AmeriCorps Programs

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Alachua County

Florida Conservation Corps AmeriCorps
Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park, Alachua County
San Felasco Hammock Preserve State Park, Alachua County
Heather Grames
Department of Environmental Protection
Bureau of Operational Services
4801 Camp Ranch Road
Gainesville, Florida 32641
(352) 204-4527
Email: heather.grames@dep.state.fl.us
Website: www.floridastateparks.org
Program Focus: Environmental Stewardship
Program Year: Jan – Dec

Florida Conservation Corps (FLCC) AmeriCorps members serve to improve public lands through three project areas. Project A.N.T. (AmeriCorps Non-native plant Terminators) members focus on invasive exotic plant management through removal, survey, and restoration. Project R.O.A.R. (Regional Outreach and Awareness Recruiters) members support volunteer engagement in areas of resource management, specifically exotic plant management, and provide educational resources. Project T.R.E.C. (Trail Restoration and Enhancement Corps) members are a traveling team, focused on trail improvement and assessment for enhanced user accessibility. This AmeriCorps program provides hands-on service learning opportunities designed to develop leaders in the fields of land management, cultural preservation, and resource based recreation. Members receive high-quality disaster preparedness training, and participate in the AmeriCorps Disaster Response Team (ADRT) for the State of Florida.

Bay County

AmeriCorps Goodwill GoodWorks!
John Shaffer
Goodwill Industries of the Big Bend
300 Mabry St
Tallahassee, FL 32304
Phone: (850) 522-3900
Fax: (850) 522-3905
Email: jshaffer@goodwillbigbend.com
Website: www.goodwillbigbend.com
Program Focus: Economic Opportunity
Program Year: Aug – July

A 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.

Brevard County

Florida Conservation Corps AmeriCorps
Sebastian Inlet & Indian River Lagoon Preserve State Parks, Brevard County
Heather Grames
Department of Environmental Protection
Bureau of Operational Services
4801 Camp Ranch Road
Gainesville, Florida 32641
(352) 204-4527
Email: heather.grames@dep.state.fl.us
Website: www.floridastateparks.org
Program Focus: Environment
Program Year: Jan – Dec

Florida Conservation Corps (FLCC) AmeriCorps members serve to improve public lands through three project areas. Project A.N.T. (AmeriCorps Non-native plant Terminators) members focus on invasive exotic plant management through removal, survey, and restoration. Project R.O.A.R. (Regional Outreach and Awareness Recruiters) members support volunteer engagement in areas of resource management, specifically exotic plant management, and provide educational resources. Project T.R.E.C. (Trail Restoration and Enhancement Corps) members are a traveling team, focused on trail improvement and assessment for enhanced user accessibility. This AmeriCorps program provides hands-on service learning opportunities designed to develop leaders in the fields of land management, cultural preservation, and resource-based recreation. Members receive high-quality disaster preparedness training, and participate in the AmeriCorps Disaster Response Team (ADRT) for the State of Florida.

Broward County

AmeriCorps Peacemakers Family Center
Ben Frank Allen
Peacemakers Family Center, LLC.
Post Office Box 680820/ 17801 NW 2nd Ave
Miami, FL 33168-0820/ 33169
Phone: (954) 907-6572
Fax: (786) 272-5771
Email: benjamindj.86@gmail.com
Website: www.peacemakers.com
Program Focus: Education/Economic Opportunity
Program Year: Aug – July

AmeriCorps members provide academic support, mentoring, FCAT preparation and peer leadership training through after school and summer school programs. Members also provides 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.

CareerSource Broward AmeriCorps
Vicky Saget
CareerSource Broward
6301 NW 5th Way, Ste 3000
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309
Phone: (954) 202-3830 Ext. 3138

Email: VSaget@careersourcebroward.com
Website: www.careersourcebroward.com
Program Focus: Economic Opportunity
Program Year: Aug – July

CareerSource Broward members will recruit, facilitate employability skills workshops, train program participants, provide financial education and conduct follow-up with adults and out-of-school youth with the goal of increasing employability skills and gaining employment.

Children of Inmates (COI) AmeriCorps Team
Jabari Caldwell
Children of Inmates, Inc.
1835 E Hallandale Beach Blvd #387
Hallandale, FL 33009
Phone: (954) 336-3581

Email: asimcaldwell@gmail.com
Program Focus: Healthy Futures
Program Year: Aug – July

Children of Inmates AmeriCorps members will support interventions to improve the physical, mental health, literacy and safety outcomes of children with incarcerated parents in South Florida. Members will be also be responsible for providing group mentoring, facilitating literacy education and conducting intensive home safety interventions.

Florida Conservation Corps AmeriCorps
Hugh Taylor Birch State Park, Broward County
Heather Grames
Department of Environmental Protection
Bureau of Operational Services
4801 Camp Ranch Road
Gainesville, Florida 32641
(352) 204-4527
Email: heather.grames@dep.state.fl.us
Website: www.floridastateparks.org
Program Focus: Environment
Program Year: Jan – Dec

Florida Conservation Corps (FLCC) AmeriCorps members serve to improve public lands through three project areas. Project A.N.T. (AmeriCorps Non-native plant Terminators) members focus on invasive exotic plant management through removal, survey, and restoration. Project R.O.A.R. (Regional Outreach and Awareness Recruiters) members support volunteer engagement in areas of resource management, specifically exotic plant management, and provide educational resources. Project T.R.E.C. (Trail Restoration and Enhancement Corps) members are a traveling team, focused on trail improvement and assessment for enhanced user accessibility. This AmeriCorps program provides hands-on service learning opportunities designed to develop leaders in the fields of land management, cultural preservation, and resource-based recreation. Members receive high-quality disaster preparedness training, and participate in the AmeriCorps Disaster Response Team (ADRT) for the State of Florida.

