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GEORGIA AMERICORPS PROGRAMS 2021-22PY


Breakthrough Atlanta l Breakthrough Collaborative AmeriCorps Program 
Areas served: Fulton County, GA

Focus:  Education
Description: The Breakthrough Collaborative proposes to have 45 minimum-time and one reduced half- 
time AmeriCorps Members who will provide daily academic instruction and enrichment to economically 
disadvantaged rising 7th and 8th grade students to prevent summer learning loss at two campuses.
Program Contact:  Monique Shields mshields@breakthroughatlanta.org

Central Georgia Council-Boy Scouts of America l Scouting AmeriCorps Program

Areas served: Macon, GA

Focus: Education

Description: The Central Georgia Council, Boy Scouts of America proposes to have 14 AmeriCorps members who will mentor and deliver coed positive youth development programs in Public Housing Sites in Macon, GA such as Felton, Anthony, Murphy, Pendleton, and Davis Homes and/or surrounding areas with similar demographics and needs. The AmeriCorps members will be responsible for guiding program students through life/cognitive skills, leadership development, and career readiness programs for boys and girls ages 5-20. In addition, the AmeriCorps members will leverage 70 volunteers who will be engaged in mentoring, training, and coaching youth participants alongside the AmeriCorps members.

Program Contact: Lakeisha Howard Lakeisha.Howard@scouting.org


Clayton State University l Clayton State University AmeriCorps Program
Areas served: Metro Atlanta

Focus:  Education
Description: The Clayton State University AmeriCorps Program proposes to have 28 AmeriCorps Members 
who will prepare students attending high schools in Clayton County, Georgia for postsecondary 
education by providing weekly academic support, monthly college readiness enrichment sessions, and 
community service opportunities each semester.
Program Contact: Ashley Kekula

Communities in Schools l CISGA AmeriCorps Foundations Tutorial Program
Areas served: Multiple locations in GA

Focus:  Education
Description: Communities In Schools of Georgia, proposes to have 26 AmeriCorps Members who will 
accelerate at-risk students' academic progress through tutoring and mentoring of reading/math in 
Communities In Schools of Georgia local affiliates areas to include: Atlanta-Fulton County, GA; 
Troup County, GA; Milledgeville-Baldwin County, GA; Glascock County, GA; Augusta- Richmond County, 
GA; Dodge County, GA; Ben Hill County, GA; and Savannah-Chatham County, GA.
Program Contact: Rashonda Jackman  rjackman@cisgeorgia.org

Covenant House Georgia, Inc. l CHGA AmeriCorps 
Areas served:  Metro Atlanta

Focus:  Economic Opportunity and Education
Description 10 AmeriCorps service Members will engage with enrolled homeless youth to foster their 
wellbeing and partner with them to further their education, improve employment, and enhance future 
opportunities. Members will serve on CHGA's main campus.
Program Contact: Taylor Brand  tbrand@covenanthouse.org


Extra Special People, Inc. l ESP AmeriCorps Program
Areas served: Watkinsville, GA

Focus:  Education
Description: Extra Special People, Inc. (ESP) proposes to have 6 full-time AmeriCorps Members who 
will improve the quality of life for individuals with disabilities and their families in Northeast 
Georgia through increasing the number of children and adults with disabilities and families who 
have access to support services and recreational therapy programs through the provision of 
targeted, local school outreach, increasing the number of program opportunities for individuals 
with disabilities, expanding family support to families of a child with a disability, and by 
providing on-site and community job training and vocational experiences for adults with 
disabilities in the Watkinsville area.
Program Contact: Ashley Stewart  ashley@extraspecialpeople.com

