AmeriCorps Programs

ALACHUA COUNTY
Florida Conservation Corps AmeriCorps

Adriana Betancourt

Department of Environmental Protection

Bureau of Operational Services

4801 Camp Ranch Road

Gainesville, FL 32641

Phone: (850) 766-3327

Email: Adriana.M.Betancourt@dep.state.fl.us

The 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.

Program Focus:  Environmental Stewardship

Program Year:  Jan – Dec

BAY COUNTY
AmeriCorps Goodwill GoodWorks!

Samuel T. Jackson, Jr.

Goodwill Industries of the Big Bend
300 Mabry St
Tallahassee, FL  32304

Phone: (850) 522-3900

Fax: (850) 522-3905

Email: sjackson@goodwillbigbend.com

Website: www.goodwillbigbend.com

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.

Program Focus:  Economic Opportunity          

Program Year:  Aug – July

BROWARD COUNTY
Children of Inmates (COI) AmeriCorps Team

Shareefah Robinson

Children of Inmates, Inc.

1835 East Hallandale Beach Blvd., #387

Hallandale Beach, FL 33009

Phone: (786) 234-3660

Email: shareefahb@childrenofinmates.org

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.

Program Focus: Healthy Futures        Program Year: Aug – July

T.H.I.N.K. Leadership

Rachel Pena

Firewall Centers, Inc.

13451 SW 7th Pl

Davie, FL  33325

Phone: (201) 310-1736

Email: rpena@firewallcenters.org

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.

Program Focus:  Education                 Program Year:  Aug-July

DUVAL COUNTY
AmeriCorps DUVAL READS!

Carolyn Lynn

CIS of Jacksonville

6261 Dupont Station Court E.

Jacksonville, FL 32217

Phone:  (904) 366-6328

Fax:  (904) 366-6360

Email: clynn@cisjax.org

Website: www.cisjax.org

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.

Program Focus:  Education                 Program Year:  Aug – July

AmeriCorps Youth Transition

Keri Giusti

The Arc of Jacksonville

4401 Wesconnett Blvd.

Jacksonville, FL 32210

Phone: (904) 355-9616

Fax: (904) 573-2156

Email: kgiusti@arcjacksonville.org

Website: www.arcjacksonville.org

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.

Program Focus:  Education                 Program Year:  Aug – July

City Year Jacksonville

James Ellout

City Year

6 East Bay Street

Jacksonville, FL 32202

Phone: (904) 423-2108

Email: jellout@cityyear.org

Website: www.cityyear.org

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.

Program Focus: Education                  Program Year: Aug – July

Jacksonville Teacher Residency

Dr. Wanda Lastrapes, JTR AmeriCorps Co-Director

Dr. 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

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.

Program Focus: Education                  Program Year: Aug – July

Teach For America Jacksonville

Heather Ryan

Teach For America – Jacksonville

214 North Hogan Street, Suite 134

Jacksonville, FL 32202

Phone: (904) 353-6517

Fax: (904) 354-1589

Email: Heather.ryan@teachforamerica.org

Website: www.teachforamerica.org

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.

Program Focus: Education           Program Year: Aug – July

HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY
AMIkids, Incorporated

Hilary Bolt

5915 Bemjamin Center Dr,

Tampa, FL 33634

Phone: 813-293-7076

Email: hbolt@amikids.org

Website: www.amikids.org

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.

Program Focus: Economic Opportunity       Program Year: Aug-July

Metropolitan Ministries AmeriCorps

Gordana Krone

Metropolitan Ministries, Inc.

2002 N Florida Ave

Tampa, FL  33602

Phone: (813) 209-1030

Email: Gordana.Krone@metromin.org

Website: http://metromin.org/

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.

Program Focus:  Economic Opportunity

Program Year:  Aug – July

INDIAN RIVER/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) 466-8535

Email:  jenna.taylor@bbbsbigs.org

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.

Program Focus:  Education                 Program Year:  Aug – July

LEON COUNTY
AmeriCorps Goodwill GoodWorks!

Samuel T. Jackson, Jr.

Goodwill Industries of the Big Bend
300 Mabry St
Tallahassee, FL  32304

Phone: (850) 522-3900

Fax: (850) 522-3905

Email: sjackson@goodwillbigbend.com

Website: www.goodwillbigbend.com

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.

Program Focus:  Economic Opportunity          

Program Year:  Aug – July

MANATEE COUNTY
Manatee County Opioid Abuse Prevention Program – Planning Grant

Manatee County Board of County Commissioners

Ogden Clark

112 Manatee Ave., W; Suite 510

Bradenton, FL 34205-7804

Phone: (941) 749-3030

Email: ogden.clark@mymanatee.orgp

The Manatee County Neighborhood Services Department proposes to develop an AmeriCorps Program serving in Manatee County that will focus on preventing prescription drug abuse.

