AmeriCorps Programs

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Click on a county below to view current programs in the area.

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
(850) 544-3596
Email: heather.grames@dep.state.fl.us
Website: www.floridastateparks.org
Program Focus: Environment
Program Year: Jan – Dec

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

Bay County

AmeriCorps Goodwill GoodWorks!
John Shaffer
Goodwill Industries of the Big Bend
300 Mabry St
Tallahassee, FL 32304
Phone: (850) 576-7145
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.

Broward County

AmeriCorps Firewall
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.

AmeriCorps Peacemakers Family Center
David McDermott
Peacemakers Family Center, LLC.
Post Office Box 680820/ 17801 NW 2nd Ave
Miami, FL 33168-0820/ 33169
Phone: (305) 915-8841
Fax: (786) 272-5771
Email: DMcDermott@peacemakers.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. 3061

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.

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 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 provide transitional services for young adults with developmental disabilities in partnership with the University of North Florida. Members mentor the transitional program participants to help them succeed in class work and developing social and independent living skills. In addition, members provide various services at a child care center, a women’s health center, volunteer center and other U.N.F. student services programs.

City Year Jacksonville
Michael Stevens
City Year
6 East Bay Street
Jacksonville, FL 32202
Phone: (904) 423-2108
Email: mstevens@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 AmeriCorps STEM – PLANNING GRANT
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: http://jaxkids.org/
Program Focus: Education
Program Year: Aug – July

Planning Grant to develop a program to support STEM education.

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.

PD-4 Veterans Program – PLANNING GRANT
John Holzbar or
Felecia Fredericks
Public Defenders Office – Judiciary Courts of the State of Florida
407 N Laura St.
Jacksonville, FL 32202
Phone: (904) 255-4886
Email: ffredericks@vfejax.org or jsh@pd4.coj.net
Program Focus: Veterans & Military Families  
Program Year: Aug – July

Planning Grant to develop a program to support veterans.

Teach For America Jacksonville
Rachel Kravitz
Associate, Development
Teach For America – Jacksonville
214 North Hogan Street, Suite 134
Jacksonville, FL 32202
Phone: (904) 353-6517
Fax: (904) 354-1589
Email: Rachel.kravitz@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.

Gadsden County

AmeriCorps Gadsden READS
Bea Hopkins
Gadsden Magnet School
500 West King Street
Quincy, FL 32351
Phone: (850) 627-9409
Fax: (850) 627-6695
Email: hopkinsbe@gcpsmail.com
Website: www.gems.gcps.k12.fl.us
Program Focus: Education
Program Year: Aug-July

AmeriCorps members promote literacy and work to increase reading comprehension levels at 8 schools in Gadsden County. AmeriCorps Gadsden members provide tutoring and small group readings; assist in administering family reading programs; facilitate a community service day; and sponsor summer reading programs, family literacy and English classes. Members also enhance their own literacy skills thereby preparing them for future employment.

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
(850) 544-3596
Email: heather.grames@dep.state.fl.us
Website: www.floridastateparks.org
Program Focus: Environment
Program Year: Jan – Dec

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

AmeriCorps After-School All-Stars
Laura Dye
After-School Allstars
3402 W. Columbus Drive
Tampa, FL 33607
Phone: (813) 493-5392
Email: laura.dye@tampagov.net
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.

Metropolitan Ministries – PLANNING GRANT
Betty Katsamakis
Metropolitan Ministries, Inc.
2002 N Florida Ave
Tampa, FL 33602
Phone: (813) 209-1030
Email: betty.katsamakis@metromin.org
Program Focus: Economic Opportunity
Program Year: Aug – July

Planning Grant to develop a program to support those experiencing homelessness.

