AmeriCorps Grantees

Thank you for your interest in joining AmeriCorps. AmeriCorps is a national service program that provides opportunities for individuals to serve their communities in many different capacities. In exchange for a living stipend, educational award and valuable on-the-job experience, members work in nonprofit organizations, educational foundations and government agencies for one year, helping mentor at-risk students, train job-seekers and conserve public land, among other things. Below is a list of Volunteer Florida’s current AmeriCorps programs. Please contact the organization directly to learn more about opportunities as a member.

Organization NameOrganization DescriptionProgram FocusCounties ServedContact Information
AMIkids, Inc.AMI Kids has AmeriCorps members serving in 10 sites across the state, providing mentoring services in the areas of education and job skills training to youth currently involved with, or at risk of being involved with the Department of Juvenile Justice.Economic OpportunityStatewideJeff Gooch
5915 Benjamin Center Dr.
Tampa, FL 33634
jgooch@amikids.org
813-347-3646
AMIkids.org
Big Brother Big Sisters of St. Lucie, Indian River and Okeechobee CountiesAmeriCorps members provide reading tutoring services to students in grades K-3 in St. Lucie, Indian River and Okeechobee Counties. Members also participate in community events to promote, encourage, and support family and adult literacy. The goal of the program is to increase reading skills of students through individual and small group reading tutoring.EducationIndian River, St. Lucie, OkeechobeeSamantha Taylor
108 N Depot Dr., Suite 102
Fort Pierce, FL 34950
samantha.taylor@bbbsbigs.org
772-466-8535 ext 204
BBBSBigs.org
Boys & Girls Clubs of Martin CountyThe Boys & Girls Clubs of Martin County helps local youth achieve Great Futures by exploring innovative programs designed to empower youth to achieve academic success, good character & citizenship, and living a healthy lifestyle. The Elementary Literacy AmeriCorps Program is designed to conduct targeted literacy activities in small groups. Members work with teachers to monitor literacy gains, coordinate learning sessions during the school day, assign enrichment activities, and provide parents with feedback on their child’s progress in the program. The AmeriCorps Middle School Mentoring Program is designed to create a safe & positive environment, develop positive relationships with caring adults, and recognize students for their efforts. Members encourage students to become more engaged in school by providing evidence-based social & emotional support to those who need it most.EducationMartinOmar Ferriera
11500 SE Lares Ave.
Hobe Sound, FL 33455
oferriera@bgcmartin.org
772-545-0054
BCGCMartin.org
Boys and Girls Club of North Central FloridaThe Boys & Girls Club STEM Program AmeriCorps members assist low income students with STEM project based learning activities at four Taylor County club sites. At the end of the first program year, AmeriCorps members will be responsible for assisting 150 disadvantaged students with STEM projects that will introduce students to hands-on STEM concepts and will result in increased scores in math and science. Members will assist students to increase academic performance in science, technology, engineering, and math.EducationTaylorEmily Ketring
918 N. Washington St.
Perry, FL 32347
emily@bgcperry.com
850-672-1049
BGCPerry.com
Boys and Girls Club of Palm Beach CountyThe Great Futures AmeriCorps members provide out-of-school education support and service-learning activities to high school age youth at 9 clubs across Palm Beach County, Florida. Through CareerBound programing AmeriCorps members will actively engage youth by providing tutoring, mentoring, college or career readiness,soft skills training and other service-learning activities.EducationPalm BeachVicky Saget
800 Northpoint Parkway, Suite 204
West Palm Beach, FL 33407-1946
AmeriCorps@bgcpbc.org
561-683-3278
BGCpbc.org
Branches, Inc.The AmeriCorps Branches program provides after school tutoring and mentoring to K-12 at risk youth throughout Miami-Dade.  AmeriCorps members increase the reading and literacy skills of students through after school and summer programming.  EducationMiami-DadeDenise Athis
