AmeriCorps Programs

Organization NameOrganization DescriptionProgram FocusCounties ServedContact Information
AMIkids, Inc.AmeriCorps members will be responsible for hosting monthly job clubs, one on one mentorship, and group mentoring (Career readiness mentoring curriculum provided). They will also assist the Career Coordinators (CC) on preparing monthly service learning activities. Team leaders will work closely with CC to ensure Career readiness and job placement efforts are made.Economic OpportunityStatewideRebecca Corrigan
5915 Benjamin Center Dr.
Tampa, FL 33634
rcorrigan@amikids.org
813-293-7076
AMIkids.org
Big Brother Big Sisters of St. Lucie, Indian River and Okeechobee CountiesAmeriCorps members provide reading tutoring services to students in grades K-3 in St. Lucie, Indian River and Okeechobee Counties. Members also participate in community events to promote, encourage, and support family and adult literacy. The goal of the program is to increase reading skills of students through individual and small group reading tutoring.EducationIndian River, St. Lucie, OkeechobeeJenna Taylor
403 North US1
Fort Pierce, FL 34950
jenna.taylor@bbbsbigs.org
772-466-8535 ext 212
BBBSbigs.org
Big Brothers Big Sisters of MiamiThe AmeriCorps member will serve as Out of School Time mentors at the Carnival Center for Excellence (Center) where we currently offer tutoring, technological training, and life skills as well as digital literacy and career readiness programs for our mentees (Littles), their families, and the greater Miami community. AC members will provide group mentoring in our Out of School Time program to 150 youth in grades Kindergarten through 12th grade who are not currently matched with a mentor.EducationMiami DadeMabel Colon
Carnival Center of Excellence
550 NW 42nd Ave.
Miami, FL 33126
mcolon@bbbsmiami.org
BBBSmiami.org
Boys and Girls Club of Martin CountyThe Boys and Girls Clubs of Martin County AmeriCorps members will implement the research-based program Check and Connect in the county’s five middle schools: Stuart Middle, Hidden Oaks Middle, Murry Middle, Indiantown Middle, and Dr. David L. Andersen Middle. At the end of the first program year, the AmeriCorps members will be responsible for serving 750 students to increase academic engagement (behaviors) through improved attendance and a decrease in referrals. In addition, the AmeriCorps members will leverage 50 volunteers who will be engaged in mentoring middle school students.EducationMartinOmar Ferriera
11500 SE Lares Ave.
Hobe Sound, FL 33455
oferreira@bgcmartin.org
772-545-0054
BGCmartin.org
Boys and Girls Club of North Central FloridaThe Boys & Girls Club STEM Program AmeriCorps members will assist low income students with STEM project based learning activities at four Taylor County club sites. At the end of the first program year, AmeriCorps members will be responsible for assisting 150 disadvantaged students with STEM projects that will introduce students to hands-on STEM concepts and will result in increased scores in math and science. This program will focus on the CNCS focus area of education, improving student academic performance in science, technology, engineering, and math.EducationTaylorMeridith Anderson
918 N. Washington St.
Perry, FL 32347
meridith.andersonbgc@gmail.com
850-672-1049
BGCperry.org
Boys and Girls Club of Palm Beach CountyThe Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County AmeriCorps members will provide out-of-school education support and service-learning activities to 170 high school age youth at 7 clubs across Palm Beach County, Florida. At the end of the first program year, the AmeriCorps members will be responsible for ensuring on-time grade progression, increasing youth developmental assets, preparing high school age youth for post-secondary education, and enrolling high school seniors in college. The AmeriCorps members will leverage 70 volunteers who will be engaged in tutoring, mentoring, and other service-learning activities.EducationPalm BeachMaria Jimenez
800 Northpoint Parkway, Suite 204
West Palm Beach, FL 33407-1946
mjimenez@bgcpbc.org
561-683-3278 ext 1124
BGCpbc.org
Branches, Inc.The AmeriCorps Branches program provides after school tutoring and mentoring to K-12 at risk youth throughout Miami-Dade.  AmeriCorps members increase the reading and literacy skills of students through after school and summer programming.  EducationMiami-DadeDenise Athis
