BE THE GREATER GOOD


AmeriCorps is your moment to take the path less traveled, to break the status quo, to stop talking about the problem and be the solution. Join AmeriCorps and you can mentor and tutor kids, rebuild a community after disaster, help veterans and work with local communities to alleviate poverty. There are thousands of opportunities to choose from.


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AmeriCorps

AmeriCorps 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.

AmeriCorps State Programs in Utah

Five county Association of governments

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Program Focus: Healthy Futures & Veterans and Military Families

In this program, AmeriCorps members support ongoing efforts in the areas of outreach, screening, education and enrollment of individuals into public benefits to improve overall health, welfare, food security and financial well-being of residents in Beaver, Garfield, Kane, Iron and Washington Counties. AmeriCorps members provide non-biased, person-centered support to address risk factors and improve the long-term health and wellness outcomes for low-income, older adults, individuals with disabilities and minorities. Community needs are addressed through outreach, information and education regarding Medicare, Medicare Fraud, SNAP (food stamps), and other public benefits.
AmeriCorps Members: 26
Five County Association of Governments

Program Contact:
Carrie C. Schonlaw
cschonlaw@fivecounty.utah.gov


AmeriCorps Education Initiative of Utah

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Program Focus: Education

The United Way of Northern Utah (UW) AmeriCorps Members will implement the Utah AmeriCorps Education Initiative (UAC) including the Elementary Literacy Tutoring Program (EP) and the Secondary Graduation Mentoring Program (SP) in high-need sites across Utah. At the end of the first program year, the AmeriCorps members will be responsible for increasing the percentage of elementary students proficient in reading and the number of secondary students who graduate on-time. In addition, the AmeriCorps members will leverage 1,350 volunteers who will be engaged in 1:1 tutoring or 1:1 mentoring to K-12 students.
AmeriCorps Members: 60
United Way of Northern Utah

Program Contact:
Saren Loosli
sloosli@uwnu.org
801-399-5584


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




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 kid 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:
Ashley Engler
ashley.engeler@playworks.org

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:
Kevin Favreau
KFavreau@slco.org
385-468-4877


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




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

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

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:
Brittany Fish
brittany.fish@usu.edu
801-585-7108




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:
Max Rogers
maxr@bgcutah.org
801-876-0314

wabisabi moab

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Program Focus: Economic Opportunity & Education

AmeriCorps members serving with WabiSabi combat poverty through a specialized rural corps dedicated to the needs of Utah’s smaller communities. Operating at sites in Moab, Bluff, and Green River, AmeriCorps members address affordable housing and literacy. In this program, AmeriCorps members are building additional housing for area residents using natural building materials resulting in energy-efficient homes for low income residents of Moab and Bluff. Members work with prospective tenants and homeowners to contribute to a healthier, more resilient community. Additionally, members are also providing direct assistance to elementary-age youth in Green River through PACT’s Pyramid youth Programs. Members assist staff in implementing programs previously created by AmeriCorps VISTA members. Literacy support is provided on-site and off-site at the elementary school and local library.
AmeriCorps Members: 10
WabiSabi Moab

Program Contact:
Megan Millar
megan@wabisabimoab.org

Welcome Baby

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Program Focus: Education

Welcome Baby is a free community service designed to promote a healthy, secure, and enjoyable beginning for parents, new babies, and their family members. AmeriCorps members in this program recruit and manage 140 volunteers who provide home visits using an evidenced-based framework that increases child-development support to 580+ new parents. The home visitor volunteers visit families monthly with age-specific developmental information for the baby, parental engagement activities to enhance on stage development, and parenting tips. Along with the developmental information, home visitors discuss positive parenting tips, school-readiness activities, good health habits, and family economic self-sufficiency. Through their service in this program, AmeriCorps members give children and families meaningful opportunities and necessary supports to develop and grow while learning skills needed to be successful for the rest of their lives.
AmeriCorps Members: 10
United Way of Northern Utah

Program Contact:
Julie Johnson
jjohnson@uwnu.org