11500 NW 12th Ave.
Miami, FL 33168
dathis@branchesfl.org
305-442-8306 ext 2007
BRANCHESFL.org/americorps
Breakthrough Miami, Inc.Breakthrough Miami AmeriCorps members will provide academic, social and life skills mentoring for 5th to 9th grade under-resourced students at independent school sites in Miami-Dade County. Members will increase academic improvement of students served.EducationMiami-DadeLiz Augustin
3250 SW 3rd Ave, 6th Floor
Miami, FL 33129
liz@breakthroughmiami.org
305-646-7210
BreakthroughMiami.org
Broward CollegeBroward College has 52 part-time AmeriCorps members who provide peer mentoring to all students, but with a special focus on first-generation college students. Their mentoring works to develop student competencies around study skills, FAFSA and scholarship applications, and adaptation to college life.EducationBrowardFarah Pierre
111 E Las Olas Blvd.
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33301-2206
fpierre1@broward.edu
954-201-8412
Broward.edu/mentoring
Catholic Volunteers in FloridaAmeriCorps members with Catholic Volunteers provide career readiness and student success coaching in Miami and Wimauma to improve economic opportunities for families in low-income communities, in partnership with the FIU Education Effect. Economic OpportunityMiami-Dade, HillsboroughLiz Buckley
PO Box 536476
Orlando, FL 32853-6476
ebuckley@cvif.org
407-426-7771
CVIF.org
Centro CampesinoAmeriCorps members provide after-school tutoring at community centers in Florida City. Members also serve as counselors at summer camp programs and assist in the development of parent training programs.EducationMiami-DadeBarbara Cesar
35801 SW 186 Ave
PO Box 343449
Florida City, FL 33034
bcesar@ccfcfl.org
305-245-7738 ext 237
CentroCampesino.org
City of OrlandoAmeriCorps OPASS members provide in-school and after-school tutoring, mentoring, and wrap-around support services in Orlando’s middle schools and community centers. As a result, students will demonstrated improved academic performance.EducationOrangeJustine Jordan
595 N. Primrose Dr.
Orlando, FL 32803
Justine.Jordan@cityoforlando.net
407-246-3822
CityofOrlando.net/americorps
City of OrlandoOperation AmeriCorps members provide academic and career services to high school juniors and seniors in five Orlando neighborhoods. Members will ensure that every high school senior has a career or educational opportunity upon high school graduation.EducationOrangeTiffany Galilayo
595 N Primrose Dr.
Orlando, FL 32803
Tiffany.Galilayo@cityoforlando.net
407-246-3302
OrlandoASAS.org/Programs/AmeriCorps
City Year JacksonvilleCity Year is a nationally recognized program that engages youth ages 17-24 in a year of service. AmeriCorps members provide academic services that support students in staying in school and on track to graduation. The AmeriCorps members provide in-class and school climate support to students and targeted tutoring and mentoring to students that improves drop out risk indicators in attendance, behavior, English, and/or math.EducationDuvalJames Ellout
6 East Bay Street
Jacksonville, FL 32202
jellout@cityyear.org
904-423-2108
CityYear.org/jacksonville
City Year MiamiCity Year is a nationally recognized program that engages youth ages 17-24 in a year of service. The City Year model includes placing AmeriCorps members in low performing schools to keep students in school and on track. AmeriCorps members support students by focusing on attendance, behavior, and course performance through in-class tutoring, mentoring, and after school programs. EducationMiami-DadeGiuseppe Castaldi
44 W Flagler Street
Miami, FL 33130
gcastaldi@cityyear.org
786-406-7900
CityYear.org/miami
City Year OrlandoCity Year is a nationally recognized program that engages youth ages 17-24 in a year of service. The City Year model includes placing AmeriCorps members in low performing schools to keep students in school and on track. AmeriCorps members support students by focusing on attendance, behavior, and course performance through in-class tutoring, mentoring, and after school programsEducationOrangeAshley Zenzel
201 S. Orange Ave, Suite 600
Orlando, FL 32801
azenzel@cityyear.org
407-581-7587
CityYear.org/orlando
Communities In Schools of JacksonvilleAmeriCorps members provide reading tutoring services to students in grades K-8th grade. Members also participate in community events to promote, encourage, and support families throughout the community. The goal of the program is to increase reading skills of students through individual and small group reading tutoring.EducationDuvalCarolyn Lynn
