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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 2022-2023, ServeOhio supports 1,010 AmeriCorps members who will give 1.2 million hours of service at 500+ service sites across the state and will earn $4.6 million in education awards.

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2022 -2023 AmeriCorps Programs

Baldwin Wallace University - AmeriCorps CHANGE, INC.

Baldwin Wallace University engages 12 AmeriCorps members who serve as Community Health and Empowerment Navigators for Cleveland residents vulnerable to food insecurity at the MetroHealth System, Old Brooklyn Community Development Corporation, and Metro West Community Development Organization. At the end of the first program year, the AmeriCorps members will be responsible for increasing vulnerable individuals’ knowledge of and motivation to utilize existing food, nutrition, and health and economic opportunity resources available within the Cleveland communities. In addition, the AmeriCorps members leverage volunteers with assistance for referring participants to existing food, nutrition, and health and economic opportunity resources. For more information, contact Valerie Beutel.

Breakthrough Cincinnati - Breakthrough Cincinnati Teaching Fellowship

Breakthrough Cincinnati, Inc. engages 75 AmeriCorps members who will serve as teachers of summer academic enrichment for underrepresented youth in Greater Cincinnati. At the end of the first program year, the AmeriCorps members will be responsible for student academic growth. For more information, contact Cady Short-Thompson.

City Year - Cleveland

City Year Cleveland engages 78 AmeriCorps members who provide full-day academic and engagement services to students in nine public schools in Cleveland, Ohio. At the end of the third program year, the AmeriCorps members will be responsible for providing whole class support for English and math classrooms providing individualized services and student progress monitoring to improve English, math and attendance; implementing extended day activities; and improving school climate. In addition, the AmeriCorps members leverage volunteers who will be engaged as member mentors and service projects that improve our schools. For more information, contact Jillian Svala.

City Year - Columbus

City Year Columbus engages 76 AmeriCorps members who provide full-day academic and school engagement services to students in seven public schools in Columbus, Ohio. At the end of the third program year, the AmeriCorps members will be responsible for providing whole class support for English and math classrooms providing individualized services and student progress monitoring to improve English, math and attendance; implementing extended day activities; and improving school climate. In addition, the AmeriCorps members leverage volunteers who will be engaged as member mentors and service projects that improve our schools. For more information, contact Tiffani Gottlieb.

College Now Greater Cleveland – AmeriCorps Career Coaches

College Now Greater Cleveland engages 10 AmeriCorps Career Coaches who deliver curriculum on career and college pathways and self-discovery to students in all Cleveland Metropolitan middle schools and 4 career academy high schools. At the end of the first program year, the AmeriCorps members will be responsible for increasing 8th graders confidence in their high school choice and impacting an increase in 9th and 10th grade student's knowledge of career and college opportunities, interest in further pursuing a path toward a ostsecondary education and belief that their postsecondary goal can become a reality. For more information, contact Lauren Seymour.

College Now Greater Cleveland – Ohio College Guides

College Now Greater Cleveland engages 40 Ohio College Guides AmeriCorps members who 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 Lauren Seymour.

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

The Educational Service Center of Central Ohio engages 120 AmeriCorps members who will provide ongoing individualized math and reading intervention for students in kindergarten through grade five who have not met grade-level proficiency in elementary schools in Central Ohio (Delaware, Fairfield, Franklin, Ross, and Union counties), Northeast Ohio (Cuyahoga, Lorain, Mahoning and Trumbull counties), and Southwest Ohio (Hamilton, Butler, and Montgomery counties), and will provide school-based mentoring to students in need of social and emotional learning (SEL) support in grades 5-12 in Central Ohio and Northeast Ohio. At the end of the first program year, the AmeriCorps members will be responsible for providing intervention to a minimum of 2,000 students and helping them achieve grade-level reading or math proficiency and/or demonstrate at least one year of growth in reading or math achievement or demonstrate improvement on a standardized SEL measure. In addition, the AmeriCorps members will leverage 500 youth volunteers who will be engaged in Global Youth Service Day activities including creating reading and math manipulatives for students in their communities who have limited access to math and reading materials and crafting positive notes to refugees and their families. For more information, contact Sean Noe.

Greater Cleveland Neighborhood Centers Association - NCA Community Connector Corps

The Greater Cleveland Neighborhood Centers Association engages 34 AmeriCorps members who provide quality out of school time programs with a focus on educational opportunities, positive social interactions, and outreach for K-12 students and their families in Cleveland Metropolitan School District schools or non-profit organizations, and support aging in place programs with one-on-one and group activities in Cleveland neighborhoods. At the end of the first program year, the AmeriCorps members will be responsible for empowering students to improve their academic engagement and social-emotional skills; and also contribute to outreach efforts to engage older adults to receive enrichment programs to decrease social isolation and loneliness and support independent living safely in their homes. In addition, the AmeriCorps members will leverage volunteers who will engage in providing peer and youth mentoring services, community service projects, and/or enhancing opportunities to support the project. For more information, contact Emily Erbs.

