Tennessee AmeriCorps Programs
2015-2016 Program Descriptions
AmeriCorps*Building Futures – AIM Center: Chattanooga
AIM Center AmeriCorps members will help address the stigma of mental illness while serving at the AIM Center. Members will holistically address the basic human needs for meaningful relationships, self-sufficiency and community reintegration for people in the greater Chattanooga area with a psychiatric diagnosis.
Contact: Rhonda Jacks Moore Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone: 423-702-8012 Website: www.aimcenterinc.org
Appalachia CARES – Clinch-Powell RC& DC: Rutledge / Greeneville area
The Appalachia CARES program is a school and community-based service-learning program which promotes COMMUNITY, ACTION, RESPONSIBILITY, EDUCATION, and SERVICE as program cornerstones. Appalachia CARES engages its members in direct service with youth and community volunteers in primarily rural areas in middle and east Tennessee counties in partnership with community-based organizations and local schools. The overall goal of the program is to impact participants through service-learning.
Contact: Trenna Brown Email: email@example.com
Phone: 423-620-3456 Website: www.clinchpowell.net/content/appalachia-cares
CAC AmeriCorps - Knoxville- Knox County Community Action Committee: Knoxville
CAC AmeriCorps is Tennessee’s only environmental corps. Members serve youth and adults by facilitating environmental education by using service-learning curricula.
Contact: Jason Scott Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone: 865-546-3500 Website: www.cacamericorps.org
Community Cares – Tennessee Community Assistance Corporation: Morristown/various sites across Tennessee
Members assist frail seniors and persons with disabilities by direct, in-home assistance so that the residents can remain living independently in their own homes for as long as possible.
|Contact: Shandi Hill||Email: email@example.com|
|Phone: 423-586-7636 x313||Website: www.tcac1.org|
Making Veterans Priority (MVP) – Tennessee’s Community Assistance Corporation: Morristown/various sites across Tennessee
MVP AmeriCorps members will provide a wide array of services for veterans and their families that are homeless or on the verge of becoming homeless due to lack of income, physical and/or mental health issues, disabilities, trauma, substance abuse, and weak social networks. The goal is to allow them to improve their quality of life, while giving them the resources, respect and encouragement they deserve to live a more productive and fulfilling life.
|Contact: Shandi Hill||Email: firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Phone: 423-586-7636 x313||Website: www.tcac1.org|
Project Inspire – Public Education Foundation: Chattanooga
Project Inspire is an urban teacher residency program that serves students in grades 4-12 in Chattanooga’s high-need public schools. Its mission is to develop mathematically and scientifically literate teachers and students who confidently reason and communicate using the habits that drive meaningful STEM learning. The program does this by recruiting and training smart, motivated college graduates and career-changers to serve as teachers in the math and science classrooms where they’re needed most.
Contact: Mark Neal Email: email@example.com
Phone: 423-668-2439 Website: www.projectinspiretn.org
T.E.A.M. – Emerald Youth Foundation: Knoxville
T.E.A.M. AmeriCorps members serve inner city children and youth by leading diverse after-school activities: academic, enrichment, leadership, recreational activities, and mentoring alongside the staff of a faith-based organization to show young people that they can be leaders and change their circumstances.
Contact: Rachel Davis Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone: 865-637-3227 ext. 112 Website: www.emeraldyouth.org
Hands On Nashville: Nashville
AmeriCorps members will support critical community needs associated with Disaster Services, Capacity Building, Economic Opportunity, Education, and Environmental Stewardship. AmeriCorps members will be responsible for completing projects, working with refugee families, increasing youth's knowledge to help them do better in school, and much more. In addition, the AmeriCorps members will leverage an additional 2,000+ volunteers.
Contact: Jason Strandquist Email: email@example.com
Phone: 615-298-1108 x415 Website: www.hon.org
PACE – PENCIL Foundation: Nashville
AmeriCorps Members serve in the PENCIL Academic & Career Enrichment program (PACE) to deliver afterschool programming for students in grades 5-8 at high-poverty Nashville middle school sites during the school year, plan and implement a two-week summer camp for those students, and improve business-school partnerships and volunteerism at the schools.