11500 NW 12th Ave.
Miami, FL 33168
dathis@branchesfl.org
305-442-8306 ext 2007
BRANCHESFL.org/americorps
Breakthrough Miami, Inc.Breakthrough Miami AmeriCorps members will provide academic, social and life skills mentoring for 5th to 9th grade under-resourced students at independent school sites in Miami-Dade County. Members will increase academic improvement of students served.. EducationMiami DadeLiz Augustin
3250 SW 3rd Ave, 6th Floor
Miami, FL 33129
liz@breakthroughmiami.org
305-646-7210
BreakthroughMiami.org
Broward CollegeBroward College has 50 part-time AmeriCorps members who provide peer mentoring and tutoring to underrepresented and first-generation college students. Their mentoring works to develop student competencies around study skills, FAFSA and scholarship applications, and adaptation to college life. EducationBrowardEsmeralda Sweeney
111 E Las Olas Blvd.
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33301-2206
esweeney@broward.edu
954-201-8129
Broward.edu
Catholic Volunteers in FloridaAmeriCorps members with Catholic Volunteers provide career readiness and student success coaching in Miami and Wimauma to improve economic opportunities for families in low-income communities, in partnership with the FIU Education Effect. Economic OpportunityMiami Dade, HillsboroughValarie Amica
PO Box 536476
Orlando, FL 32853-6476
vamica@cvif.org
407-426-7771
CVIF.org
Centro CampesinoAmeriCorps members provide after-school tutoring at community centers in Florida City. Members also serve as counselors at summer camp programs and assist in the development of parent training programs.EducationMiami DadeBarbara Cesar
35801 SW 186 Ave
PO Box 343449
Florida City, FL 33034
bcesar@ccfcfl.org
305-245-7738 ext 237
CentroCampesino.org
City of OrlandoAmeriCorps OPASS represents Florida’s Governor/Mayor Initiative, one of just eight state-city partnerships originally funded by the Corporation for National & Community Service. Members will provide in-school and after-school tutoring, mentoring, and wrap-around support services in Orlando’s community centers and public schools. As a result, students will demonstrated improved academic performance.EducationOrangeJustine Jordan
400 S. Orange Ave
Orlando, FL 32801-3317
Justine.Jordan@cityoforlando.net
407-246-3819
CityofOrlando.net/americorps
City of OrlandoOperation AmeriCorps members will provide academic and career services to high school juniors and seniors in five Orlando neighborhoods. Members will ensure that every high school senior has a career or educational opportunity upon high school graduation.EducationOrangeTiffany Galilayo
400 S. Orange Ave
Orlando, FL 32801-3317
Tiffany.Galilayo@cityoforlando.net
407-246-2705
CityofOrlando.net/americorps
City Year JacksonvilleCity Year is a nationally recognized program that engages youth ages 17-24 in a year of service. AmeriCorps members who will provide academic services that support students in staying in school and on track to graduation. The AmeriCorps members will be responsible for providing in-class and school climate support to students and targeted tutoring and mentoring to students that improves drop out risk indicators in attendance, behavior, English, and/or math.EducationDuvalJames Ellout
6 East Bay Street
Jacksonville, FL 32202
jellout@cityyear.org
904-423-2108
CityYear.org/jacksonville
City Year MiamiCity Year is a nationally recognized program that engages youth ages 17-24 in a year of service. The City Year model includes placing AmeriCorps members in low performing schools to keep students in school and on track. Corps members support students by focusing on attendance, behavior, and course performance through in-class tutoring, mentoring, and after school programs. EducationMiami-DadeGiuseppe Castaldi
44 W Flagler Street
Miami, FL 33130
gcastaldi@cityyear.org
786-406-7900
CityYear.org/miami
City Year OrlandoCity Year is a nationally recognized program that engages youth ages 17-24 in a year of service. The City Year model includes placing AmeriCorps members in low performing schools to keep students in school and on track. Corps members support students by focusing on attendance, behavior, and course performance through in-class tutoring, mentoring, and after school programsEducationOrangeAshley Zenzel
201 S. Orange Ave, Suite 600
Orlando, FL 32801
azenzel@cityyear.org
407-581-7587
CityYear.org/orlando
Communities in Schools Miami-DadeAmeriCorps members will serve as individual reading tutors for struggling students in grades K-5 at seven area elementary schools in Miami-Dade counties. AmeriCorps members also provide after school and summer camp activities at three inner-city community centers and public parks during the summer. The goal of the program is to increase the reading skills of identified low-achieving students.EducationMiami-DadeEve McKinsey
11965 SW 142nd Terrace #102
Miami FL 33186
emckinsey@cismiami.org
305-252-5444 ext 304
CISmiami.org
Communities In Schools of JacksonvilleAmeriCorps members provide reading tutoring services to students in grades K-12. Members also participate in community events to promote, encourage, and support family and adult literacy. The goal of the program is to increase reading skills of students through individual and small group reading tutoring. EducationDuvalCarolyn Lynn
