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ATEAM

AmeriCorps members will tutor targeted remedial students in K-12th grade in reading and/or math using research-based curriculums. AmeriCorps members placed in elementary schools will be responsible for targeted students to be reading at or above grade level by the end of the academic year. Members placed in middle and high schools will be responsible for targeted students to be performing at grade level or above in the tutored subjects. In addition, members at the high schools will be responsible for targeted students graduating on time, and/or being prepared for college or the workforce. In addition, ATEAM members will leverage an additional 400 volunteers who will be engaged in assisting students in tutoring and support of school based and program service projects.
 

Program Sponsor and Contacts:

Shannon Bailes, (270) 316-1005

Christian Appalachian Project (CAP)

CAP AmeriCorps members will provide housing services, long-term hunger support, emergency assistance, disaster relief, early childhood education, character education and tutoring, summer programming, and elderly and disability services for residents of 14 Eastern Kentucky counties. AmeriCorps members will be responsible for a number of positive outcomes, including affordable, safe, warm, and dry housing, decreased food insecurity, the immediate meeting of crisis needs, increased school readiness and non-cognitive skills, and greater independence and social support for the elderly, persons with disabilities, and their caregivers. In addition, the AmeriCorps members will leverage an additional 1,000 volunteers who will be engaged in housing repair.

Program Sponsor and Contact:

Christian Appalachian Project (Paintsville)
Amy Schill, (606) 256-0973

Economic Empowerment Corps

AmeriCorps members will provide economic empowerment services to domestic violence survivors at 15 member programs and other community partners across the state. AmeriCorps members will be responsible for providing 1,200 domestic violence survivors with financial education, individual financial counseling, and case management services. Members will also provide credit counseling to 500 survivors and 80 individuals will increase their scores. In addition, the AmeriCorps members will leverage an additional 600 volunteers who will be engaged in assisting the members with financial education courses or helping participants in economic empowerment programs access community resources.

Program Sponsor and Contact:

Kentucky Coalition Against Domestic Violence (Frankfort)
Whitney Reynolds, (502) 209-5382

Environmental Education Leadership Corps

AmeriCorps members will provide environmental education programs and activities to the public in various locations throughout Kentucky, such as state and local parks, institutions of higher learning, local government agencies, environmental education centers, zoos and aquariums, nonprofit providers of environmental education, and youth service organizations. AmeriCorps members will be responsible for having provided instruction on environmentally related topics to 8,000 members of the public.

Program Sponsor and Contacts:

Kentucky Environmental Council (Frankfort)
Ashley Mike, 502-564-0690
Billy Bennett, 502-564-9299

Family Resource and Youth Services Centers (FRYSC) Corps

AmeriCorps members will provide literacy tutoring and address food insecurity in economically disadvantaged schools in Central and Eastern Kentucky. AmeriCorps members will be responsible for helping K-12 students meet expected literacy goals and providing nutrition resources. In addition, the AmeriCorps members will leverage 60 volunteers who will be engaged as literacy mentors and collecting food donations for partner site feeding programs.

Program Sponsor and Contact:

Ohio Valley Educational Cooperative (Shelbyville)
Heather Musinski, (502) 564-4986 x3831
Paula Devers Morris, (502) 564-4986 x3844

Global Game Changers AmeriCorps

Members will teach students in Global Game Changers (GGC)’s Expanded Learning Programs in Jefferson County. AmeriCorps members will be responsible for having engaged 450 students in an additional 90 hours of enrichment instruction, resulting in gains in social-emotional skills, power skills, and academics. In addition, the AmeriCorps members will leverage an additional 75 volunteers who will be engaged in mentoring students and supporting classroom instruction during the course of the In-Residence Expanded Learning Program.

Program Sponsor and Contact:

Global Game Changers Children’s Education Initiative (Louisville)
Erin Sigmund, (502) 209-5382
Anne Walker, (502) 558-5732

Homes for All

AmeriCorps members will provide housing services to economically disadvantaged individuals. These services include construction activities, homeownership and housing counseling, homeless prevention, homeless intervention, and capacity building activities to meet the need of affordable housing. AmeriCorps members will be responsible for providing services to 1,800 individuals and transitioning at least 720 of those individuals into safe, affordable housing. In addition, the AmeriCorps members will leverage at least 550 volunteers each year who will be engaged in new home construction activities, home repairs, and teaching financial literacy classes.

Program Sponsor and Contact:

Homeless and Housing Coalition of Kentucky (Frankfort)
Caitlin Szabo, (502) 223-1834, ext. 1117

Kentucky College Coaches

AmeriCorps members will coach and mentor high school students. These activities will take place in 50 high schools and Area Technology Centers throughout the state of Kentucky. AmeriCorps members will be responsible for sustaining coaching relationships with 3300 economically disadvantaged high school students, and assisting 500 high school seniors to enroll in a postsecondary program. In addition, the AmeriCorps members will leverage an additional 550 volunteers who will be engaged in helping high school students learn about careers, complete paperwork for college access, and help build a college-going culture in Kentucky.

Program Sponsor and Contact:

Northern Kentucky University Research Foundation
Meredith Dean

Kentucky College Coaches on Campus

AmeriCorps members will provide academic coaching to first-generation, low-income, and veteran college students statewide in Kentucky. AmeriCorps members will be responsible for coaching 1,440 college students, with 90% persisting to the next academic year. In addition, the AmeriCorps members will leverage 150 volunteers who will be engaged in job and career exploration with the college students.

