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2020-21 AmeriCorps Programs

Hundreds of AmeriCorps service positions are opening for the 2020-21 program year, starting August 1, 2020. Learn about current opportunities here.

2020-21 KY AmeriCorps Grants Press Release

2020-21 AmeriCorps Program List

Click on the program name below for service locations and contact information.

Active Choices

AmeriCorps members will implement and coordinate Active Choices, a telephone-based physical activity program proven to increase physical activity in homebound older adults, in five planning and service areas. 
Member Positions: 24 part-time
Service Locations: Kentuckiana Regional Planning and Development Agency (Louisville), Pennyrile (Hopkinsville), Kentucky River (Hazard), Lake Cumberland (Russell Springs), and Bluegrass (Lexington)

Program Sponsor and Contacts:

ATEAM AmeriCorps

AmeriCorps members will be placed in elementary, middle and high schools that will be responsible for tutoring targeted remedial students, including migrant students, in K-12 in reading and/or math using research-based curriculums; mentor students; and assist high school juniors and seniors in the process of transitioning to college or the workforce.
Member Positions: 42 part-time
Service Locations: Western and Southern Kentucky (Allen, Barren, Calloway, Carlisle, Crittenden, Cumberland, Daviess, Edmonson, Fulton, Garrard, Graves, Hart, Larue, Livingston, Marshall, McLean, Metcalfe, Pulaski, Taylor and Webster counties)
 

Program Sponsor and Contacts:

Shannon Bailes, (270) 316-1005
Lisa Pack, (270) 381-0313



Christian Appalachian Project (CAP) AmeriCorps

AmeriCorps members will provide housing development and repair, emergency utility and crisis assistance, hunger relief, affordable clothing, preschool, in-school, after-school, and summer education, teen leadership development, companionship and transportation for the elderly and individuals with disabilities, disaster relief, and volunteer generation and support in or for residents in the service locations.
Member Positions: 63 part-time
Service Locations: Southeastern and Eastern Kentucky (Jackson, Rockcastle, McCreary, Owsley, Magoffin, Johnson, Floyd, Knott, Pike, Clay, and Martin counties)

Program Sponsor and Contacts:

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

Disaster Response Corps (Planning Grant)

Southeast Conservation Corps, a program of Conservation Legacy, proposes to utilize a Kentucky AmeriCorps Planning Grant to explore opportunities for the future utilization of AmeriCorps members to address natural resource management challenges and disaster preparedness and response within Kentucky.

Grant Sponsors and Contact:

Brenna Kelly, (423) 718-3467

Economic Empowerment Corps

AmeriCorps members will provide economic opportunity services, such as financial education, individual financial counseling, and case management services, to domestic violence survivors at Kentucky Coalition Against Domestic Violence's member programs and other community partners across the state. 
Member Positions: 21 full-time
Service Locations: Statewide

Program Sponsor and Contacts:

Kentucky Coalition Against Domestic Violence (Frankfort)
Carol Foy(502) 209-5382 
Lisa Gabbard

Environmental Education Leadership Corps

AmeriCorps members will provide environmental education programs and activities to the public in various locations throughout Kentucky.
Member Positions: 20 full and part-time
Service Locations: Statewide

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. 
Member Positions: 58 full and part-time
Service Locations: Central and Eastern Kentucky (Boyle, Breathitt, Carter, Casey, Estill, Fayette, Floyd, Franklin, Hancock, Hardin, Harlan, Laurel, Madison, McCreary, McLean, Monroe, Morgan, Nicholas, Ohio, Taylor, Wayne, and Webster counties)

Program Sponsor and Contact:

Ohio Valley Educational Cooperative (Shelbyville)
Heather Musinski, (502) 564-4986, Ext. 3831

Fayette County Schools Math Success 

 AmeriCorps members will provide tutoring to sixth-grade students using the computer-based Successmaker Math program, providing homework help, and tutoring in other classes at the following FCPS middle schools, Bryan Station, Crawford, Lexington Traditional, and Winburn. 
Member Positions: 18 part-time
Service Location: Fayette County


Program Sponsor and Contact:

Food Literacy Project (Planning Grant)

The Food Literacy Project proposes to utilize a planning grant to explore opportunities for the future utilization of AmeriCorps members to address food insecurity, nutrition inequality, and resulting health disparities through food and nutrition education, and food system engagement, and policy, systems, and environmental change initiatives that invite youth, their families, and neighbors to participate in building a more resilient, just, sustainable and abundant local food system and a healthier and more equitable community in the target area of Jefferson County.