John Carroll University - Corps for Rural & Urban Success in Health (CRUSH)

John Carroll University engages 48 AmeriCorps members who facilitate a rural and urban volunteer health corps that provides rural and urban, economically disadvantaged middle school through high school youth with academic and career support, through the utilization of a service-learning model, across Ohio. At the end of the program year, the AmeriCorps members will be responsible for establishing and delivering a CRUSH service-learning based curriculum to students whose Ohio rural and urban school districts need additional resources to provide academic and career skill support necessary for students to obtain a sustainable career in the healthcare industry. For more information, contact Anita Iveljic

Mercy Health - Mercy Health Corps

Mercy Health engages 11 AmeriCorps members who provide services related to the reduction and prevention of prescription drug and opioid abuse in urban and rural Mercy Health emergency departments in Ohio. The AmeriCorps members will be responsible for providing education and information on substance abuse; linkages to healthcare and social services, including treatment; and access to resources to patients and care givers in select Emergency Departments. In addition, the AmeriCorps members leverage volunteers who will be engaged in a National Day of Service community project and other service and outreach events during his or her tenure. For more information, contact Lori Holiday

Miami University - Service+

The Center for Social Impact at Miami University Regionals (MUR) engages 41 AmeriCorps members who build capacity for local nonprofits and governmental agencies in the MUR service region of Butler County, Ohio. At the end of the first program year, the AmeriCorps members will be responsible for increasing the scale, reach, efficiency, or effectiveness of programs and/or leveraged resources for their host organization. Members will experience an increased sense of belonging as a result of joining a diverse cohort of peers with similar passions in the Service+ program.  For more information, contact Collette Loskoch Thompson

Ohio Campus Compact - Ohio Campus Corps

Ohio Campus Compact engages 28 AmeriCorps members who serve at-risk college students who are facing academic and nonacademic barriers that are preventing academic success, retention and degree or credential attainment across Ohio. At the end of the first program year, the AmeriCorps members will be responsible for supporting campuses in creating and growing Student Resource Centers on campus and connecting students to resources that will help eliminate barriers. For more information, contact Stephanie Dodd

Ohio Domestic Violence Network - Financial Freedom Corps

Ohio Domestic Violence Network engages 20 AmeriCorps members who provide economic opportunity services to domestic violence survivors who receive services at twenty member domestic violence programs across Ohio. Financial Freedom Corps Members serve in the following counties: Franklin, Athens, Wood, Auglaize, Lucas, Marion, Clark, Mahoning, Montgomery, Putnam, Knox, Richland, Van Wert & Fayette. At the end of the first program year, the AmeriCorps members will be responsible for providing survivors with financial education/economic empowerment services and housing counseling. In addition, the AmeriCorps members leverage volunteers who will be engaged in assisting members with financial education courses or helping participants access community resources. For more information, contact Alicia Williamson.

Ohio Historical Society  - Ohio History Service Corps

Ohio Historical Society engages10 AmeriCorps members who 1) increase local history organizations' capacity by providing coaching, training, and assistance to their staff and volunteers. These activities enable these organizations to work more efficiently and effectively while meeting nationally accepted standards and best practices of the public history field and 2) increase the ability of communities to plan for historic preservation by surveying historic properties and adding them to the Ohio Historic. At the end of the first program year, the AmeriCorps members will be responsible for organizations implementing effective volunteer management practices, training staff and volunteers trained on best practices and standards, historic properties added to the Ohio Historic Inventory, and completed National Register Questionnaires or applications for local designations. For more information, contact Betsy Hedler.

Ohio State University Extension - Public Health AmeriCorps

The Ohio State University Extension Offices and the Ohio State University engage 74 AmeriCorps members who facilitate a rural and urban volunteer public health corps. At the end of the first program year, the AmeriCorps members will be responsible for engaging 4,000 citizens in programs that focus on education, health, and life success. For more information, contact Pat Bebo

Ohio University - COMCorps

Ohio University engages 23 AmeriCorps members who 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 Kari Boyle.

Research Institute at Nationwide Children's Hospital - Connecting Families 4 Success Corps

Nationwide Children's Hospital engages 10 AmeriCorps members who serve as community health workers to link the target population to economic opportunity resources in specified NCH clinics. At the end of the first program year, the AmeriCorps members will be responsible for the number of individuals who secure employment and the number of individuals with improved job readiness. For more information, contact Millie Dolce. 

