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Step Up Savannah

Step Up Savannah, Inc. engages all sectors of the community to improve the economic mobility and financial stability of families in Savannah, Chatham County. Step Up Savannah’s work focuses on three strategic areas of wealth building, workforce development, and policy and advocacy.

Step Up is offering 3 Go South Internship Opportunities:

  • Research Project — The Impact of Government Fines/Fees in Our Community

  • Racial Equity Lens Implementation

  • Savannah Votes Coordinator 

www.stepupsavannah.org

Savannah-Chatham County Fair Housing Council(SCFHC)

The Savannah-Chatham County Fair Housing Council, Inc. (SCFHC) was incorporated as a private, not-for-profit organization as a 501(c)3 in 1994. The organization’s mission is to ensure equal housing opportunity regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, disability or familial status. SCFHC is one of only two Qualified Fair Housing Organizations (QFHOs) that provide comprehensive fair housing service to Georgia’s 159 counties.

SCFHC operates two programs: the Education program and the Enforcement program. The Education Program provides training on the Title VIII of the federal Civil Rights Act, otherwise known as the Fair Housing Act to housing providers, such as landlords, property managers, and real estate professionals as housing consumers, such as renters and first-time home buyers. The Enforcement Program focuses on investigating housing discrimination violations, including fair housing testing.

 

www.savannahfairhousing.org 

Park Place Outreach

Park Place Outreach Youth Emergency Shelter is a 12-bed temporary residential home for runaway, homeless, and at risk youth, ages 11-17.  We provide a safe and secure home for children in crisis, providing counseling (individual and family), tutoring, comfortable accommodations, three hot meals, and enrichment opportunities for youth residing with us.  We also operate a Street Outreach Program and Drop-In Center for young people ages 11-21 living on the streets and without family support.  Park Place has served over 6500 youth in Savannah since opening its doors in 1984.

Park Place seeks a Go South Intern to assist with all computer, internet, and social media aspects of our operations.  While we have a staff of approximately 25, only two employees are not direct service providers.  Like most non-profits, these two employees wear many hats and are charged with all of the administration and operations of the facility and organization.  In the course of the day to day operations, we have not had the time or the skill set to focus on our online presence or to take advantage of technology to organize our volunteers or donors.  

www.parkplaceyes.org 

 
 
 
Ogeechee-Canoochee Riverkeeper

Ogeechee Riverkeeper works to protect, preserve, and improve the water quality of the Ogeechee River Basin. The Basin/watershed includes the Canoochee River and coastal waterways in southeast Georgia from Tybee Island to Sapelo Sound, an area of over 5,000 square miles. We work with local communities within the watershed to share and collect information on the ecological and cultural importance of rivers and streams, and use that information to amplify the voices of those who speak for the watershed. We have a small staff of three people. We rely on volunteers, members, and consulting scientists and educators to guide our programs and implement our projects. During the Summer of 2018, we will host one or two Go South Fellows to help us build our organizational capacity by building new partnerships and outdoor educational opportunities, and increasing our outreach capabilities to rural areas of the watershed: ​

  • Green Infrastructure/Water Quality Intern

  • Rural Outreach/Community Asset Mapping Intern

www.ogeecheeriverkeeper.org

 
Lutheran Services of Georgia

The Refugee Services program of Lutheran Services of Georgia is entering its 6th year of resettling refugees in the Savannah area. To date, LSG has resettled over 400 refugees and SIVs (Special Immigrant Visas) from 10 nationalities (Afghanistan, the DR of the Congo, Cuba, Iran, Iraq, Myanmar, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Syria) in the Savannah area and actively serves at least 200 of these clients.  The Refugee Services program in Savannah consists of the R&P program, an in-house employment program, the Matching Grant program, a cultural orientation program, the Refugee School Impact Grant program, and Social Adjustment/Information and Referral program of DHS.  These different programs work together to assist refugees with becoming culturally oriented, financially self-sufficient, and integrated in Savannah.  LSG Savannah team consists of five fulltime staff members, one part time-member, one AmeriCorps VISTA, and a team of 10 PRN interpreters.

