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AmeriCorps PA 

AmeriCorps Programs in Pennsylvania

PennSERVE administers all AmeriCorps programs here in Pennsylvania. If you think you might be ready to serve or are just interested in what types of service are out there use our directory to learn more about each program by clicking on the program name below. Visit our AmeriCorps in PA page to learn more about AmeriCorps and who can serve. 

AmeriCorps State Program Directory

​​AmeriCorpsAbility
Philadelphia and Montgomery Counties

AmeriCorps Ability will have 10 AmeriCorps members who will support the provision of customized community participation support services at Healthy Futures host service sites and customized supported employment services at Economic Opportunities host service sites for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities in Philadelphia and Montgomery counties. At the end of the first program year, the AmeriCorps members will be responsible for increasing the number of individuals with developmental disabilities who report having increased social ties/perceived social support and increased employment opportunities/perceived employment options.
 
The Arc of Philadelphia
Sabra Townsend-Adult Advocacy Director
2350 West Westmoreland Street
Philadelphia, PA 19140 
 
Phone: (215) 229-4550 ext. 142
Fax: (215) 225-1330
Email: stownsend@arcphiladelphia.org
Website: www.arcphiladelphia.org
AmeriCorps Great Futures Program
Philadelphia County

Boys & Girls Clubs of Philadelphia (BGCP) will engage 9 full-time and 27 part-time AmeriCorps members who will implement STEM and Literacy-based after school programs in 10 communities throughout Philadelphia. The AmeriCorps members will be responsible for improving the academic performance of participants, increasing the academic engagement of the participants, building partnerships to strengthen STEM and literacy programming, and promoting BGCP’s vision and mission within the community through outreach, engagement, and service-learning opportunities. AmeriCorps members will also leverage 533 volunteers who will be engaged in STEM mentoring, Literacy coaching, and Club beautification projects.

Boys & Girls Clubs of Philadelphia
Kelly Lemberger, Literacy Initiative Director
1518 Walnut Street, Suite 712
Philadelphia, PA 19102

Phone: 215-735-8818
Email: lembergerk@bgcphila.org
Website: www.bgcphila.org/agf

Facebook: @BGCPhila
Twitter: @BGCPhila
AmeriCorps Digital Service Fellows
Philadelphia County

Communities In Schools of Philadelphia will have 24 AmeriCorps Digital Service Fellows (DSF) address Digital Inclusion issues throughout Philadelphia's urban communities, particularly in School District of Philadelphia (SDP) public and charter schools. By the end of the program year, the AmeriCorps members will have been responsible for mentoring 144 students in Computer Science and STEM-related activities and providing daily technology support to 40 district schools. To help with these areas of service, the program and its AmeriCorps members will leverage 40 volunteers to engage in STEM mentoring. Additionally, 12 AmeriCorps members will complete all the requirements of pre-apprenticeship that will help them secure a job within 30 days after the service year concludes.

Shevar Sharpe, Urban Technology Project Program Manager
Communities In Schools of Philadelphia, Inc. Urban Technology Project
550 N. Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19130

Phone: (267) 908-2342
Email: ssharpe@cisphl.org
Website: www.cisphl.org
ArtistYear PA
Philadelphia County

ArtistYear will have 30 AmeriCorps Members who will provide arts education access in Title I schools in Philadelphia, PA. At the end of the first program year, the AmeriCorps Members will have facilitated completion of ArtistYear programs to economically disadvantaged youth and English Language Learners (ELLs), and the program will demonstrate improved academic engagement, increased artistic self-concept, and increased community engagement.

Rebecca Graham, City Lead
PO Box 2223
Southern Pines, NC 28388-2223

Phone: 607-351-6886
Email: Rebecca.graham@artistyear.org
Website: www.artistyear.org

Facebook:@artistyearNTL
Twitter:@artistyear
Instagram:@artistyear
City Year Greater Philadelphia
Philadelphia County
 
City Year Philadelphia will have 215 full-time AmeriCorps members who will provide full-day academic and school engagement services to students in 18 public schools in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. At the end of the first program year, the AmeriCorps members will be responsible for providing whole class support for English and math classrooms serving over 4,000 students and their teachers; individualized services and student progress monitoring to 1,658 students of which 389 students will improve English, 389 will improve math, and 230 will improve attendance; implementing extended day activities; and improving school climate. In addition, the AmeriCorps members will leverage 2,200 volunteers who will be engaged in service projects that improve our school communities.
 