6261 Dupont Station Court E.
Jacksonville, FL 32217
clynn@cisjax.org
904-366-6328
CISjax.org
Earn to Learn FLEarn to Learn FL seeks to help more Florida students pursue postsecondary education. Currently enrolled college students and recent associate and bachelor’s degree recipients will serve as AmeriCorps Near Peer Success Coaches in selected high schools. Near Peer Coaches support students as they make the transition from high school to a postsecondary education institution. Near Peer Success Coaches serve part-time and focus on advising students, especially those from low-income backgrounds, through the complex steps toward college enrollment. Near Peer Success Coaches provide students and their families with relevant information regarding the benefits of a postsecondary education, preparing for college attendance, and the admission and financial aid processes.Education; Economic OpportunityCollier, Lee, Hendry, Hillsborough, Glades, CharlotteJulia C. De Llanos, MBA
9160 Forum Corporate Parkway
Suite 321
Fort Myers, FL 33905
julia@eartolearnfl.org
239-789-4714
EarnToLearnFL.org
Firewall Centers, Inc.AmeriCorps members provide daily, after-school tutoring, mentoring, and attendance/behavior coaching services to economically disadvantaged students in 9 Broward County elementary, middle, and high schools. Services also include STEAM-based instruction and project-based learning, a life skills and drug/alcohol prevention curriculum, and career/college preparation. Program services are designed to help students achieve academic success, build character, and transform into servant leaders.EducationBrowardDanae Robertson
13451 SW 7th Place
Davie, FL 33325
danae@firewallcenters.org
954-292-0028
FirewallCenters.org
Florida Department of Environmental ProtectionThe Florida Conservation Corps has 65 full-time AmeriCorps members who commit their service terms to exotic plant management and trail assessment in Florida State Parks, as well as serving as an AmeriCorps Disaster Response Team. The AmeriCorps members are responsible for treating 1,200 infested acres of invasive exotic plants, reclassifying 750 of those acres to maintenance condition, and assessing and improving 250 miles of recreational use trails for user accessibility and environmental safety. In addition, the AmeriCorps members will leverage an additional 900 volunteers who will be engaged in invasive exotic plant management, trail improvement, and disaster mitigation.Environmental StewardshipStatewideAdriana Betancourt
Buereau of Operational Services
4801 Camp Ranch Rd.
Gainseville, FL 32641
Adriana.M.Bentacourt@dep.state.fl.us
850-766-33227
FloridaStateParks.org/flcc
Girl Scouts of West Central Florida, Inc.AmeriCorps members deliver the Girl Scout Leadership Experience to under served girls in low-socioeconomic communities. This program is a collection of interactive, challenging, age-appropriate activities designed to promote academic engagement and success for girls in grades K-12. AmeriCorps members serve as mentors and facilitate cooperative, girl-led experiences with program emphasis on STEM, outdoor activities, life skills and entrepreneurship.EducationPolkTaisha Edwin-Williams
4610 Eisenhower Blvd.
Tampa, FL 33634
twilliams@gswcf.org
813-281-GIRL
www.gswcf.org
GSWCF.org
Goodwill Industries of the Big BendGoodwill’s GoodWorks AmeriCorps Program works to end the negative impacts of poverty on Northwest Florida. AmeriCorps members provide job skills training and job assistance services to individuals who have disabilities, live in poverty or who face other barriers to a prosperous, self-sufficient life.Economic OpportunityBay, Leon Stacy Larkin