In the past two years, the State Department has identified civic engagement as an area of focus for refugee resettlement agencies.  LSG would welcome the opportunity to partner with a Go South intern to establish a civic engagement plan for both newly arrived refugees and the Savannah refugee community at large.  

www.lsga.org

  

Step Up Savannah

Step Up Savannah, Inc. engages all sectors of the community to improve the economic mobility and financial stability of families in Savannah, Chatham County. Step Up Savannah’s work focuses on three strategic areas of wealth building, workforce development, and policy and advocacy.

Step Up is offering 3 Go South Internship Opportunities:

  • Research Project — The Impact of Government Fines/Fees in Our Community

  • Racial Equity Lens Implementation

  • Savannah Votes Coordinator 

www.stepupsavannah.org

Step Up Savannah

Step Up Savannah, Inc. engages all sectors of the community to improve the economic mobility and financial stability of families in Savannah, Chatham County. Step Up Savannah’s work focuses on three strategic areas of wealth building, workforce development, and policy and advocacy.

Step Up is offering 3 Go South Internship Opportunities:

  • Research Project — The Impact of Government Fines/Fees in Our Community

  • Racial Equity Lens Implementation

  • Savannah Votes Coordinator 

www.stepupsavannah.org

Georgia Historical Society

Founded in 1839, the Georgia Historical Society is an educational and research institution created to tell the story of Georgia and its role in American history. The oldest cultural institution in the state and one of the oldest historical organizations in the nation, GHS is headquartered in Savannah with offices in Atlanta. For over 175 years, GHS has collected, preserved, and shared Georgia and American history through a variety of educational outreach programs, publications, and research services. 

The Georgia Historical Society is a major research center. The Society’s Library and Archives preserves and makes accessible the nation’s oldest collection of materials related to Georgia history, including more than 4 million manuscripts, 100,000 photographs, 30,000 architectural drawings, 15,000 rare books, and thousands of maps, portraits, and artifacts. Each year, the collection is accessed by thousands of researchers, scholars, educators, and students from across the world.

The Georgia Historical Society is offering four internship opportunities:

  • Documentary Research—Institutional History Project

  • Development of Inaugural Georgia Teacher Advisory Committee

  • Prospective Donor and Fundraising 

  • Archival Processing Project 

www.georgiahistory.com 

The Juliette Gordon Low Birthplace

The Juliette Gordon Low Birthplace (JGLB) in Savannah, Georgia is the beloved “front door” of the Girl Scout Movement, visited annually by 40,000 people from around the globe. A notable cultural resource belonging to Girl Scouts of the USA, the site traces the arc of Juliette Low’s life and the Girl Scout Movement she founded, championing girls’ and women’s empowerment through tours and educational programming. 

In fall of 2018, the JGLB plans to embark on a new initiative to incorporate disability inclusion as a core value that is woven through every element of our work.  Broad project goals are as follows:

  1. Extend GSUSA’s long tradition of INCLUSION and disability awareness by leading efforts to become more accessible to girls with disabilities, starting with the “heart home” of Girl Scouts, the Juliette Gordon Low Birthplace.

  2. Promote the EMPOWERMENT of people with disabilities by sparking conversations about contemporary (dis)ability frameworks and advocacy through high-quality public programming.

  3. Advance EQUITY for people with disabilities by offering inclusion training for JGLB staff, Girl Scout troops and their leaders, and other local audiences. 

A Go South Summer intern will build capacity for this exciting work by laying important groundwork to build our knowledge/resources and to begin to foster community relationships. 

www.juliettegordonlowbirthplace.org

 
 
 
Step Up Savannah

Step Up Savannah, Inc. engages all sectors of the community to improve the economic mobility and financial stability of families in Savannah, Chatham County. Step Up Savannah’s work focuses on three strategic areas of wealth building, workforce development, and policy and advocacy.

Step Up is offering 3 Go South Internship Opportunities:

  • Research Project — The Impact of Government Fines/Fees in Our Community

  • Racial Equity Lens Implementation

  • Savannah Votes Coordinator 

www.stepupsavannah.org

Southeast Georgia Communities Project—PRoyecto TEMA

Southeast Georgia Communities Project, Inc. was founded in 1995 to eradicate language barriers and help Latino/Migrant Farmworkers access primary healthcare services, health education and prevention services, and other much needed services.SEGCP currently houses a food pantry, provides emergency utility and prescription assistance, interpretation at a reduced fee, public benefits application assistance, translation, and a twice-monthly legal immigration clinic. Although we employed 12 full-time workers from 1999 to 2012, we are now managed by 3 volunteers. We are also assisted by court-ordered community service workers who help with restocking the food pantry, maintaining the clothing closet, and grounds maintenance.

