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Kentucky AmeriCorps Programs

Since 1994, nearly 10,000 Kentuckians have served more than 15 million hours and have qualified for Segal AmeriCorps Education Awards totaling more than $34.1 million.

Curious what Kentucky AmeriCorps members accomplished last program year? Check out our infographic.

Applying for Kentucky AmeriCorps

  • Positions are for AmeriCorps members. Learn more about the programs by reading the descriptions below.
  • To see what programs have openings, go to and search for AmeriCorps State/National programs in Kentucky.
  • If you are interested, create a profile and apply online at
  • You can also contact the program directors listed below.

If you are interested in applying for a grant for an AmeriCorps program, please visit the Grant Information page.

Current Programs

2015-16 Kentucky AmeriCorps State Programs

Sept. 1, 2015 - Aug. 31, 2016

  1. ATEAM
  2. Disaster Services Corps
  3. Economic Empowerment Corps
  4. FRYSC Corps
  5. Homes for All
  6. Kentucky College Coaches
  7. MSUCorps
  8. PartnerCorps STEM
  9. REACH Corps
  10. Senior Connections
  11. Teach For America - Appalachia
  12. UNITE Service Corps
    2015-16 Kentucky AmeriCorps Program Map


Press Release: Kentucky Receives $3.7 Million in Service Grants

National Press Release: National Service Agency Announces $218 Million in AmeriCorps Funding

2015-16 Kentucky AmeriCorps Program Descriptions

2015-16 Kentucky AmeriCorps Program Directors

2015-16 Kentucky AmeriCorps Program Map

2015-16 Kentucky National Service Program Map

Kentucky Program Information


Description: Members are committed to providing tutoring and mentoring assistance to Kentucky students in elementary through high school. In partnership with supportive schools and involved communities, ATEAM aims to support dropout prevention and post-secondary education and workforce readiness.

Program Sponsor: Barren County School District

Program Co-Director: Shannon Bailes, (270) 684-5300
Gateway Academy, 2401 McConnell Ave., Owensboro, KY 42301

Program Co-Director: Donna Morgan, (270) 453-3205
P.O. Box 29, 149 Cardinal Blvd., Hiseville, KY 42152

ATEAM website

Disaster Services Corps

Description: Members leverage volunteers, educate the community about disaster preparedness, receive training as disaster responders and initiate development of disaster kits.

Program Sponsor: Green River Area Development District

Program Director: David Clark, (270) 926-4433
Program Coordinator: Carolynn Kelley, (800) 928-9094
300 GRADD Way, Owensboro, KY 42301

GRADD AmeriCorps website

Economic Empowerment Corps

Description: Members in this statewide program serve as economic empowerment specialists, volunteer and community outreach specialists and youth programming specialists to support survivors of domestic violence.

Program Sponsor: Kentucky Coalition Against Domestic Violence

Program Director: Michelle Fiore, (502) 209-5382
KCADV, 111 Darby Shire Circle, Frankfort, KY 40601

Economic Empowerment Corps website


Description: FRYSC Corps members are literacy tutors who help kids struggling to read better. They support their host FRYSCs meet nonacademic basic needs of students so they can come to school each day ready to learn. FRYSC Corps members also engage students and families in their communities by creating volunteer opportunities and promoting the AmeriCorps spirit of getting things done.

Program Sponsor: Ohio Valley Educational Cooperative

Program Director: Heather Musinski, (502) 564-4986 x3831
Member Coordinator: Carie Kizziar, (502) 564-4986 x3843
Division of Family Resource and Youth Services Centers
275 E. Main St., Mail Stop 3C-G, Frankfort, KY 40621

FRYSC Corps website

Homes for All

Formerly called Build Corps

Description: In this statewide program, members have an impact in their communities through homelessness prevention, housing placement services and low-income housing construction and repair.

Program Sponsor: Homeless and Housing Coalition of Kentucky

Program Director: Kelly Dycus, (502) 223-1834
Program Assistant: Caitlin Szabo
306 W. Main St., Suite 207, Frankfort, KY 40601

Build Corps website

Kentucky College Coaches

Description: Members serve as college coaches in this statewide program designed to increase the high school graduation rate among low-income and underserved students and enroll students in postsecondary institutions toward the goal of earning a college degree.