6261 Dupont Station Court E.
Jacksonville, FL 32217
clynn@cisjax.org
904-366-6328
CISjax.org
Episcopal Children's ServicesAmeriCorps members with Episcopal Children Services provide whole-class, small group, and individual language and literacy activities in head start programs throughout Lake and Marian Counties. Members are responsible for helping students achieve school readiness in social-emotional learning, language, and mathematics. EducationMarion, LakeMartha Cox
8442 Baymeadows Rd, Suite 1
Jacksonville, FL 32256
martha.cox@ecs4kids.org
904-726-1500
ECS4kids.org
Firewall Centers, Inc.AmeriCorps Members will provide services to economically disadvantaged students that improve their academic success and increase their readiness for college and/or career in 6 Broward County public schools. The program provides tutoring, mentoring, and attendance/behavior coaching afterschool to middle and high school students.EducationBrowardBobby Cherveny
13451 SW 7th Place
Davie, FL 33325
Bobby@firewallcenters.org
201-310-1736
FirewallCenters.org
Florida Department of Environmental ProtectionThe Florida Conservation Corps has 65 full-time AmeriCorps members who commit their service terms to exotic plant management and trail assessment in Florida State Parks, as well as serving as an AmeriCorps Disaster Response Team. The AmeriCorps members are responsible for treating 1,200 infested acres of invasive exotic plants, reclassifying 750 of those acres to maintenance condition, and assessing and improving 250 miles of recreational use trails for user accessibility and environmental safety. In addition, the AmeriCorps members will leverage an additional 900 volunteers who will be engaged in invasive exotic plant management, trail improvement, and disaster mitigation.Environmental StewardshipStatewideAdriana Betancourt
Buereau of Operational Services
4801 Camp Ranch Rd.
Gainesville, FL 32641
Adriana.M.Bentacourt@dep.state.fl.us
850-766-3322
FloridaStateParks.org/flcc
Florida State UniversityThe Center for Leadership and Social Change at Florida State University has 48 part-time AmeriCorps members who mentor students in the Leon County School District. The members will support elementary school students in the development of their social and emotional skills. They will also serve pre-K students, building skills necessary for the transition to kindergarten.EducationLeonJoi Phillips
874 Traditions Way, 3rd Floor
Tallahassee, FL 32306-4166
jnphillips@fsu.edu
TheCenter.fsu.edu
Goodwill Industries of the Big BendA program created to help Northwest residents impacted by the economic downturn to access needed resources, job training and job placement. The program’s goal is to serve economically disadvantaged individuals in multiple counties. Services include job training, resource connections, financial literacy, housing assistance and job placement. Economic OpportunityBay, Leon Samuel T. Jackson, Jr.