Darryl Bundridge, Executive Director and Vice President
211 N. 13th Street
Philadelphia PA 19107
 
Phone: (267) 471-6191
Email: dbundrige@cityyear.org
Website: www.cityyear.org 

Facebook:@cityyear
Twitter:@cityyear
Compass AmeriCorps
Allegheny County

Literacy Pittsburgh will have 25 AmeriCorps members who will provide job placement and health care services to diverse populations in Allegheny County, with a focus on refugees, immigrants, and internationals. At the end of the program year, the AmeriCorps members will be responsible for placing 100 economically disadvantaged individuals in jobs and enabling 250 clients to attend a medical appointment for the first time. In addition, the AmeriCorps members will leverage an additional 50 volunteers from their pool of students and clients who will be engaged in local community service projects.
 
Julie Walker, Program Manager
411 Seventh Avenue, Suite 550
Pittsburgh, PA 15219

Phone: (412) 393-7622
Email: jwalker@literacypittsburgh.org
Website: www.literacypittsburgh.org

Facebook: @CompassAmeriCorps
CORE Susquehanna
Juniata, Mifflin, Montour, Northumberland, Snyder and Union Counties

CORE Susquehanna AmeriCorps (CORE) will have 27 full time and 11 quarter time members who will serve through the consortium's nonprofit partner sites (community centers, organizations, schools) and conduct community service projects. At the end of the program year, the AmeriCorps members will be responsible for at least 925 youth and adults receiving new or expanded services. At least 494 receiving intensive services will increase knowledge and/or skills to address challenges to education, healthy development and/or functioning. Members will gain civic leadership development skills through training, site service, and service project organization, and will engage the community in at least six service projects that address local needs. In addition, the AmeriCorps members will leverage an additional 250 volunteers who will be engaged in the partner site service and/or community service projects addressing local needs. 

Union-Snyder Community Action Agency
Dennis Huratiak, Program Director
713 Bridge Street, Suite 10
Selingsgrove, PA 17870

Phone: (570) 374-0181 ext. 125
Email: dhuratiak@union-snydercaa.org
Website: www.coreamericorps.org/
Family Service Corps AmeriCorps
Butler County

Family Service Corps (FSC) will have 20 half-time 11 minimum-time AmeriCorps members that include 10 veterans and those with disabilities. These members, who are in need of economic opportunity, will be placed with non-profit and faith-based agencies in rural communities to help citizens in need of food, housing, mentoring, and summer children's programming. These agencies include the Center for Community Resources, Catholic Charities, Grapevine, Recovery Project, and Lawrence County Community Action Partners. At the end of the term of service, Family Service Corps will have enrolled previously unemployed members who will have served 3,500 citizens in need of food, clothing, and housing. They will have leveraged 250 volunteers for service projects and for their specific sites.

Butler Memorial Hospital Family Services
Ruthane Durso, Supervisor of Behavioral Health Programs
216 North Washington Street
Butler, PA 16001

Phone: (724) 284-6289 
Email: Ruthane.durso@butlerhealthsystem.org
Website: www.butlerhealthsystem.org
Homewood Children's Village AmeriCorps
Allegheny County

Homewood Children's Village (HCV) will have 10 AmeriCorps members who will provide in-school and out-of-school academic and social support to students in the Homewood community of Pittsburgh, serving through the Full-Service Community Schools program HCV maintains at two neighborhood public schools, Lincoln PreK-5 and Faison K-5. In addition to improving student outcomes, the AmeriCorps Members will leverage an additional 10-15 University of Pittsburgh volunteers who will be engaged in providing academic support at the schools and at least 10 episodic volunteers who will assist with specific activities.