Program Focus: Planning Grant               Program Year: August – July

MARTIN COUNTY
AmeriCorps of Martin County

Boys and Girls Club of Martin County

Omar Ferreira

11500 SE Lares Ave

Hobe Sound, FL 33455

Phone: (772) 545-0054

Email: OFerreira@bgcmartin.org

Website: www.bgcmartin.org

The 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.

Program Focus: Education                       Program Year: August – July

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

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.

Program Focus: Education                      Program Year: Aug – July

AmeriCorps Excellence in STEM (ACES)                                         

Stephanie Silva

Miami Dade College – Wolfson Campus

300 NE 2nd Ave

Miami, FL 33132

Phone:  (305) 237-3065

Email:  sriveras@mdc.edu

Website: http://www.mdc.edu/wolfson/

Miami-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.

Program Focus:  Education                 Program Year:  Jan – Dec

MIAMI-DADE COUNTY 
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

AmeriCorps 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.

Program Focus:  Education                 Program Year:  Aug – July

AmeriCorps Peacemakers Family Center

Benjamin Johnson

Peacemakers Family Center, LLC

Post Office Box 680820/ 17801 NW 2nd Avenue

Miami, FL 33168-0820/ 33169

Phone: (954) 907-6572

Fax: (786) 272-5771

Email: benjamindj.86@gmail.com

Website: www.peacemakers.com

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.

Program Focus: Education/Economic Opportunity

Program Year: Aug – July

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

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.

Program Focus: Healthy Futures        Program Year: Aug – July

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: bcesar@ccfcfl.org

Website:  www.centrocampesino.org

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.

Program Focus:  Education/Human Needs

Program Year:  Aug – July

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Miami

Julie Angulo, Director of Group Engagement and Mentoring

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Miami

Carnival Center for Excellence

550 NW 42nd Ave

Miami, FL 33126

Email: jangulo@bbbsmiami.org

Website: www.bbbsmiami.org

The 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.

Program Focus:  Education                        Program Year:  Aug – July

Breakthrough Miami

Lauren Kellner Rudolph (Interim)

Breakthrough Miami, Inc.
3250 SW 3rd Ave, 6th Floor
Miami, FL 33129
Phone: (305) 646-7210

Fax: (305) 377-2269

Email: lauren@breakthroughmiami.org

Website: www.breakthroughmiami.org

Breakthrough Miami AmeriCorps members will provide academic, social and life skills mentoring for 5th to 9th grade under-resourced students at 6 independent school sites in Miami-Dade County. Members will increase academic improvement of students served. In addition, AmeriCorps members will leverage an additional 100 volunteers in Breakthrough Miami’s academic mentoring program.

Program Focus: Education                  Program Year: Aug – July

Children of Inmates (COI) AmeriCorps Team

Shareefah Robinson

Children of Inmates, Inc.

1835 East Hallandale Beach Blvd., #387

Hallandale Beach, FL 33009

Phone: (786) 234-3660

Email: shareefahb@childrenofinmates.org

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.

Program Focus: Healthy Futures        Program Year: Aug – July

City of Miami II

William Porro (Interim)

City of Miami
444 NW 2nd Ave, 5th Floor
Miami, FL 33130
Phone: (305) 416-2181

Email: WPorro@miamigov.com

City of Miami AmeriCorps members will provide one-on-one and group personalized financial literacy coaching to students who are enrolled at the four Miami Dade College campuses. AmeriCorps members will be responsible for helping students establish bank accounts, increase savings, decrease debt, increase credit establishment and continue healthy budget management.

Program Focus: Economic Opportunity    Program Year: Aug – July

City Year Miami

Giuseppe Castaldi

City Year

44 W. Flagler Street

Miami, FL  33130

Phone: (786) 406-7900

Fax: (786) 406-7939

Email: gcastaldi@cityyear.org

Website: www.cityyear.org

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.

Program Focus: Education                  Program Year: Aug – July

 Teach for America Miami

Deanna Froeber

Teach For America, Inc.

1951 NW 7th Ave.

Ste. 300

Miami, FL 33136

Phone: (305) 401-2351

Email: deanna.froeber@teachforamerica.org

Website: www.teachforamerica.org

 

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.

Program Focus: Education           Program Year: Aug – July

OKALOOSA/WALTON COUNTY
NWF Environmental Stewards

Laurie Von Kaenel

Northwest Florida State College

100 College Boulevard

Niceville, FL 32308

(850) 729-6037

Email: vonkaenl@nwfsc.edu

Website: www.nwfsc.edu

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 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.

Program Focus:  Environmental Stewardship    

Program Year:  Aug – July

OKEECHOBEE 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) 466-8535

Email:  jenna.taylor@bbbsbigs.org

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.

