Maryland AmeriCorps Programs: 2013-2014
Funded in part by the GOSV and the Corporation for National and Community Service
Each year, the Corporation for National and Community Service sets aside federal funding to support AmeriCorps members at nonprofits and local government agencies across the country. Organizations in Maryland that are interested in hosting AmeriCorps State members, may apply through the Governor’s Office on Service and Volunteerism, during two specific timeframes annually.
The following programs competed in one of the two rigorous application processes and were selected to support AmeriCorps members during the 2013-2014 year. In many cases a program (listed below) may also oversee several host sites with similar goals, where AmeriCorps members serve during their term. Programs with host site opportunities have specific deadlines for applications and partnership responsibilities.
If interested in serving as an AmeriCorps member host site, contact the program staff member listed in this print-friendly .pdf version.
Cick on the arrows below for more information about each Maryland AmeriCorps program:
Aim for Excellence
Baltimore City, Baltimore County
AmeriCorps members will tutor and mentor students, grow food for low-income communities, and provide environmental and nutrition education. Through the member services, students enrolled in the AVID program (Advancement Via Individual Determination) will be more likely to graduate and be accepted into college; low-income Baltimore City residents will have increased access to healthy food.
AmeriCorps Roadmap Program
Prince George’s County
Members will provide in-school academic support, after-school homework assistance, recreation, and workshops to Buck Lodge Middle School students in Langley Park. This assistance will help increase the students' academic achievement in reading, writing, and math.
ASTAR! In Western Maryland
Allegany, Washington, Garrett, Frederick Counties
Appalachian Service through Action and Resources (ASTAR) members will increase the capacity of local nonprofit organizations to provide needed direct services. Members will recruit volunteers and support initiatives focused on wellness, environmental service, academic enrichment, and mentoring.
Civic Works – Service Corps
AmeriCorps members who are recruited from local communities will tutor and mentor children, create community parks and gardens, rehabilitate houses, facilitate parent participation in public schools, and provide support to abused and neglected children.
Community Art Collaborative
Members are artists and community organizers who will administer kindergarten through twelfth grade after-school arts-based programs and lead community strengthening projects in under-resourced communities throughout Baltimore.
Community Mediation Corps
Community Mediation AmeriCorps members will conduct mediations and build capacity in local mediation centers through partnership development and community education. As a result of the members' service, centers throughout the state will be supported in providing free or low cost mediation services to resolve interpersonal, family, and community disputes.
Elev8 Baltimore AmeriCorps members will provide educational support to 5 – 8 grade students in East Baltimore schools. Through the members’ services, students will demonstrate improved academic engagement, including improved attitude toward school, increased attendance, and decreased suspension rates; students will also demonstrate improved academic performance in literacy and math.
Experience Corps - Baltimore City
AmeriCorps members, aged 55 and older, will serve as literacy tutors and mentors to Baltimore City students in kindergarten through third grade.
Maryland Conservation Corps
Housed in the Maryland Department of Natural Resources, MCC is Maryland's Environmental Corps. Members, aged 17 to 25, will perform conservation service and environmental stewardship education in Maryland state parks and on public lands.
New Americans Citizenship Project of Maryland
Baltimore City; Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Frederick, Montgomery, and Prince George's Counties
This AmeriCorps program coordinates the efforts of existing community-based organizations to more effectively assist eligible residents in the naturalization process. Members will conduct public education, enroll Legal Permanent residents in citizenship classes, and assist candidates in completing the citizenship application process.
Partnership for Adolescents on the Lower Shore (PALS)
Caroline, Dorchester, Kent, Queen Anne's, Somerset, Talbot, Wicomico, and Worcester Counties
PALS AmeriCorps members increase the capacity of Eastern Shore community agencies to serve at-risk youth; they provide academic assistance and recreational opportunities to under-served youth.
AmeriCorps members will build capacity within community-based organizations that provide direct services to Montgomery County residents.
Reading Partners Maryland
Reading Partners AmeriCorps members will recruit and manage community volunteers to provide one-on-one literacy tutoring to kindergarten through 5th grade students who are struggling with reading. As a result of the members’ efforts, students who complete the program will advance their literacy skills by at least one full grade-level.
Tri-County AmeriCorps Service Project
Charles, St. Mary’s, Calvert Counties
In southern Maryland, members will deliver financial resources and education; provide individualized support to special needs pre-kindergarten students; mentor high school students in the college application process; connect seniors, veterans, military service members, and people with disabilities to mental health and related services; and guide residents in accessing housing rehabilitation and weatherization services.
AmeriCorps members will serve at nonprofits across Maryland. They will mobilize community volunteers and build the capacity of sites to maintain a sustainable volunteer program.