Mentoring Partners

Brevard County Public Schools
Ginger Blair
Community Involvement Coordinator
2700 Judge Fran Jamieson Way
Viera, FL 32940
Phone: (321) 633-1000 ext 644
Fax: (321) 633-3620
Email: Blair.ginger@brevardschools.org

National Service Programs — AmeriCorps

AmeriCorps Red Cross Florida Team
Julianne Ballard
American Red Cross Florida’s Southern Gulf Region
2610 Northbrooke Plaza Drive
Naples FL.34119
Phone: (239) 596-6868
Fax: (239) 596-6923
Email: Julianne.ballard@redcross.org
Website: www.arclcc.org
Program Focus: Disaster Services
Program Year: Jan – Dec

AmeriCorps members serve in local disasters and emergencies and to educate communities about disaster preparation.  Members increase public awareness and education to prevent, prepare for and cope with all types of emergencies and disasters. Members also serve veterans through information and referral, educational services, and as mentors.  In the event of a disaster, members are trained to deliver direct services to disaster victims.

Florida Conservation Corps AmeriCorps
Sebastian Inlet State Park, Brevard & Indian River Counties
Indian River Lagoon State Park, Brevard & Indian River Counties
Heather Grames
Department of Environmental Protection
Bureau of Operational Services
4801 Camp Ranch Road
Gainesville, Florida 32641
(850) 544-3596
Email: heather.grames@dep.state.fl.us
Website: www.floridastateparks.org
Program Focus: Environment
Program Year: Jan – Dec

As part of Project A.N.T. (AmeriCorps Non-native plant Terminators), AmeriCorps members focus on invasive exotic plant management and trail improvements in Florida’s state parks. Spending a majority of their time outdoors, members treat and survey for invasive exotic plants in addition to performing trail improvements and assessments. Members also recruit volunteers to assist with invasive exotic plant management, and educate park visitors and the local community about the damaging effects of invasive exotic plants on Florida’s unique ecosystems.