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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

AmeriCorps Digital Service Fellows

Philadelphia County

COMMUNITIES IN SCHOOLS OF PHILADELPHIA
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 720 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.

Shevar Sharpe, Program Manager-UTP
Communities In Schools of Philadelphia, Inc.
AmeriCorps Digital Service Fellows
2000 Hamilton St., C100-A
Philadelphia, PA 19130
Phone: (267) 908-2342

Email: ssharpe@cisphl.org
Website: www.cisphl.org; www.utp-philly.org
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/urbantechnologyproject
Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/utp_philly

AmeriCorps Great Futures Program

Philadelphia County

BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS OF PHILADELPHIA
Boys & Girls Clubs of Philadelphia (BGCP) will have 9 full-time and 18 half-time, 2 reduced half-time and 14 quarter time AmeriCorps Members who will implement STEM and Literacy based after school programs in 10 communities throughout Philadelphia. At the end of the program year, the ACMs will be responsible for improving the academic performance of participants, increasing academic engagement of 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. ACMs will leverage 500 volunteers who will be engaged in STEM Mentoring, Literacy coaching and Club beautification projects.

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

ArtistYear PA

Philadelphia County

ArtistYear will have 35 AmeriCorps Members who will provide arts education access in Title I schools in Philadelphia, PA. At the end of the 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
580 E Massachusetts Avenue
Southern Pines, NC 28387
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 Bundrige, 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
Instagram: @cityyear
Snapchat: @cityyear

Compass AmeriCorps

Allegheny County

LITERACY PITTSBURGH
Literacy Pittsburgh will have 23 AmeriCorps members who will provide adult education and social services to immigrants and refugees to reduce barriers to employment in Allegheny County. At the end of the program year, the AmeriCorps members will be responsible for placing 80 clients in jobs.

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 AmeriCorps

Juniata, Mifflin, Montour, Northumberland, Snyder and Union Counties

UNION-SNYDER COMMUNITY ACTION AGENCY
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.

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/
Facebook: @CORESusquehannaAmeriCorps

Family Service Corps AmeriCorps

Butler and Lawrence Counties

BUTLER MEMORIAL HOSPITAL FAMILY SERVICES
Family Service Corps (FSC) will have 18 half-time members and 5 minimum-time members that include veterans and those with disabilities. These members will be placed with non-profit agencies in Butler and Lawrence Counties in rural PA to help citizens in need of assistance due to opiate use, provide mentoring, and provide summer children's programming. The partner agencies include the Butler Memorial Hospital's Center of Excellence for Opiate Dependence, Recovery Project, Center for Community Resources, Catholic Charities, and the Veterans in Need. By the end of the service year, Family Service Corps will have enrolled 23, of which, 6 will be veterans. AmeriCorps members will be used to address the opioid crisis through mentoring in a drop-in center and a telephone support line which will service 150 individuals. The remaining members will be used for a summer children's food program, housing, and utilities programs. Through the combined efforts of the members and monthly service projects, 50 volunteers will be leveraged.

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

Allegheny County

Homewood Children's Village (HCV) AmeriCorps will have 13 members, 3 Full-Time and 10 Reduced Full-Time, 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 volunteers who will be engaged in providing academic support at the schools and will assist with specific activities and community events.

Jeanne Taylor, Director of Programs
801 North Homewood Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA
Phone: (412) 727-7605

Email: jtaylor@hcvpgh.org
Website: http://hcvpgh.org
Facebook: @hcvpgh

Immigrant Workforce and Economic Empowerment AmeriCorps

Chester, Dauphin, Lancaster, Lebanon, and York Counties

CASA DE MARYLAND
Through the new Workforce and Economic Empowerment AmeriCorps program, CASA will have 20 AmeriCorps members who will provide economic empowerment services in the Cities of York, Harrisburg and Lancaster. At the end of the program year, the AmeriCorps members will be responsible for 300 economically disadvantaged individuals demonstrating improved financial knowledge and 300 economically disadvantaged individuals demonstrating improved job readiness. 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/