300 Mabry St.
Tallahassee, FL 32304
slarkin@goodwillbigbend.com
850-522-3900
GoodwillBigBend.com
Literacy Coalition of Palm Beach CountyLiteracy AmeriCorps Palm Beach County members promote literacy and volunteerism in distressed communities in Palm Beach County. Members serve as tutors in family literacy and adult education programs to assist adults to learn English and employability skills, mentors as Graduation Coaches in local high schools with at-risk youth and reading tutors to children in both elementary schools and afterschool programs.EducationPalm BeachBrad Hertzberg
3651 Quantum Blvd
Boynton Beach, FL 33426
bhertzberg@literacypbc.org
561-767-3358
Literacypbc.org
MCCJ, Inc.MCCJ AmeriCorps members serve as in-school peer mediation mentors who partner with school counselors to provide support services that include bullying prevention, inclusive diversity training, leadership training, and conflict resolution in 5 public high schools throughout Miami-Dade County. AmeriCorps members are responsible for improving the social and emotional skills and/or academic engagement of at least 300 students in these high need urban schools each program year.EducationMiami-DadeNikki Watkins
150 SE 2nd Ave, Suite 914
Miami, FL 33131
nikki.watkins@miamiccj.org
305-755-6096
MiamiCCJ.org
Metropolitan Ministries, Inc.Metropolitan Ministries AmeriCorps provides street outreach services to individuals experiencing homelessness in Hillsborough and Pasco Counties. AmeriCorps members provide concrete goods like food and clothing, system navigation services, and connection to housing, health, employment, and transportation resources. The program’s overall goal is to provide resources and services that help people improve health and access safe shelter or permanent housing.Economic OpportunityHillsborough, Pasco Gordana Krone
2002 N Florida Avenue
Tampa, FL 33602
Gordana.Krone@metromin.org
813-209-1030
MetronMin.org
Northwest Florida State CollegeAmeriCorps NWF Environmental Stewards at Northwest Florida State College is environmental stewardship program with a focus on STEM education. The program has three primary focus areas: 1. The implementation of the Grasses in Classes STEM curriculum, 2. Restoration, beautification, maintenance and the development in our unique coastal dune lakes and 3. Environmental Field support to restore habitat for threatened and endangered species. Members implement a Grasses in Classes environmental STEM curriculum in elementary schools targeting third and fifth grade students. Members also engage in restoration projects including shoreline erosion, invasive plant removal, planting native plants, coastal dune lake and oyster restoration. Through these educational opportunities the program will educate and engage citizens in service projects to encourage environmental stewardship.Environmental Stewardship; EducationOkaloosa, WaltonLaurie Von Kaenel
Northwest Florida State College – South Walton Center
109 Greenway Trail
Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459-5415
vonkaenel@nwfsc.edu
850-729-6037
NWSFC.edu
Overtown Youth CenterThe Overtown Youth Center AmeriCorps members mentor students as part of the Inspire. Engage. Employ program, which supports K-12 youth in developing their career readiness. Members mentor program participants at the Overtown Youth Center and at Booker T. Washington Senior High School in the Overtown neighborhood of Miami, as they develop workforce employability and financial literacy skills. The skills developed range from managing a budget to successfully completing an internship.Economic OpportunityMiami-DadeDr. Dashia Andrews
PO Box 16940
Miami, FL 33101
dashia.andrews@overtownyouth.org
305-349-1204
OvertownYouth.org
Peacemakers, Inc.AmeriCorps members provide academic support, mentoring, FCAT preparation and peer leadership training through after school and summer school programs. Members also provide social service assistance in the areas of information & referral, professional development, foreclosure aid and help applying for public benefits. The goals of the program are to provide safe and supportive communities and school success.EducationMiami-DadeDonna Caudill
17801 NW 2nd Ave.
Miami, FL 33169
dcaudill@peacemakers.com
954-907-6572
PeaceMakers.com
Polk Education FoundationAmeriCorps members provide reading tutoring services to elementary students in grades K-3. The goal of the program is to significantly increase reading skills of low-achieving students.EducationPolkSteve Chapman
