Ohio AmeriCorps Programs

 

ServeOhio administers Ohio AmeriCorps programs through formula and competitive funding to help solve the state’s most critical challenges. In Program Year 2019-2020, ServeOhio supports 900+ AmeriCorps members who will give 1.2 million hours of service at 600+ service sites across the state and will earn $4.2 million in education awards. 

 


2019-20 AmeriCorps State Programs       


 

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EDUCATION PROGRAMS: Improving Learning, Strengthening Schools

City Year - Cleveland

76 AmeriCorps members provide academic services that support students staying in school and on track to graduation in 9 Cleveland public schools. At the end of the program year, AmeriCorps members will be responsible for providing in-class and school climate support to benefit 1,200 students and targeted tutoring and mentoring that improves attendance, behavior, English and/or math. For more information, contact Dustin Evatt-Young.

City Year - Columbus

62 AmeriCorps members provide academic services that support students staying in school and on track to graduation in 7 Columbus public schools. At the end of the program year, AmeriCorps members will be responsible for providing in-class and school climate support to benefit 1,000 students and targeted tutoring and mentoring that improves attendance, behavior, English and/or math.  For more information, contact Tiffani Gottlieb.

College Now Greater Cleveland – Ohio College Guides

70 Ohio College Guides AmeriCorps members deliver programs and counseling on college and career exploration and financial education to 6th through 12th graders; provide support to 11th and 12th graders on postsecondary access and financial planning; and facilitate successful postsecondary transitions, persistence and ongoing financial education with high school graduates. At the end of the program year, AmeriCorps members will be responsible for ensuring 6,050 of the upper-class students they serve complete at least one advising session and one milestone on their path to a postsecondary education. For more information, contact Bridget McFadden.

College Now Greater Cleveland – AmeriCorps Career Coaches

10 AmeriCorps members deliver curriculum on college and career and serve as role models and coaches for incoming freshman students in five Cleveland Metropolitan School District Academies of Cleveland High Schools to impact the skills and career gap in Greater Cleveland. Members will maintain on going communication with parents, teachers and related staff about student progress and identify learning gaps and facilitate one-on-one tutoring and other appropriate interventions. At the end of the first program year, AmeriCorps members will be responsible for impacting an increase in student's knowledge of career and college opportunities; interest in further pursuing a path toward a postsecondary education and belief that their postsecondary college or career goals can become a reality. For more information, contact Bridget McFadden.

Educational Service Center of Central Ohio – Ohio Reading and Math Corps

120 AmeriCorps members provide ongoing one-on-one and small group literacy intervention for students in kindergarten through grade three who have not met grade level reading proficiency. Literacy intervention, known as O-R-C Read! will take place in target schools in 29 districts located in central Ohio (Delaware, Franklin, Ross, and Union counties), northeast Ohio (Cuyahoga, Lorain, and Mahoning counties), and southwest Ohio (Montgomery county).  At the end of the first program year, AmeriCorps Members will be responsible for providing intervention to a minimum 2,000 students, many of whom will achieve grade-level reading proficiency and/or demonstrate one year of growth in reading proficiency. For more information, contact Sean Noe.

Educational Service Center of Central Ohio – AmeriCorps Mentors for Success

20 AmeriCorps members serve as near-peer mentors for middle and high school students in Central Ohio (Franklin, Delaware, Union, and Ross Counties). At the end of the program year, the AmeriCorps members will be responsible for increased school attendance and academic performance for students served. In addition, the AmeriCorps members will leverage 20 volunteers who will be engaged in Global Youth Service Day activities to get community members involved in volunteering. For more information, contact Kevin Lissemore

Horizon Education Centers – HEC Family Engagement

18 AmeriCorps members provide academic enrichment and social-emotional engagement in the cities of Cleveland, Elyria, Lorain, and North Olmsted, Ohio. At the end of the first program year, the AmeriCorps members will be responsible for improving social-emotional skills among students served. In addition, the AmeriCorps members will leverage an additional 100 volunteers who will be engaged in National Days of Service, supporting community collaboratives, and the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program. For more information, contact Nicolle Bellmorepierse.

