Iowa AmeriCorps State Program Directory 2020-2021

Date: 
01/05/2021
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Iowa AmeriCorps State Programs 2020-2021

This document lists our currently funded AmeriCorps programs for the 2020-2021 program year who will have members serving with them and host sites across the state. This is a directory that lists the programs in alphabetical order with their AmeriCorps program name, a brief summary of the activities the program offers, and contact information. Please reach out to the contact person listed with any inquires. Information on AmeriCorps Iowa State 20-21 programs and host sites is also viewable on an interactive program map, available here.

Program Summary Chart

Program Name

Program Sponsor

Focus Area

 Location

AmeriCorps Creating Opportunities & AmeriCorps Partners in Learning

City of Dubuque

Healthy Futures; Education

Dubuque

AmeriCorps Partnering to Protect Children

Iowa State University

Capacity Building

Statewide

AmeriCorps Youth Launch

Graceland University

Education & Youth Development

South Central Iowa

City of Davenport AmeriCorps/Youth Corps

City of Davenport

Education & Youth Development

Davenport

College Possible Iowa AmeriCorps

College Possible

Education

Cedar Rapids & Decorah

Conservation Corps Iowa AmeriCorps

Conservation Corps Minnesota and Iowa

Environmental Stewardship

Ames, Council Bluffs, Des Moines

Course to College AmeriCorps- Access & Iowa College Success AmeriCorps

Iowa College Student Aid Commission

Education

Statewide

Environmental Stewardship in Eastern Iowa

Bur Oak Land Trust

Environmental Stewardship

Poweshiek Co, Johnson Co, Washington Co

Green Iowa AmeriCorps & Land and Water Steward AmeriCorps

University of Northern Iowa

Environmental Stewardship

Northeast & Eastern Iowa

Habitat for Humanity of Iowa AmeriCorps

Habitat for Humanity of Iowa

Economic Opportunity

Statewide

Iowa AmeriCorps 4H Environmental Education Program & Iowa AmeriCorps 4H Outreach Program

Iowa State University

Environmental Awareness & Stewardship; Education & Youth Development

Statewide

Campus Compact AmeriCorps Program

Iowa Western Community College

Capacity Building

Statewide

Iowa COVID-19 Recovery AmeriCorps

Iowa Economic Development Authority

Disaster Relief

Statewide

Iowa Legal Aid AmeriCorps Project

Iowa Legal Aid

Economic Opportunity & Capacity Building

Statewide

Iowa Reading Corps AmeriCorps Program

United Ways of Iowa

Education

Statewide

Kids on Course AmeriCorps

Zach Johnson Foundation

Education

Cedar Rapids

Refugee RISE AmeriCorps

Ethnic Minorities of Burma Advocacy & Resource Center (EMBARC)

Economic Opportunity

Des Moines & Marshalltown

Summer Ladder AmeriCorps

Iowa Children’s Museum

Capacity Building

Statewide

 

 

AmeriCorps Creating Opportunities

The City of Dubuque proposes to have 14 AmeriCorps members who will develop and implement teen programming in Dubuque, IA. At the end of the first program year, the AmeriCorps members will be responsible for a change in teenaged youths' knowledge of social-emotional skills and knowledge of financial literacy. In addition, the AmeriCorps members will leverage 200 volunteers who will be engaged in mentoring teens and supporting teen programming.

AmeriCorps Partners in Learning

The AmeriCorps Partners in Learning (APIL) program proposes to have 49 AmeriCorps members who will tutor K-3rd grade struggling readers one on one or in small groups in the Dubuque Community School District's elementary schools and summer programs. At the end of the first program year, the AmeriCorps members will be responsible for increasing the reading scores of 400 students with literacy needs. In addition, the AmeriCorps members will leverage an additional 100 volunteers who will be engaged in Dubuque community days of service.

