AmeriCorps*Delaware

AmeriCorps is an Opportunity
AmeriCorps is an opportunity to make a difference in your life as well as the lives of those around you. It is a chance to apply your skills and ideals toward helping others and meeting critical needs in your community. Click link below to learn more. https://www.nationalservice.gov/programs/americorps/join-americorps 

AmeriCorps is an Experience
AmeriCorps is a real-life education and work experience wrapped into one. As a member, you will learn teamwork, leadership, responsibility and other essential skills that will help you for the rest of your life.  And you will gain the personal satisfaction of taking on challenges and seeing results.

AmeriCorps Offers Tangible Benefits
Most AmeriCorps members receive student loan deferment, and training, and may receive a living allowance and limited health benefit options. After you complete your term of service, you will also receive a Seagal AmeriCorps Education Award  to help pay for college, graduate school, or vocational training or to repay student loans. Click on the link for more about this award.  https://www.nationalservice.gov/programs/americorps/segal-americorps-education-award

AmeriCorps Makes a Difference
AmeriCorps engages more than 75,000 Americans in intensivservice each year at nonprofits, schools, public agencies, and community and faith-based groups across the country. Since the program’s founding in 1994, more than 900,000 AmeriCorps members have contributed more than 1.2 billion hours in service across America while tackling pressing problems and mobilizing millions of volunteers for the organizations they serve.  Click the link below to learn more about funding resources. https://www.nationalservice.gov/grants-funding/funding-resources


For more information contact Charles Harris by phone at (302) 255-9881 or by email @ charles.a.harris@delaware.gov


AmeriCorps*Delaware 2019-2020 Subgrantees

Delaware Hospice will have 6 AmeriCorps members who will meet with individuals and the healthcare community throughout the State on Advance Care Planning and End of Life Care to increase the number of individuals with Advance Care Directives. Contact: Nicole Fullmer, Executive Director Institute for Advanced Illness Innovation, by email @ nfullmer@delawarehospice.org or by calling (302) 478-5707


 

Delaware State Parks Veterans Conservation Corps will have ten AmeriCorps members who will be eradicating invasive species while additionally acquiring hands on skills maintaining and constructing trails in seventeen state parks and ten nature preserves throughout the state. All members are military veterans or members of military families. Contact: Lela Otto, VetCorps Program Manager by email @ lela.otto@delaware.gov or by calling (302) 739-9252

 

Delaware State Parks EAP proposes will have 126 AmeriCorps members who will be engaged in a training program that provides practical work experience and valuable training in the many and varied careers within parks and recreation. Members will deliver programs to park visitors that will increase the visitors’ environmental awareness and stewardship. Members will deliver programs and lead volunteers in all 17 Delaware State Parks throughout the state. Contact: Julie Lawrence, Volunteer Coordinator, by email @ Julie.lawrence@delaware.gov or by calling (302) 272-3764


 

Easterseals Delaware & Maryland's Eastern Shore will have an AmeriCorps planning grant to assess four specific program ideas for feasibility. Contact: Nancy Ranalli, PT, Director of Community Outreach & Assistive Technology, by email @ ncr@esdel.org or by calling (302) 221-2033


Greater Good Media in collaboration with Warrior Community Connect will implement an AmeriCorps program serving the state of Delaware. Members will assist veterans and families find appropriate services. Members will help veterans and families build sustainable support networks. Contact: Cathy Melfi by email @ cathy.melfi@gmail.com


 

 

The Ministry of Caring, Inc. will have AmeriCorps members address the ongoing challenge of homelessness through workforce development and housing services in Wilmington, Delaware. Contact: Kim L. Fisher, AmeriCorps Program Coordinator, by email @ KFisher@ministryofcaring.org or by calling (302) 516-1072


 

The Reading Assist Intervention (RAI) Corps will have 22 AmeriCorps Members who will provide intensive one-to-one structured literacy interventions to 150 students with language-based learning disabilities and/or severe reading challenges in 11 schools across Delaware. Contact: Leigh Fairley, Director of Operations, by email @ lfairley@readingassist.org or by calling (302) 425-4080


 

 

 

The Summer Learning Collaborative will have 40 AmeriCorps Members who will lead reading intervention programs in community-based agencies' summer programs, located throughout the state of Delaware. Contact: Laura Sindoni, Director of Operations, by email @ laura@summercollab.com

 

The Summer Learning Collaborative will have

6 AmeriCorps Members who will lead reading intervention programs in community-based agencies' afterschool programs, located in Wilmington, Delaware. Contact: Laura Sindoni, Director of Operations, by email @ laura@summercollab.com


 

Teach For America - Delaware will have 34 AmeriCorps members who will be responsible for teaching for two years in low-income and underserved schools in urban and rural communities in New Castle and Sussex counties. Erin Green, Development Manager, by email @ erin.green@teachforamerica.org


TeenSHARP will have 11 AmeriCorps members who will be supporting underrepresented high school students of color and low-income students with academic enrichment and college preparatory skills in New Castle, Kent, and Sussex Counties. Damien Burke, Executive Director, by email @ damien.burke@teensharp.org  or by calling 302-650-5205


The United Way of Delaware will have six (6) Half Time AmeriCorps members who will engage/support school administrators, service delivery partners (community-based organizations providing support services to students, via 'in school' and/or 'out of school' programs and services). Other community-based stakeholders will also be involved in increasing a school's capacity to better engage and align partnerships centered on the self-identified, real-time priorities of two middle schools with Promise Communities located in Wilmington, Delaware. Contact: Orrin White, Director; Community Impact,  by email @ owhite@uwde.org or by calling (302) 573-3787