John Carroll University - Health Professions Affinity Community

41 AmeriCorps members facilitate a volunteer health corps across Ohio that provides rural and urban economically disadvantaged middle and high school youth with academic and career support through the utilization of a service-learning model. For more information, contact Anita Iveljic

Shawnee State University - Project BEAR

14 AmeriCorps members provide literacy instruction in local childcare facilities and preschools, local head start classrooms, and family childcare centers. At the end of the first program year, the AmeriCorps members will be responsible for providing over 13,000 hours of literacy instruction to improve school readiness scores as evidenced by the Kindergarten Readiness Assessment scores. For more information, contact Hayley Venturino

Springfield Promise Neighborhood - Springfield PromiseCorps

20 AmeriCorps members assist with pre-school youth and families to participate in a pipeline of services that will help them prepare for Kindergarten and tutor youth K - 3 classrooms in four elementary schools serving low income youth in south Springfield, Ohio. At the end of the first year, AmeriCorps members will be responsible for engaging 20 families in the early childhood program and 300 students will have participated in the early childhood tutoring. For more information, contact Zach Cohn.

Teach for America – Ohio

155 AmeriCorps members are responsible for teaching for two years in low-income schools, going above and beyond traditional expectations to help their students achieve at high levels in Cleveland, Cincinnati, and Dayton. At the end of the program year, AmeriCorps members will be responsible for increasing the academic achievement of the 7,900 students they teach. For more information, contact Stephanie Toman.

Zoological Society of Cincinnati – Zoo Unto Others AmeriCorps Program

12 AmeriCorps members provide quality STEM education to economically disadvantaged preK-12 students and their teachers to improve science literacy and student engagement and to engage Zoo visitors and community members in environmentally conscious practices and behaviors to improve knowledge and encourage behavior change. At the end of the program year, the AmeriCorps members will be responsible for increasing the science literacy and academic engagement of 1,690 of these students, and increasing the conservation knowledge and intent to change behavior for 2,500 zoo visitors. For more information, contact Amanda McGoldrick

 

ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY PROGRAMS: Building Skills, Increasing Impact

City of Dayton/University of Dayton - Dayton Corps

70 AmeriCorps members facilitate community building in Dayton's neighborhoods, aid families who are experiencing joblessness and housing insecurity, and provide neighborhood-based educational support. Services will be provided in three focus neighborhoods, at homeless shelters in the City, and at two public libraries in Dayton. At the end of the program year, the AmeriCorps members will be responsible for increasing the active members of neighborhood associations, and implementing a neighborhood plan, increasing the number of engaged landlords, transitioning individuals to suitable housing, assisting individuals in obtaining job interviews and employment, and increasing reading and/or math outcomes of students who consistently participate in the educational support programs and increasing parent engagement. For more information, contact Carl Soares

Ohio Historical Society  - Ohio History Service Corps

10 AmeriCorps members support local history and historic preservation organizations to build much-needed organizational and community education outreach capacity; and build economic development opportunity through the preservation of Ohio's historic property resources. AmeriCorps members will leverage volunteers and build capacity for local history organizations across the state. For more information, contact Sara Fisher. 

Santa Maria Community Services – Project Advance

15 AmeriCorps members provide adult education and tutoring as well as school and community-based health education and services in Cincinnati.  Members will provide adults with tutoring and GED attainment with housing and employment services as well as school and community health education and access to health services. For more information, contact Hunter Lang.

University Settlement – NEO Skill Corps

15 AmeriCorps members provide direct instruction of financial literacy and basic skills development for adults facing barriers to employment, advancement, and postsecondary education. Members will serve at 10 host sites that provide workforce training, employment and/or financial planning assistance in Cleveland. At the end of the program year, AmeriCorps members will be responsible for enhancing clients' knowledge of financial concepts and skills, and improving literacy levels to increase completion rates within job readiness programs. For more information, contact Sandra Buckner.

