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2015-16 AmeriCorps State Programs

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City of Richmond - ACES (Action for Community Enhancement Services)
ACES (Action for Community Enhancement Services) logoA.C.E.S. (Action for Community Enhancement Services) Strengthening Families' focus is to reconnect fathers with children, improve behaviors/ educational outcomes for at-risk males, provide opportunities for teen girls to increase self-esteem/positive behaviors in preparation for their passage into womanhood, and recruit volunteers to enhance the delivery of services.

701 North 25th Street
Richmond, Virginia 23223
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Phone: 804-646-6612
Fax: 804-646-5145
Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Web: http://www.richmondgov.com/NeighborToNeighbor/AmeriCorps.aspx
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Occupational Enterprises, Inc. - AmeriCorps Community Care
AmeriCorps Community Care logoThe AmeriCorps Community Care program provides services to nonprofits, local departments of social services and community action agencies to contribute to the social services system strategic vision to promote self-sufficiency for low-income families; address re-entry, recovery and re-unification in family settings; increase and improve access to high quality services and support; and mobilize volunteers in the community.

P. O. Box 729
Lebanon, Virginia 24266
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Phone: 276-889-0290 ext:5
Fax: 276-889-4984
Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Web: http://www.oe-inc.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&i
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DCR Division of State Parks - AmeriCorps Interpretive Project
AmeriCorps Interpretive Project logo

AmeriCorps members perform a variety of functions designed to reveal meaning and relationships of cultural and natural heritage to guests of Virginia State Parks through first hand involvement with objects, facts, and landscapes.

2001 Daniel K. Ludwig Drive
Woodbridge, Virginia 22191
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Phone: 540-623-6302
Fax: --
Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Web: http://www.dcr.virginia.gov/state-parks/ameri-corps.shtml
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Arlington County Public Schools - Arlington Works!
Arlington Works! logoARLINGTON WORKS! is a partnership between the Arlington Public Schools/REEP, Educación Para Nuestro Futuro, and the Arlington Employment Center. AmeriCorps members expand and enhance programs and services for foreign born residents with a focus on skill development in the areas of language, technology, employment, and civic participation.

2110 Washington Boulevard, Room 106
Arlington, Virginia 22204
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Phone: 703-228-4204
Fax: 703-527-6966
Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Web: http://www.arlingtonworks.org/
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Boys & Girls Club of Greater Lynchburg - Be Great: Graduate Program
Be Great: Graduate Program logoTo support Lynchburg City School District in its effort to increase graduation rates among African-American students, AmeriCorps members work with the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Lynchburg to provide weekly one-hour mentoring sessions to youth who are at-risk of dropping out of school.

1101 Madison Street
Lynchburg, Virginia 24504
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Phone: 434-846-1111
Fax: 434-846-4110
Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Web: http://www.bgclynchburg.org
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Beans and Rice, Inc. - Beans and Rice, Inc. - U Serv
Beans and Rice, Inc. - U Serv logoBeans and Rice, Inc. addresses economic and financial, academic achievement, and parent educational attainment and engagement needs in the New River Valley. Project activities focus on improving academic outcomes for young children, reducing barriers to economic opportunity, and increasing self sufficiency of economically disadvantaged parents by promoting job preparation/adequate employment.

246 North Washington Avenue
Pulaski, Virginia 24301-5022
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Phone: 540-980-4111
Fax: 540-980-4070
Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Web: http://www.beansandrice.org
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CARITAS - CARITAS AmeriCorps
CARITAS AmeriCorps logoAmeriCorps members provide essential furniture and household items for adults and families moving from a shelter to permanent housing and to provide an intensive job-readiness program that will assist men with obtaining permanent employment. Both services are provided at the CARITAS warehouse facility located at 1125 East Commerce Road in the Manchester neighborhood in the City of Richmond.

1532 High Street
Richmond, Virginia 23220
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Phone: 804-358-0964
Fax: --
Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Web: www.caritasva.org
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Carroll County Public Schools - Carroll County Public Schools - Reading for Life
Carroll County Public Schools - Reading for Life logoReading for Life is a tutoring AmeriCorps program sponsored by the Carroll County Public School Board. Tutors of reading and math are placed in nine schools serving grades K-12. Community involvement includes food, toy, school supply drives; assistance for the Free Clinic of the Twin Counties and the Family Resource Center for domestic violence victims; Head Start school beautification projects; ESL Family Literacy Night; and school and state park landscape projects.

