Grantees

AmeriCorps Texas Grantees 2017-2018

 

Amarillo Independent School District | Amarillo ISD AmeriCorps

US House: 13  TX Senate: 31  TX House: 87

Federal Award: $303,953  Public/Private Match: $304,801                                                                 

Service Areas: Amarillo

Description: The Amarillo Independent School District will have 10 Half-Time and 45 Reduced Half-Time AmeriCorps members who will provide direct tutoring services in reading literacy targeted to at-risk students in fifteen district elementary schools.

Program Contact: Jill Humphrey (jill.humphrey@amaisd.org)

Website: http://www.amaisd.org/community/students/americorps/

 

American YouthWorks | Texas Conservation Corps Disaster Response Teams

US House: 35  TX Senate: 21  TX House: 51 

Federal Award: $134,300  Public/Private Match: $250,000

Service Areas: Statewide – Based in Austin

Description: Texas Conservation Corps at American YouthWorks will have 10 Full Time AmeriCorps members (as four Disaster Response Teams) complete conservation and disaster service projects throughout Texas. 

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

Website: http://americanyouthworks.org/

 

Breakthrough Austin | Expanding Community Impact

US House: 25  TX Senate: 14  TX House: 46

Federal Award: $710,842  Public/Private Match: $498,605

Service Areas: Austin, Manor

Description: Breakthrough will have 156 Quarter-time, summer AmeriCorps members who will deliver academic instruction during summer programs and 14 Full-time, year-round AmeriCorps members who will deliver case management services and lead summer and year-round academic programming for students in grades 6-12 in Austin and Manor, and Breakthrough high school graduates attending colleges and universities throughout the United States.

Program Contact: Abby Ames (abby@breakthroughaustin.org)

Website: http://www.breakthroughaustin.org/

 

City Year, Inc. | City Year Dallas

US House: 30  TX Senate: 23  TX House: 108

Federal Award: $605,000  Public/Private Match: $1,550,000

Service Areas: Dallas

Description: City Year Dallas will have 50 full-time AmeriCorps members who will provide academic services that support students staying in school and on track to graduation in five Dallas public schools.

Program Contact: Mary Elyse Farah (mmcdonald@cityyear.org)

Website: https://www.cityyear.org/dallas

 

City Year, Inc. | City Year San Antonio

US House: 35  TX Senate: 26  TX House: 123

Federal Award: $1,403,600  Public/Private Match: $1,403,600

Service Areas: Dallas, San Antonio

Description: City Year will have 116 Full-time AmeriCorps members who will provide academic services that support students in staying in school and on track to graduation in seven San Antonio and three Dallas public schools.

Program Contact: Amanda Kelly (acaccavo@cityyear.org)

Website: https://www.cityyear.org/san-antonio

 

CitySquare | CitySquare AmeriCorps

US House: 30, 32  TX Senate: 23  TX House: 100, 108

Federal Award: $1,151,176  Public/Private Match: $1,158,203

Service Areas: Dallas, Farmer's Branch, Houston, Mesquite

Description: CitySquare AmeriCorps (CSAC) will have 292 AmeriCorps members who will serve to increase academic engagement [education], increase food security [healthy futures], and increase job security and housing [economic opportunity] through 18 community partners in Dallas and Houston.  CitySquare will also be administering a planning grant to explore future growth opportunities.

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

Website: http://www.citysquare.org/programs/americorps/

 

College Forward | College Forward Partnership for Higher Education

US House: 10  TX Senate: 14  TX House: 46

Federal Award: $1,098,290  Public/Private Match: $1,098,293

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

Description: College Forward will place, train, and deploy 100 AmeriCorps*Texas members to provide intensive mentoring to economically disadvantaged high school and college students from Austin, Houston, West and Northeast Texas areas. College Forward will also be administering a planning grant to explore future growth opportunities.  

Program Contact: Monica Durham (mglasgow@collegeforward.org)

Website: http://collegeforward.org/give-back/#americorps

 

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

US House: 21, 35  TX Senate: 14, 21  TX House: 49, 51

Federal Award: $685,634  Public/Private Match: $923,271

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

Description: Communities In Schools of Central Texas will have 84 AmeriCorps members (34 full-time, 10 half-time and 40 quarter-time) who will serve as mentors, and academic supporters in public schools in three Central Texas counties including Travis, Hays, and Caldwell.

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

Website: http://www.ciscentraltexas.org/get-involved/americorps/

 

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

US House: 17  TX Senate: 22  TX House: 56

Federal Award: $351,845  Public/Private Match: $355,066

Service Areas: Chilton, Waco

Description: Community in Schools of the Heart of Texas will have 43 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 and Chilton, TX.

