AmeriCorps State provides funds to local and national organizations and agencies committed to using national service to address critical community needs in education, disaster services, economic opportunity, health, and environmental stewardship. A total of $1,799,987 federal grant funding was awarded for 2018-2019 AmeriCorps Programs.

Serve Guam Commission currently administers funds to four (4) programs throughout Guam. And listed as follows:

 


AmeriCorps Ayuda Para I Komunidåt (Help for the Community)

Organization: Sanctuary Incorporated of Guam

Program Director:  Antoinette Bautista         This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.        475-7101

Focus Areas

Education: Mentoring and Assisting At-Risk Youth and Families;  Members will carry out enrichment activities and have the direct involvement of community volunteers in workshops, classes and groups on improving Parenting Skills, Parent Support Groups, Youth/Adult Anger Management Classes.

Environmental Stewardship: To Treat and Improve Public Parks, Lands and Community Gardens from  Erosion Control, Invasive Species and Natural Debris, Recycling and upcycling to enhance a higher-quality ecosystem and habitat.

Capacity Building:  Increasing the operational effectiveness of all AmeriCorps programs; expanding the range of services provided; and improving external relations, reflection, analysis, skill building, networking, and action. Increasing awareness of the impact of AmeriCorps and the volunteers recruited and managed.


AmeriCorps UOG Volunteer Center

Organization: University Of Guam

(must be 18yrs & above with High school Diploma or equivalent to apply)

Program Director: Charlene Bitlaol           This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.           735-2231

Focus Areas

Environmental Stewardship:  To Treat and Improve Public Parks and Lands from Erosion Control, Combat Invasive Species and Natural Debris, to enhance a higher-quality ecosystem and habitat.

Education: Helping college students maintain and succeed in post secondary education by providing program supported activities to earn their post secondary degree.

Healthy Futures:  Providing companionship services to reduce social isolation and support needed to maintain independent living of elderly or individuals with disabilities.

Veterans & Military Families: Provide educational support services that enhance the quality of life of veterans, military members, and their families with access to benefits and services.

Capacity Building: Increasing the operational effectiveness of all AmeriCorps programs; expanding the range of services provided; and improving external relations, reflection, analysis, skill building, networking, and action. Increasing awareness of the impact of AmeriCorps and the volunteers recruited and managed.


AmeriCorps VARO Outreach

Organization: Victim Advocates Reaching Out

Program Director:  Sarah Taitano        This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.       477-5552

Focus Areas

Education: Members engage in supported activities to help students maintain enrollment in and succeed in post-secondary education, mentoring and homework assistance to enhance academic improvement and academic engagement accessible to disadvantaged and at-risk youth and families.

Economic Opportunity:  Members will assist and facilitate in providing work-readiness programs, soft skills   training, financial literacy information and referrals to existing community services for financial stability and workforce development.

Capacity Building:  Increasing the operational effectiveness of all AmeriCorps programs; expanding the range of services provided; and improving external relations, reflection, analysis, skill building, networking, and action. Increasing awareness of the impact of AmeriCorps and the volunteers recruited and managed.


AmeriCorps Guam Homeland Security

Organization: Guam Homeland Security/Office of Civil Defense

Executive Director:  Jaimie Cruz       This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.         475-9600

Focus Areas

Disaster Services: Members will engage the kindergarten and elementary students, community and volunteers in disaster preparedness through the use of interactive tsunami, earthquake, typhoon puppet show, deliver disaster presentation outreach for the middle and high school students; facilitate and assist in various volunteer, disaster service and training programs such as: First Aid, CPR AED, GPD’s Neighborhood Watch Program, GHS/OCD’s Guam Youth Preparedness Program, Guam Emergency Response Teach (CERT) and Teen CERT Programs, National Incident Management System (NIMS) Compliant Courses, FEMA courses, Disability Integration and GHS/OCD’s disaster simulation and training exercise.

Capacity Building: Increasing the operational effectiveness of all AmeriCorps programs; expanding the range of services provided; and improving external relations, reflection, analysis, skill building, networking, and action. Increasing awareness of the impact of AmeriCorps and the volunteers recruited and managed.