 

For more information, please contact:

Heather Satterly, Program Director

City of Dubuque

2200 Bunker Hill Rd

Dubuque, IA 52001

Phone: (563) 690-6171

Email: hsatterl@cityofdubuque.org

Partners in Learning Website:

https://www.cityofdubuque.org/837/AmeriCorps-Partners-in-Learning-Program

 


 

AmeriCorps Partnering to Protect Children

AmeriCorps Partnering to Protect Children (APPC) proposes to place 20 AmeriCorps members dispersed throughout Iowa who will collaborate with community stakeholders to build capacity to prevent child abuse and neglect in under-served rural and high-poverty urban communities. In addition, AmeriCorps members will leverage 20 volunteers who will perform 80 hours of service in local communities.

 

For more information, please contact:

Erika Abusharkh, Program Director

Child Welfare Research and Training Project

Iowa State University

1085 Elm Hall

Ames, IA 50011-1030

Phone: (515) 294-7340

Email: erikaa@iastate.edu

Website: http://childwelfareproject.hs.iastate.edu/about-appc/

 


 

AmeriCorps Youth Launch

Graceland University AmeriCorps Youth Launch (AYL) proposes to have 36 AmeriCorps members (2 RFT, 12 HT, 16 QT, 6 MT) who will serve as mentors to provide asset-building activities in Clarke, Decatur, Lucas, Ringgold, Union, and Wayne Counties in rural South Central Iowa. At the end of the first program year, the AmeriCorps members will be responsible for mentoring youth and providing interventions to increase the possession of 7 Developmental Assets to increase the likelihood of school and life success to reduce economic, cultural, and opportunity poverty. In addition, the AmeriCorps members will leverage 460 volunteers who will be engaged in programs and activities that serve youth, families, and communities.

 

For more information, please contact:

Nancy A. Hoffman, Program Director

Graceland University

1 University Place

Lamoni, IA 50140

Phone: (641) 784-5476

Email: nancyh1@graceland.edu

Website: https://www.graceland.edu/americorps

 


 

City of Davenport AmeriCorps/Youth Corps Program

The City of Davenport proposes to have 103 AmeriCorps members who will perform service activities such as attendance support, academic support, mentoring support and recruitment, community outreach, interactive educational programs and other educational support activities at Big Brothers Big Sisters, Davenport Community Schools, Stepping Stones, Davenport Parks and Recreation, Davenport Library, Girl Scouts, The Putnam Museum and other organizations focusing on educational experiences.  At the end of the first program year, the AmeriCorps members will be responsible for helping to raise the attendance rates, job readiness, and reading proficiency, and decreasing the high-risk behaviors for Davenport community schools students. In addition, the AmeriCorps members will leverage an additional 200 volunteers who will be engaged in supporting educational mentoring activities with youth. 

 

For more information, please contact:

Theresa Hauman

City of Davenport

700 W River Dr

Davenport, IA 52802

Phone: 563-888-2217

Email: thauman@ci.davenport.ia.us

Website: https://cityofdavenportiowa.com/programs_events/ameri_corps

 


 

College Possible

College Possible proposes to have 4 AmeriCorps members, 4 MSY, who will work with Coe College and Luther College to prepare their low-income students for success in post-secondary education. At the end of this program year, the AmeriCorps members will be responsible for increasing student persistence; a one-year measure of success towards college graduation.

 

For more information, please contact:

Lara Dreier, Program Director

755 Prior Ave. N

Ste 200

Saint Paul, MN 55104

Phone: (651) 288-9417

Email: ldreier@collegepossible.org

Website: https://collegepossible.org/serve/

 


 

Conservation Corps Iowa AmeriCorps

Conservation Corps proposes to have 24 AmeriCorps members who will restore habitat, create trail, and respond to disasters to improve community health and safety in Polk County and Pottawattamie County, Iowa. At the end of the first program year, the AmeriCorps members will be responsible for restoring 7500 acres of vital habitat and creating or improving 20 miles of trails and waterways. In addition, the AmeriCorps members will leverage an additional 100 community volunteers, who will be engaged in river clean-ups, rain garden installations and tree planting events.

