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Every day, Ohioans are making extraordinary contributions to the communities where they live, work, and play. Learn more about the impact AmeriCorps members and volunteers have on the communities they serve, stay current on service and volunteerism trends, and be the first to know about upcoming funding opportunities, events, and special initiatives.


Rebeccah Verhoff-Kiss, Outreach & Education Officer, ServeOhio


New AmeriCorps Programs This Year!

For the 2019-20 program year, ServeOhio is proud to partner with 5 new organizations for AmeriCorps programming across Ohio.  Three programs Improving learning and strengthening skills under the education umbrella and two programs promoting Health, Wellness and Environmental Sustainability under the Healthy Futures Umbrella!  Be sure to check out our website to see where each program is housed and to see the individual service sites where members serve as well as the contact person to receive more information if you are interested in serving!

ESC – AmeriCorps Mentors for Success: 20 AmeriCorps members serve as near-peer mentors for middle and high school students in Central Ohio, striving to increase school attendance and academic performance with the students they serve.  Members are paired with students and meet with them before, during and after school for mentor sessions to ensure their needs are met.

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.  Members help youth identify pressing health concerns in their communities and guide them through ways to improve their own communities while becoming engaged in the health career field.

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 to improve school readiness in Scioto County.  Members facilitate small group and one-on-one literacy activities in classrooms throughout the week while working closely with the teachers to ensure the student needs are being met.

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 by 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 resource centers.

Tinker’s Creek Watershed Partners, Inc. – NOWCorps: 13 AmeriCorps members will improve water quality, habitat quality, and public awareness of their impact on watersheds in Northeast Ohio.  Members will work directly with several host sites that include watershed partners, conservancies, and metro parks to recruit and train volunteers and help increase involvement in preserving the watersheds.

Written by Meredith Pugh

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