AmeriCorps Kansas Programs

         

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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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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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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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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.

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UNITED WAY OF DOUGLAS COUNTY (Serving Douglas County)

The United Way of Douglas County proposes to have 15 AmeriCorps members for 2018-19 who will provide health and social service information and resource referrals to clients of 6-8 health and social service host sites in Douglas County. At the end of the first program year, the AmeriCorps members will be responsible for connecting 1,125 uninsured, economically disadvantaged or medically underserved individuals with needed preventive and primary services. This program will focus on the KVC focus area of Healthy Futures to provide access to primary and preventive healthcare. The CNCS investment of $201,450 will be matched with $82,500.

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.

USD 382 PRATT PUBLIC SCHOOLS (Serving Pratt County)

The Pratt Unified School District 382 proposes a team of 11 AmeriCorps members who work with select staff to identify and support at-risk students who are in danger of dropping out of high school. At the end of the first program year, the AmeriCorps members will be responsible for developing social and emotional, educational, and family support to students and their families, strengthening familial bonds; developing relationships between parents, students, and teachers; developing resilience; improving student reading and math readiness; improving attendance by reducing suspensions and expulsions. In addition, the AmeriCorps members will leverage an additional 10 volunteers to assist USD 382 in increasing parental engagement, mentoring opportunities, and tutoring for students identified as "at risk" and not graduating with their peers. This program will focus on the KVC focus area(s) of Education. The CNCS investment of $103,441 will be matched with $38,478.

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USD 500 KANSAS CITY KANSAS PUBLIC SCHOOLS (Serving Wyandotte County)

The Kansas City, Kansas Public Schools proposes to have 23 part-time AmeriCorps members who will be providing academic and youth developing programming and tutoring services to low performing, low income K-6 students in twelve before and after school sites in the Kansas City, Kansas Public School District (KCKPS).  At the end of the 2018-2019-program year the 23 AmeriCorps members will be responsible for assisting approximately 250 K-6 students to achieve grade level status in math and reading. In addition, the AmeriCorps members will recruit and leverage approximately 5 other volunteers from the community to serve in the schools and community to assist with serving the students academically and by assisting other Community partners who work in the before and after school program providing youth and social development programs to the students. This program will focus on the KVC focus area Education. The CNCS investment of $61,689 will be matched with $61,689. 

 

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