T.H.I.N.K. Leadership
Lisa Ramos
Firewall Centers, Inc.
13451 SW 7th Pl
Davie, FL 33325
Phone: (954) 530-1871
Email: lisa@firewallcenters.org
Website: http://firewallcenters.org/
Program Focus: Education
Program Year: Aug – July

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.

Citrus County

Florida Conservation Corps AmeriCorps
Crystal River Preserve State Park, Alachua County
Heather Grames
Department of Environmental Protection
Bureau of Operational Services
4801 Camp Ranch Road
Gainesville, Florida 32641
(352) 204-4527
Email: heather.grames@dep.state.fl.us
Website: www.floridastateparks.org
Program Focus: Environment
Program Year: Jan – Dec

Florida Conservation Corps (FLCC) AmeriCorps members serve to improve public lands through three project areas. Project A.N.T. (AmeriCorps Non-native plant Terminators) members focus on invasive exotic plant management through removal, survey, and restoration. Project R.O.A.R. (Regional Outreach and Awareness Recruiters) members support volunteer engagement in areas of resource management, specifically exotic plant management, and provide educational resources. Project T.R.E.C. (Trail Restoration and Enhancement Corps) members are a traveling team, focused on trail improvement and assessment for enhanced user accessibility. This AmeriCorps program provides hands-on service learning opportunities designed to develop leaders in the fields of land management, cultural preservation, and resource based recreation. Members receive high-quality disaster preparedness training, and participate in the AmeriCorps Disaster Response Team (ADRT) for the State of Florida.

Clay County

Florida Conservation Corps AmeriCorps
Mike Roess Gold Head Branch State Park, Clay County
Heather Grames
Department of Environmental Protection
Bureau of Operational Services
4801 Camp Ranch Road
Gainesville, Florida 32641
(352) 204-4527
Email: heather.grames@dep.state.fl.us
Website: www.floridastateparks.org
Program Focus: Environment
Program Year: Jan – Dec

Florida Conservation Corps (FLCC) AmeriCorps members serve to improve public lands through three project areas. Project A.N.T. (AmeriCorps Non-native plant Terminators) members focus on invasive exotic plant management through removal, survey, and restoration. Project R.O.A.R. (Regional Outreach and Awareness Recruiters) members support volunteer engagement in areas of resource management, specifically exotic plant management, and provide educational resources. Project T.R.E.C. (Trail Restoration and Enhancement Corps) members are a traveling team, focused on trail improvement and assessment for enhanced user accessibility. This AmeriCorps program provides hands-on service learning opportunities designed to develop leaders in the fields of land management, cultural preservation, and resource based recreation. Members receive high-quality disaster preparedness training, and participate in the AmeriCorps Disaster Response Team (ADRT) for the State of Florida.

Duval County

AmeriCorps Duval READS
Carolyn Lynn
CIS of Jacksonville
One Riverside Avenue, Suite 400
Jacksonville, FL 32202
Phone: (904) 366-6328
Fax: (904) 366-6360
Email: clynn@cisjax.org
Website: www.cisjax.org
Program Focus: Education
Program Year: Aug – July

AmeriCorps 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.

AmeriCorps Florida Youth Innovators
Dae Lynn Helm
Jacksonville Children’s Commission – City of Jacksonville
1095 A. Philip Randolph Blvd.
Jacksonville, FL 32206
Phone: (904) 630-6418
Email: dhelm@coj.net
Website: www.jaxkids.org
Program Focus: Education
Program Year: Aug – July

AmeriCorps members provide STEM mentoring and tutoring services to students in grades K-12. Members will engage students in exploring STEM topics and careers through active learning while building important skills in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math.

AmeriCorps Youth Transition
Kelly Brenner
The Arc Jacksonville
4401 Wesconnett Blvd.
Jacksonville, FL 32210
Phone: (904) 573-2805 ext. 623
Fax: (904) 573-2156
Email: kbrenner@arcjacksonville.org
Website: www.arcjacksonville.org
Program Focus: Education
Program Year: Aug – July

AmeriCorps members mentor adult individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities at the various sites of The Arc: Downtown, Westside, University of North Florida, XPlore, and The Arc Jacksonville Village. Members provide academic, work readiness, health/wellness, financial literacy, and independent living mentoring services.

City Year Jacksonville
James Ellout
City Year
6 East Bay Street
Jacksonville, FL 32202
Phone: (904) 423-2108
Email: jellout@cityyear.org
Website: www.cisjax.org
Program Focus: Education
Program Year: Aug – July

City 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.

Jacksonville Teacher Residency
Dr. Wanda Lastrapes, JTR AmeriCorps Co-Director
Ms. Christine White, JTR AmeriCorps Co-Director
University of North Florida College of Education & Human Services
1 UNF Drive
Jacksonville, FL 32224
Phone: (904) 620-1621 or (904) 620-5419
Email: W.lastrapes@unf.edu or whitec8@duvalschools.org
Program Focus: Education
Program Year: Aug – July

AmeriCorps 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.

Teach For America Jacksonville
Roxy Garcia Marcus
Associate, Development
Teach For America – Jacksonville
214 North Hogan Street, Suite 134
Jacksonville, FL 32202
Phone: (904) 353-6517
Fax: (904) 354-1589
Email: Roxy.GarciaMarcus@teachforamerica.org
Website: www.teachforamerica.org
Program Focus: Education
Program Year: Aug – July

AmeriCorps 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.