Program Focus:  Education                         Program Year:  Aug – July

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

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.

Program Focus: Education                      Program Year: Aug – July

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

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.

Program Focus: Education                      Program Year: Aug – July

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

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.

Program Focus: Education                      Program Year: Aug – July 

Teach for America Orlando

Matthew Minnick

1016 W Church Street

Orlando, FL 32805

Phone: 850-417-3933

Email: Matthew.Minnick@teachforamerica.org

Website: www.teachforamerica.org

Teach 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.

Program Focus: Education                        Program Year: August – July

PALM BEACH COUNTY
Arc Palm Beach County

Grace McCauley

Email: GMcCauley@arcpbc.org

(561) 721-2818

1201 Australian Ave

Riviera Beach, FL 33404

Website: www.arcpbc.org

Members of The Arc of Palm Beach County’s AmeriCorps Program will provide a year of service as mentors. AmeriCorps members will 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.

Program Focus: Healthy Futures                 Program Year: Aug – July

Bright Futures of Palm Beach County

Boys and Girls Club of Palm Beach County

Virgilio Rodriguez

800 Northpoint Parkway, Suite 204

West Palm Beach, Florida 33407-1946

Office:  561.683.3287 Ext. 1124

Fax: 561.683.1618

Email: vrodriguez@bgcpbc.org

Website: www.bgcpbc.org

The 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.

Program Focus: Education                       Program Year: August – July

Children of Inmates (COI) AmeriCorps Team

Shareefah Brand (Interim)

Children of Inmates, Inc.

1835 East Hallandale Beach Blvd., #387

Hallandale Beach, FL 33009

Phone: (786) 234-3660

Email: shareefahb@childrenofinmates.org

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.

Program Focus: Healthy Futures        Program Year: Aug – July

Literacy AmeriCorps Palm Beach County

Audrey McDonough

Literacy Coalition of Palm Beach County

3651 Quantum Boulevard

Boynton Beach, FL 33426

Phone: (561) 767-3358

Email: amcd.lacpbc@gmail.com

Website: www.literacypbc.org 

Literacy 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 after-school programs.

Program Focus:  Education                 Program Year:  Aug – July

PINELLAS COUNTY
Pinellas At-Risk Mentoring

Debbie Maggio

Florida Dream Center, Inc.

14605 49th St. N Ste. 1

Clearwater, FL  33762

Phone:  (727) 240-0734

Fax:  (727) 240-0738

Email: debram@floridadreamcenter.org

Website: www.floridadreamcenter.org

Pinellas At-Risk AmeriCorps members will provide in school and out-of-school tutoring and mentoring services to low-performing and at-risk youth in Pinellas County public elementary schools and after-school programs. AmeriCorps members will provide services to help students maintain or improve academic performance in reading and STEM fields.

Program Focus:  Education                 Program Year:  Aug – July

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

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.

Program Focus:  Education                 Program Year:  Aug – July

TAYLOR COUNTY
Boys and Girls Club STEM Program

Meridith Anderson

Boys and Girls Club of North Central Florida

918 N. Washington St

Perry, FL  32347

Phone: (850) 672-1049

Email: meridith.andersonbgc@gmail.com

Website: http://www.bgcperry.com/

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.

Program Focus:  Education                 Program Year:  Aug – July

STATEWIDE CONTACTS
AMIkids, Incorporated

Hilary Bolt

5915 Bemjamin Center Dr,

Tampa, FL 33634

Phone: 813-293-7076

Email: hbolt@amikids.org

Website: www.amikids.org

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.

Program Focus: Economic Opportunity       Program Year: Aug-July

Counties Served: Clay, St. Johns. Alachua. Broward, Duval, Manatee, Sarasota. Miami Dade. Orange, Pinellas, Lee, Hillsborough, Pasco, Volusia

FLDOEA – Disaster Planning (Planning Grant)

Mindy Sollisch (Interim)

Florida Department of Elder Affairs

4040 Esplanade Way

Tallahassee, FL  32399

Phone:  (850) 414-2000

Email:  sollischm@elderaffairs.org

Website: elderaffairs.state.fl.us

The Florida Department of Elder Affairs (FLDOEA) will use a Planning grant to develop an AmeriCorps program that will focus on the Disaster Services. The plan for the proposed program is to enhance disaster preparation and recovery plans.

Program Focus:  Disaster                     Program Year:  Aug – July

Florida Conservation Corps AmeriCorps

Adriana Betancourt

Department of Environmental Protection

Bureau of Operational Services

4801 Camp Ranch Road

Gainesville, Florida 32641

Phone: (850) 766-3327

Email: Adriana.M.Betancourt@dep.state.fl.us

The 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.

Program Focus:  Environment            Program Year:  Jan – Dec

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

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. Andrews State Park, Bay 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