 

For more information, please contact:

Benjamin W. Fribley

Iowa Program Manager

Conservation Corps Minnesota & Iowa

60 Plato Blvd E, Ste 210

Saint Paul, MN 55107

Phone: (651) 209-9900 ext. 24

Email: benjamin.fribley@conservationcorps.org

Website: www.conservationcorps.org

 


 

Course to College AmeriCorps: College Access

Iowa College Aid proposes to have 57 AmeriCorps members who will provide one-on-one advising and support to college-aspiring, economically disadvantaged high school students or college-aspiring high school seniors with special and exceptional needs in Iowa high schools. At the end of the first program year, the AmeriCorps members will be responsible for 600 students entering post-secondary institutions.

Iowa College Success AmeriCorps

Iowa College Aid proposes to have 15 AmeriCorps members for a total of 10.5 MSYs provide one-on-one coaching and support to prospective and current college students in Iowa at Iowa's community college districts and communities. The program will support the mentoring component for Future Ready Iowa initiatives. At the end of the first program year, the AmeriCorps members will be responsible for ensuring students complete financial aid requirements and persist in their program of study.

 

For more information, please contact:

Christina M. Sibaouih, Program Director

430 E Grand Ave, Fl 3

Des Moines, IA 50309

Phone: (515) 725-3101

Email: christina.sibouih@iowa.gov

College Access website: https://iowacollegeaid.gov/Corps

 


 

Environmental Stewardship in Eastern Iowa

Bur Oak Land Trust proposes to have 16 AmeriCorps members who will complete service activities related to environmental stewardship and conservation education in Johnson, Poweshiek and Washington counties. At the end of the second program year, the AmeriCorps members will have improved at least 500 acres of land through habitat restoration methods.

 

For more information, please contact:

Meredith Roemerman

5 Sturgis Corner Dr, Ste 1250

Iowa City, IA 52246

Phone: (319) 338-7030

Email: meredith@buroaklandtrust.org

Website: https://www.buroaklandtrust.org/americorps/

 


 

Green Iowa AmeriCorps

The University of Northern Iowa proposes to have 58 members who will provide direct energy efficiency services, environmental education, volunteer engagement opportunities, and engage in member professional development experiences in 13 Iowa counties. At the end of the first program year, the AmeriCorps members will be responsible for 440 audits for low-income households, 308 low-income weatherizations, and 300 educational programs completed with 3,000 participants. In addition, the AmeriCorps members will leverage 1,040 volunteers who will be engaged in 240 service projects related to energy and the environmental stewardship.

Land & Water Steward AmeriCorps

The University of Northern Iowa proposes to have 34 AmeriCorps Members and will engage in direct service education workshops and programs to increase knowledge and awareness of issues and water quality best practices, hands on serving learning projects to implement effective mitigation strategies, and flood related disaster response efforts to build community resilience in urban and rural communities across Iowa. At the end of the first program year, AmeriCorps members will be responsible for completing 150 educational programs with 500 participants. In addition, AmeriCorps members will leverage 100 volunteers who will be engaged in 150 water and land steward service learning projects.

 

For more information, please contact:

Ashley Craft, Program Director

University of Northern Iowa Office Of Research & Sponsored Programs

213 East Bartlett Hall

Cedar Falls, Iowa 50614

Phone: 319-273-7273

Email: greeniowadirector@gmail.com

Website: www.greeniowaamericorps.org

 


 

Habitat for Humanity of Iowa AmeriCorps State Program

Habitat for Humanity of Iowa proposes to have 42 AmeriCorps members who will develop affordable housing across the state of Iowa.  At the end of the first program year, the AmeriCorps members will be responsible for construction and repair of 200 housing units.  In addition, the AmeriCorps members will leverage 10,000 volunteers who will be engaged in building or repairing safe, healthy affordable housing.

