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Utah AmeriCorps Programs

Click here if you are interested in joining a Utah AmeriCorps program, or reach out to one of the program directors listed below.

United Way of Salt Lake
Carmela Castaneda
257 East 200 South, Suite 300
Salt Lake City, UT 84111

Program Focus: Education
The United Way of Salt Lake’s AmeriCorps Program focuses on providing math tutoring to students in the Granite School District. The AmeriCorps Math program utilizes the pull-out model, which consists of AmeriCorps members and volunteers tutoring students during the day at each site. Members and volunteers tutor students using the pull-out model to address gaps in understanding of key concepts that must be addressed to develop grade level proficiency. At-risk students are selected from first to third grade classes for support through an assessment.
AmeriCorps Members: 10

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Dominic Bills
1060 East 150 North
Provo, UT 84606

Program Focus: Education
The Utah STEM Initiative AmeriCorps Program engages underprivileged youth in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM). Through tutoring and mentoring activities, students increase their knowledge of the STEM field and experience a shift in attitude, awareness, engagement, behavior and skill. Students are also mentored and have the opportunity to network with STEM professionals and education institutions.
AmeriCorps Members: 56

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The Boys and Girls Clubs of Weber-Davis (BGCWD) 
Linda Anderson

2302 Washington Blvd. Ste. 201
Ogden, UT 84401

Program Focus: Education
The Boys and Girls Clubs of Weber-Davis (BGCWD) provides additional support to students who are at risk of dropping out of school due to chronic absenteeism and students who are not achieving mastery levels on SAGE (state-wide testing) assessments. AmeriCorps members support these students by mentoring them both during the school day and after school at the club.
AmeriCorps Members: 14

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Charlene Clark
BYU – School of Social Work
2190C JFSB
Provo, UT 84602

Program Focus: Healthy Futures
BYU Family, Home and Social Science (FHSS) AmeriCorps utilizes members from the BYU FHSS student body to increase the capacity of non-profit 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 along the Wasatch Front, providing direct clinical services to clients seeking treatment.
AmeriCorps Members: 112

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Utah Higher Education AmeriCorps Network
Maggie Roberts
1901 E South Campus Dr, RM 1130
Salt Lake City, UT 84112

Program Focus: Healthy Futures & Education
Utah Higher Education AmeriCorps Network (UHEAN) utilizes students as AmeriCorps members at seven colleges and universities throughout the state. UHEAN will place AmeriCorps members who provide support to hundreds of community organizations through direct service and capacity building efforts. The work performed by AmeriCorps members increases the ability for organizations to continue providing much-needed services in the areas of education, healthy futures and economic opportunity.
AmeriCorps Members: 924

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Sean Damitz
7205 Old Main Hill
Logan, UT 84322

Program Focus: Environmental Stewardship
Utah Conservation Corps is a statewide program that partners with federal, state, local, and nonprofit agencies to protect, restore and enhance our environment. This program engages AmeriCorps members in working to complete projects in creation, maintenance, and improvement of trail access. In addition, members participate in construction and maintenance, noxious weed removal, habitat restoration, fuels reduction, environmental education, and volunteer management. Many of the AmeriCorps members are also certified first responders, making them available for deployment in the event of an emergency or disaster situation in the United States.
AmeriCorps Members: 180

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Canyon Country Youth Corps
Chris Giangreco
1117 N Main St.
P.O. Box 1029
Monticello, UT 84535

Program Focus: Environmental Stewardship
Canyon Country Youth Corps, operating through the Four Corners School of Outdoor Education, addresses needs in Utah’s most rural and economically challenged area, San Juan County. The Youth Corps completes fuels reduction, invasive species removal, riparian restoration, trail maintenance, and construction projects on public lands. AmeriCorps members work with underserved youth as part of these crews, with the goal of healthier public land ecosystems that will also cultivate the next generation of environmental stewards.
AmeriCorps Members: 33

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Cynthia O’Connor
860 E 4500 S, #206
Salt Lake City, UT 84107

Program Focus: Healthy Futures & Economic Opportunity
The Utah Healthcare Corps, operating through the Association for Utah Community Health, places AmeriCorps members at sites across the state where they work to improve health outcomes in the areas of immunization, diabetes, insurance enrollment and reduction of health disparities for special populations. Members work to reduce barriers to healthcare and expand services for the medically underserved.
AmeriCorps Members: 26

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Linda Brown
1950 Monroe
Ogden, UT 84401

Program Focus: Education
Mentoring for Success focuses on supporting at-risk students and providing services for elementary schools, including: tutoring, mentoring, case management for families, attendance tracking/early warning systems, and positive behavioral intervention support. Across the state, AmeriCorps members ensure participating K-6 students are provided with the supplemental services needed to be successful.
AmeriCorps Members: 66

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JaNea Raines
2001 South State St. S2100
Salt Lake City, UT 84190

Program Focus: Economic Opportunity
Salt Lake County’s Most Vulnerable Populations program utilizes AmeriCorps members in a variety of agencies that help the homeless obtain housing, provide assistance to the formerly homeless, and connect them to other mainstream services to increase self-sufficiency. Members support case management services that have been successful in supporting the State’s Ten Year Plan of ending chronic homelessness.
AmeriCorps Members: 15

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Ben Cromwell
308 E 4500 S #120
Murray, UT 84107

Program Focus: Education
Playworks AmeriCorps engages AmeriCorps members to serve in 12 low-income, at-risk elementary schools throughout Salt Lake County. These members create positive and inclusive school environments where every kids thrives both inside the classroom and out. Corps members teach social/ emotional skills, get kids active and promote play as an integral tool for improving student outcomes. By leveraging the power of play to empower students to become productive learners, Playworks Corps Members are deepening student connections to the learning experience.
AmeriCorps Members: 19

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Jennifer Throndsen
Utah State Board of Education
250 E 500 S
Salt Lake City, UT 84111

Program Focus: Education
Read.Graduate.Succeed AmeriCorps was developed to align with Governor Gary R. Herbert’s “On PACE to 66% by 2020” initiative, focusing on the urgency to implement a strong education program in schools throughout the state. AmeriCorps members are placed in schools identified by the Utah State Office of Education as priority schools or designated as low performing, which was determined through analysis of demographic and achievement data, commitment from the administration, and alignment with the initiative’s core strategies.
AmeriCorps Members: 168

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Senior Charity Care Foundation
Beth Ehrhardt
PO Box 744
Kaysville, UT 84037

Program Focus: Healthy Futures
Senior Charity Care Foundation (SCCF)’s mission is to improve the quality of life for elders in need. This program utilizes AmeriCorps members to help Utah’s elderly population access affordable medical services such as dental, vision, and auditory services.
AmeriCorps Members: 10

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Planning Grants
UServeUtah is pleased to be supporting the following organization during a planning year. This program will use grant funding to put together a competitive business plan for a prospective AmeriCorps program and hopes to be competitive for AmeriCorps grant funding in the future.

  • International Rescue Committee (IRC)