Carroll County Public Schools
Hillsville, Virginia 24343
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Phone: 276-728-9247
Fax: 276-728-5742
Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Web: https://sites.google.com/a/ccpsd.k12.va.us/reading-for-life-ameri
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Alexandria Department of Human Services - ChildThrive!
ChildThrive! logoAmeriCorps members work with the Alexandria Department of Recreation and Cultural Activities and nonprofit groups to provide services to individuals and families who reside at Brent Place, a subsidized rental community owned and operated by Homes for America. AmeriCorps members develop recreational activities for youth, conduct outreach to residents on domestic violence prevention, provide assistance with employment skills development, and help with the application process for various types of public assistance.

2525 Mt. Vernon Avenue
Alexandria, Virginia 22301
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Phone: 703-746-5728
Fax: --
Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Web: http://alexandriava.gov/dchs/childthrive/default.aspx?id=42204
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Literacy Council of Northern Virginia - ESOL and Family Learning Programs
ESOL and Family Learning Programs logoAmeriCorps Members serve as lead classroom instructors for adult beginning learners of English -- enhancing the employability of these economically disadvantaged students and empowering them to become more active citizens. The small-group classes are offered by the Literacy Council of Northern Virginia, Loudoun Literacy Council, and BEACON for Adult Literacy at sites throughout Northern Virginia. Members receive training to teach up to three classes; register and test students; recruit, train, supervise and support volunteer teachers; collaborate with partners at sites; and participate substantively in organizational management of the literacy councils.

Literacy Council of Northern Virginia
Falls Church, Virginia 22042
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Phone: 703-237-0866 ext:115
Fax: 703-237-2863
Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Web: http://lcnv.org/
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Rappahannock Goodwill Industries - Goodskills Literacy Corps
Goodskills Literacy Corps logoAmeriCorps members build the literacy, numeracy and basic computing skills of adults in the Fredericksburg region. At the end of the three-year project period, GoodSkills Literacy Corps will have graduated 300 participants with the new skills necessary to knock down barriers, increase self-sufficiency and to pursue dreams of higher education and/or better career opportunities.

4701 Market Street
Fredericksburg, Virginia 22408
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Phone: 540-371-3070 ext:246
Fax: --
Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Web: http://www.fredgoodwill.org/employment/goodskills-literacy-corps
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Greenbrier Learning Center - Learning Links
Learning Links logoThe Learning Links AmeriCorps program allows members to reach across the three main aspects of a child's daily experience: during the school day, after school, and in the community. Learning Links builds on partnerships with four local elementary schools and the Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing to provide after school tutoring and enrichment activities in the Columbia Heights West and Pike Village Center neighborhoods of South Arlington. Members bring regular topic-based workshops to parents to support their children's academic progress, create an optimum home life, and develop leadership skills.

5401 7th Road South
Arlington, Virginia 22204
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Phone: 703-379-6488 ext:101
Fax: 703-379-2996
Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Web: http://www.greenbrierlearning.org
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New River Community Action - NRCA AmeriCorps
NRCA AmeriCorps logoNew River Community Action's (NRCA) mission is to promote and support the well-being and self-reliance of individuals, families, and communities. Members make their contribution to this effort by completing service projects in: Head Start where members provide developmental literacy activities and support to pre-school children and their families; Montgomery County Emergency Assistance Program where members coordinate the distribution of emergency resources to local residents in need; Homeless Prevention Program where members conduct Renter Education Workshops to educate clients and community residents of renters’ legal rights; Children’s Health Improvement Partnership where members provide health awareness and assist low-income families in transporting their children to medical appointments; Volunteer Income Tax Assistance where members ensure qualified clients receive applicable earned income tax credits and child tax credits before filing; and To Our House where members coordinate the collaboration of local churches and volunteers to provide shelter for homeless men during winter months.

1093 East Main Street
Radford, Virginia 24141
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Phone: 540-633-5133 ext:449
Fax: 540-633-2585
Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Web: http://www.newrivercommunityaction.org
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Alternatives, Inc. - PASS (Peninsula AmeriCorps Serve and Support)
PASS (Peninsula AmeriCorps Serve and Support) logoAlternatives, Inc. supports strategies identified in Hampton’s Community Plan with programs designed to enhance life skills; health and wellness; workplace readiness skills and career preparation; participation in the arts through visual art, music, videography, dance and theatre; and expansion of service learning and civic engagement opportunities that build a commitment to service and altruism.

359 Fenwick Road
Ft. Monroe, Virginia 23651
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Phone: 757-838-2330
Fax: 757-838-9215
Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Web: http://www.altinc.org
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Alternatives Inc. - Peninsula Serve & Support for Learning (PASSL)
Peninsula Serve & Support for Learning (PASSL) logoAlternatives AmeriCorps Members provide mentoring, implement pro-social skill building instruction, and provide academic enrichment activities at Jane H. Bryan Elementary in Hampton, and at Horace H. Epes Elementary, Willis A. Jenkins Elementary, and L F Palmer Elementary in Newport News.

