Teach For America – Connecticut

Teach For America – Connecticut

[siteorigin_widget class="SiteOrigin_Widget_Image_Widget"][/siteorigin_widget] In Connecticut, the problem of educational inequity is pervasive. Of the approximately 545,000 students attending Connecticut’s public schools, one-third live in low-income households and are overwhelmingly students of color. We are building individual and collective leadership in partnership with students, families and communities so that, one day all students in low-income and historically oppressed communities will grow to attain a wide-range of self-determined opportunities in life: opportunities not limited by systemic injustices, but reflecting children’s fulfilled potential.  Our mission is to enlist, develop and mobilize as many as possible of our nation’s most promising leaders to grow and strengthen the movement for educational equity and excellence. Since 2006, Teach For America – Connecticut has worked across the state, in partnership with many others, to eliminate disparities in access…
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STICH AmeriCorps

STICH AmeriCorps

[siteorigin_widget class="SiteOrigin_Widget_Image_Widget"][/siteorigin_widget] The Community Health Center Association of Connecticut, Inc. (CHCACT) will have 23 AmeriCorps members who will serve through its Service to Improve Community Health (STICH) AmeriCorps program to expand access to primary care and preventative health care for communities in Bridgeport, Cheshire, Danbury, East Hartford, Hartford, New Haven, Norwalk, Norwich, Torrington, and Waterbury. At the end of the first program year, the AmeriCorps members will be responsible for increasing the understanding of health insurance literacy of 2,535 unduplicated individuals and changing the attitude of 10,357 unduplicated individuals to feel better equipped to navigate the health care system through health education. In addition, the AmeriCorps members will leverage an additional 115 non-AmeriCorps volunteers who will be engaged in service projects that will support efforts to improve health outcomes in…
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Public Allies Connecticut

Public Allies Connecticut

[siteorigin_widget class="SiteOrigin_Widget_Image_Widget"][/siteorigin_widget] The mission of Public Allies is to create a just and equitable society and the diverse leadership to sustain it. Public Allies Connecticut (PACT), one of 25 Public Allies sites around the country, meets the emerging needs of the nonprofit sector in Greater New Haven, Bridgeport and Hartford. Public Allies are diverse emerging leaders who build organizational capacity for their partner agencies and work to create a more just, equitable society. PACT’s vision is to change the face and practice of leadership in communities across Connecticut by demonstrating our conviction that everyone can lead, and that lasting social change results when citizens of all backgrounds step up, take responsibility, and work together. Emily Gallagher, Program Director (203) 260-5996;  emilyg@publicallies.org Public Allies Connecticut, 2470 Fairfield Ave., Bridgeport, CT  06605…
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Prevention Corps

[siteorigin_widget class="SiteOrigin_Widget_Image_Widget"][/siteorigin_widget] The Regional Youth Adult Social Action Partnership (RYASAP) will have 30 AmeriCorps members who will coordinate activities related to prescription drug and opioid abuse prevention and intervention in the southwestern corner of Connecticut. Prevention Corps members will deliver trainings to individuals community health and service providers in SBIRT (Screening Brief Intervention Referral to Treatment), deliver trainings to the community at large in using Narcan to prevent deaths from opioid overdose, work with pharmacies to distribute information on safe prescription medication storage and disposal, and work with local public, private, and faith-based organizations to deliver community educational and/or awareness sessions on opioid addiction and abuse. In addition, Prevention Corps members will leverage an additional 100 volunteers who will be engaged in local prevention councils work to combat substance use…
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NESS SEA AmeriCorps Program

NESS SEA AmeriCorps Program

[siteorigin_widget class="SiteOrigin_Widget_Image_Widget"][/siteorigin_widget] The NESS SEA (STEM Education Ambassadors) AmeriCorps Program serves students of the New London Public School System. The community is challenged with serious social issues including poverty, illiteracy, homelessness, mental/physical illness, and a lack of access to resources. The NESS SEA AmeriCorps Program aims to improve academic engagement and positively impact students’ personal growth in the areas of life skills, self-esteem, self-confidence, and stewardship. Through STEM-based adventure education, classroom sessions complement field experiences including sailing, kayaking, snorkeling, and exploring local tide pool, marsh, and beach areas. The NESS SEA Program takes students out of their comfort zones to increase self-confidence, life skills, and stewardship, as well as out of the traditional classroom to make learning relevant and exciting. AmeriCorps members are trained and certified in lifeguarding, safe powerboating,…
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Jumpstart Connecticut

Jumpstart Connecticut

[siteorigin_widget class="SiteOrigin_Widget_Image_Widget"][/siteorigin_widget] Jumpstart’s program is replicated across the country in 14 states and the District of Columbia. We leverage partnerships with higher education institutions, community organizations, Head Start programs, community-based preschools, and school districts to create sustainable solutions in order to make sure ALL children are prepared for kindergarten success. This school year, 225 college students from four university partners will serve 552 preschool children in Connecticut. Jumpstart Connecticut will recruit AmeriCorps members to provide in-classroom literacy programming to low-income children in public school Pre-K and community-based early education programs in Hartford, New Britain, New Haven, Storrs, Vernon and Willimantic. Erin Bessette, Program Director (857) 413-4620;  erin.bessette@jstart.org Jumpstart, 308 Congress St., Boston, MA 02210 [siteorigin_widget class="SiteOrigin_Widget_Button_Widget"][/siteorigin_widget][siteorigin_widget class="SiteOrigin_Widget_SocialMediaButtons_Widget"][/siteorigin_widget]
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FoodCorps Connecticut

FoodCorps Connecticut

[siteorigin_widget class="SiteOrigin_Widget_Image_Widget"][/siteorigin_widget] Together with communities, FoodCorps connects kids to healthy food in school. FoodCorps AmeriCorps members serve alongside educators and local leaders to support community-driven initiatives to transform schools into places where kids learn about healthy food, fall in love with it, and eat it every day. Dawn Crayco, Connecticut Program Director (860) 402-8867;  dawn.crayco@foodcorps.org FoodCorps, 1140 SE 7th Ave., Suite 110, Portland, OR  97214 [siteorigin_widget class="SiteOrigin_Widget_Button_Widget"][/siteorigin_widget][siteorigin_widget class="SiteOrigin_Widget_SocialMediaButtons_Widget"][/siteorigin_widget]
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HealthFoward

HealthFoward

[siteorigin_widget class="SiteOrigin_Widget_Image_Widget"][/siteorigin_widget] HEALTHForward is an AmeriCorps program that tackles health disparities and the impact of social determinants of health in underserved communities in Connecticut. HEALTHForward’s 13 AmeriCorps members serve at one of the five centers that comprise the CT AHEC Network and are responsible for the implementation of the Youth Health Service Corps, Collegiate Health Service Corps and Community Based Experiential Training field placements with high school, college and health profession students from underrepresented racial and ethnic backgrounds. AmeriCorps members engage underrepresented high school, college and health professions students in service learning activities with the goal of increasing student knowledge of health disparities and social determinants of health. The program increases AmeriCorps members' educational and professional status by providing a vast amount of experience working with schools, non-profits, health care…
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