Indian River County

AmeriCorps St. Lucie/Indian River/Okeechobee READS
Jenna Stinnett
Big Brothers/Big Sisters of St. Lucie County
125 North Second Street
Fort Pierce, Fl 34950
Phone: (772) 466-8535 ext. 212
Fax: (772) 466-5951
Email: jenna.stinnett@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
(850) 544-3596
Email: heather.grames@dep.state.fl.us
Website: www.floridastateparks.org
Program Focus: Environment
Program Year: Jan – Dec

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

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
(850) 544-3596
Email: heather.grames@dep.state.fl.us
Website: www.floridastateparks.org
Program Focus: Environment
Program Year: Jan – Dec

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

Lee County

Florida Conservation Corps AmeriCorps
Estero Bay Preserve State Park, Lee County
Heather Grames
Department of Environmental Protection
Bureau of Operational Services
4801 Camp Ranch Road
Gainesville, Florida 32641
(850) 544-3596
Email: heather.grames@dep.state.fl.us
Website: www.floridastateparks.org
Program Focus: Environment
Program Year: Jan – Dec

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

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.

AmeriCorps Tallahassee
Donna Harper
Leon County Schools
3995 W. Pensacola Street
Tallahassee, FL 32304
Phone: (850) 487-7851
Email: harperd@leonschools.net
Website: www.leon.k12.fl.us
Program Focus: Education
Program Year: Aug – July

Members will assist Leon County Schools’ improvement efforts at Title I Schools (grades K-12) through targeted and customized services including academic tutoring and mentoring. The targeted services provided by members will result in an increase in students attending and being prepared for post-secondary education, an increase in performance on statewide assessments and district assessments and a decrease in gang related activity and incidents of disciplinary actions.

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
(850) 544-3596
Email: heather.grames@dep.state.fl.us
Website: www.floridastateparks.org

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

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
(850) 544-3596
Email: heather.grames@dep.state.fl.us
Website: www.floridastateparks.org
Program Focus: Environment
Program Year: Jan – Dec

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

Martin County

Florida Conservation Corps AmeriCorps
Jonathan Dickinson State Park, Martin County
Seabranch Preserve 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
(850) 544-3596
Email: heather.grames@dep.state.fl.us
Website: www.floridastateparks.org
Program Focus: Environment
Program Year: Jan – Dec

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

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 Breakthrough Miami
Carrie C. Bell
AmeriCorps Program Director
Breakthrough Miami, Inc.
3250 SW Third Avenue, Sixth Floor
Miami, FL 33129
Phone: (305) 646-7210
Fax: (305) 377-2269
Email:carrie@breakthroughmiami.org
Website: www.breakthroughmiami.org
Program Focus: Education
Program Year: Aug-July

Breakthrough Miami members will provide peer-to-peer academic mentoring for 5th to 12th at one of five independent school sites in Miami-Dade County. Members will increase academic engagement of students served including on time high school completion and entrance into postsecondary institutions. In addition, AmeriCorps members will leverage an additional150 outstanding multicultural high­ school seniors and college students that will be engaged as volunteers in Breakthrough Miami’s 8- year, tuition-free, year-round peer-to-peer academic mentoring program.

AmeriCorps Miami READS
Sonise Carri
Communities in Schools of Miami
11965 SW 142nd Terrace #102 
Miami, FL 33186
Phone: (305) 726-5676
Fax: (305) 694-2747
Email: scarri@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
David McDermott
Peacemakers Family Center, LLC.
Post Office Box 680820/ 17801 NW 2nd Ave
Miami, FL 33168-0820/ 33169
Phone: (305) 915-8841
Fax: (786) 272-5771
Email: DMcDermott@peacemakers.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 YouthPride
Mayra Rodriguez
Centro Campesino
35801 SW 186 Avenue
PO Box 343449
Florida City, FL 33034
Phone: (305) 245-7738 ext. 236
Fax: (305) 247-1237
Email: mrodriguez@ccfcfl.org
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 be also be responsible for providing group mentoring, facilitating literacy education and conducting intensive home safety interventions.

City Year Miami
Jimmy Wyman
City Year
44 W. Flagler Street
Miami, FL 33130
Phone: (786) 427-8593
Fax: (786) 406-7939
Email: jwyman@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
95 Merrick Way, 3rd Floor
Coral Gables, FL
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.