359 Fenwick Rd
Ft. Monroe, Virginia 23651
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Phone: 757-838-2330
Fax: 757-838-9215
Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Web: http://www.altinc.org
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The Advancement Foundation - TAF AmeriCorps
TAF AmeriCorps  logoThe Advancement Foundation leverages community resources for the benefit of large-scale impact -- coordinating comprehensive efforts of the community at large. AmeriCorps members provide micro-enterprise technical assistance and training, teach English as a second language, implement a new mentoring program; teach relationship building concepts to at risk girls, work with adults with special needs developing necessary employment skills, provide interpretation services for Spanish-speaking Head Start parents, and assist low-income clients utilizing free tax preparation in Roanoke County, Henry County, and the City of Roanoke.

301 South Pollard Street
Vinton, Virginia 24179
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Phone: 540-345-1292
Fax: --
Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Web: www.theadvancementfoundation.org
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Virginia Commonwealth University - VCU AmeriCorps and America Reads
VCU AmeriCorps and America Reads logoEstablished in 1995, the Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) AmeriCorps Program is the foundation of a comprehensive effort in the City of Richmond designed to ensure that every child in the region reads well and independently by the end of the third grade. Locally, this initiative is called America Reads in Richmond and Henrico (ARCH). It is a partnership between VCU and other local colleges and universities, community-based organizations, and the local business sector, who have committed themselves to helping improve the literacy skills of local children and families in Richmond area communities characterized by high unemployment and low school achievement and graduation rates.

1103 West Marshall Street
Richmond, Virginia 23284
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Phone: 804-827-1907
Fax: 804-827-1920
Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Web: http://www.community.vcu.edu/outreach/americorps
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The Rector and Visitors of the University of Virginia - Virginia College Advising Corps
Virginia College Advising Corps logoThe Virginia College Advising Corps, formerly the College Guide Program, at the University of Virginia places recent graduates in public high schools throughout the Commonwealth to assist students with college admission, financial aid, and scholarship applications. Given their idealism and fresh perspective on the college experience, recent university graduates serve as perfect advocates for higher education. During the year, Guides spend 40 hours-a-week mentoring students and creating much-needed educational programming to the high school students and their families in underserved areas.

P. O. Box 400889
Charlottesville, Virginia none
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Phone: 434-982-3993
Fax: 434-924-7560
Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Web: http://www.virginia.edu/vcac
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The Literacy Lab - Virginia Reading Corps
Virginia Reading Corps logoVirginia Reading Corps is an integral part of a national effort to bring to scale a proven model that leverages the power of community service to dramatically improve students' reading levels and strengthen local communities. AmeriCorps members leverage volunteers to serve in Alexandria Head Start prekindergarten classes and provide literacy interventions to pre-kindergarten students that result in students being verified as ready for kindergarten and on-track to become proficient readers by Grade 3.

623 Florida Ave NW
Washington, Virginia 20001
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Phone: 202-494-3050
Fax: 888-426-8208
Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Web: http://www.theliteracylab.org
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DCR Division of State Parks - Virginia Service and Conservation Corps
Virginia Service and Conservation Corps  logoVirginia Service and Conservation Corps members will serve at parks throughout the Commonwealth from April through August to work on projects like trail building, volunteer recruitment, and interpretive programming.

2001 Daniel K. Ludwig Drive
Woodbridge , Virginia 22191
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Phone: 804-625-3984
Fax: --
Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
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Virginia Department of Veterans Services - Virginia Veterans Corps
Virginia Veterans Corps logoThe Virginia Wounded Warrior Program of the Virginia Department of Veterans Services has formed the Veterans Corps program that will operate initially in the Tidewater region of Virginia, home to one of the largest concentrations of veterans in the U.S. AmeriCorps members serve as Navigators -- veterans that will assist other veterans and their families in navigating the resources and services that are available, but in many cases not known or out of reach for veterans and their families.

1919 Commerce Drive
Hampton, Virginia 23666
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Phone: 757-224-5208 ext:2207
Fax: --
Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
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Virginia Polytechnic Institue and State University - VT Engage AmeriCorps Network
VT Engage AmeriCorps Network logoThe VT Engage AmeriCorps Network places members in community-based organizations working with two primary focuses: 1) early childhood literacy and 2) disaster preparedness and response. Current partnerships are with Smart Beginnings of the New River Valley and the American Red Cross Virginia Mountain Region. Volunteer recruitment, management, and professional development programming is a focus of VT Engage.

North End Center, Suite 4200, 300 Turner Street NW
Blacksburg, Virginia 24061
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Phone: 540-231-6964
Fax: 540-231-4443
Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Web: http://engage.vt.edu
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