Escambia County

Florida Conservation Corps AmeriCorps
Big Lagoon State Park, Escambia County
Heather Grames
Department of Environmental Protection
Bureau of Operational Services
4801 Camp Ranch Road
Gainesville, Florida 32641
(352) 204-4527
Email: heather.grames@dep.state.fl.us
Website: www.floridastateparks.org
Program Focus: Environment
Program Year: Jan – Dec

Florida Conservation Corps (FLCC) AmeriCorps members serve to improve public lands through three project areas. Project A.N.T. (AmeriCorps Non-native plant Terminators) members focus on invasive exotic plant management through removal, survey, and restoration. Project R.O.A.R. (Regional Outreach and Awareness Recruiters) members support volunteer engagement in areas of resource management, specifically exotic plant management, and provide educational resources. Project T.R.E.C. (Trail Restoration and Enhancement Corps) members are a traveling team, focused on trail improvement and assessment for enhanced user accessibility. This AmeriCorps program provides hands-on service learning opportunities designed to develop leaders in the fields of land management, cultural preservation, and resource-based recreation. Members receive high-quality disaster preparedness training, and participate in the AmeriCorps Disaster Response Team (ADRT) for the State of Florida.

Highlands County

Florida Conservation Corps AmeriCorps
Highlands Hammock & Lake June-in-Winter Scrub State Parks, Highlands County
Heather Grames
Department of Environmental Protection
Bureau of Operational Services
4801 Camp Ranch Road
Gainesville, Florida 32641
(352) 204-4527
Email: heather.grames@dep.state.fl.us
Website: www.floridastateparks.org
Program Focus: Environment
Program Year: Jan – Dec

Florida Conservation Corps (FLCC) AmeriCorps members serve to improve public lands through three project areas. Project A.N.T. (AmeriCorps Non-native plant Terminators) members focus on invasive exotic plant management through removal, survey, and restoration. Project R.O.A.R. (Regional Outreach and Awareness Recruiters) members support volunteer engagement in areas of resource management, specifically exotic plant management, and provide educational resources. Project T.R.E.C. (Trail Restoration and Enhancement Corps) members are a traveling team, focused on trail improvement and assessment for enhanced user accessibility. This AmeriCorps program provides hands-on service learning opportunities designed to develop leaders in the fields of land management, cultural preservation, and resource-based recreation. Members receive high-quality disaster preparedness training, and participate in the AmeriCorps Disaster Response Team (ADRT) for the State of Florida.

Hillsborough County

Florida Conservation Corps AmeriCorps
Hillsborough River State Park, Hillsborough County
Little Manatee River Preserve State Park, Hillsborough County
Heather Grames
Department of Environmental Protection
Bureau of Operational Services
4801 Camp Ranch Road
Gainesville, Florida 32641
(352) 204-4527
Email: heather.grames@dep.state.fl.us
Website: www.floridastateparks.org
Program Focus: Environment
Program Year: Jan – Dec

Florida Conservation Corps (FLCC) AmeriCorps members serve to improve public lands through three project areas. Project A.N.T. (AmeriCorps Non-native plant Terminators) members focus on invasive exotic plant management through removal, survey, and restoration. Project R.O.A.R. (Regional Outreach and Awareness Recruiters) members support volunteer engagement in areas of resource management, specifically exotic plant management, and provide educational resources. Project T.R.E.C. (Trail Restoration and Enhancement Corps) members are a traveling team, focused on trail improvement and assessment for enhanced user accessibility. This AmeriCorps program provides hands-on service learning opportunities designed to develop leaders in the fields of land management, cultural preservation, and resource-based recreation. Members receive high-quality disaster preparedness training, and participate in the AmeriCorps Disaster Response Team (ADRT) for the State of Florida.

Metropolitan Ministries AmeriCorps
Gordana Krone
Metropolitan Ministries, Inc.
2002 N Florida Ave
Tampa, FL 33602
Phone: (813) 209-1030
Email: Gordana.Krone@metromin.org
Program Focus: Economic Opportunity
Program Year: Aug – July

AmeriCorps members provide critical services in education and housing for families experiencing homelessness. The education team will serve children and youth living in the emergency and transitional living shelters offering tutoring, social-emotional learning activities, trauma-informed care, and science/technology/engineering/arts/math (STEAM) focused projects. The housing team will provide housing assistance to families transitioning out of the shelter.

Seniors In Service of Tampa Bay
Glarisol Traspalacios
Seniors In Service of Tampa Bay, Inc.
1306 W Sligh Ave
Tampa, FL 33604
Phone: (813) 932-5228 ext.237
Email: gtraspalacios@seniorsinservice.org
Website: http://seniorsinservice.org/
Program Focus: Economic Opportunity
Program Year: Aug – July

Seniors in Service of Tampa Bay AmeriCorps members will provide services and support to Veterans within James A. Haley Veterans Hospital, Haley’s Cove Nursing Home, and other community-based Veteran Affairs service sites in Hillsborough County Florida. Americorps members will also leverage and additional 20 community volunteers. At the end of the first program year, the AmeriCorps members will be responsible for increasing social support for a minimum 80% of the more than 600 veterans served. This program will focus on the CNCS focus areas of Veterans and Military Families.

Tampa Bay AmeriCorps
Jeanette Gemmer
WorkNet Pinellas dba CareerSource Pinellas
13805 58th St. N Ste. 2-140
Clearwater, FL 33760-3716
Phone: (727) 608-2327
Fax: (850) 921-3826
Email: jgemmer@careersourcepinellas.com
Program Focus: Economic Opportunity
Program Year: Aug – July

AmeriCorps members will provide at-risk youth with job skill development services in Regional Workforce Board (RWB) career centers. AmeriCorps members will be responsible for increasing the number of youth with job skills development and increase placement in employment and education for at-risk youth. CareerSource Pinellas will also recruit Opportunity Youth [economically disadvantaged national service participants who are unemployed prior to their term of service] for the project, with a goal of gaining employment during their service term.