Liberty City Advocates
Cecilia Gutierrez (Interim)
Miami Children’s Initiative
2525 NW 62nd St, 4th Floor Ste 4132A
Miami, FL 33147
Phone: (305) 514-6120
Email: cgabety@miamichildrensinitiative.org
Program Focus: Education
Program Year: Aug-July

AmeriCorps members will support current efforts surrounding the Harlem Children’s Zone cradle to career model to include: tutoring and educational supports at Charles R Drew K-8 Center, Brownsville Middle, Room to Bloom ELC, Excel Kids Academy ELC, Shining Light ELC, and Sheyes Kids Academy. The program will offer math and reading tutoring during out of school time and in the summer for K-8 students. School readiness activities will be provided to children ages 3-6 in early learning centers with a focus on improving literacy skills.

Teach For America Miami
Alyxandra Colgan
Teach For America, Inc.
3250 N.E. 1st Avenue
Suite 212
Miami, FL 33137
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.

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

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

Okaloosa 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 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.

Okeechobee County

AmeriCorps St. Lucie/Indian River/Okeechobee READS
Jenna Stinnett
Big Brothers/Big Sisters of St. Lucie County
125 North Second Street
Fort Pierce, Fl 34950
Phone: (772) 466-8535 Ext. 212
Fax: 772-466-5951
Email: jenna.stinnett@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.

Orange County

AmeriCorps OPASS (Orlando-Partnership for School Success)
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

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.

Central Florida Urban League – PLANNING GRANT
Melissa Rodriguez
Central Florida Urban League
2804 Belco Dr.
Orlando, FL 32808
Phone: (407) 841-7654
Email: Mrodriguez@cful.org
Program Focus: Education
Program Year: Aug – July

Planning Grant to develop a program to support the goals of My Brother’s Keeper. 

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.

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

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

Operation AmeriCorps
Guillermo Escobar
400 S. Orange Avenue
Orlando, FL 32801-3317
Phone: (407) 246-2723
Fax: (407) 246-3508
Email: guillermo.escobar@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.

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. Members recruit and train high school students to tutor younger students and also serve as mentors to increase students’ self-image and overall attitude toward school.

Putnam County

Florida Conservation Corps AmeriCorps
Dunns Creek State Park, Putnam County
Ravine Gardens State Park, Putnam County
Heather Grames
Department of Environmental Protection
Bureau of Operational Services
4801 Camp Ranch Road
Gainesville, Florida 32641
(850) 544-3596
Email: heather.grames@dep.state.fl.us
Website: www.floridastateparks.org
Program Focus: Environment
Program Year: Jan – Dec

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

St. Lucie County

AmeriCorps St. Lucie/Indian River/Okeechobee READS
Jenna Stinnett
Big Brothers/Big Sisters of St. Lucie County
125 North Second Street
Fort Pierce, Fl 34950
Phone: (772) 466-8535 ext. 212
Fax: (772) 466-5951
Email: jenna.stinnett@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
(850) 544-3596
Email: heather.grames@dep.state.fl.us
Website: www.floridastateparks.org
Program Focus: Environment
Program Year: Jan – Dec

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

Statewide

Florida Conservation Corps AmeriCorps
Heather Grames
Bureau of Operational Services
Department of Environmental Protection
4801 Camp Ranch Road
Gainesville, Florida 32641
(850) 766-3327
Email: Heather.Grames@dep.state.fl.us
Website: www.floridastateparks.org
Program Focus: Environment
Program Year: Jan – Dec

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

Serving the following State Parks:
Alfred B. Maclay Gardens & Lake Jackson Mounds Archaeological State Parks, Leon County
Big Lagoon State Park, Escambia County
Crystal River Preserve State Park, Citrus County
Estero Bay Preserve State Park, Lee County
Florida Caverns State Park, Jackson County
Highlands Hammock & Lake June-in-Winter Scrub State Parks, Highlands County
Hillsborough River State Park, Hillsborough County
Jonathan Dickinson State Park, Martin County
Little Manatee River State Park, Hillsborough County
Oleta River State Park, Miami-Dade
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
Wekiva River Basin State Parks, Orange County