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AmeriCorps*Texas Programs


Amarillo Independent School District | Amarillo ISD AmeriCorps

The Amarillo Independent School District proposes to have 10 Half-Time and 45 Reduced Half-Time AmeriCorps members who will provide direct tutoring services in reading literacy and an academically-based after school program targeted to at-risk students in fifteen district elementary schools.

Federal Award: $319,104, Public/Private Match: $319,575

Service Areas: Amarillo

Program Contact: April Leming (april.leming@amaisd.org)


American YouthWorks | Texas Conservation Corps Disaster Response Teams

The Texas Conservation Corps of American YouthWorks proposes to have 20 AmeriCorps members who will complete conservation and disaster service projects in Texas. 

Federal Award: $268,600, Public/Private Match: $840,000

Service Areas: Statewide – Based in Austin

Program Contact: Erin Lehnen (erinlehnen@americanyouthworks.org)


Breakthrough Central Texas | Expanding Community Impact

Breakthrough Austin will have 156 quarter-time, summer AmeriCorps members who will teach courses in our summer program and 14 full-time, year-round AmeriCorps members who will deliver case management services and lead summer and year-round academic programming for Breakthrough students in grades 6-12 in Austin, Del Valle, and Manor, and Breakthrough high

Federal Award: $710,842  Public/Private Match: $576,783

Service Areas: Austin, Manor

Program Contact: Andrea Guengerich (andrea@breakthroughctx.org)


City Year, Inc. | City Year Dallas

City Year Dallas proposes to have 80 full-time AmeriCorps members who will provide full-day academic and school engagement services to students in eight public schools in Dallas, Texas.

Federal Award: $1,074,400  Public/Private Match: $1,074,400

Service Areas: Dallas

Program Contact: Jamey Appelgate (japplegate@cityyear.org)


City Year, Inc. | City Year San Antonio

City Year San Antonio proposes to have 105 full-time AmeriCorps members who will provide full-day academic and school engagement services to students in 9 public schools in San Antonio, Texas.

Federal Award: $,483,816  Public/Private Match: $1,483,816

Service Areas: San Antonio

Program Contact: Stacie Hare (share@cityyear.org)


CitySquare | CitySquare AmeriCorps

CitySquare proposes to have 340 AmeriCorps members who will increase academic engagement, increase food security, and eliminate barriers to self-sufficiency in Dallas County, Tarrant County, Houston and Paris, Texas.

Federal Award: $1,816,402  Public/Private Match: $1,816,385

Service Areas: Dallas, Fort Worth, Houston, Mesquite, Paris

Program Contact: Elizabeth VanOort (evanoort@citysquare.org)


College Forward | College Forward Partnership for Higher Education

College Forward proposes to have 76 AmeriCorps members who will provide intensive mentoring to economically disadvantaged high school and/or college students in the Austin, Houston, and Northeast Texas regions.

Federal Award: $1,080,824  Public/Private Match: $1,080,827

Service Areas: Austin, Buda, Channelview, Del Valle, Georgetown, Houston, Kyle, Manor, Paris, Round Rock, Texarkana

Program Contact: Leigh Ridge (lridge@collegeforward.org)


Communities In Schools of Central Texas | Communities In Schools of Central Texas AmeriCorps

Communities In Schools of Central Texas proposes to have 84 AmeriCorps members who will serve as mentors and academic supporters in public schools in three Central Texas counties including: Travis, Hays, and Caldwell.

Federal Award: $740,314, Public/Private Match: $1,020,730

Service Areas: Austin, Buda, Dale, Kyle, Lockhart, Manor, Niederwald

Program Contact: Jessica Engelke (jengelke@ciscentraltexas.org)


Communities In Schools of North Texas | CISNT AmeriCorps Program

Communities In Schools of North Texas proposes to have 39 AmeriCorps Members who will provide research-based integrated student supports to economically disadvantaged students at-risk of dropping out of school in up to 30 high-need Texas public schools in Bridgeport, Denton, Lake Dallas, Lewisville, Little Elm, and Northwest ISDs.

Federal Award: $150,789  Public/Private Match: $49,500

Service Areas: Bridgeport, Corinth, Denton, Justin, Lake Dallas, Lewisville, Little Elm, Newark, Rhome, Shady Shores, The Colony

Program Contact: Tasha Moore (tmoore@cisnt.org)


Communities In Schools of the Heart of Texas | CIS Community Servers

Communities In Schools of the Heart of Texas (CIS-HOT) proposes to have 42 AmeriCorps members who will provide school-based mentorships to economically disadvantaged youth under 21-years-old who are at-risk of leaving secondary school without a diploma in eligible schools from Waco, Marlin, and Chilton.