300 Mabry St.
Tallahassee, FL 32304
sjackons@goodwillbigbend.com
850-522-3900
GoodwillBigBend.com
Literacy Coalition of Palm Beach CountyLiteracy AmeriCorps Palm Beach County members promote literacy and volunteerism in distressed communities in Palm Beach County. Members serve as tutors in family literacy and adult education programs to assist adults to learn English and employability skills, mentors as Graduation Coaches in local high schools with at-risk youth and reading tutors to children in both elementary schools and afterschool programs and many more.EducationPalm BeachAudrey McDonough
3651 Quantum Blvd
Boynton Beach, FL 33426
amcd.lapbc@gmail.com
561-767-3358
Literacypbc.org
MCCJ, Inc.The MCCJ proposes to have 15 AmeriCorps members who will serve as in-school Peer Mediation Coordinators and who will also partner with school counselors to provide student support services that include bullying prevention and inclusive diversity training in 5 underserved high schools located within Miami-Dade County. At the end of the first program year, the AmeriCorps members will be responsible for the improved socio-emotional skills of 300 students.EducationMiami DadeNikki Watkins
150 SE 2nd Ave, Suite 914
Miami, FL 33131
nikki.watkins@miamiccj.org
305-755-6096
Miamiccj.org
Metropolitan Ministries, Inc.AmeriCorps Metropolitan Ministries members provide housing and health resources for homeless individuals in Hillsborough County. The program connects individuals who are homeless with needed health, housing, and other social services that ultimately increase health outcomes and move them from living on the streets or in shelters toward stable housing. Economic OpportunityHillsboroughGordana Krone
2002 N Florida Avenue
Tampa, FL 33602
Gordan.Krone@metromin.org
813-209-1030
MetronMin.org
Miami Dade College - Wolfson CampusMiami-Dade College (MDC) AmeriCorps members will provide STEM peer-led tutoring activities and wraparound services to disadvantaged students at the high school and college level in three local high schools as well as at the MDC Wolfson Campus in downtown Miami, FL. The CNCS focus area is Education. EducationMiami-DadeStephanie Silva
300 NE 2nd Ave
Miami, FL 33132
sriveras@mdc.edu
305-237-3065
MDC.edu/americorps
Northwest Florida State CollegeMembers will implement the Grasses in Classes curriculum with Okaloosa and Walton County Schools and target third and fifth grade students. Environmental Stewardship service projects serve as a secondary and complimentary focus to "Grasses in Classes". By targeting areas of degradation within the Choctawhatchee watershed, service projects will begin the process to return specific acreage to a quality ecosystem. Projects are designed to restore, beautify, and maintain the designated areas targeted for improvement. Environmental StewardshipOkaloosa, WaltonLaurie Von Kaenel
100 College Blvd
Niceville, FL 32578
vonkaenel@nwfsc.edu
850-729-6037
NWSFC.edu
Overtown Youth CenterThe Overtown Youth Center has 20 half-time and 2 full-time AmeriCorps members who mentor students as part of the Inspire. Engage. Employ. Career Readiness program for youth ages 16-18. The members will support the youth at the Overtown Youth Center and at Booker T. Washington Senior High School, in the Overtown neighborhood of Miami, as they develop workforce employability skills. Economic OpportunityMiami DadeDashia Andrews
450 NW 14th St.
Miami, FL 33136-2636
Dashia.andrews@overtownyouth.org
305-349-1204
OvertownYouth.org
Peacemakers, Inc.AmeriCorps members provide academic support, mentoring, FCAT preparation and peer leadership training through after school and summer school programs. Members also provide social service assistance in the areas of information & referral, professional development, foreclosure aid and help applying for public benefits. The goals of the program are to provide safe and supportive communities and school success.EducationMiami-DadeDonna Caudill
17801 NW 2nd Ave.
Miami, FL 33169
dcaudill@peacemakers.com
954-907-6572
PeaceMakers.com
Polk Education FoundationAmeriCorps members provide reading tutoring services to elementary students in grades K-3. The goal of the program is to significantly increase reading skills of low-achieving students.EducationPolkSteve Chapman
1530 Shumate Dr.
Bartow, FL 33831
Steve.Chapman@polk-fl.net
863-519-8638
PolkSchoolsFL.com
SBP Inc.AmeriCorps members serving with SBP in the Florida Panhandle will provide disaster recovery and home rebuilding services to individuals and families affected by hurricane Michael.Disaster ServicesBay, Gulf, Calhoun, WashingtonMichael Sullivan