 

HEALTHY FUTURES PROGRAMS: Promoting Health, Wellness, and Environmental Sustainability

Mercy Health - Mercy Health Corps

10 AmeriCorps members provide services related to the reduction and prevention of opioid abuse in urban and rural Mercy Health emergency departments in Ohio. At the end of the program year, the AmeriCorps members will be responsible for providing assistance with access to treatment, education, follow up data collection, and SBIRT screenings for at least 2,400 individuals presenting to select Mercy Health Emergency Departments. For more information, contact Gina Hemeway or Alice Parisi

Ohio Campus Compact - Ohio Campus Corps

15 AmeriCorps members work with students on college and university campuses across Ohio to provide resources to address student needs that are barriers to academic success. At the end of the program year, the AmeriCorps members will be responsible for ensuring a student resource center is developed on the host site campus, creating a list of available resources on-campus and off-campus, and working with students who visit student resource centers. For more information, contact Farrah Chrstos.

Ohio Department of Aging - AmeriCorps Ombudsman Specialists

14 AmeriCorps members provide services to long-term care consumers across Ohio. Members provide regular presence visits to residents in long-term care facilities and educate consumers on benefits, rights, and regulation as well as work with long-term care resident and family councils. At the end of the program year, the AmeriCorps members will be responsible for increased regular presence visitation to residents in long-term care facilities and will become Certified Ombudsman Specialists. In addition, AmeriCorps members will leverage roughly 200 volunteers statewide who will be engaged in ombudsman outreach and activities. For more information, contact Erin Pettegrew

Ohio University - COMCorps

17 AmeriCorps members create and support social and physical environments that promote good health for all and enhance quality of life in Athens County. At the end of the program year, all AmeriCorps members will be responsible for teaching a yearlong nutrition education program to 400 students each week, increasing knowledge of and taste preferences for healthy foods. Members, through service at their sites, will serve 2,800 individuals through initiatives that will result in positive health knowledge and outcomes. For more information, contact Lauren Borovicka.

Rural Action – Ohio Stream Restore Corps

31 AmeriCorps members restore watersheds, improve natural assets through trails and clean ups, provide environmental education, and promote a regional development and tourism strategy built on these assets across the coal mining region of Appalachian Ohio. At the end of their service year, AmeriCorps members will be responsible for improved, more visible, and cleaner natural sites on public and private lands, stronger partnerships, environmental education connecting students and communities to these assets, and volunteers engaged throughout it all. For more information, contact Shannon Stewart

Tinker's Creek Watershed Partners, Inc. - NOWCorps

13 AmeriCorps members improve water quality, habitat quality, and public awareness of their impact on watersheds in several host sites including Tinker's Creek Watershed Partners, Chagrin River Watershed Partners, The Nature Conservancy, Western Reserve Land Conservancy, Cuyahoga Soil & Water Conservation District, Erie Soil & Water Conservation District, Lake Soil & Water Conservation District, and the Cleveland Metroparks. At the end of the first program year, the AmeriCorps members will be responsible for improving 10 miles of river, making 300 potential volunteers aware of the NOWCorps program, empowering 100 new volunteers to join efforts in one of the host site organizations, gaining skills in watershed management, public engagement, first aid, and stormwater management. For more information, contact Julie Stark.

YMCA of Central Ohio - Columbus City Corps

24 AmeriCorps members implement mid-day health and wellness activities, including the YMCA program, CATCH (Coordinated Approach to Child Health Curriculum). Additional efforts include "Safe Routes to Schools" initiatives, which helps to bridge the gap between Corps members and student connections while increasing activity levels and continuing healthy-living and physical activity practices; and finally, assist with neighborhood beautification efforts along designated safe routes to schools in the Linden and Hilltop communities of Columbus, Ohio. For more information, contact Dean Hindenlang.