1 NC AmeriCorps Programs Contact Information Program Name: ACCESS (AmeriCorps Cross-Cultural Education Service Systems) UNCG - Center for New North Carolinians Contacts: Khouan M. Rodriguez, Cynthia Mejia 915 W. Lee Street Greensboro, NC Phone: (336) (Khouan), (336) (Cynthia) Fax: (336) full-time, 14 half-time, 12 part-time Education-Award-Only members provide employment readiness and placement services, English as a Second Language (ESL), citizenship education, interpretation, volunteer recruitment, case management, disaster preparedness and related services to immigrants and refugees. Member development includes professional interpreter training for bilingual members. All members receive an opportunity to earn a credential in cross-cultural human services through the UNCG Center for New North Carolinians. Alamance, Chatham, Durham, Guilford, Mecklenburg, Orange, and Wake Counties Program Name: Access JobLink Capital Area Workforce Development Board Ashley Reams 2321 Crabtree Blvd., Suite 200 Raleigh, NC Phone: (919) Fax: (919) full-time, 2 part-time members serve at JobLink Career Centers and assist individuals with disabilities, at-risk youth, older adults, and former offenders with reaching their employment goals.. Johnston and Wake Counties Program Name: AmeriCorps and Children Together (ACT) Stokes Partnership for Children Katie Snow 151 Jefferson Church Rd., Suite 104 PO Box 2319 King, NC Phone: (336) or (800) Fax: (336) full-time members serve as assistant preschool teachers and enhance the quality of childcare by providing enrichment activities to the children and release time for teachers to further their studies in early childhood education. Member development includes NC Early Childhood Credentials and a college-level course in early childhood or childcare. Wake, Durham, Orange, Forsyth, Guilford, Harnett, Lee, Rowan, Stokes and Surry Counties
2 Program Name: Carolina College Advising Corps University North Carolina at Chapel Hill Donte McGuire Office of Undergraduate Admissions University North Carolina at Chapel Hill Jackson Hall, Campus Box A Country Club Road Chapel Hill, NC Phone: (919) (business), (336) (mobile) Fax: (919) The Carolina College Advising Corps aims to increase the number of low income, first generation, and underrepresented North Carolina students entering and completing higher education. By hiring and training 18 FT recent UNC-Chapel Hill graduates and placing them in underserved high schools across the state, the Carolina Corps will help students navigate college admissions and financial aid requirements and find their way to schools where they will thrive. Alamance, Caldwell, Chatham, Davidson, Durham, Edgecombe, Guilford, Randolph, Robeson, Rockingham, Scotland, Surry, Tarboro and Warren Program Name: NC ElderCare North Carolina Community Networks, Inc. Robert Hewson 2300 Rexwoods Drive, STE 200 Raleigh, NC, Phone: Fax: NC Community Care Networks and Community Health partners will train and mentor 15 Full-Time AmeriCorps members to improve to qualify of life for poor and frail seniors. The Members will serve as part of a community based care team that will conduct home visits, while increasing the functional status of those they serve and enable them to remain safely in their homes. Gaston, Lincoln, Mecklenburg, Union, and Anson Counties Program Name: North Carolina Literacy Corps University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, School of Education Student Coalition for Action in Literacy Education (SCALE) Lynne Walter SCALE 101 E. Weaver St., Suite 201 Carrboro, NC Phone: (919) Fax: (919) The NC LiteracyCorps ENGAGE Project is a statewide group of AmeriCorps members working to increase literacy skills in adults, children, adolescents, and English-language learners. 19 Full-Time, 4 Half-Time, and 15 Minimum-Time Education-Award-Only members are placed at campuses and community-based literacy programs across the state to tutor and/or teach learners, recruit, train and manage volunteer tutors, and help organizations increase their capacity for service.
