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Utah AmeriCorps Programs

red cross utah logoThe Utah Preparedness and Response Corps (UPRC)
Kristy Denlein
kristy.denlein@redcross.org
555 East 300 South
Salt Lake City, UT 84102
SLC, UT 84101
801-323-7023
website

Program Focus: Disaster Services & Veterans
The Utah Preparedness and Response Corps (UPRC) is operated by the American Red Cross of Utah and empowers AmeriCorps members to help prevent and respond to local emergencies. Disaster Preparedness members work to educate individuals and communities on disaster preparedness, including home fire safety, building resilient communities and educating youth. Military Mentoring members help facilitate the transition for veterans from military service to civilian life including assisting them in securing resources and benefits.
AmeriCorps Members: 9


Boys and Girls Clubs Utah logoThe Utah STEM Initiative AmeriCorps Program
Dominic Bills
dominicb@bgcutah.org
1060 East 150 North
Provo, UT 84606
801-876-0314
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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: 48


BYU Social Work AmeriCorps programBYU Family, Home and Social Science (FHSS)
Charlene Clark
Charlene_clark@byu.edu
BYU – School of Social Work
2190C JFSB
Provo, UT 84602
801-422-7438
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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: 159


ucc_logo_150pxUtah Campus Compact
Amy Wiscombe
amyw@utahcompact.org
1901 E South Campus Dr, RM 1130
Salt Lake City, UT 84112
801-585-7108
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Program Focus: Healthy Futures & Education
Utah Campus Compact AmeriCorps utilizes students as AmeriCorps members at seven colleges and universities throughout the state. Campus Compact 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: 919


UCCLogo_color 100pxUtah Conservation Corps
Sean Damitz
sean.damitz@usu.edu
7205 Old Main Hill
Logan, UT 84322
435-770-6104
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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


Utah Heathcare Corps 225pxThe Utah Healthcare Corps
Levi Webb
levi@auch.org
860 E 4500 S, #206
SLC, UT 84107
801-716-4613
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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: 48


Mentoring For Success logoMentoring For Success
Linda Brown
brownlb@ogdensd.org
1950 Monroe
Ogden, UT 84401
801-737-7403
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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: 65


Salt Lake County LogoMost Vulnerable Populations Operation AmeriCorps
JaNea Raines
jraines@slco.org
2001 South State St. S2100
Salt Lake City, UT 84190
385-468-4877
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Program Focus: Economic Opportunity
Most Vulnerable Populations Operation AmeriCorps Program is based in the Salt Lake County area. This 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: 25


Playworks UT LogoPlayworks AmeriCorps
Ben Cromwell
bcromwell@playworks.org
1214 Wilmington Avenue Suite 102
Salt Lake City, UT 84106
801-503-5917
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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: 16


Read Graduate Succeed logoRead.Graduate.Succeed AmeriCorps
Jennifer Throndsen
jennifer.throndsen@schools.utah.gov
801-538-7893

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: 111


Canyon Country Youth Corps logoCanyon Country Youth Corps
Jake Deslauriers
jdeslauriers@fourcornersschool.org
49W 600S (physical address)
P.O. Box 1029 (mailing address)
Monticello, UT 84535
435-587-2156
website

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: 37


Planning Grants
UServe Utah is pleased to be supporting the following organizations during a planning year. These programs will use grant funding, to put together a competitive business plan, for a prospective AmeriCorps program. Each program hopes to be competitive for AmeriCorps grant funding in the future. These planning grant programs are:

  • The United Way of Salt Lake
  • Team Mill Hollow
  • Five County Association of Governments
  • One World Solar
  • Senior Charity Care Foundation