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, respond to a community in need, help families and children with essential needs and build connection with partners in a community. With AmeriCorps there are many ways to get involved in help.

 

AMERICORPS STATE PROGRAMS IN KANSAS 

 

Program Focus: Health Futures

Rosedale Development Association utilizes AmeriCorps members to provide community gardening, nutrition classes, youth sports, financial literacy programs and home improvement to the Rosedale neighborhood of Kansas City, KS. These members will serve by increasing access to healthy food and expanded opportunities that will help to reduce childhood obesity. Corps members will also serve by strengthening the community employment readiness skills and enabling seniors to safely remain in their homes.

AmeriCorps Members: 18

Rosedale Development Association

Program Contact:

Je T’aime Taylor

jetaime@rosedale.org

1-620-672-0745

 

 

 

Program Focus: Economic Opportunity

The International Rescue Committee Inc's Kansas Office for Refugees utilizes AmeriCorps members to provide job skills training, assist with job placement, and provide financial education to refugee communities across Kansas, including Kansas City, Wichita, Garden City, and Dodge City.  AmeriCorps members will serve by improving job readiness of individuals by assisting them to secure and retain employment, and increasing financial knowledge.

AmeriCorps Members: 7

The International Rescue Committee Inc's Kansas Office for Refugees

Program Contact:

Tyler Luckett

Tyler.Luckett@rescue.org

T: (316) 201-6072

 

 

 

 

Program Focus: Capacity Building

The United Way of Douglas County (UWDC) engages AmeriCorps members in building the capacity of services and targeted programming that address disparities in health, education, income, housing, and food access in nine (9) health and human service nonprofits in Douglas County, KS. AmeriCorps members will serve by increasing the capacity and effectiveness of the partner organizations that they serve and forming new programmatic partnerships. The AmeriCorps members will also assist with leveraging an additional 375 volunteers to provide 22,500 hours in direct client assistance and in developing and strengthening partnerships to increase organizational capacity.

AmeriCorps Members: 15

United Way of Douglas County

Program Contact:

Kjrsten “KJ” Abel Ruch

KAbelRuch@unitedwaydgco.org

1-785-843-6626 ext 1005

 

Program Focus: Capacity Building

Harvesters, The Community Food Network engages AmeriCorps members to build the capacity of Harvesters network by engaging volunteers and supporting Harvesters agencies throughout 16 counties in northeast Kansas. Members will serve at Harvesters- Kansas Distribution Center in Topeka and the Just Food Pantry in Lawrence. AmeriCorps members serve by demonstrating an increase in the capacity of Harvester’s network. AmeriCorps members will also serve by supporting an additional 50 volunteers who will be engaged in long-term volunteer projects in these communities.  

AmeriCorps Members: 9

Harvesters

Program Contact:

Amy Pinger

apinger@harvesters.org

785-861-7711

 

Program Focus: Capacity Building

The Wichita State University Community Engagement Institute (CEI) will engage AmeriCorps members to serve students in Sedgwick County and the Wichita Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA). Through their efforts AmeriCorps members will serve by increasing the capacity of organizations by increasing the academic success and workforce development opportunities for students served.

AmeriCorps Members: 20

WSU Community Engagement Institute

Program Contact:

Angela Gaughan

angela.gaughan@wichita.edu

316-570-130

 

 

 

 

Program Focus: Education

USD 260 utilizes AmeriCorps members to tutor students in math, reading and kindergarten readiness in the Derby Public Schools. Members serve their community by increasing student academic achievement and expanding the availability of early childhood education opportunities. In addition, the AmeriCorps members will provide support to 32 volunteers who will be engaged in tutoring students and service learning in the community.

AmeriCorps Members: 16

Derby Public Schools

Program Contact:

Abby McCarthy

amccarthy@usd260.com

316-788-8438

 

 

 

 

Program Focus: Environmental Stewardship

The Kansas Department of Wildlife Parks and Tourism (KDWPT) engage AmeriCorps members who will build the capacity of Kansas State Parks and other public managed lands through environmental education programming, advancements to public land and its infrastructure, and improvements to the health of Kansas’ natural resources through treatment of public lands and trails in Kansas. Through service AmeriCorps members will build the capacity of 12 sites with 10 of those sites increasing the effectiveness and efficiency across the state of Kansas.

AmeriCorps Members: 54

Kansas Department of Wildlife Parks and Tourism

Program Contact:

Cherie Riffey

Cherie.Riffey@ks.gov

620-672-0745

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Program Focus: Education

The Boys & Girls Club of Lawrence utilize AmeriCorps Members who will work directly with disadvantaged youth to provide academic and social/emotional interventions at locations across the state of Kansas. During this year AmeriCorps members serve by assisting 1,500 youth meet individual achievement goals in math, reading, and/or social/emotional development.

AmeriCorps Members: 120

Boys & Girls Club of Lawrence

Program Contact:

Hannah Coash

hcoash@bgclk.org

785-243-8781

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Program Focus: Education

AmeriCorps Kansas is also excited to announce this year’s planning grant which will continue another year of program development.
The Kansas State Research and Extension-4-H Youth Development Department would utilize AmeriCorps members to facilitating direct STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) education in out-of-school and in-school settings for youths across the state of Kansas.  If established, the AmeriCorps members will support 30 4-H STEM volunteers who will be engaged in facilitating direct STEM education in out-of-school time programming.

Projected AmeriCorps Members: 12

K-State Research and Extension 4-H

Program Contact:

Shane Potters

potters@ksu.edu

785-532-0747