Rural Action – Appalachian Ohio Restore Corps

Rural Action engages 70 AmeriCorps members who educate youth and the public, restore, conserve, and preserve environmental resources, improve food distribution to people in poverty, connect community members to their history, heritage, and sense of place, and further economic sustainability in Appalachian Ohio. At the end of the first program year, the AmeriCorps members will be responsible for healthier streams, a more engaged public acting as citizen stewards, increased direct service through volunteerism, and their own growth in knowledge and transferrable workplace skills. In addition, the AmeriCorps members leverage volunteers who will serve more in communities of need, building trails, planting trees, cleaning up dumpsites, recovering resources, joining in education activities, improving the health of our watersheds, and engaging in citizen science. For more information, contact Shannon Stewart.

Santa Maria Community Services – Project Advance

Santa Maria Community Services engages 19 AmeriCorps members who serve as Economic Opportunity Support Coaches, Employment Coaches, GED/ESL Coaches, Housing Coaches and Health Navigators at 10 different low-income Cincinnati sites. By the end of the program year, members will help individuals with education, employment, housing and health-related services. In addition, the AmeriCorps members leverage volunteers who will assist in employment, education or housing support services as tutors or program assistants &/or health access services as medical, client services or event assistants. For more information, contact Hunter Lang.

Shawnee State University - Project BEAR

Shawnee State University engages 49 AmeriCorps members who provide direct literacy instruction to children from birth through age five in nonprofit child care and public preschool, pre-kindergarten, and kindergarten classrooms and will host literacy themed events, parent education events, and sign families up for the Imagination Library and will continue to host our summer kindergarten readiness camp targeting children who will be entering kindergarten in the fall to ensure they are fully prepared for kindergarten success. At the end of the program year, members will increase the number of children served and expand our reach into more. For more information, contact Hayley Venturino

Springfield Promise Neighborhood - Springfield PromiseCorps

Springfield Promise Neighborhood engages 20 AmeriCorps members who 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 Kali Lawrence.

Teach for America – Ohio

Teach For America Ohio engages 80 AmeriCorps members who teach for two years in low income and under resourced schools in Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, and Dayton. At the end of the first program year, the AmeriCorps members will be responsible for increasing the academic achievement of students they teach. For more information, contact Stephanie Toman.

Tinker's Creek Watershed Partners, Inc. - NOWCorps

Tinker's Creek Watershed Partners engages 16 AmeriCorps members who focus on conservation, stewardship, and environmental education to improve water quality, maintain local habitats, and increase public awareness in the Lake Erie watershed. At the end of the first program year, the AmeriCorps members will be responsible for providing environmental education and training to individuals and treating acres of public parks/land. For more information, contact Angela Brodie.

University Settlement – NEO Skill Corps

University Settlement engages 15 AmeriCorps members who provide financial literacy, adult basic education and basic skill development in Cleveland, OH. At the end of the first program year, the AmeriCorps members will be responsible for enhancing client knowledge of financial concepts and increasing client preparation and connection to employment and post-secondary education. In addition, the AmeriCorps members leverage volunteers who will be engaged in financial coaching, tutoring, access to technology and mock interviews. For more information, contact Sandra Buckner.

Zoological Society of Cincinnati – Zoo Unto Others AmeriCorps Program

Zoological Society of Cincinnati engages 19 AmeriCorps members who provide quality STEM education to economically disadvantaged PreK-12 students and their teachers to improve student attitudes toward the science process (inquiry) 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 first program year, the AmeriCorps members will be responsible for educating students on STEM programs; engaging teachers in inquiry-based professional development; delivering conservation knowledge and information about environmentally sustainable practices; and 5) collect, generate, analyze, and review science communication based on research-related initiatives and data. For more information, contact Sarah Elam

 

Planning Grants

HealthCorps

HealthCorps is developing an AmeriCorps program serving Cuyahoga County, Ohio that will focus on strengthening students with innovative approaches to health and wellness providing youth with the tools to become more physically & mentally resilient. The program will focus on healthy futures.

National Lead for America

Lead for America is developing an AmeriCorps program serving rural and economically distressed communities throughout Ohio that will focus on closing the digital divide by expanding access to high-speed internet and improving the digital literacy skills of beneficiaries. This program will focus on economic opportunity.

Student Conservation Association

The Student Conservation Association is developing an Ohio Urban Green Corps program with an initial focus on Cuyahoga, Lorain, Summit, Lucas, Franklin, and Hamilton counties. The AmeriCorps program will focus on environmental stewardship.