Lisa Marie Benavides
801 North Homewood Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA

Phone: 412-727-7880
Email:  lbenavides@hcvpgh.org
Website:  http://hcvpgh.org

Facebook: @hcvpgh
KEYS Service Corps AmeriCorps
Allegheny County

The Allegheny County Department of Human Services, KEYS Service Corps AmeriCorps program will have 164 AmeriCorps members who will mentor, provide academic engagement, and implement service projects in Allegheny County. At the end of the first program year, the members will be responsible for: improving identified life skills for targeted youth through mentoring; improving targeted students' academic performance/ academic engagement; and engaging youth in service to their communities. In addition, the AmeriCorps members will leverage an additional 350 volunteers who will be engaged in service projects to improve local communities.

Helen Wachter, Program Coordinator Human Service Building
1 Smithfield Street, 2nd Floor
Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Phone: (412) 350-5227
Email: Helen.Wachter@alleghenycounty.us
Website: www.keysservicecorps.org

Facebook: @KEYSAmeriCorps
Keystone SMILES AmeriCorps
Beaver, Clarion, Crawford, Erie, Jefferson, Lawrence, McKean, Mercer, Potter and Venango Counties

Keystone SMILES (Service Making an Impact through Learning Experiences with Students) Community Learning Center will have 169 AmeriCorps members who provide expanded learning and service learning activities to students in 22 schools and 12 non-profits located in 10 rural counties throughout Northwestern PA. At the end of the program year, the AmeriCorps members will be responsible for increasing the academic engagement of 4,425 students and the academic performance of 4,130 students. In addition, the AmeriCorps members will leverage an additional 4,500 volunteers who will be engaged in service-learning projects and expanded learning activities.

Joyce Fosdick, Executive Director
525 Main Street P.O. Box 352
Knox, PA 16232
 
Phone: (814) 797-1184 or (814) 797-2127
Email: jfosdick@smilesamericorps.org
Website: www.keystonesmiles.org

Facebook: @KeystoneSMILESAmeriCorps
National Nurse-Led Care Consortium (Planning Grant)
Adams, Lancaster, and Philadelphia Counties

The National Nurse-Led Care Consortium (NNCC) proposes to develop an AmeriCorps program serving Philadelphia, York, Adams, and Lancaster counties that will focus on the CNCS focus area of Healthy Futures. The planning grant will be used to develop an AmeriCorps State Program to place members at designated Centers of Excellence and Community Health Centers to provide outreach and education to patients with opioid use disorders and connect them to services. The goal of the program is to educate and connect more patients and families to addiction treatment services, preventing opioid abuse and overdose in Pennsylvania residents.

Christine Simon, Public Health Project Manager
Centre Square East, 1500 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102

Phone: (215) 731-2177
Email: csimon@nncc.us
Website: http://nurseledcare.org

Facebook: @nursingclinics
Twitter: @NurseLedCare
Next Steps AmeriCorps
Berks, Delaware, Lancaster, and Philadelphia Counties

Next Steps AmeriCorps Program will have 58 AmeriCorps members who will mentor first-year at-risk college students at four selected college and universities. At the end of the program year, the AmeriCorps members will be responsible for at least 38 first year-mentees completing at least one college course and for 40 of those same students persisting to sophomore status.
 
Hillary Kane, Director, PHENND
3624 Market Street, Suite 5
W Philadelphia, PA 19104-2615

Phone: (215) 573-2379
Email: villad@phennd.org
Website: http://www.phennd.org

Facebook: @NextStepsAmeriCorps
Twitter: @AmeriCorpsNxStp
Olivet Community Builders AmeriCorps Program
Berks and Montgomery Counties

Olivet Community Builders AmeriCorps will have 30 quarter time and 38 minimum time AmeriCorps members who will improve lives of 500 economically disadvantaged urban youth (K-8) in Reading and Pottstown. At the end of the program year, the AmeriCorps members will be responsible for closing the achievement gap by having 75% of youth improve their literacy scores, and 75% of the AmeriCorps members themselves will be deemed as employment ready after their term of service. In addition, the AmeriCorps members will leverage an additional 500 volunteers who will be engaged in improving academic achievement, responding to community needs, and strengthening community partnerships.

