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​PennSERVE

What We Do

 

 

Each year, we award approximately $12 million in federal funding from the AmeriCorps agency to AmeriCorps programs in Pennsylvania.

We support organizations in AmeriCorps program development and implementation through targeted training, technical assistance, and monitoring.

We convene AmeriCorps program staff and AmeriCorps members to learn together and celebrate Pennsylvania’s spirit of service.


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Who We Are

 

As Pennsylvania’s state service commission, we are a grantmaking partner of the AmeriCorps agency. AmeriCorps is the federal agency connecting individuals and organizations through service and volunteering to tackle the nation’s most pressing challenges.

We are a member of America's Service Commissions (ASC), a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization representing and promoting state service commissions across the U.S.

We are supported by the PennSERVE Advisory Board, a body of individuals appointed to provide guidance in strategic planning and the promotion of service initiatives throughout Pennsylvania.



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Our Impact: 2020-2021


32,398

Children and youth served

645

Acres of public land supported 

28,379

Hours served by community volunteers

4,437,460

Education awards earned by AmeriCorps members

Visit National Service in Pennsylvania to learn more about the impact in PA!


Our Plans

Our State Service Plan is a vision and roadmap for service in Pennsylvania with the following priority areas:

 

Bolster the quantity and quality of AmeriCorps programming in PA.

 

Strengthen the service infrastructure and ethic in Pennsylvania.

 

Improve the AmeriCorps member experience.




 

Prioritize funding for initiatives that focus on education, health, economic opportunity, and/or technology access; for AmeriCorps programs that include workforce development of AmeriCorps members in program design, embed principles of diversity equity, and inclusion in the program; provide AmeriCorps member living allowances above the minimum required; and/or for programs that provide services in under-resourced communities. 



Contact PennSERVE 

 

Maureen K. Eccleston
​Executive Director
​717-722-4428
meccleston@pa.gov
Kerry Ose
​Assistant Director
​717-772-5430
kose@pa.gov
​Priyambada Mishra
Grants Officer
717-783-3589
pmishra@pa.gov
Amelia “Amy” Anderson
​Program Officer
​717-772-5431
ameanderso@pa.gov
Christopher Pratt
​Program Officer
​717-772-9475
cpratt@pa.gov
​Dorothy Holloway
​Program Officer
​717-772-9473
doholloway@pa.gov
​Julia Pitts
​Program Officer
​223-231-9653
julpitts@pa.gov
​Tina Jefferson
​Administrative Officer
​717-772-5035
tijefferso@pa.gov

Mailing Address:
PennSERVE
651 Boas Street, Room 1306
Harrisburg, PA 17121

Phone: 

717-787-1971 (1-866-6SERVEU)

If you would like to be added to PennSERVE's contact list to receive notice of grant opportunities, submit our Contact Form and let us know!