I will get things done for America - to make our people safer, smarter, and healthier.
I will bring Americans together to strengthen our communities.
Faced with apathy, I will take action.
Faced with conflict, I will seek common ground.
Faced with adversity, I will persevere.
I will carry this commitment with me this year and beyond.
I am an AmeriCorps member, and I will get things done.


AmeriCorps

AmeriCorps, often referred to as the domestic Peace Corps, is a network of local, state, and national service programs. Every year more than 80,000 Americans engage in intensive service to meet community needs in the areas of education, healthy futures, environmental stewardship, disaster services, economic opportunity and veterans and military families. Nationwide, AmeriCorps members serve with more than 2,000 nonprofits, public agencies, and community organizations. Your organization could be one of them!

Members serve in full or part-time positions over a 10-12 month period. Upon completion of their service, members receive a Segal AmeriCorps Education Award to pay for college, graduate school, or to pay back qualified student loans. Members also have access to other benefits such as health insurance, child care, training, and student loan forbearance during their service. Some members also receive a modest annual living allowance depending on the terms of their program.

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National Service

Established in 1993, the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) is a federal agency that engages millions of Americans in service through its core programs–Senior Corps and AmeriCorps–and the national volunteer efforts through serve.gov. The mission of CNCS is to improve lives, strengthen communities, and foster civic engagement through service and volunteering. As the nation’s largest grantmaker for service and volunteering, CNCS plays a critical role in strengthening America’s nonprofit sector and addressing our nation’s challenges through service. Visit nationalservice.gov to learn more about this agency and its programs.

Utah AmeriCorps Programs

Utah STEM Initiative AmeriCorps Program

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Program Focus: Education

The Utah STEM Initiative AmeriCorps Program engages underprivileged youth in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM). Through tutoring and mentoring activities, students increase their knowledge of the STEM field and experience a shift in attitude, awareness, engagement, behavior and skill. Students are also mentored and have the opportunity to network with STEM professionals and education institutions.
AmeriCorps Members: 56
Boys and Girls Club of Utah County

Program Contact:
Dominic Bills
dominicb@bgcutah.org
801-876-0314

The Boys and Girls Club of Weber-Davis

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Program Focus: Education

The Boys and Girls Clubs of Weber-Davis (BGCWD) provides additional support to students who are at risk of dropping out of school due to chronic absenteeism and students who are not achieving mastery levels on SAGE (state-wide testing) assessments. AmeriCorps members support these students by mentoring them both during the school day and after school at the club.
AmeriCorps Members: 14
Boys and Girls Club of Weber-Davis

Program Contact:
Linda Anderson
lindaa@bgcweberdavis.org
801-710-7258

BYU Family, Home and Social Science (FHSS)

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Program Focus: Healthy Futures

BYU Family, Home and Social Science (FHSS) AmeriCorps utilizes members from the BYU FHSS student body to increase the capacity of non-profit mental health and substance abuse treatment facilities. Under the supervision of a licensed mental health professional, AmeriCorps members serve in a variety of service locations along the Wasatch Front, providing direct clinical services to clients seeking treatment.
AmeriCorps Members: 112
BYU FHSS

Program Contact:
Charlene Clark
charlene_clark@byu.edu
801-422-7438

Utah Higher Education AmeriCorps Network (UHEAN)

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Program Focus: Healthy Futures & Education

Utah Higher Education AmeriCorps Network (formerly Utah Campus Compact) utilizes students as AmeriCorps members at seven colleges and universities throughout the state. UHEAN will place AmeriCorps members who provide support to hundreds of community organizations through direct service and capacity building efforts. The work performed by AmeriCorps members increases the ability for organizations to continue providing much-needed services in the areas of education, healthy futures and economic opportunity.
AmeriCorps Members: 924
UHEAN

Program Contact:
Maggie Roberts
maggier@utahcompact.org
801-585-7108

Utah Conservation Corps

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Program Focus: Environmental Stewardship

Utah Conservation Corps is a statewide program that partners with federal, state, local, and nonprofit agencies to protect, restore and enhance our environment. This program engages AmeriCorps members in working to complete projects in creation, maintenance, and improvement of trail access. In addition, members participate in construction and maintenance, noxious weed removal, habitat restoration, fuels reduction, environmental education, and volunteer management. Many of the AmeriCorps members are also certified first responders, making them available for deployment in the event of an emergency or disaster situation in the United States.
AmeriCorps Members: 180
Utah Conservation Corps

Program Contact:
Sean Damitz
sean.damitz@usu.edu
435-770-6104

Canyon Country Youth Corps

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Program Focus: Environmental Stewardship