KEYS Service Corps AmeriCorps

Allegheny County

ALLEGHENY COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES
The Allegheny County Department of Human Services, KEYS Service Corps AmeriCorps program will have 156 AmeriCorps members who will mentor, provide academic engagement, and implement service projects in Allegheny County. At the end of the 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 COMMUNITY LEARNING CENTER, INC.
Keystone SMILES (Service Making an Impact through Learning Experiences with Students) Community Learning Center will have 155 AmeriCorps members who provide expanded learning and service learning activities to students in 19 schools and 8 non-profits located in 8 rural counties throughout Northwestern PA. At the end of the program year, the AmeriCorps members will be responsible for increasing the academic engagement of 6700 students. In addition, the AmeriCorps members will leverage an additional 1800 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

Adams, Lancaster, and Philadelphia Counties

NATIONAL NURSING CENTERS CONSORTIUM (NNCC)
The National Nurse-Led Care Consortium (NNCC) will have 10 AmeriCorps members who will connect community members and patients at health centers and community organizations with services related to opioid use disorder in Philadelphia. At the end of the program year, the AmeriCorps members will be responsible for presenting workshops to 500 community members about opioid use disorder and resources in the community and increasing health knowledge about these resources to 350 community members.

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

TRUSTEES OF THE UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA
Next Steps AmeriCorps Program will have 70 AmeriCorps members who will mentor first-year at-risk college students at 6 selected college and universities. At the end of the program year, the AmeriCorps members will be responsible for at least 50 first year-mentees completing at least one college course and for 42 of those same students persisting to sophomore status.

Hillary Kane, Director, PHENND
3624 Market Street, Suite 5W
Philadelphia, PA 19104-2615
Phone: (215) 573-2379

Email: hillarya@pobox.upenn.edu
Website: http://www.phennd.org
Facebook: @NextStepsAmeriCorps
Twitter: @AmeriCorpsNxStp

Olivet Community Builders AmeriCorps Program

Berks and Montgomery Counties

OLIVET BOYS & GIRLS CLUB
Olivet Community Builders AmeriCorps will have 36 quarter time and 38 minimum time AmeriCorps members who will improve lives of 600 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 200 youth improve their literacy scores and 400 youth showing increased academic engagement. 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 8
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

PowerCorpsPHL

Philadelphia County

CITY OF PHILADELPHIA
PowerCorpsPHL (PCPHL) will have 145 AmeriCorps members who will impact the City of Philadelphia's environmental stewardship and youth workforce development goals in Philadelphia. At the end of the program year, the AmeriCorps members will be responsible for treating 600 acres of public land, including fully improving 50 acres and planting 1,000 trees. In addition, the AmeriCorps members will leverage another 500 community volunteers who will be engaged in projects that support PCPHL's sustainability goals.

Julia Hillengas, Executive Director
990 Spring Garden Street, Suite 601
Philadelphia, Pa 19123
Phone: (215) 221-6919

Email: juliahillengas@educationworks.org
Website: www.powercorpsphl.org
Facebook: @PowerCorpsPHL
Twitter: @PowerCorpsPHL
Instagram: @PowerCorpsPHL

STEP AmeriCorps

Lycoming, Clinton, and Tioga Counties

LYCOMING-CLINTON COUNTIES COMMISSION FOR COMMUNITY ACTION, (STEP) INC.
STEP AmeriCorps will have 29 AmeriCorps members who will support schools and local non-profit organizations in Lycoming, Clinton, and Tioga counties. At the end of the program year, the AmeriCorps members will be responsible for expanding the capacity of non-profit organizations, who care focused on addressing community needs as well as enhance the knowledge of customers as it relates to various health-related programs. In addition, the AmeriCorps members will leverage an additional 300 volunteers who will be engaged in service projects throughout the community.