Program Contact: Meredith Donovan (mdonovan@cis-hot.org)

Website: http://cis-hotwaco.org/our-programs/americorps/

 

Equal Heart | AmeriCorps ROCS

US House: 32  TX Senate: 16  TX House: 108

Federal Award: $451,016  Public/Private Match: $209,168

Service Areas: Dallas, Houston

Description: Equal Heart will have 109 AmeriCorps members who will provide increased food supplies year-round to families and children living in poverty in Dallas and Houston.

Program Contact: :Jackie Anderson (jackie@equalheart.org)

Website: http://equalheart.org/​

 

Front Steps | Keep Austin Housed

US House: 21  TX Senate: 14  TX House: 49

Federal Award: $455,000  Public/Private Match: $225,155

Service Areas: Austin

Description: 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. 

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

Website: http://www.frontsteps.org/what-we-do/keep-austin-housed/

 

Literacy Coalition of Central Texas | Texas Family Literacy Initiative

US House: 35  TX Senate: 14  TX House: 51

Federal Award: $640,000  Public/Private Match: $2,464,731

Service Areas: Austin, Houston, San Marcos

Description: The Literacy Coalition will have 50 AmeriCorps members who will serve as literacy instructors across 32 non-profit agencies at 35 different locations in the Austin and Houston regions. Literacy instruction and tutoring includes English as a Second Language, Adult Basic Education, GED, and Early Childhood interventions. The program is dedicated to supporting and expanding literacy services so that businesses can hire, people can work, and families can thrive.

Program Contact: Katherine Keegan (kkeegan@willread.org)

Website: https://willread.org/americorps-vista

 

LoneStar College – Kingwood | Lone Star College- Kingwood Planning Grant

US House: 8  TX Senate: 4  TX House: 15

Federal Award: $343,553  Public/Private Match: $115,445

Service Area: Houston, Humble, Kingwood, New Caney, Porter, Splendora

Description: LoneStar College-Kingwood (LSC-K) will have 106 AmeriCorps members who will provide mentoring and educational support in six high schools and one community college in LSC-K’s service area of the greater Houston metroplex. Members will work with schools to increase high school to college matriculation, success in developmental education courses, and student engagement.

Program Contact: Keelie Barrow (keelie.a.barrow@lonestar.edu)

Website: http://www.lonestar.edu/AmeriCorps

 

National College Advising Corps | National College Advising Corps II

US House: 10, 17  TX Senate: 5, 14  TX House: 14, 46

Federal Award: $400,000  Public/Private Match: $1,895,500

Service Area: Alamo, Austin, Brownsville, DeSoto, Duncanville, El Paso, Harlingen, Hidalgo, Houston, Hutto, Lancaster, La Joya, Los Fresnos, Manor, Mesquite, Mission, Pasadena, Pharr, Rosenburg, San Antonio, San Marcos, Somerset

Description: College Advising Corps will have 50 AmeriCorps members who will provide college advising to low-income, first-generation, underrepresented students in 50 underserved high schools across the state.

Program Contact: Jim Mulvey (jmulvey@advisingcorps.org)

Website: http://advisingcorps.org/

 

Project Transformation | Project Transformation AmeriCorps

US House: 32  TX Senate: 16  TX House: 108

Federal Award: $725,732  Public/Private Match: $1,001,766

Service Area: Dallas, Denison, Farmers Branch

Description: Project Transformation 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.  Project Transformation will also be administering a planning grant to explore future growth opportunities.

Program Contact: Tonya Burton (burton@projecttransformation.org)

Website: http://projecttransformation.org/dallas/

 

Reading Partners | Reading Partners-Texas

US House: 30  TX Senate: 23  TX House: 108

Federal Award: $453,250  Public/Private Match: $934,591

Service Area: Dallas, Fort Worth

Description: Reading Partners will have 37 AmeriCorps members who will manage the volunteer recruitment for and day-to-day operations of their one-on-one literacy tutoring programs for low-income students at 17 Title I elementary schools across the Dallas and Fort Worth areas.  Reading Partners will also be administering a planning grant to explore future growth opportunities.

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

Website: http://readingpartners.org/location/north-texas/

 

Relay Graduate School of Education | Relay Houston Teaching Residency

US House: 7  TX Senate: 13  TX House: 137

Federal Award: $250,000  Public/Private Match: $2,200,000

Service Area: Dallas, Houston, San Antonio

Description: Relay Graduate School of Education will have 250 full-time AmeriCorps Professional Corps members who will participate in the innovative teacher residency program, the Relay Houston Teaching Residency, across Houston, Dallas-Forth Worth, and San Antonio, TX.

