Current Wisconsin AmeriCorps Programs

AmeriCorps programs the state of Wisconsin focus on a wide variety of issues, including educational achievement, economic opportunity, environmental protection, addiction recovery, community health and homelessness.

If you are interested in joining or learning more about AmeriCorps programs in Wisconsin, please email wiamericorps@gmail.com or call (608)492-2928.  A team member will answer your questions and help you explore which program is the best fit for you!

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AmeriCorps member assists students with an art project at a Boys & Girls Club
MCC AmeriCorps members pose in front of the Milwaukee Bucks Stadium


Here are the programs currently serving Wisconsin communities:

Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee- AmeriCorps Programs

SPARK– AmeriCorps members provide tutoring sessions and small group reading activities to students in grades K-3 in order to improve literacy.

Camp Whitcomb/Mason Environmental Initiative– AmeriCorps members create, implement and lead youth through environmental education lessons and activities.

Arts Initiative– AmeriCorps members develop, manage and implement a comprehensive art program and serve youth, ages 6-18, in visual and performing arts in after school club facilities.

Summer Slide Prevention– AmeriCorps members lead lessons with literacy and math concepts embedded to intellectually engage kids, ages 7-9, over the summer.

Kinder Academy– AmeriCorps members lead group activities for kids entering kindergarten, teaching basic skills and concepts needed to begin school ready to learn.

Graduation Plus– AmeriCorps members lead tutoring, academic advising and college preparation activities for high school students who display indicators of high academic risk for failure.

Service Area: Milwaukee and Waukesha Counties

Email Contact: Rachel Davis

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City Year- Milwaukee

AmeriCorps members focus on helping students get and/or remain on track to graduate by providing academic support, delivering behavior and attendance coaching and encouraging student engagement to promote a positive school climate.

Service Area: Milwaukee, WI

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College Possible- Milwaukee

AmeriCorps members provide intensive coaching and support to low-income high school and college students in order to make college admission and success possible.

Service Area: Milwaukee, WI

Email Contact: Kelly Schaer

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Dane County Department of Human Services- Partners for After School Success

AmeriCorps members are placed in predominately low-income or resource scarce communities in order to enhance the academic achievement and school engagement of middle and high school youth through positive relationships, literacy tutoring, extended learning programs and volunteer service.

Service Area: Dane County

Email Contact: Connie Bettin

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Easter Seals Wisconsin AmeriCorps Partnership

AmeriCorps members provide intensive personal care and lead or facilitate therapeutic recreation activities for individuals with disabilities and their families at Camp Wawbeek and Respite Camp. AmeriCorps members also provide therapeutic recreation activities for veterans and their family members at Veteran Family Camps.

Service Area: Statewide

Email Contact: Cally Ehle

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Marshfield Clinic AmeriCorps Programs

Afterschool- AmeriCorps members provide support to afterschool programs through promoting academic success, personal/social development and healthy active living for youth ages 8-18.

Service Area: North and Northwest Wisconsin

Email Contact: Brian Blahnik

Volunteer Wisconsin- AmeriCorps members are placed in non-profits across the state to increase their capacity to effectively engage and utilize volunteers.

Service Area: Statewide

Email Contact: Shelly Kaiser

Recovery Corps- AmeriCorps members are trained in the Connecticut Community for Addiction Recovery (CCAR) model of recovery coaching and serve as recovery coaches. Their focus is to reduce prescription drug, opioid, and other substance use disorders through one-on-one contact, outreach phone calls, and community education in the northcentral Wisconsin region served by the HOPE Consortium.

Service Area: Oneida, Vilas, Price, Iron & Forest Counties and Forest County Potawatomi, Lac Du Flambeau & Sokaogon Chippewa Tribal Nations

Email Contact: Brian Blahnik

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Milwaukee Christian Center- Youthbuild

AmeriCorps members make a tangible impact on their community through the construction of affordable, energy-efficient housing and accessible home modifications, while gaining job and leadership skills, improving their education and developing community through service.

