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Utah AmeriCorps Programs

Utah AmeriCorps Programs 2013-2014

AMUU: AmeriCorps and the Medically Underserved in Utah

Association for Utah Community HealthUtah Healthcare Corps (UHC) has contributed greatly to the improvement of health outcomes in the areas of immunization, diabetes, reproductive health, and has worked to reduce health disparities for special populations.  UHC has been supporting community health centers and their community partners since 1996.  This program supports AmeriCorps members serving in community health centers and other community health based organizations throughout the state of Utah. Members have two primary purposes: Outreach and Enrollment and patient education.  The mission of the UHC is to reduce economic, geographic, cultural, and language barriers to health care and to expand primary care services for the medically underserved populations of Utah.  Since 1996 UHC has provided service opportunities for almost 400 individuals.  Join our program and help to ensure that all Utahns receive affordable and quality healthcare.
Contact
Levi Webb
E-mail
levi@auch.org
Address
860 E 4500 S, #206
SLC, UT 84107
Website
Phone
(801) 716-4613

AmeriCorps Ending Chronic Homelessness Program

The AmeriCorps Ending Chronic Homelessness Program is located in Salt Lake County and involves salt_lake_logoAmeriCorps members across the state with mentoring and functions that supplement case management operations in segments of the population who are determined to be at ‘high risk’ for homelessness.  The targeted populations include; chronically homeless who are now housed; young people who have aged out of foster care; children in homeless families and families at risk of becoming homeless. This program is receiving high praise for its innovative work in the area of homelessness.
Contact
Lora Bawden
E-mail
lbawden@slco.org
Address
2001 South State St. S2100
Salt Lake City, UT 84190
Phone
(801) 468-3895

Utah AmeriCorps Literacy Initiative

read-todayThe Utah AmeriCorps Literacy Initiative was created to help teachers meet the challenge of No Child left behind. This program provides schools across the state with AmeriCorps members who serve as a resource to classroom teachers in improving reading instruction for challenged students and improve home literacy efforts. The members recruit and train community volunteers to tutor children and coordinate cross-age tutoring programs. The focus is in the primary grades 1-3 to assure that children are reading at or above grade level by the end of third grade.
Contact
Gloria Skanchy
Miranda Thompson
E-mail
skanchyg@ogdensd.org
thompsonm@ogdensd.org
Address
1950 Monroe
Ogden, UT 84401
Phone
(801) 737-7403

Utah Campus Compact

The Utah Campus Compact Program utilizes students at nine colleges and universities in the stateUT_black___red to provide support to hundreds of community organizations through direct service and volunteer recruitment, thereby increasing capacity for organizations to continue providing much-needed services in the areas of education, veteran support, healthy futures, economic opportunity, and environmental stewardship.
Contact
Alexis Bucknam
E-mail
abucknam@utahsbr.edu
Address60 South 400 West
SLC, UT 84101
Website
Phone
801-366-8495

Utah Conservation Corps

UtahConservationCorps_ustThe Utah Conservation Corps, housed in Logan, Utah, has AmeriCorps members which work in partnership with state and federal land management agencies. Members complete needed statewide conservation projects in creation, maintenance, and improving access to trail; fence construction and maintenance; noxious weed removal; and habitat restoration. Many of the AmeriCorps members are also certified first responders and the program is registered and available for deployment in the event of emergency or disaster situations anywhere in the US.
Contact
Sean Damitz
Kate Stephens
E-mail
sean.damitz@usu.edu
kate.stephens@usu.edu
Address
7205 Old Main Hill
Logan, UT 84322
Website
Phone
(435) 797-0964
(435) 797-1541-fax

Playworks

Playworks logoPlayworks, a new AmeriCorps program in Utah, is a full-time, school-based program that will serve 5,760 children in nine low-income, at-risk elementary schools in the Salt Lake City area. Playworks will enable students to improve their social and emotional development by creating a positive and supportive school climate by teaching inclusive behavior and mutual respect. Members will create school environment that provides emotional and physical safety, engages students and deepens student connection to school and the overall learning experience.
Contact
Allie Teller
E-mail
ateller@playworks.org
Address
1214 Wilmington Avenue Suite 102
Salt Lake City, UT 84106
Phone
(801) 810-5374

The BYU Family, Home and Social Science (FHSS) AmeriCorps Program

BYU logoThe BYU Family, Home and Social Science (FHSS) AmeriCorps program uses AmeriCorps members recruited from the BYU FHSS student body to increase the capacity of mental health and substance abuse treatment facilities. Under the supervision of a licensed mental health professional, AmeriCorps members serve in a variety of service locations (between 17-20) located in Utah and Salt Lake Counties, giving direct clinical treatment to clients seeking treatment.
Contact
Charlene Clark
E-mail
charlene_clark@byu.edu
Address
BYU – School of Social Work
2190C JFSB
Provo, UT 84602
Phone
(801) 422-7438

The Red Cross Utah Preparedness and Response Corps (UPRC)

American Red Cross logoThe Red Cross Utah Preparedness and Response Corps (UPRC) is designed to support a commitment to community resilience through three primary activities: Disaster Preparedness, Disaster Response and Capacity Building. Using evidence-based successful Red Cross interventions such as Community Disaster Education Programs and Disaster Services delivery mechanisms, AmeriCorps members and the volunteers they recruit and train will serve in four different cities, and will increase Utah’s resiliency by ensuring residents are prepared for disasters of all types.
Contact
Kristy Denlein
E-mail
kristy.denlein@redcross.org
Address
American Red Cross
Greater Salt Lake Area Chapter
555 East 300 South
Salt Lake City, UT 84102
SLC, UT 84101 
Phone
(801) 323-7023

Habitat for Humanity

Habitat for Humanity logoAmeriCorps members work with the Utah County Habitat affiliate and four other Habitat affiliates in Utah (Davis/Weber, Summit/Wasatch, Castle Country, and Southwest Utah) to eliminate poverty housing and homelessness in the county by building, renovating, and repairing simple, decent homes with area residents in need of affordable shelter.
Contact
Kena Jo Mathews
E-mail
kena@habitatuc.org
Address
Habitat for Humanity of Utah County
340 South Courtesy Way
Orem, UT 84058
Phone
(801) 344-8527