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Barnstable County

AmeriCorps Cape Cod

The Barnstable County AmeriCorps Cape Cod program’s full-time, residential AmeriCorps members respond to the critical environmental, disaster and community needs within the 15 Towns of Barnstable County. At the end of the first program year, the AmeriCorps Cape Cod (ACC) members will be responsible for disaster preparedness projects and regional sheltering planning and deployment to continue building and strengthening community disaster response infrastructure. Members will complete over 350 water and land natural resource management and wildfire mitigation projects, improving 400 acres of parks and public lands and improving and creating 50 miles of trails and waterways; and 40 community disaster education presentations educating 450 citizens to be better prepared when a local disaster strikes. In addition, the AmeriCorps members will leverage an additional 600 community volunteers, who will be engaged in hands-on community service activities in the areas of natural resource management and disaster preparedness and response.

Daniel Schell
3195 Main Street
Barnstable, MA 02630
Daniel.schell@barnstablecounty.org

Citizen Schools

Citizen Schools Massachusetts

Citizen Schools Massachusetts' AmeriCorps members develop trusting relationships with students and their families, foster academic and leadership skills through hands-on projects, help students make connections between current learning and future opportunity, and engage volunteers at two high-need Boston Public School campuses -- the Orchard Gardens K-8 School and the William Monroe Trotter Innovation School. At the end of the first program year, the AmeriCorps members will be responsible for enrolling 375 middle grades students, of whom 90% will complete a rigorous and engaging program and 60% of those completing the program will demonstrate improved academic performance in literacy and/or math. In addition, the AmeriCorps members will leverage 264 volunteers, who will be engaged in leading "apprenticeships," weekly, hands-on courses that introduce students to new skills and careers. 

Adam Maurer
308 Congress Street
Boston, MA 02210
amaurer@positivelypartners.org

City of Boston/BPE

Boston Promise Corps

The Boston Promise Corps, which is comprised of both Boston Teacher Residency (BTR) and Dudley Promise Corps (DPC) ensures that all students in Boston's Dudley neighborhood are on track to graduate high school and attend college. 90 members provide classroom interventions and extended day programming to support students in surpassing the Common Core standards, all while preparing to be teachers and leaders in the highest need areas of the city. The Boston Promise Corps is a comunity collaboration between Boston Mayor Thomas Menino, Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick, the Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative, BPE (formerly known as Boston Plan for Excellence), and Boston Public Schools.

Erika Werner
27-43 Wormwood Street
Suite 110
Boston, MA 02210
ewerner@bpe.org

City on a Hill

CoaH AmeriCorps Tutorial Program 2016

City on a Hill Charter Public School New Bedford will have 10 AmeriCorps members who will tutor at City on a Hill New Bedford. At the end of the first program year, the AmeriCorps members will be responsible for improving student performance in literacy and mathematics. This program will focus on the CNCS focus area of Education.

Andrew Jacome
384 Acushnet Avenue
New Bedford, MA 02740
ajacome@cityonahill.org

City Year

City Year Boston

City Year Boston engages young adults in full-time service as tutors, mentors, and role models in Boston Public Schools. Members provide at-risk students with with attendance, behavioral, and academic support to help them get back on track, and stay on track, to high school graduation. Members also organize large-scale physical service projects which engage the community in transformative projects which help schools meet their academic achievement and student engagement goals.

Tanya Mascary
287 Columbus Avenue
Boston, MA 02116
tmascary@cityyear.org

DIAL/SELF Youth & Community Services

Resources Invested in Student Excellence (RISE) AmeriCorps Program

Franklin County DIAL/SELF Youth & Community Services mission is to develop and manage programs and services that contribute to the positive development of youth. Members are placed with youth-serving site partners and enhance the programs through mentoring, case coordination, skill development, volunteer recruitment, fostering community service opportunities, and recognizing youth for their accomplishments in school and their community.

Matt Ashby
21 Abbot Street
Greenfield, MA 01301
mashby@dialself.org

FoodCorps Massachusetts

AmeriCorps FoodCorps

12 full-time AmeriCorps FoodCorps members connect children in public schools to real food through hands-on nutrition education, building and growing school gardens, and changing what's on their lunch trays so they can grow up healthy in Boston, Gloucester, Lynn, Lowell, Lawrence, Mount Holyoke, and Chelsea, Massachusetts. In addition, the AmeriCorps members leverage an additional 360 volunteers who are engaged in building school gardens, teaching nutrition lessons, and taking an active role in kids' health.

Ashley Taylor
18 SW 1st Ave
Portland, OR 97217
ashley.taylor@foodcorps.org
(212) 596-7045 x127

Jumpstart for Young Children

Jumpstart Massachusetts

Jumpstart engages college students in one-on-one relationships with preschool students to improve their literacy, language, social and initiative skills that will prepare them for future school success. Jumpstart members serve throughout the low-income communities in Boston. Members are also dedicated to increasing family and community involvement in the preschool.

Ashley Bushell
308 Congress Street, 6th Floor
Boston, MA 02210
Ashley.Bushell@jstart.org
(857) 413-4611

Mass Mentoring Partnership

Ambassadors Of Mentoring Program, Inc.