 

SEGCP serves 5 rural counties in Southeast Georgia including Candler, Tattnall and Toombs Counties. The Sweet Onion Country,  as this area is called, has approximately 18,000 migrant and seasonal farm workers.  Approximately half of these workers are transient, most of them arriving from Texas, Florida and Mexico.  A new influx of non-Latino migrant farmworkers, including African Americans, Asians and veterans, has been seen in the past few years, though the larger part of farmworkers continue to be H2A guest workers. Though SEGCP has particular expertise working with migrant Latino farmworkers, it serves the entire local population regardless of ethnicity, especially elderly and disabled residents.

Although interns will be based at SEGCP, they will also be working with Toombs Family Intervention, a program that serves at-risk youth. Both organizations are seeking assistance with grant research and writing to help them reach more stable financial footing and expand their services. Spanish speakers preferred.

www.segcp.webs.com

 
Consumer Credit Counseling Services

Consumer Credit Counseling Service of the Savannah Area, Inc. (CCCS) is a local nonprofit 501 (c) 3 organization governed by a community board of volunteers and was established in 1965 to provide families with money management solutions.  CCCS provides counseling and educational services that reach over 7,000 individuals and families each year.  CCCS is a United Way member agency, a member of the National Foundation for Credit Counseling (NFCC), is accredited by the Council on Accreditation (COA), and a HUD-approved housing agency. Our nationally certified counselors are experts in budget, credit, debt and housing counseling.  CCCS is also a practitioner of the National Industry Standards for Home Ownership Education and Counseling.

Our purpose is to increase financial knowledge, help families solve current financial problems and achieve future goals.

Our mission is to provide the best non-profit community service, dedicated to delivering professional and confidential counseling, debt management, housing counseling and consumer credit education to all segments of the community regardless of ability to pay.

CCCS seeks an intern with an interest in grant writing. 

www.cccsav.com

 
Chatham County Safety Net Planning Council

  

The mission of Chatham County Safety Net Planning Council (Safety Net) is to develop an infrastructure to maximize access and utilization of affordable health services and to leverage available resources to assure improved health status for our Chatham County residents.

Safety Net was created in 2004 to assist the Chatham County Commission in better meeting the health care needs of uninsured and underinsured residents.  It is a county-wide planning body of key stakeholders, including providers, government representatives, advocates, funders, and advocates which meets every other month.  Safety Net has been recognized as a model collaborative for helping to streamline access to quality healthcare for our citizens.

As a Go South Intern, you will work in a fast-paced environment supporting our Key Programs. The intern would have an opportunity to grow and develop skills in many areas including marketing, communications, and programmatic development.

www.chlink.org

City of Savannah

The City of Savannah Office of Business Opportunity is responsible for administering and coordinating the City's economic and small business development programs to foster a strong local economy, spur business and job growth, and provide for a better quality of life in Savannah. The Office focuses on programs and activities that are geared toward improving economic opportunities and increasing financial well-being for individuals, families, and small businesses in Savannah. Through the Savannah Entrepreneurial Center, the Office of Business opportunity offers prospective and existing entrepreneurs training opportunities, business outreach, direct assistance and various support services such as referrals to business and financial resources.

 

One of the City’s strategic priorities is to create Economic Strength and Reduce Poverty. The City of Savannah is committed to doing its part to raise our residents out of poverty; prepare youth and adults to participate in the economy, and be self-sufficient; line our commercial corridors with viable, appropriate businesses and create a resilient, balanced economy for all.

The Office of Business Opportunity is offering two Go South internships this summer. One intern will support the Office of Business Opportunity with conducting a Commercial Corridor Assessment. Tasks will include a review of the literature and best practices, survey design and distribution, data collection and analysis, and reporting of results. Another intern will assist Savannah to build a comprehensive partner database and will research opportunities for a community-wide, trackable and user-friendly referral app. This will allow Savannah organizations to collaborate with ease and provide better services. Tasks will include a review of existing documents, collaboration with community partners, information gathering, and research of best practices