Georgia Sea Turtle Center l AmeriCorps GSTC 
Areas served Jekyll Island, GA

Focus:  Environmental Stewardship and Education
Description:  The Georgia Sea Turtle Center on Jekyll Island proposes to place 24 AmeriCorps 
Members in service with sea turtle and other wildlife education, rehabilitation, and research. 
AmeriCorps Members will be responsible for increasing environmental awareness within the community 
as demonstrated by educating guests. Members will also leverage additional volunteers that will 
serve hours supporting conservation initiatives and positive impacts on sea turtle species as 
demonstrated by the rehabilitation of turtles.
Program Contact: Jaime Clayton  jclayton@jekyllisland.com


Georgia State University Research Foundation Inc. l T.E.E.M.S. AmeriCorps
Areas served: Metro Atlanta

Focus:  Education
Description:  The T.E.E.M.S. (Technology, Engineering, Environment, Math and Science) AmeriCorps 
program, housed in the Alonzo A. Crim Center for Urban Educational Excellence at Georgia State 
University's College of Education and Human Development proposes to have 26 Part-time AmeriCorps 
Members who will serve alongside formal and informal educators as a way of strengthening K-12 
student STEM performance at public schools and community organizations in metro-Atlanta.
Program Contact: Adam Goslin  agoslin@gsu.edu

Goodwill Industries Inc. l Goodwill SR AmeriCorps
Areas served: Columbus, GA

Focus:  Economic Opportunity
Description:  Goodwill Industries of the Southern Rivers proposes to have five AmeriCorps Members 
who will provide outreach and recruitment strategies in the 50-country territory served by Goodwill 
Industries of the Southern Rivers (Goodwill SR). At the end of the first program year, the 
recruitment and outreach strategies of the AmeriCorps Members will assist in increasing client 
engagement with the goal of helping individuals achieve gainful and meaningful employment. In 
addition, the AmeriCorps Members will leverage volunteers who will be engaged in preparing taxes 
for the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program, tutoring for the GED program and guest speakers 
for the youth employment program.
Program Contact: Stephanie Hundley  shundley@gwisr.org

Hands on Atlanta, Inc. l Hands on Atlanta AmeriCorps
Areas served: Metro Atlanta

Focus:  Education
Description:  Hands On Atlanta, Inc. proposes to have 51 AmeriCorps Members who will provide 
literacy/math tutoring, social and emotional learning (SEL) skill building, and after-school 
educational enrichment to economically disadvantaged elementary students in City of Atlanta, Fulton 
County, DeKalb County, and Cobb County, Georgia. AmeriCorps Members will be responsible for 
improving academic performance in literacy and academic performance in math.  In addition, the 
AmeriCorps Members will leverage volunteers who will be engaged in serving economically 
disadvantaged elementary students and their families through wrap-around services such as 
after-school educational enrichment, weekend backpack meals, parent engagement, and teen service 
learning opportunities.
Program Contact: Kristen Thomas  kthomas@HandsOnAtlanta.org


New American Pathways l AmeriCorps Project RISE 
Areas served: Metro Atlanta

Focus:  Education
Description: New American Pathways, Inc., (New AP) proposes to have AmeriCorps Members who will 
support refugee and immigrant self-sufficiency and long-term success by offering individualized 
direct service through education in core programs, including both youth afterschool/summer academic 
programming and adult education, operating in multiple DeKalb County sites.
Program Contact:  Caitlin Barrow c.barrow@newamericanpathways.org


One World Link l One World Link AmeriCorps Project
Areas served: Macon, GA

Focus:  Economic Opportunity
Description:  One World Link AmeriCorps Members will provide career mentoring, volunteer 
opportunities, and soft and hard skills workshops in Macon. The host sites include Mercer 
University, United Way of Central Georgia, and the Motivating Youth Foundation.
Program Contact: Ade Oguntoye  aoguntoye@oneworldlink.org

Relay Graduate School of Education l Relay GA AmeriCorps Teaching Program
Areas served Metro Atlanta