 

For more information, please contact:

Katie Sylvis, Program Director

Habitat for Humanity of Iowa – State Support Organization

809 8th St SW, Ste F

Altoona, IA 50009

Email: kzellmer@iowahabitat.org

Phone: (515) 344-3790

Website: www.iowahabitat.org

Facebook: facebook.com/hfhiowa

Twitter: twitter.com/HabitatIowa

 


 

Iowa AmeriCorps 4H Environmental Education Program

The Iowa State University AmeriCorps 4-H Environmental Education program proposes to have 14 full-time and 14 half-time AmeriCorps members who will coordinate a combination of in-school programming and out-of-school environmental education programming at approximately 15 host sites. At the end of the first program year, the AmeriCorps members will be responsible for increasing knowledge of environmental stewardship and/or environmentally conscious practices of 1500 youth participants in grades 4-12. In addition, the AmeriCorps members will leverage 500 volunteers who will be engaged in increasing the capacity and reach of youth environmental education in the community.

Iowa AmeriCorps 4H Outreach Program

The Iowa State University AmeriCorps 4-H Outreach Program, a Rural Intermediary program, proposes to have 23 full time and 14 part-time AmeriCorps members who will coordinate a combination of in-school programming, after-school programming, and out-of-school programming in 18 sites that have a high concentration of youth who are economically disadvantaged, reside in rural areas, and/or have special/exceptional needs. At the end of the first program year, the members will be responsible for increasing academic engagement in youth participants. In addition, the AmeriCorps members will leverage 1200 volunteers to support activities associated with positive youth development.

 

For more information, please contact:

Susan Hollenkamp

Iowa State University

1138 Pearson Hall

Ames, Iowa 50011

Phone: 515-294-9722

Email: shollen@iastate.edu

Website: Iowa AmeriCorps 4-H Outreach

 


 

Campus Compact AmeriCorps Program

Campus Compact AmeriCorps Program proposes to have 164 AmeriCorps members who will manage college student volunteers and expand program reach to more effectively serve beneficiaries in the state of Iowa. At the end of the first program year, the AmeriCorps members will be responsible for improving the capacity of 15 organizations to support additional beneficiaries. In addition, the AmeriCorps members will leverage 3,000 volunteers who will be engaged in delivering mentoring, STEM, and literacy programs through direct service.

 

For more information, please contact:

Monique Ellefson, Program Manager

1111 9th St, Ste 225

Des Moines, IA 50314

Phone: (515) 612-8231

Email: mellefson@compact.org

Website: https://iacampuscompact.org/americorps/

 


 

Iowa COVID-19 Recovery AmeriCorps

The Iowa Economic Development Authority proposes an Iowa COVID-19 Response Corps program with 45 AmeriCorps members who will, in response to the COVID-19 outbreak and the derecho disaster, sort and distribute food, assist with housing needs, provide other emergency volunteer services, and support volunteer coordination. At the end of the program year, the AmeriCorps members will be responsible for serving at least 20 nonprofit and government agencies. In addition, the AmeriCorps members will leverage at least 100 volunteers who will be engaged in food distribution and emergency volunteer services.

 

For more information, please contact:

Sacha Wise, Program Director

1963 Bell Ave, Ste 200

Des Moines, IA 50315

Phone: (515) 348-6156

Email: sacha.wise@iowaeda.com

Website: https://www.iowaeda.com/covid-americorps-members/

 


 

Iowa Legal Aid AmeriCorps Project

Iowa Legal Aid proposes to have 20 AmeriCorps members who will provide direct services to Iowa Legal Aid's low-income clients, helping them access legal information, resources, and support they need to resolve civil legal problems impacting their basic needs, and fundamental legal obligations, in all of Iowa's 99 counties. At the end of the first program year, the AmeriCorps members will be responsible for helping 9,500 low-income Iowans receive essential legal support. In addition, the AmeriCorps members will leverage 320 volunteers who will be engaged in helping low-income Iowans receive improved access to justice.