Federal Award: $300,727  Public/Private Match: $300,762

Service Areas: Bellmead, Chilton, Waco, Marlin

Program Contact: Toni Holt (aholt@cis-hot.org)


Equal Heart | Relief and Opportunity Corps-Stateside

Equal Heart proposes to have 218 AmeriCorps members who will provide increased food supplies year round to families and children living in poverty throughout the state of Texas.

Federal Award: $809,162,  Public/Private Match: $272,673

Service Areas: Dallas

Program Contact: Megan Otto (megan@equalheart.org)


Front Steps | Keep Austin Housed

The Front Steps Keep Austin Housed Program (KAH) proposes to have 35 AmeriCorps members who will provide intensive case management aide services for the homeless population through the KAH collaborative in Austin, Texas.

Federal Award: $455,000  Public/Private Match: $358,295

Service Areas: Austin

Program Contact: Katie Kis (kkis@frontsteps.org)


Girl Scouts of North East Texas | The Girl Scout Leadership Experience

The Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas proposes to have 23 AmeriCorps members who will provide in-school and out-of-school programming to girls/students in grades K-12 by employing the Girl Scout Leadership Experience curriculum with special emphasis on STEM at ten Girl Scout facilities located across Northeast Texas; and at partner schools/nonprofit locations in Dallas, TX area.

Federal Award: $278,060,  Public/Private Match: $110,974

Service Areas: Allen, Dallas, Denison, Denton, Highland Village, Palestine, Sumner, Tyler

Program Contact: Brenda Rozinsky (brozinsky@gsnetx.org)


iEducate | AmeriCorps Planning Grant

iEducate proposes to develop an AmeriCorps program serving in Harris County, TX that will focus on the CNCS focus area(s) of education.

Federal Award: $74,440  Public/Private Match: $29,787

Service Areas: Houston

Program Contact: Arun Gir (arun@ieducateusa.org)


Imagine Art | AmeriCorps Planning Grant

Imagine Art proposes to develop an AmeriCorps program serving in Austin, Texas that will focus on the CNCS focus area of Healthy Futures.

Federal Award: $75,000  Public/Private Match: $23,691

Service Areas: Austin

Program Contact: Debbie Kizer (debbie@imagineart.net)


Legacy Community Health Services, Inc. | Legacy Healthcare Corps

Legacy Community Health Services, Inc. proposes to have 20 AmeriCorps members who will use a comprehensive, multi-faceted approach to implement proven interventions as they assist low-income individuals in accessing and retaining primary and preventative care, identify and address social determinants of health, provide health-related patient and community-based education and screenings, conduct outreach and enrollment services into health insurance affordability programs, and engage patients in chronic disease and cancer prevention activities in six Legacy clinic locations across the Greater Houston and Beaumont Area.

Federal Award: $398,743  Public/Private Match: $126,143

Service Areas: Baytown, Houston

Program Contact: Jack Winn (JWinn@legacycommunityhealth.org)


Literacy Coalition of Central Texas | Texas Family Literacy Initiative

The Literacy Coalition of Central Texas proposes to have 50 AmeriCorps members who will serve as literacy instructors across 32 non-profit agencies at 35 different locations in the Austin and Houston, Texas regions.

Federal Award: $671,500  Public/Private Match: $638,888

Service Areas: Austin, Houston, San Marcos

Program Contact: Yaira Robinson (yaira@willread.org)


National College Advising Corps | National College Advising Corps II

College Advising Corps proposes to have 85 AmeriCorps members who will provide college advising to low-income, first-generation, underrepresented students in 85 underserved high schools across the state.

Federal Award: $1,141,550  Public/Private Match: $2,743,715

Service Area: Alamo, Austin, Brenham, Brownsville, Bryan, Cypress, DeSoto, Duncanville, El Paso, Garland, Grand Prairie, Harlingen, Hidalgo, Houston, Hutto, Katy, La Joya, Lancaster, Los Fresnos, Manor, Mesquite, Mission, Navasota, Pasadena, Pharr, Richardson, Rosenberg, San Antonio, San Marcos, Somerset

Program Contact: Melissa Bates (mbates@advisingcorps.org)


Project Transformation | Project Transformation AmeriCorps

Project Transformation North Texas proposes to have 157 AmeriCorps members who will lead afterschool and summer day camp programs for children and youth at eleven sites in low-income, North Texas communities.

Federal Award: $725,732  Public/Private Match: $1,023,289

Service Area: Dallas, Denison, Farmers Branch

Program Contact: Elspeth Glaubitz (glaubitz@ptnorthtexas.org)


Reading Partners | Reading Partners-Texas

Reading Partners proposes to have 37 AmeriCorps members who will manage the volunteer recruitment for and day-to-day operations of our one-on-one literacy tutoring program for low-income students at 17 Title I elementary schools across the Dallas and Fort Worth areas.