Mass Mentoring Partnership (MMP) is the statewide umbrella organization dedicated to the expansion of high-quality mentoring in Massachusetts.  MMP Ambassadors are placed with mentoring organizations statewide.  Ambassadors provide service focused on service-delivery and capacity building in the areas of: program development, mentor/mentee training, match support, and volunteer recruitment & marketing.  Ambassadors also spend two weeks on projects benefiting the mentoring field in Massachusetts.

Tom McGee
75 Kneeland St, 11th Floor
Boston, MA 02111
tmcgee@massmentors.org
(617) 695-2473

Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy Coalition

Justice AmeriCorps Massachusetts Program (JAM)

The Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy (MIRA) Coalition, with training and technical support from Greater Boston Legal Services and 10 legal services partners serving as host sites, will have a total of 15 AmeriCorps members (12 lawyers and 3 paralegals) who will provide legal services to Unaccompanied Children, build pro bono capacity to support that population, and increase the effectiveness and efficiency of immigration courts in the locations in which members will serve.

Toni Machowsky
105 Chauncy Street, Suite 901
Boston, MA 02111
tmachowsky@miracoalition.org
(617) 350-5480

Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy Coalition

New American Integration Program (NAIP)

30 NAIP AmeriCorps Members provide job readiness training, Vocational English for Speakers of Other Languages (VESOL) instruction, citizenship assistance, and English language interpretation for social services, to immigrant and refugee communities in 30 sites in Greater Boston, Southeastern Massachusetts, the North Shore, the Merrimack Valley, and Central Massachusetts. At the end of each program year, the AmeriCorps Members will provide VESOL and job readiness training to 800 refugees and immigrants and citizenship assistance to 900 Lawful Permanent Residents eligible for citizenship, leading to substantive and demonstrable outcomes in improved client employability, English proficiency, and citizenship attainment. Two-thirds of Members who were unemployed prior to starting the program will also gain employment after the service year.

Christine Ntagengwa
105 Chauncy Street, Suite 901
Boston, MA 02111
cntagengwa@miracoalition.org
(617) 350-5480

Massachusetts Promise Fellowship

Massachusetts Promise Fellowship

The Massachusetts Promise Fellowship places 40 full-time dedicated AmeriCorps members into partnering community, non-profit, faith-based and government agencies to meet the needs of youth in Massachusetts. The MA Promise Fellowship focuses on bringing holistic youth development resources to communities, organizations and agencies that normally would not have access to them.

Colleen Holohan
360 Huntington Ave, 232 YMC
Boston, MA 02115
C.Holohan@neu.edu
(617) 373-5606

Mount Grace Land Conservation Trust

TerraCorps

TerraCorps proposes to have 36 AmeriCorps members who will implement land protection, land stewardship, youth education, and community engagement projects at 20 community-based land trusts throughout Massachusetts. At the end of the first program year, the AmeriCorps members will be responsible for increasing the capacity of land trusts to deliver programs and services to a broader cross-section of people; improving community knowledge and attitudes of land conservation; increasing the ability of communities to protect local natural resources; and increasing public access to nature and open space. In addition, the AmeriCorps members will leverage an additional 936 volunteers, who will be engaged in protecting, monitoring, and improving conservation land and educating adults and youth about nature, land conservation, and stewardship. 

Sean Pollock
1461 Old Keene Road
Athol, MA 01331
pollock@mountgrace.org
(978) 248-2043 x16

Phoenix Charter Academy

Phoenix Urban Fellowship AmeriCorps Program

Phoenix Charter Academy seeks to close the achievement gap between academically underperforming adolescents in Chelsea and the surrounding cities and their academically successful peers.  AmeriCorps members live on campus serving as tutors, performing activities that will bolster three areas critical in the school: dropout recovery and retention, academic improvement, and college readiness. 

Sara Yuen
60 Canal St, 4th Floor
Boston, MA 02114
syuen@phoenixcharteracademy.org
(617) 874-6903

Playworks Massachusetts

Playworks Massachusetts

13 Playworks Massachusetts AmeriCorps members implement a model physical activity program in the Boston and Lawrence areas. At the end of the first program year, the AmeriCorps members will be responsible for increasing the number of students who move from low or moderate levels of physical activity at baseline to moderate or high levels of physical activity. In addition, AmeriCorps members will leverage an additional 72 volunteers who will serve to increase opportunities for physical activity and safe, meaningful play outside of school and in the community.

Rebeca Pazo
29 Germania Street
Boston, MA 02130
rebeca.pazo@playworks.org
(617) 522-3600

Police Assisted Addiction and Recovery Initiative (PAARI)

The Police Assisted Addiction & Recovery Initiative (PAARI) proposes to have 5 full-time AmeriCorps members who will serve as Program Coordinators and 20 half-time AmeriCorps members who will serve as Recovery Coaches in a leveraged scattered site model at PAARI-affiliated police departments across Massachusetts to address the growing opioid epidemic. With member support, each police department will have the ability to directly refer and place 50 or more people into treatment. At the end of the first program year, the AmeriCorps members will be responsible for building the capacity of police-based programs to expand and enhance services to address the growing opioid epidemic in their communities and work directly with community members to help individuals with opioid use disorders access treatment and recovery services, prevent opioid overdose deaths, reduce crime, and strengthen law enforcement and community relations. In addition, the AmeriCorps members will leverage an additional 60 or more volunteers who will be engaged as "angels" and peer recovery coaches. This program will focus on Healthy Futures. The CNCS investment of $207,450 will be matched with $65,000 in public funding, and $83,012 in private funding.

