This is a Planning Grant and will have no member slots.
Created in 2009, Feeding Laramie Valley is a community based, designed and led nonprofit program working for food security and an equitable, just and sustainable food system in Albany County, Wyoming. The planning grant will help develop an AmeriCorps funded program application.
Will recruit 6 Half-Time and 10 Minimum-Time AmeriCorps members.
Big Brothers Big Sisters’ Mission is to provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-on-one relationships that change their lives for the better, forever. Big Brothers Big Sisters’ vision is that all children achieve success in life. To help complete the mission AmeriCorps members serve as mentors in a one to one matching relationship combined with a program staff in lock step with local educators. Participating youth will receive homework help and a curriculum of educational and enrichment activities in a structured afterschool learning environment, in four counties in rural Northwest Wyoming.
Will recruit 2 Full-Time, 9 Half-Time, and 56 Minimum-Time members.
Big Brothers Big Sisters’ Mission is to provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-on-one relationships that change their lives for the better, forever. Big Brothers Big Sisters’ vision is that all children achieve success in life. The AmeriCorps program will help attain this mission by providing outreach and support to new mentors as well as recruit mentors as AmeriCorps members to improve the lives of youth in Wyoming.
Will recruit 41 Quarter-Time and 17 Minimum-Time members.
Teton Science Schools have been teaching about the natural world and the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem since 1967. The organization has educated, trained and inspired thousands of children, youth and adults, bringing them together through the study of nature and its extension, place-based education. Seven innovative programs serve students from across Wyoming, the Intermountain West, the nation and around the world. The demand for nature-based science programs continues to grow. Teton Science Schools’ AmeriCorps program provides education and science training for educators to enter formal or non-formal educational settings with skill sets and confidence to increase scientific literacy and help kids connect to nature and science.
Will recruit 10 Quarter-Time and 30 Minimum-Time members.
The mission of the Wyoming Conservation Corps (WCC) is to connect young adults in Wyoming to a diverse array of hands-on natural resource and environmental management experiences, and to promote leadership, through the completion of service projects that benefit lands in Wyoming.
Will recruit 15 Full-Time members.
The AmeriCorps program, in partnership with Wyoming Coalition Against Sexual Assault member programs, is dedicated to building communities where violence against women and children is not tolerated or ignored. Through a collective voice, the WCADVSA is committed to provide leadership, education and systems advocacy to advance social change and end violence. The WCASVSA works to support and enhance the work of member programs and to provide leadership on issues relating to domestic violence and sexual assault. The twenty-four member programs will be eligible to apply as subgrantees for the fifteen members requested in this proposal, which will serve their communities and build the organizational capacity to meet local needs of education and public safety. Full time AmeriCorps members will provide services as crisis intervention advocates addressing the safety concerns of adult and child victims and as educators giving presentations to help develop a better awareness.