Program Sponsor and Contact:

Northern Kentucky University Research Foundation
Tori Vogelgesang

Kentucky READY Corps

​AmeriCorps members will identify and provide direct assistance to individuals and groups vulnerable to disasters, and conduct disaster planning with a focus on vulnerable individuals and groups in communities across Kentucky. AmeriCorps members will be responsible for increasing both the preparedness of individuals deemed vulnerable to disasters and the resilience of communities through planning and other capacity-building projects.

Program Sponsor and Contacts:

Eastern Kentucky University (Richmond)
Julie Struck, (859) 622-3525
Pam Bishop

Morehead State Unversity (MSU) Corps

AmeriCorps members will provide evidence-based math and reading tutoring in local elementary and middle schools using technology-based interventions to high-risk, economically disadvantaged students in 22 counties in Eastern Kentucky AmeriCorps members will be responsible for 85% of 900 students enrolled in tutoring increasing their math and reading skills by one level gain according to MAP and STAR assessment data. 630 students will demonstrate more academically engaged behaviors as demonstrated on teacher pre/post-test surveys. In addition, the AmeriCorps members will leverage an additional 150 volunteers who will be engaged in student success by providing a minimum of 5 hours of tutoring to students engaged in the intervention program.

Program Sponsor and Contacts:

Morehead State Unversity (Morehead)
Mary Claire Williams, (606) 783-2719
Rosita Napoleoni-Milan, (606) 783-9574

PartnerCorps School Turnaround

AmeriCorps members will serve high school students in Clay, Knox and Perry Counties in rural Kentucky. Twenty AmeriCorps members will serve at each school, and members will provide tutoring and mentoring to improve attendance and math scores.

Program Sponsor and Contact:

Partners for Education at Berea College (Berea)
Rob Bowers, (859) 200-3280

PartnerCorps SOAR

AmeriCorps members will serve in Leslie County Schools in rural Kentucky. At the end of the first program year, the AmeriCorps members will be responsible for improving student attendance.

Program Sponsor and Contact:

Partners for Education at Berea College (Berea)

PartnerCorps STEM

AmeriCorps members will serve as mentors, tutors, and college guides in Madison County. AmeriCorps members will be responsible for student improvement in mathematics and retention in postsecondary. In addition, the AmeriCorps members will leverage an additional 24 volunteers who will be engaged as presenters of STEM career opportunities.

Program Sponsor and Contact:

Partners for Education at Berea College (Berea)
Darla Pearson, (859) 985-3271

REACH Corps School Turnaround

AmeriCorps members will mentor disadvantaged students at priority and focus schools in Jefferson County. AmeriCorps members will be responsible for improving the academic engagement and attendance of participating students. In addition, the AmeriCorps members will leverage 432 volunteers who will be involved in tutoring, parent and community engagement activities and school-based service projects.

Program Sponsor and Contacts:

Jefferson County Public Schools (Louisville)
Ben Langley, (502) 485-3926
Jon Auslander-Price, (502) 485-3949

Senior Connections

AmeriCorps members will provide a range of services and social support to seniors, to reduce the rate of hospitalization among Medicare beneficiaries at a variety of service sites. AmeriCorps members will provide food, services, transportation and social support to 6,000 older adults. In addition, the AmeriCorps members will leverage 800 volunteers who will be engaged in assisting the efforts of AmeriCorps members and some will train with AmeriCorps members to prepare for and recover from disasters that may affect the region.

Program Sponsor and Contacts:

Green River Area Development District (Owensboro)
Brad Alley, (270) 926-4433
Carolynn Kelley, (270) 926-4433

Teach For America - Appalachia

AmeriCorps Professional Corps members will be responsible for teaching for two years in low-income and disadvantaged schools in Appalachian Kentucky, partnering with their local communities to help their students achieve at high levels. AmeriCorps Professional Corps members will increase the academic achievement of the 4,000 students they teach.

Program Sponsor and Contact:

Teach For America-Kentucky (Hazard)
Rosie Ballinger

Teach Kentucky AmeriCorps

AmeriCorps Professional Corps members will be Math, Science, Language Arts, Social Studies, Spanish, and Learning and Behavior Disorders public middle (grades 6-8) and high school teachers in Jefferson County Public Schools and several surrounding counties. AmeriCorps members will be responsible for their students' increased content knowledge as demonstrated by improvement on the student growth standards in Mathematics and English Language Arts set by Kentucky's Department of Education's Unbridled Learning State Accountability model.

Program Sponsor and Contacts:

Teach Kentucky (Louisville)
Isabel Lake, Rowan Claypool

The Plantory Food Force

AmeriCorps members will partner with area food-focused nonprofits to convert excess produce from farms into usable food products and compostable waste for local gardens/farms. AmeriCorps members will increase job readiness and placement for underemployed individuals in Lexington. AmeriCorps members will be responsible for processing 5 tons of food waste.

Program Sponsor and Contact:

The Plantory (Lexington)
Vanessa Cayson

UNITE Service Corps

AmeriCorps members will be placed in 54 of the poorest elementary schools in Eastern Kentucky, providing math tutoring and wellness curriculum to address drug prevention and nutritional education for 4th- and 5th-grade students. Expected outcomes are that students will show a 30% increase in both math scores and the healthy choices curriculum as measured by pre/post tests. In addition, AmeriCorps members will leverage 1,100 volunteers to help with activities at their assigned schools.

Program Sponsor and Contact:

Operation UNITE (London)
Melinda Kincer, (606) 386-9077
Marionette Little, 865-566-2177
Kelli Thompson, 606-794-3938