson High Schools, Atlanta Technical College, and other training sites
  • Attend at least three workforce partner meetings throughout the year
  • Convene monthly meetings with youth and young adults to share resources, gather information, and offer training opportunities
  • Report at the end of the grant term with lessons learned and recommendations


  • Familiarity with Atlanta’s southside neighborhoods
  • High School diploma or equivalent
  • A deep understanding and passion for youth and young adult economic success
  • Availability to work 30 hours per week


  • Salary of $25/hour for 30 hours per week

To apply, please submit your resume and a statement describing your interest in this position to gregcole@emmaushouse[dot]org or dana.inman@atlantacss[dot]org.

About the Partners

Emmaus House, a ministry of the Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta, is a multi-service organization in Peoplestown, a historic community in Atlanta, Georgia. The neighborhood has endured significant public and private disinvestment and other barriers to opportunity. Emmaus House works with residents and other stakeholders by embracing a multi-generation framework to identify and achieve community priorities.

Atlanta Center for Self Sufficiency, Inc. (ACSS) empowers individuals in our community to become self-sufficient, sustainably employed, and economic contributors to society. Our programs seek to reduce barriers to employment for financially vulnerable populations, including those unemployed and underemployed, veterans, individuals who are homeless or at imminent risk of homelessness, residents of subsidized housing, victims of domestic violence and sex crimes, and returning citizens. We deliver comprehensive services that prepare individuals to re-enter the workforce by helping them to identify their natural aptitudes and career interests; develop job readiness and life skills; set specific, attainable career goals; access vocational training; and ultimately obtain employment.



Emmaus House serves residents of Peoplestown, an underserved neighborhood in Atlanta just south of Turner Field where 48% of families live below the poverty line and 33% of residents do not have a high school diploma, compared to only 12.6% of adults citywide. In this context, Emmaus House seeks transformational change in the lives of individuals, within communities, and in the systems that shape lives. We seek to empower people whose lives are affected by poverty, race inequities, and educational disparities.

Programmatically we have two primary goals: to increase educational outcomes for children and youth and to provide opportunities that lead to economic independence for families. We work toward these goals using a two-generation approach to creating opportunities for and addressing needs of both vulnerable children and their parents.

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1017 Hank Aaron Drive SW
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