AmeriCorps Kansas Programs

         

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             Brady Armstrong
                785-841-5672

BOYS & GIRLS CLUB OF LAWRENCE (Serving Douglas County)

The Boys & Girls Club is requesting 2 Full-time, 21 Half-time, 25 Quarter-time and 25 Minimum-time AmeriCorps members who will work directly with Lawrence school district personnel and Boys & Girls Club staff to provide academic interventions to targeted students in all 15 Boys & Girls Club program sites. At the end of the program year, the AmeriCorps members will be responsible for serving 2,500 youth and ensuring that the students meets the expected gain in knowledge. This program will focus on the CNCS focus area(s) of Education. The CNCS investment of $356,375 will be matched with $311,342.

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        Amy Pinger
       785-861-7711

HARVESTERS – THE COMMUNITY FOOD NETWORK (Serving Clay, Douglas, Franklin Jackson, Jefferson, Johnson, Marshall, Miami, Nemaha, Osage, Pottawatomie, Riley, Shawnee, Wabaunsee, Washington and Wyandotte counties)

Harvesters-The Community Food Network proposes to have 5 AmeriCorps members who will recruit and manage volunteers, conduct outreach, and provide referrals throughout our 16 county service area in NE Kansas. At the end of the program year, the AmeriCorps members will be responsible for increasing individuals' and families' food security. In addition, the AmeriCorps members will leverage an additional 500 community volunteers, who will be engaged in acquiring and processing food for distribution to food insecure seniors and children. This program will focus on the CNCS focus area of Healthy Futures. The CNCS investment of $74,660 will be matched with $93,152.

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                            Cherie Riffey
                             620-672-0745

KANSAS DEPARTMENT OF WILDLIFE, PARKS AND TOURISM (Serving Allen, Anderson, Butler, Coffey, Crawford, Douglas, Ellsworth, Franklin, Geary, Greenwood, Meade, Miami, Mitchell, Montgomery, Norton, Osage, Pratt, Reno, Riley, Russell, Sedgwick, Shawnee, Trego, Pottawatomie and Woodson counties)

The Kansas Outdoor AmeriCorps Action Team (KOAAT) proposes to have 71 AmeriCorps members who will perform environmental service projects and disaster recovery in state parks and local communities throughout Kansas. At the end of the first program year, the AmeriCorps members will be responsible for improving acres of public land, reintroducing new specimens of native trees, shrubs or grasses, assisting in disaster recovery efforts, and will be trained in emergency preparedness, CPR and First Aid. The AmeriCorps members will leverage an additional 300 volunteers that will be engaged in environmental stewardship projects. This program will focus on the CNCS focus area of environmental stewardship. The CNCS investment of $443,421 will be matched by $468,406.

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                            JeT'aime Taylor
                              913-677-5097

ROSEDALE DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATION (Serving Wyandotte County)

Rosedale Development Association proposes to have 14 AmeriCorps members who will provide community gardening programs, nutrition classes, literacy and youth sports programs, health-focused community events, minor home repair services for seniors, and bike repair in the Rosedale neighborhood of Kansas City, KS. At the end of the third program year, the AmeriCorps members will be responsible for increased access to healthy food and expanded opportunities for active living that will help to reduce childhood obesity, for improved literacy among summer program participants, for improved job skills among Summer Youth Employment participants, and for enabling seniors to safely remain in their homes for longer. In addition, the AmeriCorps members will leverage an additional 300 volunteers who will be engaged in minor home repair, maintaining community gardens, building and maintaining trails, and coaching youth sports teams. This program will focus on the KVC focus area of Healthy Futures. The CNCS investment of $74,040 will be matched with $23,814.



                              Abby McCarthy
                               316-788-8459

USD 260 DERBY PUBLIC SCHOOLS (Serving Sedgwick County)

The Derby Public School District proposes to have 14 full time AmeriCorps members who will tutor students for K-12 success and prepare students for School Readiness in the Derby Public Schools. At the end of the first program year, the AmeriCorps members will be responsible for increasing Early Childhood Education opportunities and improving student achievement. In addition, the AmeriCorps tutoring members will leverage an additional 45 or more volunteers who will engage in tutoring annually. This program will focus on the Kansas Volunteer Commission focus area of Education. The CNCS investment of $208,610 will be matched with $116,601.



                           Angela Gaughan

                           (316) 978-5496
                          

WICHITA STATE UNIVERSITY COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT INSTITUTE (Serving Sedwick County)

The Wichita State University Community Engagement Institute (CEI) proposes to have 17 AmeriCorps members who will serve students in Sedgwick County and the Wichita Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA). At the end of the first program year, the AmeriCorps members will be responsible for increasing the number of students in grades K-12 who demonstrate improved academic engagement.

This program will focus on the KVC focus area of Education. The KVC investment of $79,226 will be matched with $0 in public funding and $28,501 in public funding.

                                    
                            Shane Potter
                           785-532-5800

 

KANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY RESEARCH AND EXTENSION 4-H

Kansas 4-H Youth Development proposes to develop an AmeriCorps program plan to serve in sites across the state of Kansas that will focus on the CNCS (or KVC) focus area of Education. The CNCS investment of $ 20,000 will be matched with $ 6,899 in public funding. No AmeriCorps members will be needed to execute this plan.

Rick Elllis 
785-670-2117

WASHBURN UNIVERSITY

The Washburn University proposes to develop an AmeriCorps program plan to serve in Topeka, Kansas that will focus on the CNCS (or KVC) focus area of Education. The CNCS investment of $14,495 will be matched with $20,013 in public/private funding. No AmeriCorps members will be needed to execute this plan.

 

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