Katharine Royer, AmeriCorps Director
1161 Pershing Blvd.
Reading, PA 19611

Phone: 610-478-8885 ext. 211
Email: katharine.royer@olivetgbc.org
Website: www.olivetbgc.org

Facebook: @Olivet.Boys.Girls.Club
Pennsylvania Mountain Service Corps AmeriCorps
Armstrong, Bedford, Blair, Cambria, Centre, Clearfield, Fayette, Franklin, Fulton, Greene, Huntingdon, Indiana, Somerset, Washington, and Westmoreland Counties

Appalachia Intermediate Unit 08 will have 100 AmeriCorps members who will provide instructional support in reading and math to K-12 students who are at risk for failure and in rural or economically distressed school districts, treat and construct infrastructures that support healthy ecosystems and watersheds; and provide social services that enhance the quality of life for individuals, families, and communities, throughout the Appalachian region of South-West and South-Central Pennsylvania. At the end of the program year, the AmeriCorps members will be responsible for; improving the literacy or math scores of 1,400 economically disadvantaged and underperforming K-12 students; treating and constructing 25 miles of infrastructure projects on public use lands, and land that effect public land, to improve water quality; and providing 5,000 individuals with wellness outreach and life skills trainings. In addition, the AmeriCorps members will leverage 500 community volunteers who will be engaged in activities that promote and support school engagement, community wellness, and infrastructure improvements.

Carol Overly, Program Manager
119 Park Street
Ebensburg, PA 15931

Phone: (814) 472-7690
Email: pmsc@pmsc.org
Website: www.pmsc.org

Facebook:@PennsylvaniaMountainServiceCorps
Twitter:@PMSCAmeriCorps
LinkedIn:@PMSCAmeriCorps
Playworks Pennsylvania
Philadelphia

Playworks Pennsylvania AmeriCorps program will have 10 full-time and two part-time AmeriCorps members who provide a school-wide evidence-based program designed to utilize play to create supportive environments where all students feel safe, supported and fully engaged in low-income schools. At the end of the program year, the AmeriCorps members will be responsible for positively impacting the entire school environment and, thereby, creating a safe space for students to increase their overall academic engagement. In addition, the AmeriCorps members will leverage an additional 66 volunteers who will be engaged in assisting with components of the Playworks AmeriCorps program, including Community Engagement projects and other events.

Dave Kloss, Program Director
1518 Walnut Street, Penthouse
Philadelphia, PA 19102

Phone: (267) 239-0507
Email: dave.kloss@playworks.org
Website: www.playworks.org
PowerCorpsPHL
Philadelphia

PowerCorpsPHL will have 160 AmeriCorps members who will significantly impact the City of Philadelphia's environmental stewardship and youth workforce development goals. At the end of the program year, the AmeriCorps members will be responsible for revitalizing 1,300 acres of public land, planting 1,300 trees and diverting 80 tons of waste, 50% of which will be recycled. The Opportunity Youth serving as AmeriCorps members will leverage their service experience to transition successfully to post-secondary education, career track employment and/or an additional term of national service. Additionally, the AmeriCorps members will leverage an additional 1,000 community volunteers who will be engaged in projects that support PowerCorpsPHL's overall sustainability goals.

Lisa Varon, Executive Director
990 Spring Garden Street, Suite 601
Philadelphia, Pa 19107

Phone: (215) 221-6900
Email: lisavaron@educationworks.org
Website: http://volunteer.phila.gov

Facebook: @PowerCorpsPHL
Twitter:@PowerCorpsPHL
Instagram:@PowerCorpsPHL
STEP AmeriCorps
Lycoming, Clinton, and Tioga Counties

STEP AmeriCorps will have 36 AmeriCorps members who will support schools and local non-profit organizations in Lycoming and Clinton Counties. At the end of the program year, the AmeriCorps members will be responsible for participating and completing experiential job skills and job readiness training to secure employment, while increasing capacity at their service sites. In addition, the AmeriCorps members will leverage an additional 250 volunteers who will be engaged in national service day and local service projects.