1530 Shumate Dr.
Bartow, FL 33831
Steve.Chapman@polk-fl.net
863-53400519 x 608
PolkSchoolsFL.com
Seniors in Service of Tampa BaySeniors in Service AmeriCorps members provide services and support to Veterans and their families at the James A. Haley Veterans Hospital in Hillsborough County and the Bay Pines VA Healthcare System in Pinellas County. AmeriCorps members serve veterans, active military, and military family members by assisting them with wellness plans, helping them to gain access to healthcare services and engage them in volunteerism.Veterans and Military ServicesHillsboroughGlarisol Traspalacios
1306 W Sligh Ave.
Tampa, FL 33604
gtraspalacios@seniorsinservice.org
813-466-4774
SeniorsinService.org
Teach for America – FloridaAmeriCorps members serve as full-time teachers in K-12 classrooms in Duval and Miami-Dade County Public Schools. The program recruits college graduates to serve two year terms as public school teachers. The intent of the program is to place crucially needed highly qualified teachers in schools with significant numbers of high-risk students. Members are paid a salary by the school system and receive a financial education award upon successful completion of service.EducationDuval, Miami-DadeBailey Lowenthal
1951 NW 7th Ave, Suite 300
Miami, FL 33136 Bailey.Lowenthal@teachforamerica.org
305-401-2351
TeachForAmerica.org
Teach for America – OrlandoAmeriCorps members serve as full-time teachers in K-12 classrooms in Orange County Public Schools. The program recruits college graduates to serve two year terms as public school teachers. The intent of the program is to place crucially needed highly qualified teachers in schools with significant numbers of high-risk students. Members are paid a salary by the school system and receive a financial education award upon successful completion of service.EducationOrangeHeather Ryan
North Hogan St, Suite 134
Jacksonville, FL 32202
heather.ryan@teachforamerica.org
904-353-6517
TeachForAmerica.org
The Arc JacksonvilleAmeriCorps members mentor adult individuals with intellectual and developmental differences at the various sites of The Arc: Downtown, Westside, University of North Florida, and the Village. Members provide academic, work readiness, health/wellness, financial literacy, and independent living mentoring services.Healthy FuturesDuvalSherry Carlin
4401 Wesconnett Blvd.
Jacksonville, FL 32210
scarlin@arcjacksonville.org
904-355-9616
Arcjackonsville.org
The Arc of Palm Beach CountyThe Arc of Palm Beach County’s AmeriCorps members engage in a year of service as mentors to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. As mentors, AmeriCorps members promote independent living skills and provide community inclusion opportunities and promote self-advocacy skills. Members will also provide pre-employment and job readiness, employment soft skills, explore job opportunities, and health education services.Healthy FuturesPalm BeachGrace McCauley
1201 Australian Ave
Riviera Beach, FL 33404
GMcCauley@arcpbc.org
561-721-2818
Arcpbc.org
The School Board of Broward CountyThe School Board of Broward County (SBBC) AmeriCorps members provide academic tutoring, trauma recovery services and community engagement platforms in seven public schools across Broward County. At the end of the first program year, the AmeriCorps members will provide targeted tutoring to at least 350 students to improve behaviors, attendance, and course passing rates in English Language Arts and Mathematics courses.Education
BrowardPhilip C. Harris
1400 NW 14th Ct
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33311
philip.harris@browardschools.com 754-321-1783
BrowardSchools.com
University of North FloridaAmeriCorps members serve in the Jacksonville Teacher Residency (JTR) program to prepare for long-term careers as teachers in urban schools. The goal of the program is to enhance student engagement in Duval County Public Schools. Members will be responsible for enriching student learning in mathematics, science, and literacy.EducationDuvalDr. Wanda Lastrapes
1 UNF Drive
Jacksonville, FL 32224
w.lastrapes@unf.edu
904-620-1621
UNF.edu/coehs/

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