Indian River County

Big Brothers Big Sisters Reads
Jenna Taylor
Big Brothers Big Sisters Reads
403 North US1
Fort Pierce, Fl 34950
Phone: (772) 466-8535 ext. 212
Fax: (772) 466-5951
Email: jenna.taylor@bbbsbigs.org
Website: www.bbbsbigs.org
Program Focus: Education
Program Year: Aug – July

AmeriCorps 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.

Florida Conservation Corps AmeriCorps
St Sebastian River Preserve State Park, Indian River County
Heather Grames
Department of Environmental Protection
Bureau of Operational Services
4801 Camp Ranch Road
Gainesville, Florida 32641
(352) 204-4527
Email: heather.grames@dep.state.fl.us
Website: www.floridastateparks.org
Program Focus: Environment
Program Year: Jan – Dec

Florida Conservation Corps (FLCC) AmeriCorps members serve to improve public lands through three project areas. Project A.N.T. (AmeriCorps Non-native plant Terminators) members focus on invasive exotic plant management through removal, survey, and restoration. Project R.O.A.R. (Regional Outreach and Awareness Recruiters) members support volunteer engagement in areas of resource management, specifically exotic plant management, and provide educational resources. Project T.R.E.C. (Trail Restoration and Enhancement Corps) members are a traveling team, focused on trail improvement and assessment for enhanced user accessibility. This AmeriCorps program provides hands-on service learning opportunities designed to develop leaders in the fields of land management, cultural preservation, and resource-based recreation. Members receive high-quality disaster preparedness training, and participate in the AmeriCorps Disaster Response Team (ADRT) for the State of Florida.

Jackson County

Florida Conservation Corps AmeriCorps
Florida Caverns State Park, Jackson County
Heather Grames
Department of Environmental Protection
Bureau of Operational Services
4801 Camp Ranch Road
Gainesville, Florida 32641
(352) 204-4527
Email: heather.grames@dep.state.fl.us
Website: www.floridastateparks.org
Program Focus: Environment
Program Year: Jan – Dec

Florida Conservation Corps (FLCC) AmeriCorps members serve to improve public lands through three project areas. Project A.N.T. (AmeriCorps Non-native plant Terminators) members focus on invasive exotic plant management through removal, survey, and restoration. Project R.O.A.R. (Regional Outreach and Awareness Recruiters) members support volunteer engagement in areas of resource management, specifically exotic plant management, and provide educational resources. Project T.R.E.C. (Trail Restoration and Enhancement Corps) members are a traveling team, focused on trail improvement and assessment for enhanced user accessibility. This AmeriCorps program provides hands-on service learning opportunities designed to develop leaders in the fields of land management, cultural preservation, and resource-based recreation. Members receive high-quality disaster preparedness training, and participate in the AmeriCorps Disaster Response Team (ADRT) for the State of Florida.

Leon County

AmeriCorps Goodwill GoodWorks!
John Shaffer
Goodwill Industries of the Big Bend
300 Mabry St
Tallahassee, FL 32304
Phone: (850) 522-3900
Fax: (850) 522-3905
Email: jshaffer@goodwillbigbend.com
Website: www.goodwillbigbend.com
Program Focus: Economic Opportunity
Program Year: Aug – July

A program created to help Panhandle residents impacted by the economic downturn to access needed resources, job training and job placement. The program’s goal is to serve over 2000 economically disadvantaged individuals in 7 counties. Services include job training, resource connections, financial literacy, housing assistance and job placement.

Children’s Forum – PLANNING GRANT
Melissa Clements
Children’s Forum
2807 Remington Green Circle
Tallahassee, FL 32308
Phone: (850) 681-0072
Email: mclements@thechildrensforum.com
Website: http://www.flchild.com/
Program Focus: Education
Program Year: Aug – July

The Children’s Forum proposes to develop an AmeriCorps program serving in the north, south, and central regions of Florida that will focus on education. Future AmeriCorps members will serve in VPK programs providing services leading to the enhancement of a high quality and diverse early care and education system for the improvement of children’s school readiness.

Florida Conservation Corps AmeriCorps
Alfred B. Maclay Gardens State Park, Leon County
Lake Jackson Mounds Archaeological State Park, Leon County
Heather Grames
Department of Environmental Protection
Bureau of Operational Services
4801 Camp Ranch Road
Gainesville, Florida 32641
(352) 204-4527
Email: heather.grames@dep.state.fl.us
Website: www.floridastateparks.org
Program Focus: Environment
Program Year: Jan – Dec

Florida Conservation Corps (FLCC) AmeriCorps members serve to improve public lands through three project areas. Project A.N.T. (AmeriCorps Non-native plant Terminators) members focus on invasive exotic plant management through removal, survey, and restoration. Project R.O.A.R. (Regional Outreach and Awareness Recruiters) members support volunteer engagement in areas of resource management, specifically exotic plant management, and provide educational resources. Project T.R.E.C. (Trail Restoration and Enhancement Corps) members are a traveling team, focused on trail improvement and assessment for enhanced user accessibility. This AmeriCorps program provides hands-on service learning opportunities designed to develop leaders in the fields of land management, cultural preservation, and resource-based recreation. Members receive high-quality disaster preparedness training, and participate in the AmeriCorps Disaster Response Team (ADRT) for the State of Florida.