Contact: Tiffany Hodge Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone: 615-242-3167 x249 Website: www.pencilfoundation.org
RISE - Refugee and Immigrant Students Empowered: Nashville
The Center for Refugees and Immigrants of Tennessee AmeriCorps members support instruction and coordination of students at five of its afterschool program sites. AmeriCorps members will be responsible for helping students achieve improved educational outcomes.
Contact: Dandrea Alexander Email: email@example.com
Phone: 615-366-6868 x3 Website: www.centerforrefugees.org
Teach For America: Greater Nashville
Teach For America believes that all children deserve the opportunity to attain an excellent education. They recruit, train and place outstanding teacher leaders into classrooms serving low-income children throughout Cheatham and Davidson County.
Contact: Rachel Tompkins Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone: 615-242-6263 ext. 40137 Website: nashville.teachforamerica.org
THRIVE – Martha O’Bryan Center: Nashville
AmeriCorps members serve at Martha O'Bryan Center in the youth development program, THRIVE. Members will help young people change their futures by mentoring youth in local schools assisting the youth to succeed in school. AmeriCorps members also participate in our after school tutorials, generate excitement about learning and community service and work to encourage parent participation. Members also work with adult GED students.
Contact: Peter Martino Email: email@example.com
Phone: 615-254-1791 ext. 130 Website: www.marthaobryan.org
Bridge Builders ® Expansion- BRIDGES USA, Inc.: Memphis
BRIDGES' mission is to build a community of leaders to advance racial, economic, educational and environmental justice. Bridge Builders ® Expansion addresses key needs facing Memphis area youth in grades 6-12 through experiential learning and the facilitation of our Bridge Builders ® curriculum that targets low academic performance and graduation rate, low rate of cultural competency and low rate of opportunity for meaningful civic engagement.
Contact: Dana Wilson Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone: 901-260-3790 Website: www.bridgesusa.org
Generations – Porter Leath: Memphis
AmeriCorps members serve in Head Start centers, promoting physical fitness and education for low-income and at-risk children through physical education activities. Members also teach these activities to parents so that they can implement them in the home, leading to a greater understanding of physical development, increasing school readiness and promoting an active lifestyle.
Contact: Judy Rautine Email: email@example.com
Phone: 901-577-2500 x1128 Website: www.porterleath.org
Impact America - Impact: An Alabama Student Service Initiative: Memphis
Impact America - Tennessee AmeriCorps members will implement substantive service-learning projects related to health and economic opportunity primarily in the Memphis area. AmeriCorps members will be responsible for providing free vision screenings and subsidized follow up care to 11,000 low-income children; and preparing tax returns for 1,200 low-income families. In addition, the AmeriCorps members will leverage 140 college student volunteers who will be engaged in conducting vision screenings and assisting with free tax preparation at three to four IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) sites.
Contact: Cat Monaco Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone: 630-930-4921 Website: www.impactamerica.com
Memphis Teacher Residency (MTR) – Memphis Teacher Residency: Memphis
MTR recruits outstanding leaders as co-teachers for Memphis' most academically-challenged public schools. Our mission is to positively impact student achievement in Memphis urban schools by recruiting, training and supporting outstanding teachers. All members are placed in Memphis' Title I schools that have an enrollment that is more than 50% Free or Reduced Price Lunch assisted.
Contact: Suzanne Oates Email: email@example.com
Phone: 901-485-8109 Website: www.MemphisTR.org
One Child At A Time – Exchange Club Carl Perkins Center: Jackson
One Child At A Time AmeriCorps members help prevent child abuse and provide assistance to abused children and their families in West Tennessee. Members are mentors and role models to children, recruit new volunteers, and provide educational and emergency assistance.
Contact: Micah Watson Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone: 731-668-4000 Website: www.carlperkinscenter.org
Teach For America: Memphis
Teach For America believes that all children deserve the opportunity to attain an excellent education. They recruit, train and place outstanding teacher leaders into classrooms serving low-income children throughout Memphis and Shelby County.
Contact: Amber Huett-Garcia Email: email@example.com
Phone: 901-527-7510 ext. x36150 Website: memphis.teachforamerica.org
Volunteer Tennessee AmeriCorps Program Staff
|Zanquetta Gray||Marianne Sierocinski|
|Deputy Director of Programs||AmeriCorps Program Manager|
|(615) 253-6313||(615) 253-0652|