2645 Toulouse St.
New Orleans, LA 70119-5045
msullivan@sbpusa.org
913-406-3011
www.SBPusa.org
Seniors in Service of Tampa BaySeniors in Service of Tampa Bay AmeriCorps members will provide services and support to Veterans and their families at the James A. Haley Veterans Hospital in Hillsborough County and the Bay Pines VA Healthcare System in Pinellas County. By the end of the first program year, the AmeriCorps members will have served 1,300 veterans, active military, and military family members by assisting them with wellness plans and helping them to gain access to healthcare services.Veterans and Military ServicesHillsboroughGlarisol Traspalacios
1306 W Sligh Ave.
Tampa, FL 33604
gtraspalacios@seniorsinservice.org
813-932-5228 ext 237
SeniorsinService.org
Teach for AmericaTeach for America – Orlando AmeriCorps members will be responsible for teaching two years in low-income and disadvantaged schools in Orange County. At the end of the first program year, the AmeriCorps members will be responsible for increasing the academic achievement of the 1,600 students. The AmeriCorps members will leverage an additional 45 volunteers who will be engaged in supporting students in classrooms and schools.EducationOrangeCaridad Cruz
1016 W Church St
Orlando, FL 32805
caridad.cruz@teachforamerica.org
850-417-3933
TeachForAmerica.org
Teach for AmericaAmeriCorps members serve as full-time teachers in K-12 classrooms in Miami-Dade County Public Schools. The program recruits college graduates to serve two year terms as public school teachers. The intent of the program is to place crucially needed highly qualified teachers in schools with significant numbers of high-risk students. Members are paid a salary by the school system and receive a financial education award upon successful completion of service.EducationMiami-DadeDeanna Froeber
1951 NW 7th Ave, Suite 300
Miami, FL 33136
deanna.froeber@teachforamerica.org
305-401-2351
TeachForAmerica.org
Teach for AmericaAmeriCorps members serve as full-time teachers in K-12 classrooms in Duval County Public Schools. The program recruits college graduates to serve two year terms as public school teachers. The intent of the program is to place crucially needed highly qualified teachers in schools with significant numbers of high-risk students. Members are paid a salary by the school system and receive a financial education award upon successful completion of service.
www.nwfsc.edu/about.partners/americorps
EducationDuvalHeather Ryan
214 North Hogan Street, Suite 134
Jacksonville, FL 32202
Heather.ryan@teachforamerica.org
904-353-6517
TeachForAmerica.org
The Arc JacksonvilleAmeriCorps members mentor adult individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities at the various sites of The Arc: Downtown, Westside, and University of North Florida. Members provide academic, work readiness, health/wellness, financial literacy, and independent living mentoring services.Healthy FuturesDuvalSherry Carlin
4401 Wesconnett Blvd.
Jacksonville, FL 32210
scarlin@arcjacksonville.org
904-355-9616
ARCjackonsville.org
The Arc of Palm Beach CountyMembers of The Arc of Palm Beach County’s AmeriCorps Program will provide a year of service as mentors. AmeriCorps members with have the opportunity help individuals with intellectual disabilities and developmental disabilities learn and perfect much needed independent living skills provide community inclusion opportunities and promote self-advocacy skills. Members will teach pre-employment and job specific training as well as develop job readiness, employment soft skills, explore job opportunities, and provide vocational training.Healthy FuturesPalm BeachGrace McCauley
1201 Australian Ave
Riviera Beach, FL 33404
GMcCauley@arcpbc.org
561-721-2818
ARCpbc.org
University of North FloridaAmeriCorps Members will serve in the Jacksonville Teacher Residency (JTR) program to prepare for long-term careers as STEM teachers. The goal of the program is to increase student engagement and STEM teaching/learning in high-needs schools in Duval County Public Schools. Members will be responsible for increasing student academic engagement in math.EducationDuvalDr. Wanda Lastrapes
1 UNF Drive
Jacksonville, FL 32224
w.lastrapes@unf.edu
904-620-1621
UNF.edu/coehs/