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Welcome to Mesa United Way!

We’re thrilled to welcome the Mesa United Way’s two AmeriCorps programs to the community of organizations using the AmeriCorps Impact Suite!  A majority of AmeriCorps programs in Arizona are now using the Impact Suite. Operation Second Wind Operation Second Wind places citizens of Mesa, most aged 55 or over, as service delivery professionals at nonprofit human and health services agencies around the city.  The AmeriCorps member then provides services at one of the agency’s service sites, where they generally partner with a ‘mentor-trainer’ in that office.  Members deliver crucial services in the areas of economic hardship and homelessness, childhood literacy,…

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19 Jun 2018 Posted by America Learns in AmeriCorps, News no comments

FRYSC Corps + America Learns (Video)

FRYSC Corps provides caring and compassionate literacy tutors for students in Kentucky schools who are at risk for academic failure.  Each FRYSC AmeriCorps member directs her efforts to the needs specific to the community where she’s placed: support, tutoring, volunteer recruitment and management, and project planning. FRYSC’s director, Heather Musinski, recently created the following video to share the reasons she’s been investing in the AmeriCorps Impact Suite for her program since 2011.  Thanks tons, Heather!  

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05 Jun 2018 Posted by America Learns in AmeriCorps, Client Success Stories, News no comments

Welcome to Berkeley READS at the Berkeley Public Library!

We’re so excited to welcome the Berkeley Public Library’s adult and family literacy program (Berkeley READS) to the America Learns community! Berkeley READS offers the following programming: One-on-one tutoring: Learners are matched with tutors for weekly tutoring sessions. Free instructional materials are provided. Drop-in sessions: Open sessions are available for learners on the waiting list and for those who want additional assistance. Computer Lab: Learners learn and access software with tutor support. Small group tutoring: Learners support each other on focused projects. Family literacy: Volunteers visit local organizations, providing story visits and free books to children. Special programming is also…

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30 May 2018 Posted by America Learns in News no comments

Illinois Bar Foundation + America Learns (Video)

The Illinois Bar Foundation’s AmeriCorps program — Illinois JusticeCorps — has been using the AmeriCorps Impact Suite’s timesheet module since Illinois’ service commission stopped working with its statewide AmeriCorps compliance and reporting vendor. Illinois JusticeCorps places college and law student volunteers in courthouses to help people without lawyers navigate the judicial system.  Originally established as a pilot program in Cook and McLean Counties by The Chicago Bar Foundation and the Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Access to Justice, JusticeCorps has proven to be a valuable program to help unrepresented litigants obtain the assistance they need to address vital civil legal problems….

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22 May 2018 Posted by America Learns in AmeriCorps, Client Success Stories, News no comments

Mt. Adams Institute + America Learns (Video)

The Mt. Adams Institute has been using the timesheet portion of the AmeriCorps Impact Suite for five years.  We’re so grateful for the partnership. Based in the state of Washington, MAI offers programs that connect people of all ages to the natural world, including kids learning about forest ecology alongside scientists, young adults and military veterans building skills that lead to jobs in the public lands and natural resources sector, and volunteers of all ages supporting the management of public lands. Aaron Stanton, MAI’s AmeriCorps Director, just created the following video to share why MAI continues to invest in the…

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22 May 2018 Posted by America Learns in AmeriCorps, Client Success Stories, News no comments

Partners for After School Success + America Learns (Video)

Based in Dane County, Wisconsin, Partners for After School Success addresses the unmet educational needs of middle and high school youth through literacy tutoring and academic support, provides extended learning programs that build social-emotional learning skills, and engages youth in service to the community. Bonnie Erickson, PASS’s AmeriCorps Coordinator, recently created the following video to share how her program benefits from the AmeriCorps Impact Suite, specifically the Data+ side of the platform. Thanks so much for sharing your experiences, Bonnie!  

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20 May 2018 Posted by America Learns in AmeriCorps, Client Success Stories no comments

South Carolina Service Commission + America Learns (Video)

For the past six years, the South Carolina Service Commission has used the AmeriCorps Impact Suite to make sure that AmeriCorps timesheet compliance is easy, efficient, and error-free for commission staff, program staff, AmeriCorps members, and host site supervisors. Becky Brennan Thom, the commission’s Senior Program Officer, just created the following video to share how the Impact Suite has made a huge difference for commission staff and the state’s programs. Thanks so much for sharing your experiences, Rebecca!  

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20 May 2018 Posted by America Learns in AmeriCorps, Client Success Stories no comments

Wisconsin Primary Health Care Association + America Learns (Video)

Since 2015, the Wisconsin Primary Health Care Association has invested in the AmeriCorps Impact Suite for its national service effort, the Wisconsin HealthCorps.  HelathCorps members provide individual and broad based health education, enroll individuals in health benefits and service programs, and build community coalitions with other local stakeholders. Kysa Stocking, the program’s director, just used her phone to record the following video on why she continues to invest in the Impact Suite for her program.  Thanks, Kysa!

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20 May 2018 Posted by America Learns in AmeriCorps, Client Success Stories no comments

Youth Policy Institute + America Learns (Video)

For more than 30 years, Youth Policy Institute has been breaking the cycle of intergenerational poverty in Los Angeles.  The organization focuses on direct education and comprehensive services, including early childhood education, tutoring, operating K–12 schools, college preparation, computer labs, case management, financial capability, and job training. YPI has used the AmeriCorps Impact Suite for a number of years after determining that a more traditional data system wasn’t sufficient to meet its needs.  Below, you’ll find a video that two of the amazing individuals who lead YPI’s national service efforts made to share some of the reasons they’re continuing to use…

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18 May 2018 Posted by America Learns in AmeriCorps, Client Success Stories, News no comments

Literacy AmeriCorps Palm Beach County + America Learns (Video)

Literacy AmeriCorps Palm Beach County has been using the AmeriCorps Impact Suite (formerly known as the America Learns Network) for nine years, since 2009. Brad Hertzberg, one of the program’s leaders, created the following video to share why the Florida program has continued to invest in the Impact Suite for its program year after year. Thanks, Brad! 

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15 May 2018 Posted by America Learns in AmeriCorps, Client Success Stories no comments