Program Contact: Alessandra Echeverria (aecheverria@relay.edu)

Website: http://www.relay.edu/programs/houston-teaching-residency/overview

 

Teach for America | Teach For America Texas

Districts: US House: 28  TX Senate: 20  TX House: 36

Federal Award: $728,000  Public/Private Match: $27,546,587

Service Areas: Bellair, Cedar Hill, Dallas, Edcouch, Falfurrias, Fort Worth, Harlingen, Houston, La Joya, McAllen, Mercedes, Pharr, Raymondville, Rio Grande City, Roma, San Antonio, Weslaco

Description: Teach for America (TFA-TX) will have 728 Full-time AmeriCorps Professional Corps members who will teach in low-income urban and rural schools throughout the state. TFA cultivates leadership in its AmeriCorps members through strong professional development, ongoing support, and integration of community resources into training.  In turn, AmeriCorps teachers set ambitious visions for student success, work in collaboration with others, and develop leadership in students.

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

Website: https://riograndevalley.teachforamerica.org/, https://dallasftworth.teachforamerica.org/

 

Texas A&M International University | TAMIU Literacy Partnership
US House: 28, TX Senate: 21, TX House: 42, 80

Federal Award: $317,727  Public/Private Match: $183,521

Service Areas: Laredo

Description: Texas A&M International University will have 70 AmeriCorps members who will serve economically disadvantaged elementary school students through direct literacy tutoring service and volunteer capacity building in Laredo, TX.

Program Contact: Heather Thornton (HeatherE.Thornton@tamiu.edu)

Website: http://www.tamiu.edu/

 

Travis County Health and Human Services and Veteran’s Service | Travis County 4-H CAPITAL AmeriCorps Project

US House: 35  TX Senate: 14  TX House: 51

Federal Award: $363,618  Public/Private Match: $547,562

Service Areas: Austin, Creedmoor, Del Valle

Description: The Travis County 4-H CAPITAL AmeriCorps Project will have 32 AmeriCorps members who will lead youth ages 5 to 15 at Title I elementary and middle schools in science-based after school 4-H clubs in Travis County.

Program Contact: Charlotte Wehrman (charlotte.wehrman@traviscountytx.gov)

Website: http://agrilife.org/capital4-h/

 

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

US House: 21  TX Senate: 14  TX House: 49

Federal Award: $1,070,783  Public/Private Match: $1,774,000

Service Area: Austin

Description: Literacy First will have 88 AmeriCorps members who will provide daily, intensive, individualized reading interventions to up to 1750 kindergarten, first, and second grade students (using a Response-to-Intervention model) in 26 high-poverty schools in Central Texas (Travis County).

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

Website: http://www.utdanacenter.org/literacyfirst/

 

The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley | UTRGV AmeriCorps Program

US House: 34  TX Senate: 27  TX House: 37, 38

Federal Award: $618,288  Public/Private Match: $560,977

Service Area: Brownsville, Edinburg, McAllen, San Benito

Description: UTRGV will have 170 AmeriCorps members who will leverage resources to provide services to high school students by assisting with enrollment into post-secondary education/institutions. Services to students include developing, reviewing and revising their educational plans, monitoring the academic progress of students, providing career planning and serving as liaisons for students in Dual Enrollment programs.

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

Website: http://www.utrgv.edu/en-us/admissions/paying-for-college/financial-aid/americorps/index.htm

 

United Way of El Paso County | Parents as Teachers

US House: 16  TX Senate: 29  TX House: 77

Federal Award: $265,516  Public/Private Match: $221,401

Service Areas: El Paso

Description: United Way of El Paso County will have 20 full-time AmeriCorps members who will serve as certified Parent Educators delivering Parents as Teachers (PAT), an evidenced based home-visiting model, to 300 El Paso County families served by six community partners at 16 sites.

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

Website: http://www.unitedwayelpaso.org/parents-teachers-program

 

University of Houston | CougarCorps

US House: 18  TX Senate: 13  TX House: 147

Federal Award: $276,528  Public/Private Match: $180,609

Service Area: Houston

Description: The University of Houston College of Education's AmeriCorps program will have 40 Half-time AmeriCorps members who will tutor at-risk first-grade students in reading skills in elementary schools in Houston's Third Ward.

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

Website: http://www.uh.edu/education/

 

University of North Texas | Texas HIPPYCorps Initiative

US House: 26  TX Senate: 30  TX House: 64

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

Description: Texas HIPPYCorps at the University of North Texas Initiative will have 100 AmeriCorps members who will increase involvement of parents in their children’s education and provide children with skills necessary to be ready for schools across Texas through weekly home visits and periodic parent meetings.

Program Contact: Carla Marie Mowell (carla.mowell@unt.edu)

Website: http://hippy.unt.edu/