We are AmeriCorps in Wisconsin
Serve Wisconsin works with AmeriCorps members and community partners to meet critical needs throughout Wisconsin. We focus on solving tough problems in educational achievement, economic opportunity, childhood obesity, health access, environmental protection, and homeless and runaway youth. AmeriCorps members are given the opportunity to enrich the lives of the people and communities they serve and their own lives through professional and personal development.
As the state’s administrator for federal AmeriCorps funds, we provide grants to nonprofit organizations that have been selected to run AmeriCorps programs. Serve Wisconsin provides training and technical assistance and monitors these organizations to ensure that they adhere to all federal rules and regulations related to their AmeriCorps grants.
Serve Wisconsin currently administers funds to 20 programs throughout Wisconsin. Please click here to see where AmeriCorps members are currently serving in the state.
AmeriCorps members have a big impact! During the 2016-2017 program year 748 AmeriCorps members served over 910,000 hours in Wisconsin communities with the following results:
- 8,811 students received environmental education
- 6,345 students received nutrition education
- 233 farmers provided healthy, local food for school lunches and snacks and engaged with students through presentations and/or school visits
- 3,607 students showed improved academic performance
- 239 economically disadvantaged students enrolled in post-secondary institutions
- 1,661 individuals with disabilities participated in therapeutic recreational activities
- 15 economically disadvantaged AmeriCorps members obtained GEDs and 25 obtained employment
- 5 single-family homes were constructed and sold to low-income individuals, families, or people with disabilities
- 44,680 contacts were made with youth living on the streets
- 3,191 homeless or runaway youth accepted additional services or returned home to a safe alternative
- 2,236 individuals received information on health insurance, access, or health benefits programs
- 35 organizations implemented three or more effective volunteer practices