Manatee County

Florida Conservation Corps AmeriCorps
Terra Ceia Preserve State Park, Leon County
Heather Grames
Department of Environmental Protection
Bureau of Operational Services
4801 Camp Ranch Road
Gainesville, Florida 32641
(352) 204-4527
Email: heather.grames@dep.state.fl.us
Website: www.floridastateparks.org
Program Focus: Environment
Program Year: Jan – Dec

Florida Conservation Corps (FLCC) AmeriCorps members serve to improve public lands through three project areas. Project A.N.T. (AmeriCorps Non-native plant Terminators) members focus on invasive exotic plant management through removal, survey, and restoration. Project R.O.A.R. (Regional Outreach and Awareness Recruiters) members support volunteer engagement in areas of resource management, specifically exotic plant management, and provide educational resources. Project T.R.E.C. (Trail Restoration and Enhancement Corps) members are a traveling team, focused on trail improvement and assessment for enhanced user accessibility. This AmeriCorps program provides hands-on service learning opportunities designed to develop leaders in the fields of land management, cultural preservation, and resource-based recreation. Members receive high-quality disaster preparedness training, and participate in the AmeriCorps Disaster Response Team (ADRT) for the State of Florida.

Marion County

Florida Conservation Corps AmeriCorps
Silver Springs State Park, Marion County
Heather Grames
Department of Environmental Protection
Bureau of Operational Services
4801 Camp Ranch Road
Gainesville, Florida 32641
(352) 204-4527
Email: heather.grames@dep.state.fl.us
Website: www.floridastateparks.org
Program Focus: Environment
Program Year: Jan – DecFlorida Conservation Corps (FLCC) AmeriCorps members serve to improve public lands through three project areas. Project A.N.T. (AmeriCorps Non-native plant Terminators) members focus on invasive exotic plant management through removal, survey, and restoration. Project R.O.A.R. (Regional Outreach and Awareness Recruiters) members support volunteer engagement in areas of resource management, specifically exotic plant management, and provide educational resources. Project T.R.E.C. (Trail Restoration and Enhancement Corps) members are a traveling team, focused on trail improvement and assessment for enhanced user accessibility. This AmeriCorps program provides hands-on service learning opportunities designed to develop leaders in the fields of land management, cultural preservation, and resource-based recreation. Members receive high-quality disaster preparedness training, and participate in the AmeriCorps Disaster Response Team (ADRT) for the State of Florida.

Martin County

Florida Conservation Corps AmeriCorps
Jonathan Dickinson State Park, Martin County
St. Lucie Inlet Preserve State Park, Martin County
Heather Grames
Department of Environmental Protection
Bureau of Operational Services
4801 Camp Ranch Road
Gainesville, Florida 32641
(352) 204-4527
Email: heather.grames@dep.state.fl.us
Website: www.floridastateparks.org
Program Focus: Environment
Program Year: Jan – Dec

Florida Conservation Corps (FLCC) AmeriCorps members serve to improve public lands through three project areas. Project A.N.T. (AmeriCorps Non-native plant Terminators) members focus on invasive exotic plant management through removal, survey, and restoration. Project R.O.A.R. (Regional Outreach and Awareness Recruiters) members support volunteer engagement in areas of resource management, specifically exotic plant management, and provide educational resources. Project T.R.E.C. (Trail Restoration and Enhancement Corps) members are a traveling team, focused on trail improvement and assessment for enhanced user accessibility. This AmeriCorps program provides hands-on service learning opportunities designed to develop leaders in the fields of land management, cultural preservation, and resource-based recreation. Members receive high-quality disaster preparedness training, and participate in the AmeriCorps Disaster Response Team (ADRT) for the State of Florida.

Miami-Dade County

AmeriCorps Branches
Denise Athis
Branches (formerly South Florida Urban Ministries)
11500 N.W. 12th Avenue
Miami, FL 33168
Phone: (305) 442-8306 x2007
Fax: (305) 442-9726
Email: dathis@branchesfl.org
Website: www.branchesfl.org
Program Focus: Education
Program Year: Aug-July

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.

 

AmeriCorps Miami READS
Karla Cadet
Communities in Schools of Miami
11965 SW 142nd Terrace #102
Miami, FL 33186
Phone: (305) 252-5444 ext. 304
Fax: (305) 694-2747
Email: kcadet@cismiami.org
Website: www.cismiami.org
Program Focus: Education
Program Year: Aug-July

AmeriCorps members will serve as individual reading tutors for struggling students in grades K-5 at five 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.

AmeriCorps Peacemakers Family Center
Ben Frank Allen
Peacemakers Family Center, LLC.
Post Office Box 680820/ 17801 NW 2nd Ave
Miami, FL 33168-0820/ 33169
Phone: (954) 907-6572
Fax: (786) 272-5771
Email: benjamindj.86@gmail.com
Website: www.peacemakers.com
Program Focus: Education/Economic Opportunity
Program Year: Aug – July

AmeriCorps members provide academic support, mentoring, FCAT preparation and peer leadership training through after school and summer school programs. Members also provides 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.

AmeriCorps Up2Us Sports Coach Program
Nigel White
Up2Us
2103 Coral Way, Ste. 202
Miami, FL 33145
Phone: (301) 642-6369
Email: nwhite@up2ussports.org
Website: www.up2us.org
Program Focus: Healthy Futures
Program Year: Aug – July

Up2Us Sports Coach Program will have AmeriCorps members, identified from their local communities, serve as coach mentors to provide sports-based youth development (SBYD) mentoring in seven impoverished Miami-Dade County communities. At the end of the first program year, AmeriCorps members will ensure that at least 500 youth have been engaged in supervised physical activity to reduce obesity and to avoid negative behaviors like violence. The members will leverage an additional 100 volunteers, engaging them in roles ranging from assistant coach, referee, to event planner. The program will focus on the CNCS focus area of Healthy Futures.