Focus:  Education
Description:  Relay Graduate School of Education proposes to have 50 full-time AmeriCorps 
Professional Corps Members who will participate in Atlanta Public Schools and KIPP Metro Atlanta in 
the innovative teacher residency program, the Relay Georgia Teaching Residency across Atlanta. 
AmeriCorps Members will be responsible for improving outcomes for K-12 students and being prepared 
and certified to serve as full-time teachers, poised for a career improving educational and life 
outcomes for students in low- income communities.
Program Contact:  Allison Moore amoore@relay.edu


The Scholarship Academy, Inc. l AmeriCorps Financial Aid AmeriCorps Program
Areas served: Metro Atlanta

Focus:  Education
Description: The Scholarship Academy proposes to have Full-Time AmeriCorps Members who will serve 
as Facilitators of a Financial Aid Prep Course, Host Quarterly Financial Aid Awareness Events and 
Conduct County-Wide Financial Aid Assessments and Trainings in school system in the Metro-Atlanta 
area.  AmeriCorps Members will be responsible for increasing the financial aid awareness of economically- 
disadvantaged high school students. Through this volunteer engagement pipeline, AmeriCorps Members 
will guide community leaders in teaching families how to create 4-year college funding plans and 
training students how to research and understand financial aid options.
Program Contact: Jessica Johnson  jessica@scholarshipacademy.org


Teach For America l Teach For America – Metro Atlanta
Areas served: Metro Atlanta

Focus:  Education
Description:  Teach For America -Metro Atlanta proposes to have professional Corps Members who will 
teach for two years in low-income and disadvantaged schools in Atlanta Public Schools, Clayton 
County Public Schools, and Fulton County Schools, going above and beyond traditional expectations 
to help their students achieve at high levels. AmeriCorps Members will be responsible for 
increasing the academic achievement of the students they teach.
Program Contact: Allie Pocock   Allie.Pocock@teachforamerica.org


The University of Georgia l Georgia 4H AmeriCorps Project
Areas served: Multiple counties in GA

Focus: Education
Description:  The program will have AmeriCorps Members who will deliver research-based positive 
youth development (PYD) programming to students in grades 4-12, including the following 
interventions: in- school educational club meetings and Project Achievement in Georgia counties: 
Appling, Baldwin, Banks, Barrow, Ben Hill, Bibb, Bleckley, Bryan, Bulloch, Burke, Catoosa, Chatham, 
Cherokee, Cobb, Coffee, Crisp, Decatur, Dougherty, Douglas, Effingham, Fannin, Floyd, Fulton, 
Gilmer, Greene, Gwinnett, Laurens, Murray, Muscogee, Oglethorpe, Peach, Pulaski, Putnam, Rockdale, 
Spalding, Stephens, Sumter, Tift, Turner, Washington, and Wilkes counties.  The AmeriCorps Members 
will be responsible for reaching students through in-school educational club meetings with students 
experiencing a change in knowledge related to content presented; reaching  students through Project 
Achievement, youth experiencing a change in knowledge of best practices of public speaking and 
youth experiencing a change in confidence related to public speaking.
Program Contact: Jennifer Cantwell  jecantw@uga.edu

Youth Villages-Inner Harbour Campus l Youth Villages AmeriCorps Program
Areas served: Douglasville, GA

Focus:  Education and Economic Opportunity
Description: Youth Villages will have 12 full-time and 2 half-time AmeriCorps  Members, all serving 
in full- time capacity, who will offer tutoring, life skills, service learning, and enrichment 
activities at the Youth Villages-Inner Harbour Campus residential facility/accredited school in 
Douglasville, GA. Members will be responsible for increased academic engagement, improved civic 
engagement, and positive address of life skill deficit areas in a vulnerable population of youth 
with severe emotional and behavioral issues. In addition, Members will provide 
community-strengthening activities to local nonprofits and organizations and leverage volunteers, 
who will be engaged in meeting on-campus and community needs.
Program Contact: Christal Blackwell Christal.Blackwell@youthvillages.org