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Welcome to the Kentucky Commission on Community Volunteerism and Service!

We’re thrilled to welcome the Kentucky Commission on Community Volunteerism and Service to the America Learns community. We’ve served individual nonprofits and government entities across Kentucky for a number of years.  After taking note of our track record in its state, the Commission has decided to partner with us to more easily collect and use data to monitor and support the performance of its AmeriCorps portfolio. This marks the fifth state service commission that we’ve had an opportunity to serve. Learn more about our work with service commissions.

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24 May 2017 Posted by America Learns in AmeriCorps, News no comments

Welcome to Prevent Child Abuse California!

Prevent Child Abuse California (PCA CA), an affiliate of Prevent Child Abuse America, coordinates the good work of all the state’s child abuse prevention agencies and organizations, and takes the lead at the State Capitol, where it lobbies for child abuse prevention legislation.  Prevent Child Abuse California also provides home visitation, parenting education and other child abuse prevention services directly to children and families throughout the state. We’re thrilled to begin working with PCA CA’s RISE program!  RISE, an AmeriCorps VISTA-funded effort, currently works across 13 counties in the state, providing low-income parents and their children with access to health services, economic supports, and…

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24 Mar 2017 Posted by America Learns in AmeriCorps, News no comments

Welcome to Delta Reads Plus!

We’re thrilled to welcome Delta State University’s new Delta Reads Plus effort to the community of organizations using the AmeriCorps Impact Suite. Housed at the University’s Center for Community and Economic Development, Delta Reads Plus will be providing essential one-on-one tutoring to students across five counties. “Delta Reads Plus is great news for both DSU and the local schools because some schools in the Mississippi Delta are facing low student achievement due to a perpetual lack of support and the economic disadvantages persistent in the area,” said David Tanner with the CCED. “Having AmeriCorps serve as tutors in these areas…

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01 Dec 2016 Posted by America Learns in AmeriCorps, News no comments

Welcome to Mount Grace Land Conservation Trust!

We’re absolutely thrilled to welcome Mount Grace Land Conservation Trust to the Impact Suite community.  After an extensive evaluation process, Mount Grace is investing in the AmeriCorps Impact Suite for its effort, MassLIFT (Massachusetts Land Initiative for Tomorrow). The overall goal of MassLIFT is to accelerate the pace of land protection across the Commonwealth.  The program is a collaborative effort of regional conservation organizations seeking to build public support for land conservation, increase regional conservation capacity, strengthen land stewardship, and provide opportunities for youth to connect with nature and engage in service learning. Twenty-three AmeriCorps members serve in the program, helping their…

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05 Oct 2016 Posted by America Learns in AmeriCorps, News no comments

America Learns on “Creating Good Work, Live”

Creating Good Work, Live, the web show that interviews social innovators around the world about their work, recently invited our CEO to appear on the show.  Gary brought along one of our favorite people, Toby Herzlich of Biomimicry for Social Innovation.  During the discussion, Gary shared how Toby inspired our team here to align more and more of our work with nature’s life principles. Check out the recording of the show below!

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22 Sep 2016 Posted by America Learns in News no comments

Education & Human Development Impact Suite is Fully-Aligned with New Mentoring Toolkit

Many, if not all, of the programs we serve ask themselves the same two questions all the time: – “Is my program making a impact?” and; – “Are the tools I’m using to measure this impact effective and valid?” To help programs answer this question, The National Mentoring Resource Center just launched a brand new Toolkit for mentoring programs, called aptly, the Measurement Guidance Toolkit for Mentoring Programs. This toolkit provides, “recommended instruments for measuring key youth outcomes in mentoring programs as well as several risk and protective factors that may be relevant to program outcomes.” The toolkit assists mentoring…

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18 Sep 2016 Posted by America Learns in Resources no comments

Welcome to the California Institute of the Arts!

We’re honored that the California Institute of the Arts has selected the AmeriCorps Impact Suite as its program management and measurement platform for the CAP Citizen Artist AmeriCorps Scholars and Fellows Program. Last year, the Los Angeles Times analyzed data from the Los Angeles Unified School District and concluded that “arts programs at a vast majority of schools are inadequate.”  Now, AmeriCorps has awarded CalArts Community Arts Partnership over $1 million to provide arts instruction to underserved youth in Los Angeles County.  Helping to fill the arts education gap between high-and low-income neighborhoods, the CAP Citizen Artist AmeriCorps Scholars and Fellows Program will provide…

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08 Sep 2016 Posted by America Learns in AmeriCorps, News no comments

Welcome to Dane County Department of Human Services!

We’re excited to welcome the Dane County Department of Human Services to the community of organizations using the AmeriCorps Impact Suite. DHS is home to Partners for Afterschool Success, a longstanding AmeriCorps program that addresses the unmet educational needs of middle and high school youth through literacy tutoring, extended learning programs, and other academic supports.  Program partners include schools, private agencies, neighborhood centers, and youth resource centers in Madison and rural Dane County. We’re looking forward to helping PASS’s leadership spend far more time really using data throughout the year to drive ongoing program improvements.  We’re also excited to help the…

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18 Aug 2016 Posted by America Learns in AmeriCorps, News no comments

Welcome to Community Mediation Maryland!

We’re so excited to begin working with Community Mediation Maryland’s AmeriCorps program.   Over the years, the program has inspired other organizations to create similar efforts around providing free conflict resolution services to families and neighborhoods. As an example, the program’s AmeriCorps members facilitate conversations between Baltimore police officers and high school students, bridging understanding between the two populations so that they don’t misunderstand one another’s intentions or actions on the streets. We’re looking forward to helping CMM build its capacity so that its staff can direct far more energy to its mission.  

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17 Aug 2016 Posted by America Learns in AmeriCorps, News no comments