AmeriCorps YouthPride
Barbara Cesar
Centro Campesino
35801 SW 186 Avenue
PO Box 343449
Florida City, FL 33034
Phone: (305) 245-7738 ext. 237
Fax: (305) 247-1237
Email:
Website:
www.centrocampesino.org
Program Focus: Education/Human Needs
Program Year: Aug – July

AmeriCorps 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.

Children of Inmates (COI) AmeriCorps Team
Jabari Caldwell
Children of Inmates, Inc.
1835 E Hallandale Beach Blvd #387
Hallandale, FL 33009
Phone: (954) 336-3581
Email: asimcaldwell@gmail.com
Program Focus: Healthy Futures
Program Year: Aug – July

Children of Inmates AmeriCorps members will support interventions to improve the physical, mental health, literacy and safety outcomes of children with incarcerated parents in South Florida. Members will also be responsible for providing group mentoring, facilitating literacy education and conducting intensive home safety interventions.

City Year Miami
Michelle Vidal
City Year
44 W. Flagler Street
Miami, FL 33130
Phone: (786) 406-7924
Fax: (786) 406-7939
Email: mvidal1@cityyear.org
Website: www.cityyear.org
Program Focus: Education
Program Year: Aug – July

City 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.

Florida Reading Corps
Jerry Calvert
351 NW 5th Street
Miami, FL 33128
Phone: (305) 363-2085
Email:jerry.calvert@readingcorps.org
Program Focus: Education
Program Year: Aug-July

Reading Corps is a growing national initiative to help every child become a successful reader by the end of 3rd grade. Florida Reading Corps AmeriCorps members will tutor pre-K age learners in reading/literacy in the communities of Miami-Dade County. By the close of the 2015-2016 program year, the program projects that 238 pre-school age students will increase their literacy skills thus becoming prepared to enter kindergarten. Florida Reading Corps will focus on the CNCS focus areas of Education.

Teach For America Miami
Alyxandra Colgan
Teach For America, Inc.
3100 NW 5th Avenue
Miami, FL 33127
Phone: (786) 245-8412 x 37136 or (828) 666-5565
Email: alyxandra.colgan@teachforamerica.org
Website: www.teachforamerica.org
Program Focus: Education
Program Year: Aug-July

AmeriCorps 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.

Okaloosa/Walton County

AmeriCorps NWF Environmental Stewards
Laurie Von Kaenel
Northwest Florida State College
100 College Blvd.
Niceville, FL 32308
Phone: (850) 729-6037
Email: vonkaenl@nwfsc.edu
Website: www.nwfsc.edu
Program Focus: Environmental Stewardship
Program Year: Aug – July

Members 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 complementary 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.

Okeechobee County

Big Brothers Big Sisters Reads
Jenna Taylor
Big Brothers Big Sisters Reads
1403 North US1
Fort Pierce, Fl 34950
Phone: (772) 466-8535 Ext. 212
Fax: (772) 466-8535
Email: jenna.taylor@bbbsbigs.org
Website: www.bbbsbigs.org
Program Focus: Education
Program Year: Aug – July

AmeriCorps 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.

Florida Conservation Corps AmeriCorps
Kissimmee Prairie Preserve State Park, Okeechobee County
Heather Grames
Department of Environmental Protection
Bureau of Operational Services
4801 Camp Ranch Road
Gainesville, Florida 32641
(352) 204-4527
Email: heather.grames@dep.state.fl.us
Website: www.floridastateparks.org
Program Focus: Environment
Program Year: Jan – Dec

Florida Conservation Corps (FLCC) AmeriCorps members serve to improve public lands through three project areas. Project A.N.T. (AmeriCorps Non-native plant Terminators) members focus on invasive exotic plant management through removal, survey, and restoration. Project R.O.A.R. (Regional Outreach and Awareness Recruiters) members support volunteer engagement in areas of resource management, specifically exotic plant management, and provide educational resources. Project T.R.E.C. (Trail Restoration and Enhancement Corps) members are a traveling team, focused on trail improvement and assessment for enhanced user accessibility. This AmeriCorps program provides hands-on service learning opportunities designed to develop leaders in the fields of land management, cultural preservation, and resource-based recreation. Members receive high-quality disaster preparedness training, and participate in the AmeriCorps Disaster Response Team (ADRT) for the State of Florida.

Orange County

AmeriCorps OPASS (Orlando-Partnership for School Success)
Marquitta A. Caesar
400 S. Orange Avenue
Orlando, FL 32801-3317
Phone: (407) 246-2705
Fax: (407) 246-2015
Email: Marquitta.caesar@cityoforlando.net
Program Focus: Education
Program Year: Aug – July

AmeriCorps OPASS represents Florida’s Governor/Mayor Initiative, one of just eight state- city partnerships funded by the Corporation for National & Community Service. This 2013 national initiative provides governors the opportunity to identify a pressing need and partner with mayor and other partners to address this challenge by deploying AmeriCorps members. Governor Rick Scott and Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer’s AmeriCorps OPASS 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 and decreased absenteeism.

AmeriCorps Pathways to Success
Heath Wells
1940 Traylor Blvd.
Orlando, FL 32804
Phone: (407) 429-2170
Fax: (407) 246-3508
Email: heath.wells@hfuw.org
Program Focus: Education
Program Year: Aug – July

Members will serve as tutors and post-secondary success mentors to 10th thru 12th-grade students in low performing schools in the Orlando area. Members will deliver in-school and after-school tutoring and mentoring, with goals of improving academic performance and college/career readiness of the students served.