 

For more information, please contact:

Gail Klearman

1111 9th Street, Suite 230

Des Moines, IA 50314

Phone: 515-243-1198 ext 1678

Email: gklearman@iowalaw.org

Website: https://www.iowalegalaid.org/resource/americorps-member-involvement-at-iowa-legal-aid

 


 

Iowa Reading Corps AmeriCorps Program

The United Ways of Iowa proposes to have 70 AmeriCorps members who will serve as Iowa Reading Corps AmeriCorps members tutoring students in K-3rd grade who are at risk of reading failure in the state of Iowa.  At the end of the first program year, the AmeriCorps members will be responsible for delivering interventions that improve literacy skills and related academic performance.  In addition, the AmeriCorps members will leverage 350 volunteers who will be engaged in 1-time and ongoing literacy activities.

 

For more information, please contact:

Crystal Meier, Program Director

PO Box 316

Johnston, IA 50131

Phone: (641) 512-1303

Email: cmeier@uwiservice.org

Website: https://www.uwiowa.org/IowaReadingCorps

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/IowaReadingCorps/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/UWIReadingCorps

 


 

Kids on Course AmeriCorps

The Zach Johnson Foundation proposes to have 32 AmeriCorps members who will provide academic support and increased engagement for low-income children, kindergarten through 12th grade, through literacy and math tutoring, enrichment curricula, coordination of after school interventions, and summer programming in nine schools in the Cedar Rapids Community School District. At the end of the first program year, the AmeriCorps members will be responsible for reducing the achievement gap between low-income students and their higher-income peers. In addition, the AmeriCorps members will leverage 50 volunteers who will be engaged in academic interventions, enrichment programming, and wholistic support projects that support the wellbeing of the students.

 

For more information, please contact:

Gregory White, Program Director

925 N 15th Ave

Hiawatha, IA 52233

Phone: (402) 217-1378

Email: gwhite@kidsoncoursecr.com

Website: https://kidsoncoursecr.com/

 


 

Refugee RISE AmeriCorps

EMBARC proposes to have 70 diverse multi-lingual AmeriCorps members who serve in paired teams as Employment and Education Navigators who will provide support for job training, skill development, assessments, job placement, and supportive services (essential needs, mentors/tutors, and transitional support at start of classes/work) to increase economic opportunities for refugee and immigrant individuals in six rural towns and five cities across Iowa, through an intermediary model.  At the end of the first program year, RefugeeRISE AmeriCorps members will be responsible for providing 1,000 participants with culturally and linguistically appropriate services and support to improve job readiness or secure employment. In addition, the AmeriCorps members will leverage 300 volunteers, thirty percent of whom will be from the refugee community, to assist with outreach, interpretation, and supportive services.

 

For more information, please contact:

Erin Kim-Cho, Interim Program Director

2309 Euclid Ave

Des Moines, IA 50310

Phone: (319) 400-4223

Email: erin@embarciowa.org

Website: www.embarciowa.org

 


 

Summer Ladders AmeriCorps

The Iowa Children's Museum (Iowa Afterschool Alliance) proposes to have 12 AmeriCorps members who will build capacity for organizations/sites across the state.  This will be achieved through the members' development of high-quality lesson plans and activities according to the Dimensions of Success framework (https://www.thepearinstitute.org/dimensions-of-success) and facilitate the activities at host sites across the state of Iowa over the summer of 2021. At the end of summer programming, the AmeriCorps members will be responsible for creating and facilitating at least 10 high quality activity lesson plans (per member) for and with targeted high-need youth. This will allow organizations/sites paid staff to have an appropriate amount of high quality lesson plans to use with youth in the future, free up more staff planning time, and have adequate time to fully engage with flexibility in how they engage when working with youth.

 

For more information, please contact:

Britney Samuelson, Program Director

1451 Coral Ridge Ave

Coralville, IA 52241

Phone: (515) 237-0340

Email: bsamuelson@sppg.com

Website: https://www.iowaafterschoolalliance.org/

 

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