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Welcome to Prevention Corps!

We’re grateful for the opportunity to begin working with another organization addressing the U.S. opioid epidemic: The Regional Youth Adult Social Action Partnership in Bridgeport, Connecticut. RYASAP’s 30 AmeriCorps members are coordinating activities related to prescription drug and opioid abuse prevention and intervention in four Regional Action Councils.  By summer 2018, the AmeriCorps members will have delivered 10 narcan trainings, led 300 community educational and/or awareness sessions, secured partnerships with 115 local pharmacies, among other activities.  The AmeriCorps members will also leverage an additional 100 volunteers who will be engaged in local prevention councils work to combat substance use in Connecticut.

17 Nov 2017 Posted by America Learns in AmeriCorps, News no comments

Welcome to 4-H CAPITAL in Travis County!

4-H CAPITAL AmeriCorps Afterschool Instructors lead and assist with hands-on science activities for at-risk youth elementary and middle school students across Travis County.  The program’s members teach lessons in five curriculum areas: Animal Science, Youth Gardening, Engineering, Natural Resources, and a Wildcard topic, using a combination of pre-designed lessons and lessons they create. Additionally, 4-H members volunteer with numerous outreach partners to support poverty relief, education, environmental sustainability, healthy living, or disaster services. 4-H CAPITAL is the first Austin-based AmeriCorps program to invest in the Impact Suite.  We’re grateful for the opportunity to work with the program’s incredible team of staff and…

27 Oct 2017 Posted by America Learns in AmeriCorps, News no comments

Welcome to the New York State Unified Court System!

We’re honored to that the New York State Unified Court System has invested in the AmeriCorps Impact Suite for its Community Mediation School Corps program. The program’s AmeriCorps members provide conflict resolution services and restorative practices in schools across 17 New York state counties.  In addition, AmeriCorps members leverage volunteers who are engaged in mediating school attendance, discipline, and interpersonal disputers.  AmeriCorps members’ efforts lead to higher school attendance rates, lower disciplinary referrals, and positive gains in school engagement. This is the third school-based mediation program that we’ve had an opportunity to serve across the country.  Welcome!  

17 Aug 2017 Posted by America Learns in AmeriCorps, News no comments

Welcome to College Access Now!

We’re excited to welcome College Access Now to the community of organizations using the AmeriCorps Impact Suite! Seattle-based CAN provides personalized and practical college-going support for motivated, low-income students in Seattle and South King County.  The organization’s program began as a grassroots initiative led by a group of dedicated volunteers helping twenty-nine 12th grade students gain acceptance to college.  Today, CAN is supporting more than 2,200 high school and college students, including more than 1,000 high school students at 11 high schools in four school districts, and 1,200 college students in Washington State and throughout the country. Welcome!!

08 Aug 2017 Posted by America Learns in AmeriCorps, News no comments

The Kentucky Coalition Against Domestic Violence Begins to Use the AmeriCorps Impact Suite

The Kentucky Coalition Against Domestic Violence (KCADV) provides a strong, statewide voice on behalf of domestic violence survivors and their children.  KCADV administers $9.5 million in state and federal funds to its 15 member programs, runs a Certification Program for domestic violence program staff including, and operates an Economic Empowerment Program serving survivors across the state.  KCADV also advocates on domestic violence-related issues at the state and federal levels, coordinates an annual conference with the Kentucky Association of Sexual Assault programs, and provides resources, training, and technical assistance to its member programs. Members of KCADV’s AmeriCorps State program, the Economic Empowerment Corps…

21 Jul 2017 Posted by America Learns in AmeriCorps, News no comments

Welcome to United Way of Greater Atlanta!

United Way of Greater Atlanta’s Project Health Access is the first public health-focused AmeriCorps program in the South to invest in the AmeriCorps Impact Suite for its operations. Project Health Access helps clinics and healthcare organizations meet the growing needs of Greater Atlanta’s uninsured, underinsured and homeless populations.  The program accomplishes its goals by increasing access to critical health services, care coordination, and health education.  Since 2010, Project Health Access has served more than 25,000 individuals in Greater Atlanta, providing crucial health services for uninsured and underinsured individuals and necessary benefits enrollment for the homeless. Welcome!

20 Jul 2017 Posted by America Learns in AmeriCorps, News no comments

Welcome to Frostburg State University!

We’re thrilled to begin serving Frostburg State’s longstanding AmeriCorps program, A STAR! (Appalachian Service Through Action and Resources). A STAR! was established in 1994 and has provided direct, substantive service programs that improve the literacy of children, enhance the health care and living conditions of children and elderly people, help at-risk youth by offering after-school programs, improve shelter and support services for low-income families and preserve the environment for the Western Maryland communities. A STAR! is among three of the first generation of AmeriCorps programs to begin using the AmeriCorps Impact Suite this summer. Welcome!

19 Jul 2017 Posted by America Learns in AmeriCorps, News no comments

Welcome to Christian Appalachian Project!

As the 12th-largest human services charity in the United States, Christian Appalachian Project served over 36,000 eastern Kentuckians during its most recent fiscal year.  In addition, CAP’s gift in kind program called Operation Sharing, provided assistance in all thirteen Appalachian states, reaching over 1 million people. Following its faith-based principles, CAP is helped by donors, volunteers, staff and the community to provide a variety of programs that have proven successful in helping people help themselves. CAP concerns stewardship and innovation. We’re so grateful to have an opportunity to begin serving CAP as it invests in portions of the AmeriCorps Impact Suite for its AmeriCorps and…

11 Jul 2017 Posted by America Learns in AmeriCorps, News no comments

Welcome to the Greater Chicago Food Depository!

The Greater Chicago Food Depository is Cook County’s local food bank. Working with a network of more than 700 partner agencies and programs including food pantries, soup kitchens and shelters, the organization distributes 160,000 meals every day, striving to end hunger in its community. The organization has led an AmeriCorps program since 2009.  Members have assisted benefits outreach efforts, coordinated food pantry operations, and supported programs that aim to alleviate hunger among older adults, children, and veterans. We’re so excited to be partnering with another nutrition-focused national service program to help it monitor, report, and multiply its impact through the…

07 Jul 2017 Posted by America Learns in AmeriCorps, News no comments

Welcome to Northwestern Settlement’s AmeriCorps Project YES!

Founded in 1891, Northwestern Settlement has nurtured, educated, and inspired children and families in need in Chicago.  Focusing on changing lives through education, social services, and the arts, Northwestern Settlement’s programs are fully integrated to meet the complex needs of our neighbors. Project YES!, the agency’s national service program, connects caring adults with youth in and around West Town.  The program’s AmeriCorps Members serve the community through mentorship, educational, service, artistic, and recreational activities.  The goal of the program is to support students’ academic achievements, provide alternatives to destructive behaviors, and foster an ethic of service in the entire community….

07 Jul 2017 Posted by America Learns in AmeriCorps, News no comments