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 County

Teach For America-Greater Philadelphia (TFA-GP) proposes to have 93 AmeriCorps members who will be responsible for teaching for two years in low-income and disadvantaged schools in Philadelphia. At the end of the first program year, the AmeriCorps members will be responsible for increasing the academic achievement of the over 7,160 students they teach. In addition, the AmeriCorps members will leverage 95 volunteers who will be engaged in supporting students in classrooms and schools.

Leah Shalev, Senior Managing Director, AmeriCorps Partnerships
100 W. Oxford St., Suite E-3000
Philadelphia, PA 19122
Phone: (212) 279-2666 ext. 11765

Email: Leah.Shalev@teachforamerica.org
Website: www.teachforamerica.org
Facebook: @TFAGreaterPhilly
Twitter: @TFAPhillyPham
Instagram: @TFAPhillyPham

United Way of the Greater Lehigh Valley (Planning Grant)

Carbon County

The United Way of the Greater Lehigh Valley will develop an AmeriCorps program serving in the five Carbon County, PA school districts of Panther Valley, Lehighton, Weatherly, Jim Thorpe, and Palmerton that will focus on Education and Healthy Futures. The planning grant will be used for the following: 1) determine how an AmeriCorps program might, through direct service, provide support and/or facilitate access to services and resources that contribute to improved educational outcomes, school readiness and behavioral outcomes for economically disadvantaged Carbon County elementary and middle school students; 2) assess the extent to which opioid addiction and/or obesity are additional barriers to educational success for students in our target districts, 3) outline the steps needed to develop an AmeriCorps program that provides a transformational experience for both the communities being served and the AmeriCorps members themselves, and 4) ensure that United Way of the Greater Lehigh Valley has the capacity and infrastructure in place to administer an AmeriCorps program that produces measurable results.

Gina Nichols
1110 American Pkwy NE, Suite F120
Allentown, PA 18109
Phone: (610) 807-5739

Email: GinaN@unitedwaylgv.org
Website: www.unitedwayglv.org
Facebook, Instagram & Twitter: @UnitedWayGLV
Youtube: UnitedWayGLV

Up2Us Sports Coach

Philadelphia

UP2US SPORTS
Up2Us Sports will have 20 AmeriCorps members, who will be identified from their local communities, to serve as coach-mentors and provide sports-based youth development mentoring for opportunity youth in the North, Northwest, South, and West sections of Philadelphia, as well as economically vulnerable suburbs such as Coatesville, Chester, and Pottstown. At the end of the program year, the AmeriCorps members will be responsible for 1,600 young people served in a variety of athletic and holistic educational development activities that are designed to improve physical fitness and social dexterity, with the goal of leveraging these improvements to better themselves and their community. In addition, the AmeriCorps members will leverage 250 volunteers who will be engaged in roles ranging from assistant coach to referee to event planner.

DaTwan Bolden, Program Manager
3890 N. 10th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19140
Phone: (267) 440-0070

Email: dbolden@up2ussports.org
Website: www.up2us.org
Facebook: @Up2UsSports

YWCA Tri-County Area

Pottstown and Norristown

YWCA Tri-County Area (YW3CA) will have 10 full time AmeriCorps members who will provide direct service as 1:1 Workforce Navigators in an individualized workforce development program in the Pottstown and Norristown area. At the end of the program year, the AmeriCorps members will be responsible for improved job readiness. In addition, the AmeriCorps members will leverage a minimum of 20 volunteers who will be engaged in client career exploration.

Tamara Pacowski-Ferrizzi, Program Manager
315 King Street
Pottstown, PA 19464
Phone: (610)323-1888

Email: tpacowskiferrizzi@ywcatricountyarea.org
Website: www.ywcatricountyarea.org
Twitter/Instagram: @yw3ca
Facebook: www.facebook.com/ywcatricountyarea