City Year Orlando
Ashley Zenzel, Partnerships Director (Interim)
Lina Vong, Impact Director
201 S. Orange Avenue Suite 600
Orlando, FL 32801
Phone: (407) 581-7587
Email: azenzel@cityyear.org or lvong@cityyear.org
Website: www.cityyear.org
Program Focus: Education
Program Year: Aug – July

City 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.

Operation AmeriCorps
Sierra Newhouse-Ragoonanan
400 S. Orange Avenue
Orlando, FL 32801-3317
Phone: (407) 246-3819
Fax: (407) 246-3508
Email: Sierra.Newhouse@cityoforlando.net
Program Focus: Education
Program Year: Aug – July

Operation 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.

Palm Beach County

Literacy AmeriCorps Palm Beach County
Audrey McDonough
Palm Beach County Literacy Coalition
3651 Quantum Boulevard
Boynton Beach, FL 33426
Phone: (561) 767-3358
Fax: (561) 265-3579
Email: amcd.lacpbc@gmail.com
Website: www.pbcliteracy.org
Program Focus: Education
Program Year: Aug – July

AmeriCorps members promote literacy and volunteerism in distressed communities and low performing schools in Palm Beach County. Members serve in sites throughout the county to provide GED and Adult Literacy services. Members also serve as graduation coaches by mentoring students at risk of dropping out of school and regularly participate in community events to increase volunteerism.

Pasco County

Florida Conservation Corps AmeriCorps
Werner-Boyce Salt Springs State Park, Pasco County
Heather Grames
Department of Environmental Protection
Bureau of Operational Services
4801 Camp Ranch Road
Gainesville, Florida 32641
(352) 204-4527
Email: heather.grames@dep.state.fl.us
Website: www.floridastateparks.org
Program Focus: Environment
Program Year: Jan – Dec

Florida Conservation Corps (FLCC) AmeriCorps members serve to improve public lands through three project areas. Project A.N.T. (AmeriCorps Non-native plant Terminators) members focus on invasive exotic plant management through removal, survey, and restoration. Project R.O.A.R. (Regional Outreach and Awareness Recruiters) members support volunteer engagement in areas of resource management, specifically exotic plant management, and provide educational resources. Project T.R.E.C. (Trail Restoration and Enhancement Corps) members are a traveling team, focused on trail improvement and assessment for enhanced user accessibility. This AmeriCorps program provides hands-on service learning opportunities designed to develop leaders in the fields of land management, cultural preservation, and resource-based recreation. Members receive high-quality disaster preparedness training, and participate in the AmeriCorps Disaster Response Team (ADRT) for the State of Florida.

Pinellas County

After-School All-Stars AmeriCorps Pinellas
Michael Brown
After-School Allstars
3402 W. Columbus Drive
Tampa, FL 33607
Phone: (813) 787-9407
Email: Michael.brown@afterschoolallstars.org
Website: www.afterschoolallstars.org
Program Focus: Education
Program Year: Aug – July

AmeriCorps member members will provide in-school and after-school tutoring, mentoring, and wrap-around support services in public schools within high-need areas of Tampa. Through the service of the AmeriCorps members, students will demonstrate improved standardized test preparation skills and improved academic performance.

Tampa Bay AmeriCorps
Jeanette Gemmer
WorkNet Pinellas dba CareerSource Pinellas
13805 58th St. N Ste. 2-140
Clearwater, FL 33760-3716
Phone: (727) 608-2327
Fax: (850) 921-3826
Email: jgemmer@careersourcepinellas.com
Program Focus: Economic Opportunity
Program Year: Aug – July

AmeriCorps members will provide at risk youth with job skill development services in Regional Workforce Board (RWB) career centers. AmeriCorps members will be responsible for increasing the number of youth with job skills development and increase placement in employment and education for at-risk youth. CareerSource Pinellas will also recruit Opportunity Youth [economically disadvantaged national service participants who are unemployed prior to their term of service] for the project, with a goal of gaining employment during their service term.

Polk County

AmeriCorps Polk Reads
Steve Chapman
The Polk Education Foundation
1530 Shumate Drive
Bartow, FL 33831
Phone: (863) 519-8638
Fax: (863) 519-3791
Email: Steve.chapman@polk-fl.net
Website: www.polk-fl.net
Program Focus: Education
Program Year: Aug – July

AmeriCorps 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.

Putnam County

Florida Conservation Corps AmeriCorps
Ravine Gardens State Park, Putnam County
Heather Grames
Department of Environmental Protection
Bureau of Operational Services
4801 Camp Ranch Road
Gainesville, Florida 32641
(352) 204-4527
Email: heather.grames@dep.state.fl.us
Website: www.floridastateparks.org
Program Focus: Environment
Program Year: Jan – Dec

Florida Conservation Corps (FLCC) AmeriCorps members serve to improve public lands through three project areas. Project A.N.T. (AmeriCorps Non-native plant Terminators) members focus on invasive exotic plant management through removal, survey, and restoration. Project R.O.A.R. (Regional Outreach and Awareness Recruiters) members support volunteer engagement in areas of resource management, specifically exotic plant management, and provide educational resources. Project T.R.E.C. (Trail Restoration and Enhancement Corps) members are a traveling team, focused on trail improvement and assessment for enhanced user accessibility. This AmeriCorps program provides hands-on service learning opportunities designed to develop leaders in the fields of land management, cultural preservation, and resource-based recreation. Members receive high-quality disaster preparedness training, and participate in the AmeriCorps Disaster Response Team (ADRT) for the State of Florida.