Federal Award: $453,250  Public/Private Match: $1,034,591

Service Area: Dallas, Fort Worth

Program Contact: Brittany Prince (brittany.prince@readingpartners.org)


Relay Graduate School of Education | Relay Houston Teaching Residency

Relay Graduate School of Education proposes to have 355 full-time AmeriCorps Professional Corps members who will participate in the innovative teacher residency program, the Relay Texas Teaching Residency (RTTR), across Houston, Dallas-Fort Worth, McAllen, and San Antonio, Texas.

Federal Award: $355,000  Public/Private Match: $2,300,000

Service Area: Dallas, Fort Worth, Houston, League City, McAllen, Pasadena, San Antonio

Program Contact: Nadel Pierre-Toussaint (npierre-toussaint@relay.edu)


Teach for America | Teach For America Texas

Teach For America-Texas (TFA-TX) proposes to have 660 AmeriCorps members who will teach in low- income urban and rural schools throughout the state of Texas.

Federal Award: $660,000  Public/Private Match: $21,328,857

Service Areas: Bellaire, Cedar Hill, Dallas, Edcouch, Fort Worth, Harlingen, Houston, La Joya, McAllen, Mercedes, Pharr, Roma, San Antonio, San Benito, Sugar Land, Weslaco

Program Contact: Rio Grande Valley: Jonathan Stevens (jon.stevens@teachforamerica.org), Dallas-Fort Worth: Rea Foster (rea.foster@teachforamerica.org)


Texas A&M International University | TAMIU Literacy Partnership

The Texas A&M International University proposes to have 62 AmeriCorps members who will serve economically disadvantaged elementary school students through direct literacy tutoring service and volunteer capacity building in Laredo, TX.

Federal Award: $458,892  Public/Private Match: $296,359

Service Areas: Laredo

Program Contact: Heather Blagg (heather.blagg@tamiu.edu)


Travis County Health and Human Services | Travis County 4-H CAPITAL AmeriCorps Project

The Travis County CAPITAL AmeriCorps Project proposes to have 36 AmeriCorps members who will lead out-of-school time (afterschool, summer camp, and outreach events) and in-school STEM enrichment experiences in Travis County elementary and middle schools in which the majority of students qualify for free or reduced lunch.

Federal Award: $537,225  Public/Private Match: $644,193

Service Areas: Austin, Del Valle

Program Contact: Willie Garza (willie.garza@traviscountytx.gov)


The University of Texas at Austin – Charles A. Dana Center | Literacy First

The Literacy First program proposes to have 89 AmeriCorps members who will provide evidence based, 1:1 literacy tutoring to K-2nd grade students in high-poverty schools in Central Texas.

Federal Award: $1,340,941  Public/Private Match: $1,347,158

Service Area: Austin

Program Contact: Mary Ellen Isaacs (meisaacs@austin.utexas.edu)


The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley | UTRGV AmeriCorps Program

The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) proposes to have one hundred and eighty AmeriCorps members who will assist high school students with the college enrollment process into post-secondary education/institutions.

Federal Award: $705,057  Public/Private Match: $705,371

Service Area: Brownsville, Edinburg, McAllen, San Benito

Program Contact: Jael Garcia (jael.garcia@utrgv.edu)


United Way of El Paso County | Parents as Teachers

United Way of El Paso County (UWEPC) will have 20 full-time AmeriCorps members who will serve as certified Parent Educators delivering Parents as Teachers (PAT), an evidenced based home visitation model, to 300 El Paso County families served by five (5) community partners in 10 sites.

Federal Award: $265,330  Public/Private Match: $239,031

Service Areas: Canutillo, Horizon City, El Paso

Program Contact: Kimberly Cedillo (kcedillo@unitedwayelpaso.org)


University of Houston | CougarCorps

The University of Houston College of Education (UHCOE) proposes the CougarCorps AmeriCorps program to have 53 reduced half time members who will tutor at-risk K-5 students in reading skills (Reading Tutors) in elementary schools in Houston's Third Ward, a poverty-stricken Black-and-Hispanic majority neighborhood.

Federal Award: $263,494  Public/Private Match: $83,457

Service Area: Houston

Program Contact: Anne McClellan (amcclellan@uh.edu)


University of North Texas | Texas HIPPYCorps Initiative

Texas HIPPYCorps at the University of North Texas proposes to have 110 AmeriCorps members who will increase involvement of parents in their children's education and provide children with skills to be deemed ready for school in Dallas, Irving, Houston, Amarillo, Odessa, Longview, Wichita Falls, San Antonio, Corpus Christi, Richardson, and Rio Grande.

Federal Award: $508,598  Public/Private Match: $508,632

Service Area: Amarillo, Corpus Christi, Dallas, Houston, Irving, Longview, McAllen, Odessa, Richardson, San Antonio, Wichita Falls

Program Contact: Wendy Middlemiss (wendy.middlemiss@unt.edu)