Canyon Country Youth Corps, operating through the Four Corners School of Outdoor Education, addresses needs in Utah’s most rural and economically challenged area, San Juan County. The Youth Corps completes fuels reduction, invasive species removal, riparian restoration, trail maintenance, and construction projects on public lands. AmeriCorps members work with underserved youth as part of these crews, with the goal of healthier public land ecosystems that will also cultivate the next generation of environmental stewards.
AmeriCorps Members: 33
Canyon Country Youth Corps

Program Contact:
Chris Giangreco
cgiangreco@fourcornersschool.org
435-587-2156

Utah Healthcare Corps

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Program Focus: Healthy Futures & Economic Opportunity

The Utah Healthcare Corps, operating through the Association for Utah Community Health, places AmeriCorps members at sites across the state where they work to improve health outcomes in the areas of immunization, diabetes, insurance enrollment and reduction of health disparities for special populations. Members work to reduce barriers to healthcare and expand services for the medically underserved.
AmeriCorps Members: 26
Utah Healthcare Corps

Program Contact:
Cynthia O'Connor
cynthia@auch.org
801-716-4613

Mentoring for Success

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Program Focus: Education

Mentoring for Success focuses on supporting at-risk students and providing services for elementary schools, including: tutoring, mentoring, case management for families, attendance tracking/early warning systems, and positive behavioral intervention support. Across the state, AmeriCorps members ensure participating K-6 students are provided with the supplemental services needed to be successful.
AmeriCorps Members: 66
Mentoring for Success

Program Contact:
Linda Brown
brownlb@ogdensd.org
801-737-7403

Salt Lake County's Most Vulnerable Populations

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Program Focus: Economic Opportunity

Salt Lake County’s Most Vulnerable Populations program utilizes AmeriCorps members in a variety of agencies that help the homeless obtain housing, provide assistance to the formerly homeless, and connect them to other mainstream services to increase self-sufficiency. Members support case management services that have been successful in supporting the State’s Ten Year Plan of ending chronic homelessness.
AmeriCorps Members: 15
AmeriCorps Salt Lake County

Program Contact:
JaNea Raines
jraines@slco.org
385-468-4877

Playworks AmeriCorps

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Program Focus: Education

Playworks AmeriCorps engages AmeriCorps members to serve in 12 low-income, at-risk elementary schools throughout Salt Lake County. These members create positive and inclusive school environments where every kids thrives both inside the classroom and out. Corps members teach social/ emotional skills, get kids active and promote play as an integral tool for improving student outcomes. By leveraging the power of play to empower students to become productive learners, Playworks Corps Members are deepening student connections to the learning experience.
AmeriCorps Members: 19
Playworks AmeriCorps

Program Contact:
Ben Cromwell
bcromwell@playworks.org
801-503-5917

Read.Graduate.
Succeed.

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Program Focus: Education

Read.Graduate.Succeed AmeriCorps was developed to align with Governor Gary R. Herbert’s “On PACE to 66% by 2020” initiative, focusing on the urgency to implement a strong education program in schools throughout the state. AmeriCorps members are placed in schools identified by the Utah State Office of Education as priority schools or designated as low performing, which was determined through analysis of demographic and achievement data, commitment from the administration, and alignment with the initiative’s core strategies.
AmeriCorps Members: 168
Read.Graduate.Succeed.

Program Contact:
Jennifer Throndsen
jennifer.throndsen@schools.utah.gov
801-538-7893

Senior Charity Care Foundation

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Program Focus: Healthy Futures

Senior Charity Care Foundation (SCCF)’s mission is to improve the quality of life for elders in need. This program utilizes AmeriCorps members to help Utah’s elderly population access affordable medical services such as dental, vision, and auditory services.
AmeriCorps Members: 10
Senior Charity Care

Program Contact:
Beth Ehrhardt
behrhardt@ensignservices.net
801-486-6808

United Way of Salt Lake

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Program Focus: Education

The United Way of Salt Lake's AmeriCorps Program focuses on providing math tutoring to students in the Granite School District. The AmeriCorps Math program utilizes the pull-out model, which consists of AmeriCorps members and volunteers tutoring students during the day at each site. Members and volunteers tutor students using the pull-out model to address gaps in understanding of key concepts that must be addressed to develop grade level proficiency. At-risk students are selected from first to third grade classes for support through an assessment.
AmeriCorps Members: 10
United Way of Salt Lake

Program Contact:
Carmela Castaneda
carmela@uw.org
801-694-4285