Emily Gale, Program Manager
2138 Lincoln Street
Williamsport, PA 17701

Phone: (570) 326-0587
Email: esgale@stepcorp.org
Website: www.stepcorp.org

Facebook: @STEPPathways
Teach For America Greater Philadelphia
Philadelphia

Teach for America-Greater Philadelphia will have 115 AmeriCorps members who will teach in approximately 40 high-need schools within Greater Philadelphia. At the end of the program year, the AmeriCorps members will be responsible for significantly improving educational outcomes for over 8,000 students and begin their long-term impact on expanding educational opportunity for low income students. In addition, the AmeriCorps members will leverage an additional 70 volunteers who will support with lesson preparation and provide students' with additional, individualized attention, further advancing academic outcomes.

Sarah Gallagher May, Managing Director, Development and Communications
100 W. Oxford St., Suite E-3000
Philadelphia, PA 19122

Phone: (215) 592-9260 ext. 46168
Email: sarah.may@teachforamerica.org
Website: www.teachforamerica.org

Facebook:@TFAGreaterPhilly
Twitter:@TFAPhillyPham
Instagram:@TFAPhillyPham
Up2Us Coach
Philadelphia and Montgomery Counties

Up2Us Sports, through its evidence-based AmeriCorps Up2Us Coach Program, proposes to have 20 AmeriCorps members, who will be identified from their local communities, serve as coach-mentors to provide sports-based youth development mentoring in North and West Philadelphia. At the end of the first program year, the AmeriCorps members will ensure that 1,800 youth have been engaged in physical activity to reduce obesity and avoid negative behaviors like violence. In addition, the AmeriCorps members will leverage an additional 240 volunteers who will be engaged in roles ranging from assistant coach to referee to event planner.

Brett Blackiston, Program Manager
3890 N. 10th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19140

Phone: (215) 644-7421
Email: bblackiston@up2us.org
Website: www.up2us.org

Facebook: @Up2UsSports​
Workforce and Economic Empowerment AmeriCorps
Chester, Dauphin, Lancaster, Lebanon, and York Counties

Through the new Workforce and Economic Empowerment AmeriCorps program, CASA will have 20 AmeriCorps members who will provide economic empowerment services in the City of York, the City of Harrisburg, the City of Lancaster, Hanover, Elizabethtown, West Chester, Lebanon, Mechanicsburg, and Camp Hill. At the end of the first program year, the AmeriCorps members will be responsible for 400 economically disadvantaged individuals demonstrating knowledge gains regarding financial literacy and 320 economically disadvantaged individuals a) demonstrating knowledge and confidence gains regarding employment opportunities in their community which match their skill set and their ability to obtain and retain a job. In addition, the AmeriCorps members will leverage 130 volunteers who will be engaged in delivering financial literacy workshops, preparing citizenship applications, assisting participants in creating résumés and conducting mock job interviews.

Pablo Blank, Immigrant Integration Programs Manager
225 E. Princess Street
York, PA 17401

Phone: 240-491-5705
Email: pblank@wearecasa.org
Website: https://wearecasa.org/
Youthbuild Philadelphia Charter School
Philadelphia

YouthBuild Philadelphia Charter School will have 52 AmeriCorps members who will build community cohesion and trust in low-income neighborhoods in Philadelphia County. At the end of the program year, the AmeriCorps members will be responsible for earning a high school diploma and raising community awareness about community safety and trust. In addition, the AmeriCorps members will leverage an additional 50 volunteers who will be engaged in community building activities.

Ameen Akbar, Director of Student Life
1231 North Broad Street, 5th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19122

Phone: (215) 627-8671 ext. 17
Email: aakbar@youthbuildphilly.org
Website: www.youthbuildphilly.org

Facebook: @YouthBuildPhiladelphia
Twitter: @YouthBuildPhl
LinkedIn: @YouthBuild-Philadelphia-Charter-School
Instagram: @YouthBuildPHL
YouTube: @YBPCS