Service Area: Milwaukee, WI

Email Contact: Lois Nugent

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North Central Community Action Program

AmeriCorps members provide direct services to youth and their families as mentors and tutors during and after school. Members serve elementary, middle school, high school and adult learners.

Service Area: Greater Wausau Area; Marathon, Langlade, Brown & neighboring counties

Email Contact: Steven Frodl

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Public Allies Milwaukee

AmeriCorps members work on service projects that enhance and expand the capacity of nonprofit organizations to deliver critical direct services to Milwaukee residents.

Service Area: Milwaukee, WI

Email Contact: Ashley Lee

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Renewal Unlimited, Inc.- Fresh Start Program

AmeriCorps members construct two single family homes that are sold to low- and moderate-income families. While working on the houses, members develop educational, pre-employment, job, independent living and leadership skills.

Service Area: Portage, WI

Email Contacts: Suzanne Hoppe or Julie Thomsen

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Teach for America- Milwaukee

AmeriCorps members lead classrooms across the city of Milwaukee while growing and strengthening the movement for educational equality and excellence.

Service Area: Milwaukee, WI

Email Contact: Kelly Kotarek

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United Way of Dane County- Achievement Connections

AmeriCorps members tutor high school students in math and leverage additional volunteers to provide tutoring with the goal of increasing the number of students who pass Algebra by 10th grade.

Service Area: Madison and Middleton, WI

Email Contact: Steve Blankenheim

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United Way of Dane County- Schools of Hope

AmeriCorps members work with school staff to increase the academic performance of students of color and those from low-income families through literacy tutoring. Members also work as coordinators for community volunteer tutors.

Service Area: Madison and Sun Prairie, WI

Email Contacts: Karen Dischler or Emily Greene

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University of Wisconsin- Eau Claire ECLIPSE

AmeriCorps members provide one-on-one interventions to 3-5 year old children who are at risk and/or from low income families in order to help them grow in the areas of language, literacy, social interaction and initiative skills.

Service Area: Eau Claire and Altoona, WI

Email Contact: Donna Lehmkuhl

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Western Dairyland EOC, Inc.- Fresh Start Program

AmeriCorps members construct new homes for income-eligible families in the local community while working on achieving high school diplomas/HSEDs, developing career goals, improving self-esteem and alleviating barriers to economic self-sufficiency.

Service Area: Eau Claire County

Email Contact: Katie Hulbert

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Wisconsin Association for Homeless and Runaway Services

AmeriCorps members provide street outreach services to homeless youth and respond to referrals from police departments, schools and other youth-serving agencies.

Service Area: Statewide

Email Contacts: Patricia Balke or John Babbitt

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Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction- Farm to School

AmeriCorps members leverage community volunteers to implement farm to school strategies in a variety of high-need Wisconsin communities to provide students with healthy local foods.

Service Area: Statewide

Email Contact: Kara Helget or Department of Public Instruction

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Wisconsin Primary Health Care Association- Wisconsin HealthCorps

AmeriCorps members are placed in community health centers, public health departments and health focused non-profits in order to serve as patient navigators, health educators and community outreach specialists.

Service Area: Dane, Milwaukee, Eau Claire, Marathon, Monroe, Manitowoc, Waushara, Kenosha, Winnebago and Sheboygan Counties

Email Contact: Kysa Stocking

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Wisconsin Reading Corps

AmeriCorps members provide K-3 students with supplemental reading practice so they can become successful readers. Wisconsin Reading Corps is an evidence-based, 1-1 tutoring program to intervene with students at-risk of not reading proficiently by the end of 3rd grade.

Service Area: Milwaukee and Racine, WI

Email Contact: Eric Hoffman

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NCCAP AmeriCorps members in front of Wausau City Hall
A College Possible AmeriCorps member sits with a student
Farm to School AmeriCorps members lead a school nutrition lesson
PASS AmeriCorps members in front of the Lakeview Woods sign with debris they removed from the park