GEORGIA AMERICORPS STATE PROGRAMS 2016-2017

Clayton State University
Jen Welch
jenniferwelch@mail.clayton.edu
2000 Clayton State Boulevard
Morrow, GA 30260
678-466-5433
www.clayton.edu/campus-life/servicelearning/americorps

Program Focus: Education
Clayton State University students serve as AmeriCorps members who provide mentoring and tutoring to local K-12 students in Clayton County. The AmeriCorps members also conduct service projects to support the surrounding community. Program begins in September.

Communities in Schools of Georgia
Erin Littles
elittles@cisgeorgia.org
260 Peachtree Street, Suite 700
Atlanta, Ga 30303
404-897-2951
www.cisga.org/americorps/

Program Focus: Education
The CIS AmeriCorps reading tutorial program is designed to help students from kindergarten to 8th grade who are not reading on an appropriate grade level. Members serve metro Atlanta and surrounding rural counties, providing small group and individualized tutoring on a daily basis. Program begins in September.

Covenant House Georgia, Inc.
Patricia Pinkard
ppinkard@covenanthouse.org
1559 Johnson Rd. NW
Atlanta, GA 30306
404-937-6939
www.covenanthousega.org

Program Focus: Education and Economic Opportunity
AmeriCorps members will leverage volunteers to serve homeless youth in a mentoring capacity in Atlanta, Georgia, at the Covenant House. AmeriCorps members will provide mentoring relationships for the youth to move them toward their educational, vocational or employment goals. Program begins in October.

Georgia State Parks and Historic Sites
Mallory Barfield
mallory.barfield@gadnr.org
2600 Highway 155 SW, Suite C
Stockbridge, GA 30281
770-389-7258

Program Focus: Environmental Stewardship
AmeriCorps members will provide interpretive, educational, and recreational programming and enhance and maintain the state’s natural resources through removal of invasive species. Members will be active in 32 state parks throughout Georgia. The program begins in August.

Georgia Sea Turtle Center - Jekyll Island State Park Authority
Jeannie Miller Martin
jeanniem@jekyllisland.com
214 Stable Road
Jekyll Island, Ga 31547
912-635-4173
gstc.jekyllisland.com/stewardship/americorps-program

Program Focus: Environmental Stewardship
AmeriCorps members will serve in every aspect of the Center’s mission. Members will be dedicated to educating the center’s guests and school outreach program participants, participating in sea turtle rehabilitation and diamondback terrapin monitoring, conducting night time sea turtle saturation tagging and nest management, and coordinating volunteers. All members will also be trained and available to the Glynn County Emergency Management Agency for community disaster response. The program begins in September.

Georgia State University TEAM
Vanessa Perez
30 Pryor Street, Suite 350
Atlanta, Ga 30303
404-413-8430

Program Focus: Education
Georgia State University and the Alonzo A. Crim Center utilize AmeriCorps members to provide mentoring and tutoring in the areas of math and science to youth at-risk of academic failure through the TEAM (Technology, Environment, and Mathematics) program. AmeriCorps members are required to have a Bachelor’s Degree or two years of college and mentoring/tutoring experience. The program begins in September.

Hands on Atlanta
Monique Terry
mterry@HandsOnAtlanta.org
600 Means Street, Suite 100
Atlanta, Ga 30318 404-979-2851
handsonatlanta.force.com/americorps

Program Focus: Education
Hands On Atlanta’s school based AmeriCorps members serve full-time to support students, teachers, administrators, parents and school communities in 35 partner schools in the metro Atlanta area. AmeriCorps members serve as classroom assistants, reading/math tutors, volunteer recruiters and coordinators, community and parental outreach trainers, and after school enrichment providers. The program begins in August.

New American Pathways Project RISE
Breauna Hagan
b.hagan@newamericanpathways.org
2300 Henderson Mill Road NE, Suite 200
Atlanta, GA 30345
404-299-6099 - Ext. 250

Program Focus: Education and Capacity Building
Project RISE (Refugee / Immigrant Success through Education) AmeriCorps members serve the needs of refugee children and youth from Sudan, Burma, Iraq, Burundi, Liberia, Afghanistan, and Somalia through five schools in Clarkston, Georgia. AmeriCorps members will support war-affected children and families who have been relocated to Georgia to provide comprehensive after school, summer and recreation programs for refugee youth grades K-12 through the pre-identified partner schools. The program begins in September.

Teach for America Metro Atlanta
Allie Pocock
allie.pocock@teachforamerica.org
1360 Peachtree Place, Suite 1100
404-688-9843 Ext. 14131

Program Focus: Education
Teach For America – Metro Atlanta provides a critical source of well-trained teachers who are helping break the local cycle of education inequity. Leaders teach for two years, going above and beyond traditional expectations to help their students achieve at high levels. Armed with the experience, conviction, and insight that come from leading children to fulfill their potential, our alumni are working from all sectors to shape our schools, policies, and investments in low-income communities. The program begins in September.

United Way of Metro Atlanta Project Health Access
Maylott Mulugeta
mmulugeta@unitedwayatlanta.org
100 Edgewood Avenue
Atlanta, GA 30303
404-527-3514

Program Focus: Healthy Futures
AmeriCorps members help build the capacity of community clinics to increase the health outcomes of the uninsured and underinsured in the metro area and in targeted communities and ensure access to SSDI/Medicaid for disabled, homeless individuals. The program begins in October.

The University of Georgia 4-H
Jennifer Cantwell
jecantwell@uga.edu
320 Hoke Smith Annex
Athens, GA 30602
706-542-4294
georgia4h.org/americorps

Program Focus: Education
Georgia 4-H AmeriCorps State Program engages AmeriCorps members in direct service and capacity-building to address critical community needs. Through sixteen counties across the state, AmeriCorps members are working to further the 4-H mission and build capacity in their community by addressing critical issues like (1) childhood obesity, (2) military family support, (3) providing youth development through in-school 4-H club meetings, and (4) supporting youth in their endeavor to build confidence and develop their public speaking skills. The program begins in September.

WINGS for kids
Sean McCants
sean@wingsforkids.org
1465 Northside Drive, Suite 222A
Atlanta, GA 30318
678-740-3006

Program Focus: Education
WINGS for kids AmeriCorps is an education program that teaches kids how to behave well, make good decisions and build healthy relationships. We do this by weaving a comprehensive social and emotional learning curriculum into a fresh and fun after school program. Kids get the life lessons they need to succeed and be happy and they get a safe place to call home after school. Service sites are located in the College Park area, Fulton County. The program begins in July.

Youth Villages at Inner Harbour Campus
Caroline Ledlie
Caroline.Ledlie@YouthVillages.org
4685 Dorsett Shoals Road
Douglasville, GA 30135
770.852.6421

Program Focus: Education
Youth Villages AmeriCorps is partnered with Youth Villages- Inner Harbour campus, a not-for-profit residential treatment facility serving youth with emotional and behavioral challenges, children caught in the cycle of sexual, physical, substance or emotional abuse, and youth attending Inner Harbour as an alternative to Youth Detention Centers. The Corps members are responsible for increasing academic performance and engagement, improving civic engagement, and increased acquisition of life skills in support of work, school and life success to a vulnerable population of students with severe emotional and behavioral issues. The program begins in September.

 


 

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