RI's AmeriCorps State Programs

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Serve Rhode Island currently manages 9 AmeriCorps State programs that are listed below in more detail. These programs are addressing an array of community needs that range from early childhood education, elementary and middle school academic success, college access, arts integration, and access to affordable housing.

We encourage you to learn more about our programs and be in touch with program directly if you are interested in learning more. Each of these programs is responsible for their own recruitment efforts and the appropriate contact person for each program's recruitment deadlines and requirements are listed below.

Learn more about the Rhode Island program at AmeriCorps Week 2017 here.

NeighborWorks Blackstone River Valley - Accessing Home

20 full and half time AmeriCorps members will provide housing services to economically disadvantaged renter households to help them transition into and retain safe, healthy, affordable housing at nine affordable housing providers serving the State of Rhode Island. Each year, AmeriCorps members will be responsible for providing housing services to 3700 low income and economically disadvantaged households that are seeking or at risk of eviction from safe, healthy, affordable housing.

Contact: Laura Roach,  lroach@neighborworksbrv.org

City Year Providence

60 full-time AmeriCorps members provide academic and school engagement services to students in 6 public schools in Providence, Rhode Island. Annually, the AmeriCorps members will be responsible for providing whole school services to 1,615 students and individualized services to 540 unduplicated students, which will improve academic skills in English for 125 students and in math for 125 students, improve attendance rates for 101 students, and improve social emotional skills for 81 students.

Contact: Nora Crowley, ncrowley@cityyear.org

College Advising Corps at Brown University

14 AmeriCorps members provide in-school college advising to increase the number of urban, low-income & first-generation students entering & completing higher education.  College Guides are placed at 13 urban public high schools and CCRI. Students at RI schools with a CAC adviser are 14 percentage points more likely to attend college than students in similar schools without a CAC adviser. The program annually serves 2000 high school seniors.

Contact: Ashley Greene, ashley_greene@brown.edu

Connecting Futures Pawtucket

16 members serve in Shea and Tolman High Schools in Pawtucket. Through one-on-one mentorship, career awareness and academic remediation, and service learning opportunities, all graduating high school seniors will be successful in future pathways including college, job, job shadowing or internship, AmeriCorps service, or military service.

Contact: Jennifer Bandy jbandyconnectingfutures@gmail.com

Generations of Learning

4 full- time, 4 half-time, and 10 minimum-time intergenerational AmeriCorps members work with 259 K-5 Woonsocket students during the school day and in CCF's after-school and summer programs providing support and enrichment programs to reinforce classroom instruction.

Contact: Julie Wunderlich, jwunderlich@ccfcenter.org

The Learning Community Education Fellows

20 AmeriCorps Education Fellows serve as academic tutors with students and get to see firsthand strategies in the classroom, at recess and after school that will help close the achievement gap. Each Education Fellow is assigned cohorts of students with whom they work in small groups or in one‐on‐one tutorials throughout the academic year. Fellows will serve 450 students over the year in Central Falls, Woonsocket, and Providence.

Contact: Heather Beck at Heather@TheLearningCommunity.com

Providence Children's Museum - MuseumCorps

12 full-time AmeriCorps members provide engaging enrichment programs for 1,455 inner-city children in out-of-school time and preschool in three of the state's core cities. The Museum partners with Head Start, Boys & Girls Club, and other community organizations to help close the achievement gap.

Contact: Nicole Rawlinson,  Rawlinson@ChildrenMuseum.org

Providence City Arts' Expanded Teaching Artist Project

8 half-time and 11 minimum-time AmeriCorps members provide STEAM-based art and design instruction for 3 Providence Priority middle schools. Members support project-based teaching and learning as a strategy to improve student engagement by building skills and knowledge in STEAM subjects and improving student outlook/attitudes for learning.

Contact: Vanessa DeNino, vanessa@providencecityarts.org

Ready to Learn Providence

14 full-time AmeriCorps members support family involvement, teacher training, and implement classroom activities at early childhood education programs and elementary schools in Providence, Rhode Island. Annually, the program will help 131 pre-kindergarten children demonstrate gains in social/emotional and literacy development and 428 family members increase knowledge of strategies to support children's early learning.


Contact: Leslie Gell, lgell@provplan.org

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