Grant Sponsor and Contact:

Alix Davidson, (502) 491-0072

Global Game Changers AmeriCorps

AmeriCorps members will teach students in Global Game Changers Expanded Learning Programs in Jefferson County, providing enrichment instruction resulting in gains in social-emotional skills, power skills, and academics. 
Member Positions: 16 full and part-time
Service Locations: Jefferson County

Program Sponsor and Contacts:

Global Game Changers Children’s Education Initiative (Louisville)
Alyssa Zediker (502) 558-5732
Anne Walker, (502) 558-5732

Homes for All

AmeriCorps members will provide housing services, new home construction activities, home repairs, and financial literacy classed to economically disadvantaged individuals in Kentucky. 
Member Positions: 39 full-time
Service Locations: Statewide

Program Sponsor and Contacts:

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

Kentucky College Coaches

AmeriCorps members will coach and mentor high school and college students. These activities will take place in 50 high schools and Area Technology Centers and 6 higher education institutions throughout the state of Kentucky. 
Member Positions: 131 part-time
Service Locations: Statewide

Program Sponsor and Contacts:

Northern Kentucky University Research Foundation
Gayle Hilleke, (859) 572-7634
Meg Stephenson(859) 572-7836

KY READY Corps

AmeriCorps members will identify and provide direct assistance to individuals and groups vulnerable to disasters, and conduct disaster planning in communities across Kentucky.
Member Positions: 36 part-time
Service Locations: Statewide

Program Sponsor and Contacts:

Eastern Kentucky University (Richmond)
Julie Struck, (859) 622-3525
Amy Hughes

Morehead State Unversity (MSU) Corps

AmeriCorps members will provide evidence-informed math and reading tutoring in local elementary and middle schools to high-risk, economically disadvantaged students.
Member Positions: 30 full-time
Service Locations: Eastern Kentucky (Bath, Bourbon, Boyd, Bracken, Carter, Clark, Elliott, Fleming, Greenup, Harrison, Lawrence, Lewis, Magoffin, Mason, Menifee, Montgomery, Morgan, Nicholas, Powell, Robertson, Rowan and Wolfe counties)

Program Sponsor and Contacts:

Morehead State Unversity (Morehead)
Joe Rowe, (606) 783-2719
Rosita Napoleoni-Milan, (606) 783-9574

Partners for Education (PFE) AmeriCorps

AmeriCorps members will mentor and tutor students in rural Kentucky counties.
Member Positions: 80 full-time
Service Locations: Bell, Knox, Leslie, and Perry counties

Program Sponsor and Contact:

Partners for Education at Berea College (Berea)
Rob Bowers, (859) 200-3280
Beverly Strange, (859) 985-4102
Erin Connor,  (859) 985-3643

REACH Corps

AmeriCorps members will mentor students in elementary and middle schools to improve student attendance and behavioral outcomes.
Member Positions: 24 full-time
Service Locations: Jefferson County

Program Sponsor and Contacts:

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

Reading Corps

AmeriCorps members will provide tutoring and other intervention services in public school classrooms and community-based settings for students in grades K-12 with one or more dyslexia indicators in three Eastern Kentucky counties.
Member Positions: 40 full-time
Service Locations: Floyd, Knott and Perry counties

Program Sponsor and Contacts: 


Senior Connections

AmeriCorps members will socialize with seniors in senior centers, senior living facilities, hospice, Area Agencies on Aging, and other community and faith-based organizations.
Member Positions: 22 full-time
Service Locations: Daviess, Hancock, Henderson, McLean, Ohio, Union, and Webster counties

Program Sponsor and Contacts:

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

Teach For America - Appalachia

Professional Corps AmeriCorps members will be responsible for teaching for two years in low-income and under-resourced schools. 
Member Positions: 25 full-time
Service Locations: Eastern Kentucky (Floyd, Harlan, Kenton, Knox, Letcher, Martin, and Menifee counties)

Program Sponsor and Contact:

Teach For America (Hazard)
Rosie Ballinger, (859) 358-5560

Teach Kentucky AmeriCorps

Professional Corps AmeriCorps members will teach in high-needs content areas such as STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math), Special Education, and other content areas needed to address school staffing shortages in local public schools in Jefferson and surrounding counties. 
Member Positions: 80 full-time
Service Locations: Jefferson, Oldham, Henry, Ohio, Shelby, and Bullitt counties

Program Sponsor and Contacts:

Teach Kentucky (Louisville)
Mariah Richards(919) 810-3737
Rowan Claypool, (502) 458-0830

UNITE Service Corps

AmeriCorps members will tutor students in mathematics, teach "Too Good for Drugs" drug prevention curriculum and sponsor UNITE drug prevention clubs in Eastern Kentucky schools.
Member Positions: 54 full-time
Service Locations: Eastern Kentucky (Boyd, Carter, Floyd, Harlan, Johnson, Laurel, Leslie, Letcher, Lincoln, Morgan, Owsley, Pike, Pulaski, Rockcastle, Whitley, and Wolfe counties)

Program Sponsor and Contact:

Operation UNITE (London/Hazard)
Crystal Smallwood, (606) 794-3938
Melinda Kincer, (859) 582-8236 
Kelli Thompson
Debbie Trusty

YouthBuild Urban Conservation Corps

AmeriCorps members will participate in hands-on Environmental Education and Career Readiness service activities that engage opportunity youth in meaningful, urban projects, and service while building workforce skills for the green job sector in Louisville
Member Positions: 7 full-time
Service Locations: Jefferson County

Program Sponsor and Contact:

Emily Clayton(502) 290-6122
Lynn Rippy