3 Alamance, Durham, Guilford, Orange, Wake, and Wayne Program: Project Conserve Carolina Mountain Land Conservancy Amy Stout 847 Case St. Hendersonville, NC Phone: (828) Fax: (828) full-time members address critical conservation needs in Western North Carolina through their service with local environmental and conservation nonprofits. Project Conserve members focus on meeting unique needs in their communities, including protecting farm and natural lands, enhancing water quality, implanting energy conservation measures, and promoting healthy, local foods. Members educate and involve their communities in these issues by conducting environmental education and outreach activities, recruiting and coordinating volunteers for local conservation projects, and providing direct service to support key conservation initiatives. Alexander, Alleghany, Ashe, Avery, Buncombe, Burke, Caldwell, Cherokee, Cleveland, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, Lincoln, Macon, Madison, McDowell, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Swain, Transylvania, Watauga, Wilkes, and Yancey Counties Program Name: Project HEART (High Expectations for At Risk Teens) East Carolina University College of Education Dr. Betty Beacham, Kenneth Taylor Jr., Jamie Butler 1914 W. Arlington Blvd., Mail Stop 636 Greenville, NC Phone: (252) Fax: (252) Project HEART is an academic coaching program that serves low performing students in 8 counties in Eastern North Carolina. The program housed on the East Carolina University campus, recruits Half-Time college students and Education-Award-Only high school seniors to serve as academic coaches for more than 1,500 middle, high school, and first-year college students. Twenty-four (24) Half-Time and 150 Education-Award-Only members provide tutoring, homework, and study skills sessions. In addition, coaches help students with time management, organization and goal setting. These sessions will help students succeed academically and graduate from high school and college. Craven, Edgecombe, Halifax, Martin, Nash, Pitt, Sampson, and Wayne Program Name: 50 S. French Broad St., Suite 246 Asheville, NC Phone: (828) Project POWER (Putting Opportunities Within Everyone s Reach) Children First of Buncombe County Victor Barrett Fax: (828)
4 25 full-time and 25 half-time Education-Award-Only members provide academic enrichment services to youth in grades K-12 in school and during after-school hours. Members also facilitate service learning and conflict resolution projects for students and recruit, train and manage volunteers to work with at-risk youth in the Asheville area. Buncombe, Henderson, Haywood, Madison, McDowell and Mitchell Counties Program Name: The Partnership to End Homelessness The Servant Center, Inc. Kathy Vohs 1205 Glenwood Ave Greensboro, NC Phone: (336) Fax: (336) Half-Time members participate in a variety of activities aimed at restoring hope to the homeless in Guilford County. Members provide case management services for people staying in emergency and transitional shelters; emergency assistance for people in need of financial, food, or furniture assistance; specialized services for those in need of disability or employment assistance; case management support for people who have transitioned to permanent housing; and training in life skills and money skills. Guilford County Program Name: The Spirit of Excellence Black Child Development Institute of Greensboro, Inc. Chris Wallace 1200 E. Market St. Greensboro, NC Phone: (336) Fax: (336) half-time, 14 reduced half-time, and 5 minimum-time members provide in-school and after-school one-on-one supplemental academic assistance using the Great Leaps curricula for students at-risk of academic failure. Members maintain a strong presence in the community by participating in service projects and collaborating with other community agencies that serve children. Guilford County
5 2012 Planning Grant Program Summaries Program Name: North Carolina MusicianCorps Center for Music National Service Kiff Gallagher th Street, Floor 2 San Francisco, CA Phone: (415) Fax: (415) The Center for Music National Service (MNS) is a national nonprofit organization that supports music as a strategy for public good. MusicianCorps, its flagship program, trains and places musicians to serve full time as instructors and youth development leaders in low performing public schools, youth centers, veterans hospitals, and other high need community settings. MNS will conduct a planning process to propose a program utilizing AmeriCorps Members to infuse music instruction and service learning into low performing and/or under resourced schools and afterschool programs in North Carolina communities. Durham, Wake, Guilford, Mecklenburg Counties Program Name: Strengthening the Homefront USO of North Carolina Phillip Cates 2610 Terminal Blvd. S. Cargo 3 Suite 237 Morrisville, NC Phone: (919) Fax: (919) The USO of North Carolina (USO-NC) will address several of the emerging challenges faced by military personnel and, and their families by assisting active duty military, those transitioning to civilian life and their dependents in overcoming the unique impediments and problems faced pursuing post-secondary degrees and in those regions of the state where those same populations are underserved or unrecognized This plan will result in the creation of a robust and diverse AmeriCorps membership, better sustainment of current volunteers and the mobilization of new citizen support for the military family around the state s military bases, National Guard and Reserve units. Mecklenburg, Gaston, Union, Cabarrus, Guilford, Forsythe, Alamance, Randolph, Davidson, Wake, Durham, Franklin, Orange, Chatham, Cumberland, Harnett, Lee, Scotland, Wayne, Onslow, Pender, Jones, Craven, Carteret, Pamlico, New Hanover, Brunswick Program Name: PO Box Raleigh NC Phone: (919) Nutrition Access Collaborative Inter-Faith Food Shuttle Kia Baker Fax: (919)
6 AmeriCorps members will work towards removing the barriers to existing nutrition resources such as SNAP/FNS benefits, nutrition education curricula such as Share Our Strength s Cooking Matters, and self sustaining community food initiatives such as Plant-A-Row for the Hungry and community gardening Edgecombe, Nash, Johnston, Chatham Program Name: Expanding Veterans, Education, and Work Supports Services of the Benefit Bank of North Carolina MDC, Inc. Lucy Gorham 307 West Main Street Durham, NC Phone: (919) Fax: (919) MDC leads a statewide initiative called The Benefit Bank of North Carolina (TBB -NC), an online expert service that connects low-income North Carolinians and veterans to the education, nutritional, health, and financial supports for which they qualify. Members will expand the capacity of rural and urban community based organizations and community colleges to assist clients in completing applications to claim work and education supports, including veterans education benefits and other student financial aid. Statewide