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2014-15 AmeriCorps State Programs

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City of Richmond - ACES (Action for Community Enhancement Services)
ACES (Action for Community Enhancement Services) logoThe AmeriCorps A.C.E.S. (Action for Community Enhancement Services) Strengthening Families program focus through facilitation and capacity building is to: 1) reconnect fathers with children; 2) improve behaviors and educational outcomes for at-risk males; 3) provide opportunities for teen girls to increase self-esteem and positive behaviors in preparation for their passage into womanhood; and 4) 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)
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Occupational Enterprises, Inc. - AmeriCorps Community Care
AmeriCorps Community Care logoThe AmeriCorps Community Care program provides services to non-profits, 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 other 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)
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DCR Division of State Parks - AmeriCorps Interpretive Project
AmeriCorps Interpretive Project logoAmeriCorps members will perform a variety of functions designed to reveal meaning and relationships of our 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)
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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. The 7 AmeriCorps members will 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, five AmeriCorps members will work with the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Lynchburg to provide weekly one hour mentoring sessions to 60 youth who are at-risk of dropping out of school. Mentors will be trained to use the evidenced-based model Check & Connect, a comprehensive intervention designed to enhance student engagement at school and with learning for marginalized, disengaged students in grades K-12. Within the Be Great: Graduate program, AmeriCorps mentors will focus on opportunity youth grades 5-8. Mentoring will be done on a one-on-one basis at the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Lynchburg and will take place for no less than one calendar year.

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. will address economic and financial, academic achievement, and parent educational attainment and engagement needs in Virginia's 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 and adequate employment.

246 N 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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Charlottesville Abundant Life Ministries, Inc. - CALM AmeriCorps
CALM AmeriCorps logoCALM AmeriCorps members participate in activities related to the following programs and initiatives; K-12 tutoring, Senior Solutions, Parish Nursing Initiative, Individual Development Account program, and Hispanic Outreach. Members will also assist with volunteer recruitment and fundraising.

PO Box 71
Charlottesville, Virginia 22902
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Phone: 434-970-2077
Fax: 434-220-4955
Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Web: http://www.charlottesvilleabundantlife.org
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CARITAS - CARITAS AmeriCorps
CARITAS AmeriCorps logoAmeriCorps members provide essential furniture and household items for adults and families moving from 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. In 2014-2015 school year, 29 tutors of reading and math will be placed in 9 different schools serving the K -12th grade student population. Community involvement is also a goal of the Reading for Life members. In the past community involvement has included 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, an English as a Second Language (ESL) Family Literacy Night, landscape projects for the schools and a local state park. Members have also participated in disaster relief projects. Whenever possible, the Reading for Life AmeriCorps members create opportunities to involve the students in community and school projects to instill the value of volunteerism.

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 will work with the Alexandria Department of Recreation and Cultural Activities and private non-profit groups to provide services to individuals and families who reside at Brent Place, a subsidized rental community owned and operated by Homes for America, a Maryland based 501(c) (3) non profit housing development entity. AmeriCorps members will 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)
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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 (four members), Loudoun Literacy Council (two members), and BEACON for Adult Literacy (one member) at many 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 the sites; and participate substantively in organizational management of the literacy councils. The member at BEACON also serves as case manager for students' job searches.

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 of Virginia. 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 St.
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 logoGreenbrier Learning Center's Learning Links AmeriCorps program allows Corps 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. Corps Members also bring regular topic-based workshops to parents to support their children's academic progress, create an optimum home life, and to 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 (NRCA) stands strong in fulfilling its mission to promote and support the well-being and self-reliance of individuals, families, and communities. NRCA holds the conviction that poverty and hunger are not acceptable conditions in its communities; and that ending poverty is an attainable goal through joint community efforts. AmeriCorps members make their contribution to this effort by completing service projects in these NRCA programs: (1) Head Start - Members provide developmental literacy activities and support to pre-school children and their families; (2) Montgomery County Emergency Assistance Program (MCEAP) – Members coordinate the distribution of emergency resources to local residents in need; (3) Homeless Prevention Program (HHP) – Members conduct Renter Education Workshops to educate HHP clients and community residents of renters’ legal rights; (4) Children’s Health Improvement Partnership (CHIP) – Members provide health awareness and assist low-income families in transporting their children to medical appointments; (5) Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) – Members ensure qualified clients receive applicable earned income tax credits and child tax credits before filing; and (6) To Our House (TOH) – Members coordinate the collaboration of local churches and volunteers to provide shelter for homeless men during winter months. In addition to their daily program service, NRCA members collectively participate in numerous community outreach projects throughout the year.

1093 East Main St
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 expand service learning and civic engagement opportunities that build a commitment to service and altruism.

2021B Cunningham Dr., Ste. 5
Hampton, Virginia 23666
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Phone: 757-838-2330 ext:216
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 will have 53 AmeriCorps Members who will 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, VA.

2021 B Cunningham Drive Ste. 5
Hampton, Virginia 23666
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Phone: 757-838-2330 ext:208
Fax: 757-838-9215
Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
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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. The Advancement Foundation will act as an Intermediary agency. AmeriCorps Members will be providing micro-enterprise technical assistance and training; teaching English as a second language; implementing a new mentoring program; teaching relationship building concepts to at risk girls; working with adults with special needs developing necessary employment skills; providing interpretation services for Spanish speaking Head Start parents; and assisting low-income clients utilize free tax preparation in Roanoke County, Henry County, and the City of Roanoke.

301 S Pollard Street
Vinton, Virginia 24179
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Phone: --
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 Virginia Commonwealth University 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. The Program sponsors 57 AmeriCorps members who serve with local schools and community service agencies assisting children in a range of education and related parent development projects which serve nearly 1000 children in 15 elementary schools.

1103 W. Marshall St.
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 forty 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 will leverage volunteers to serve in the Virginia Reading Corps 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  logo

2001 Daniel K. Ludwig Drive
Woodbridge, Virginia 22191
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Phone: --
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 United States. AmeriCorps members will 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:2204
Fax: --
Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Web: http://www.WeAreVirginiaVeterans.org
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Virginia Polytechnic Institue and State University - VA Tech - 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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YWCA South Hampton Roads - YWCA KIDS Before & After School Program
YWCA KIDS Before & After School Program logoFourteen AmeriCorps members will serve and leverage additional volunteers to implement service learning programs as well as provide instruction, reflection and tutoring; in the distressed city of Norfolk, Virginia, in four elementary schools serving economically disadvantaged students. At the end of the program year, improved academic performance in literacy and/or math and significant improvement in academic engagement through student behaviors will be evident. This project will focus on the CNCS focus area of Education.

5215 Colley Avenue
Norfolk, Virginia 23508
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Phone: 757-625-4248 ext:18
Fax: 757-625-1946
Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Web: http://www.ywca-shr.org
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