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Welcome to LifeBridge AmeriCorps in West Virginia!

LifeBridge AmeriCorps bridges gaps to improve the quality of life for West Virginia’s most vulnerable populations.  It’s a full-time AmeriCorps program that seeks to improve school readiness, academic achievement, job readiness, financial literacy, long term food access, and veteran/military peer-to-peer mentoring across the state. We’re thrilled that LifeBridge is now using the AmeriCorps Impact Suite to monitor, report on, and improve the quality of its services across the state.  LifeBrige is not only one of the oldest AmeriCorps programs in the country, but  is now the first AmeriCorps program based in West Virginia to use the Impact Suite. Welcome!

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06 Aug 2018 Posted by America Learns in AmeriCorps, News no comments

Welcome to Youth Villages!

The Youth Villages Inner Harbour Campus is one of Georgia’s largest psychiatric residential treatment programs for children and youth with serious emotional disturbances. Serving young people throughout the Southeast since 1962, the Inner Harbour Campus merged with Youth Villages in the fall of 2009. The 1,200 acre woodland setting just outside of Atlanta offers a therapeutic environment that includes a lake, a sports field with a running track and playgrounds for recreational activities. Hiking trails, canoeing activities, a ropes course and equine therapy enhance treatment as well. The Youth Villages AmeriCorps program began in 2000 and has been recognized by…

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17 Jul 2018 Posted by America Learns in AmeriCorps, News no comments

Welcome to the Salinas Public Libraries!

We’re thrilled to welcome the Salinas Public Library system’s adult literacy program to the America Learns Network community. The library system will be using the Student Success Impact Suite to collect and report accurate data to its funders, manage and communicate with tutors and learners, and to drive data-driven decision-making.  On top of that, their adult literacy programs will also take advantage of our one-of-a-kind adult literacy strategy library — the only library built from the ground up with resources designed to address the specific challenges faced by volunteer adult literacy tutors. This marks the eleventh public library system that…

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22 Jun 2018 Posted by Gary Kosman in News no comments

Health360 + America Learns (Video)

Health360’s two AmeriCorps programs have used the AmeriCorps Impact Suite for several years. MHFA Corps’ 20 full-time members support widespread implementation of Mental Health First Aid in communications nationwide. CT AHEC Network AmeriCorps engages middle school, high school, and college students in service learning projects that address pressing community health issues. Health360’s AmeriCorps director, Celia Myer, recently created the following video to share the reasons she’s been investing in the AmeriCorps Impact Suite for her program. Thanks so much, Celia!    

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

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