Sarasota County

Florida Conservation Corps AmeriCorps
Myakka River State Park, Sarasota County
Oscar Scherer State Park, Sarasota County
Heather Grames
Department of Environmental Protection
Bureau of Operational Services
4801 Camp Ranch Road
Gainesville, Florida 32641
(352) 204-4527
Email: heather.grames@dep.state.fl.us
Website: www.floridastateparks.org
Program Focus: Environment
Program Year: Jan – Dec

Florida Conservation Corps (FLCC) AmeriCorps members serve to improve public lands through three project areas. Project A.N.T. (AmeriCorps Non-native plant Terminators) members focus on invasive exotic plant management through removal, survey, and restoration. Project R.O.A.R. (Regional Outreach and Awareness Recruiters) members support volunteer engagement in areas of resource management, specifically exotic plant management, and provide educational resources. Project T.R.E.C. (Trail Restoration and Enhancement Corps) members are a traveling team, focused on trail improvement and assessment for enhanced user accessibility. This AmeriCorps program provides hands-on service learning opportunities designed to develop leaders in the fields of land management, cultural preservation, and resource-based recreation. Members receive high-quality disaster preparedness training, and participate in the AmeriCorps Disaster Response Team (ADRT) for the State of Florida.

St. Lucie County

Big Brothers Big Sisters Reads
Jenna Taylor
Big Brothers Big Sisters Reads
403 North US1
Fort Pierce, FL 34950
Phone: (772) 466-8535 ext. 212
Fax: (772) 466-5951
Email: jenna.taylor@bbbsbigs.org
Website: www.bbbsbigs.org
Program Focus: Education
Program Year: Aug – July

AmeriCorps 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.

Florida Conservation Corps AmeriCorps
Savannas Preserve State Park, St. Lucie County
Heather Grames
Department of Environmental Protection
Bureau of Operational Services
4801 Camp Ranch Road
Gainesville, Florida 32641
Phone: (352) 204-4527
Email: heather.grames@dep.state.fl.us
Website: www.floridastateparks.org
Program Focus: Environment
Program Year: Jan – Dec

Florida Conservation Corps (FLCC) AmeriCorps members serve to improve public lands through three project areas. Project A.N.T. (AmeriCorps Non-native plant Terminators) members focus on invasive exotic plant management through removal, survey, and restoration. Project R.O.A.R. (Regional Outreach and Awareness Recruiters) members support volunteer engagement in areas of resource management, specifically exotic plant management, and provide educational resources. Project T.R.E.C. (Trail Restoration and Enhancement Corps) members are a traveling team, focused on trail improvement and assessment for enhanced user accessibility. This AmeriCorps program provides hands-on service learning opportunities designed to develop leaders in the fields of land management, cultural preservation, and resource-based recreation. Members receive high-quality disaster preparedness training, and participate in the AmeriCorps Disaster Response Team (ADRT) for the State of Florida.

Taylor County

Boys and Girls Club STEM Program
Zay Gains
Boys and Girls Club of North Central Florida
918 N. Washington St
Perry, FL 32347
Phone: (850) 371-1651
Website: www.bgcperry.com/
Program Focus: Education
Program Year: Aug – July

The 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.

Statewide

Florida Conservation Corps AmeriCorps
Heather Grames
Department of Environmental Protection
Bureau of Operational Services
4801 Camp Ranch Road
Gainesville, Florida 32641
Phone: (352) 204-4527
Email: Heather.Grames@dep.state.fl.us
Website: www.floridastateparks.org
Program Focus: Environment
Program Year: Jan – Dec

Florida Conservation Corps (FLCC) AmeriCorps members serve to improve public lands through three project areas. Project A.N.T. (AmeriCorps Non-native plant Terminators) members focus on invasive exotic plant management through removal, survey, and restoration. Project R.O.A.R. (Regional Outreach and Awareness Recruiters) members support volunteer engagement in areas of resource management, specifically exotic plant management, and provide educational resources. Project T.R.E.C. (Trail Restoration and Enhancement Corps) members are a traveling team, focused on trail improvement and assessment for enhanced user accessibility. This AmeriCorps program provides hands-on service learning opportunities designed to develop leaders in the fields of land management, cultural preservation, and resource-based recreation. Members receive high-quality disaster preparedness training, and participate in the AmeriCorps Disaster Response Team (ADRT) for the State of Florida.

Serving the following State Parks:
Alfred B. Maclay Gardens State Park, Leon County
Big Lagoon State Park, Escambia County
Crystal River Preserve State Park, Citrus County
Florida Caverns State Park, Jackson County
Highlands Hammock & Lake June-in-Winter Scrub State Parks, Highlands County
Hillsborough River State Park, Hillsborough County
Hugh Taylor Birch State Park, Broward County
Jonathan Dickinson State Park, Martin County
Kissimmee Prairie Preserve State Park, Okeechobee County
Lake Jackson Mounds Archaeological State Park, Leon County
Little Manatee River State Park, Hillsborough County
Mike Roess Gold Head Branch State Park, Clay County
Myakka River State Park, Sarasota County
Oscar Scherer State Park, Sarasota County
Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park, Alachua County
Ravine Gardens & Dunns Creek State Parks, Putnam County
San Felasco Hammock Preserve State Park, Alachua County
Savannas Preserve State Park, St. Lucie County
Sebastian Inlet & Indian River Lagoon Preserve State Parks, Brevard County
Silver Springs State Park, Marion County
St. Lucie Inlet Preserve & Seabranch Preserve State Parks, Martin County
St. Sebastian River Preserve State Park, Indian River County
Terra Ceia Preserve State Park, Manatee County
Werner-Boyce Salt Springs State Park, Pasco County