Liz Barnes
186 Main Street
Gloucester, MA 01930
liz@paariusa.org

Social Capital, Inc.

SCI AmeriCorps Program

The mission of SCI is to strengthen communities by connecting diverse individuals and organizations through civic engagement initiatives.  Members leverage volunteers and build social capital across the three communities in which they serve, with a focus on engaging youth, connecting citizens, and building bridges.

Amelia Walters
165-M New Boston Street, Suite 233
Woburn, MA 01801
awalters@socialcapitalinc.org
(781) 935-2244

South Coastal Counties Legal Services

AmeriCorps Legal Advocates of Massachusetts (ALA Massachusetts)

AmeriCorps Legal Advocates of Massachusetts places 29 college and law school graduates in legal services organizations throughout Massachusetts. Selected candidates serve on behalf of low-income people in civil (non-criminal) matters, and receive professional supervision and rigorous training. Our AmeriCorps advocates are exposed to a wide range of legal activities, including initial client contact and eligibility determinations, case development, legal research and writing, hearings and appeals. Members also have the opportunity to do education and outreach in the community. Placements are in the following poverty law practice areas: Housing, Immigration, Access to Government Benefits, Education, Income Maintenance, Health Care Law, Legal Problems of Elders, and Family Law.

Amy Copperman
231 Main Street, Suite 201
Brockton, MA 02301
acopperman@justicema.org
(508) 586-2110 x2215

Springfield College

Springfield College AmeriCorps Program

Springfield College AmeriCorps Members serve as Academic Coaches, School Counselors, and Literacy Coaches for Pre-Kindergarten and Public Secondary School students. Members' service remediates proven risk factors for dropping out, including poor early literacy skills, low attendance, behavioral problems, and failure in core courses. In addition, Capacity Building members will assist in recruiting and supporting more than 1,000 additional volunteers to improve students' school success, through mentoring, afterschool enrichment programs, and school service projects.

Matthew Hudak
263 Alden Street
Springfield, MA 01109
mhudak@springfieldcollege.edu
(413) 748-3403

Springfield College School Turnaround

Springfield College School Turnaround AmeriCorps

The Springfield College School Turnaround Initiative places 48 AmeriCorps members in 9 SIG/Priority schools in Springfield, MA. Members serve in teams as Academic Coaches, Academic Support Specialists, and School Counselors, supporting School Turnaround Plans by addressing academic and nonacademic risk factors that affect student achievement, dropout, and graduation rates. Members serve more than 500 at-risk students, utilizing student data to implement targeted interventions to improve attendance, academic achievement in literacy and math, behavioral/social-emotional health, and academic engagement.

Matthew Hudak
263 Alden Street
Springfield, MA 01109
mhudak@springfieldcollege.edu
(413) 748-3403

Student Conservation Association

SCA Massachusetts Corps

SCA Massachusetts is a residential program focused on bringing a broader awareness of conservation and ecological issues to the commonwealth of Massachusetts. This is accomplished through conservation service projects with related place-based education and service learning programs. SCA members reach out to residents of rural Massachusetts to educate them about important ecological issues, as well as recruiting volunteers for service and conservation projects within the community.

Tim Craig
466 West Hawley Road
Plainfield, MA 01070
tcraig@thesca.org
(413) 339-6631

Tenacity

Tenacity's Middle School Academy

Tenacity’s Middle School Academy provides three years of intensive academic engagement to equip youth with the foundation necessary to pursue higher education successfully. Members will work with youth to teach life skills, engage families and provide tennis and physical activity on a regular basis.

Paula Coyle
38 Everett Street
Allston, MA 02134
paulacoyle@tenacity.org
(617) 562-0900 x42

United Teen Equality Center

UTEC's Youth Power Corps

The United Teen Equality Center (UTEC) provides a youth-led safe-haven for peacemaking, education, and grassroots organizing.  The purpose of UTEC’s Youth Power AmeriCorps program is to decrease Lowell’s drop-out rate and the feeling of disenfranchisement among young people.  Youth Empowerment offers job and career training for youth in their Alternative Diploma Program, and also provides youth with opportunities to engage in their communities through service. 

Miguel Andres Quinones
34 Hurd Street
Lowell, MA 01852
mquinones@utec-lowell.org
(978) 856-3936

United Way of Massachusetts Bay

North Shore AmeriCorps Program

The United Way of Massachusetts Bay’s AmeriCorps members are improving the academic literacy of English Language Learners. Members provide academic support and enrichment, tutoring and mentoring to students to improve their grades and MCAS scores.

Kate Shea
51 Sleeper Street
Boston, MA 02210
kshea@supportunitedway.org
(617) 624-8131