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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: $329,255, Public/Private Match: $329,312

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: $281,080, Public/Private Match: $231,080

Service Areas: Statewide – Based in Austin

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


Breakthrough Central Texas | Expanding Community Impact

Breakthrough Central Texas will have 164 quarter-time, summer AmeriCorps members who will teach courses in its summer program and 17 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 Central Texas, and Breakthrough high school graduates and college students attending colleges and universities throughout the United States.

Federal Award: $833,268  Public/Private Match: $698,444

Service Areas: Austin, Del Valle, Manor

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


ChildFund Internationa USA | Strengthening Students' Literacy & SEL Skills

ChildFund International USA (in partnership with Communities in Schools, Hidalgo County) will have 18 AmeriCorps members who will facilitate literacy group strategies in 8 elementary schools and communities in Hidalgo County, Texas.

Federal Award: $243,890  Public/Private Match: $108,763

Service Areas: McAllen, Mission

Program Contact: Julia Campbell (jcampbell@childfund.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: $1,483,816  Public/Private Match: $1,483,816

Service Areas: San Antonio

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


CitySquare | N(2) Texas Corps

CitySquare will have 405 AmeriCorps members who will increase academic engagement, increase food security, and eliminate barriers to self-sufficiency in Dallas County, Tarrant County, Houston, Rockport, and Paris, Texas.

Federal Award: $1,735,748  Public/Private Match: $1,735,754

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

Program Contact: Jennifer Abdallah (jabdallah@citysquare.org)


College Forward | College Forward Partnership for Higher Education

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

Federal Award: $658,839  Public/Private Match: $658,839

Service Areas: Austin, Buda, Channelview, Del Valle, Elgin, Kyle, Manor, Pflugerville, Round Rock

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 will have 80 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: $705,617, Public/Private Match: $1,072,594

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

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


Communities In Schools of North Texas | CISNT AmeriCorps Program

Communities In Schools of North Texas will 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 35 high-need Texas public schools in Bridgeport, Denton, Lake Dallas, Lewisville, Little Elm, and Northwest ISDs.

Federal Award: $168,667 Public/Private Match: $53,500

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

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


Communities In Schools of San Antonio | Communities In Schools of San Antonio Stay in School Program

Communities In Schools of San Antonio will have 40 Quarter-time AmeriCorps members who will provide research-based integrated student supports to students at-risk of dropping out of school in 10 high-need Texas public schools in Bexar County.

Federal Award: $206,921  Public/Private Match: $207,892

Service Areas: San Antonio

Program Contact: Lauren Geraghty (lgeraghty@CISSA.onmicrosoft.com)


Equal Heart | Relief and Opportunity Corps-Stateside

Equal Heart will have 229 AmeriCorps members who will provide increased food supplies year round to families and children living in poverty throughout the state of Texas.

Federal Award: $809,161,  Public/Private Match: $338,741

Service Areas: Abilene, Arlington, Balch Springs, Corpus Christi, Dallas, Duncanville, Fort Worth, Houston, Lubbock, McAllen, Port Arthur, San Antonio, Waco

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


Front Steps | Keep Austin Housed

The Front Steps Keep Austin Housed Program (KAH) will 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: $261,729

Service Areas: Austin

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


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

The Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas (GSNETX) will have 30 AmeriCorps members who will provide out-of-school programming to girls/students in grades K-12 by employing the Girl Scout Leadership Experience (GSLE) curriculum with special emphasis on STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) at the STEM Center of Excellence in Dallas, TX, at area Girl Scout service centers located in the Dallas metro area and Tyler, Texas; and at partner schools/nonprofit locations in Dallas metro area and Tyler, TX areas.

Federal Award: $360,000,  Public/Private Match: $143,028

Service Areas: Dallas, Tyler

Program Contact: Maria Berg (mberg@gsnetx.org)


Imagine Art | Imagine Art AmeriCorps Program

Imagine Art will have 10 AmeriCorps members who will provide job readiness training and support to artists with disabilities in Austin, Texas.

Federal Award: $199,996  Public/Private Match: $63,301

Service Areas: Austin

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


Legacy Community Health Services, Inc. | Legacy Healthcare Corps

Legacy Community Health Services, Inc. will have 25 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 in Legacy clinic locations across the Greater Houston Area.

Federal Award: $336,059  Public/Private Match: $132,137

Service Areas: Houston

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


Literacy Coalition of Central Texas | Texas Family Literacy Initiative

The Literacy Coalition of Central Texas will have 56 AmeriCorps members who will serve as literacy instructors across 29 non-profit, education, or state agencies in Austin and Houston, Texas.

Federal Award: $850,752  Public/Private Match: $748,796

Service Areas: Austin, Houston

Program Contact: Courtney Salcedo (csalcedo@willread.org)


National College Advising Corps | National College Advising Corps II

College Advising Corps will 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: $2,931,327

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

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


Project Transformation | Project Transformation AmeriCorps

Project Transformation North Texas will 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: $725,710  Public/Private Match: $1,102,098

Service Area: Dallas, Denison, Farmers Branch

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


Reading Partners | Reading Partners-Texas

Reading Partners proposes to have 43 AmeriCorps members who will manage the volunteer recruitment for and day-to-day operations of our one-on-one literacy tutoring program for economically disadvantaged students at 19 Title I elementary schools across the Dallas and Fort Worth areas.

Federal Award: $653,256  Public/Private Match: $701,130

Service Area: Dallas, Fort Worth

Program Contact: Tira Hepker (tira.hepker@readingpartners.org)


Relay Graduate School of Education | Relay Houston Teaching Residency

Relay Graduate School of Education will have 360 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: $360,000  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 will have 654 AmeriCorps members who will be responsible for teaching for two years in low-income and disadvantaged schools throughout the state of Texas.

Federal Award: $654,000  Public/Private Match: $22,976,700

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: Jonathan Stevens (jon.stevens@teachforamerica.org)


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

The Travis County 4-H CAPITAL AmeriCorps Project will 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: $762,707

Service Areas: Austin, Creedmoor, Del Valle

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


UT Austin Charles A. Dana Center | Literacy First – UT Dana Center

The Literacy First program will have 72 AmeriCorps members who will provide evidence-based, 1:1 literacy tutoring to K-2nd grade students and 1:1 or small group tutoring to PreK students in high-poverty schools in Central Texas.

Federal Award: $854,535 Public/Private Match: $868,479

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) will have 180 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: $705,369

Service Area: Brownsville, Edinburg, McAllen, San Benito

Program Contact: Suelema Gonzalez (suelema.gonzalez@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 homevisitation model, to 300 El Paso County families served by 4 community partners.

Federal Award: $265,330  Public/Private Match: $252,522

Service Areas: El Paso

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


University of Houston | CougarCorps

The University of Houston College of Education's CougarCorps AmeriCorps program will have 53 Quarter-time members who will tutor at-risk K-5 students in reading skills in elementary schools in Houston's Third Ward, a poverty-stricken Black-and-Hispanicmajority neighborhood.

Federal Award: $252,363  Public/Private Match: $79,733

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 will 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 Amarillo, Corpus Christi, Dallas, Houston, Irving, Long View, Odessa, Richardson, Rio Grande Valley, San Antonio, and Wichita Falls.

Federal Award: $723,841  Public/Private Match: $724,080

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

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