Program Sponsor: Northern Kentucky University Research Foundation

Program Director: Kristen Hedgebeth, (859) 572-7836
Founders Hall 538, Nunn Drive, Highland Heights, KY 41099
Program Coordinator: Megan Morris, (859) 572-7725
Landrum 326, Nunn Drive, Highland Heights, KY 41099

Kentucky College Coaches website


Description: Members tutor academically at-risk students using approved reading curriculum and recruit and train community volunteers to be reading tutors. Members develop and demonstrate skills in tutoring, civic engagement and volunteer recruitment.

Program Sponsor: Morehead State University

Program Director: Mary Claire Williams, (606) 783-2719
Member Coordinator: Rosita Napoleoni-Milan
Educational Services Building, 627 E. Main St., Morehead, KY 40351

MSUCorps website

PartnerCorps STEM

STEM AmeriCorps

Description: PartnerCorps STEM members provide tutoring and homework assistance in algebra while connecting mathematics to STEM career pathways, resulting in improved academic results in mathematics. The program serves three rural high schools in Madison County.

Program Sponsor: Partners for Education at Berea College

Program Contact: Linda Stone, (859) 985-3710

PartnerCorps STEM website


Description: Members serve in elementary and middle school family resource and youth services centers to help students showing signs of chronic absenteeism and to provide assistance to families facing multiple economic, educational and health challenges that can be barriers to student success in school.

Program Sponsor: Jefferson County Public Schools

Program Director: Ben Langley, (502) 485-3926
Member Coordinator: Jon Auslander-Price, (502) 574-4178
Aherns Education Center, 546 S. First St., Room 204, Louisville, KY 40202

Senior Connections

Description: Members provide in-home, site-based and transportation services and social support to seniors and others with disabilities as a means to prevent unnecessary hospitalizations for Medicare recipients. Members are trained in disaster response and assist in local service projects.

Program Sponsor: Green River Area Development District

Program Director: David Clark, (270) 926-4433
Program Assistant: Carolynn Kelley
300 GRADD Way, Owensboro, KY 42301
Toll-free: (800) 928-9094

GRADD AmeriCorps website

Teach For America - Appalachia

Description: Members are committed to providing all students with an education that enables them to be college and career ready, and closes Kentucky’s achievement gaps between low-income and more-affluent students. Teach for America partners with school districts in eastern Kentucky to provide a pipeline of talented educators for principals to consider when making hiring decisions.

Program Sponsors: Teach For America; Lawrence, Martin, Floyd, Pike, Morgan, Perry, Breathitt, Knox, Whitley, Harlan, Letcher, Pulaski and Leslie County Schools. Jenkins Independent, Harlan Independent, Hazard Independent, Middlesboro Independent and Somerset Independent schools.

Program Director: Josh Sparks, (606) 436-6000
470 Main St., Suite 1, Hazard, KY 41701
Program Coordinator: Crystal Kinser, (859) 905-0295
501 W. Sixth St., Suite 250, Lexington, KY 40508

Teach For America - Appalachia website

UNITE Service Corps

Description: Members provide math tutoring and drug abuse prevention education for at-risk students and serve as drug education coordinators in their service site schools.

Program Sponsor: Operation UNITE

Program Co-Director: Eugene Newsome, (606) 639-6176
102 Stagger Fork, Pikeville, KY 41501
Program Co-Director: Melinda Kincer

UNITE Service Corps website

PartnerCorps School Turnaround

National Direct Program

Description: Members serve at two rural schools: Knox Central High School and Leslie County High School. Members serve as mentors, college advisers and family connectors. The program adopts a research-based framework for delivering services with supporting activities that reflect best practices for engaging low-income and rural students.

Program Sponsor: Partners for Education at Berea College

Program Director: Robert Bowers, 859-200-3280

PartnerCorps School Turnaround website

Kentucky AmeriCorps Program History



For more information

Contact the listed program director or Carrie Stith-Webster, KCCVS Program Officer, at (502) 564-7420 x3842 or (502) 229-6439.


Last Updated 6/2/2016