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Kentucky AmeriCorps Programs

Current Programs

There are open positions for AmeriCorps members in some programs. Learn more about the programs by reading the descriptions. If you are interested, create a profile and apply online at AmeriCorps.gov.

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

Go to the National Service page to check out links to news articles, blog posts, reports, etc. related to volunteerism and national service.

2013-14 Kentucky AmeriCorps Programs

The 2013-14 Kentucky AmeriCorps programs began Sept. 1, 2013, in 82 counties. Kentucky will benefit from the service of 481 members serving in the 12 programs listed below.

*New program

  1. ATEAM
  2. Build Corps
  3. Disaster Services Corps*
  4. Economic Empowerment Corps
  5. FRYSC Corps
  6. Kentucky College Coaches
  7. Kentucky Service Corps
  8. MoneyCorps*
  9. MSUCorps
  10. REACH Corps
  11. Senior Connections
  12. UNITE Service Corps

Kentucky Receives $3.8 Million in Service Grants, CHFS Press Release July 31, 2013

2013-14 Kentucky AmeriCorps Program Information (Handout)

2013-14 Kentucky AmeriCorps Program Site Map

Kentucky Program Information


Description: Members are committed to serving elementary through high school students of Kentucky in partnership with supportive schools and involved communities to provide tutoring and mentoring assistance to aid in the prevention of student dropouts and support post-secondary education and workforce readiness.

Program Sponsor: Barren County School District

Program Director: Shannon Bailes, (270) 684-5300
3520 New Hartford Road, Suite 102, Owensboro, KY 42303

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

ATEAM website

Build Corps

Description: A statewide program in which members impact their communities through homelessness prevention, housing placement services, and low income housing construction and repair. Members also assist homeless and economically disadvantaged Kentuckians prepare for and recover from disasters.

Program Sponsor: Homeless and Housing Coalition of Kentucky

Program Director: Kelly Dycus, (502) 223-1834
Member Coordinator: Rachel Harrod
Homeless and Housing Coalition of Kentucky
306 W. Main St., Suite 207, Frankfort, KY 40601

Build Corps website

Disaster Services Corps*

*New program

Description: Members leverage volunteers and educate the community about disaster preparedness. Members are trained as disaster responders and initiate the development of disaster kits.

Program Sponsor: Green River Area Development District

Program Director: David Clark, (270) 926-4433
Program Coordinator: Jud Pomeroy
Green River Area Development District
300 GRADD Way, Owensboro, KY 42301
Toll-free: (800) 928-9094

Economic Empowerment Corps

Description: A statewide program in which members serve as economic empowerment specialists, volunteer and community outreach specialists and youth programming specialists serving those who are survivors of domestic violence.

Program Sponsor: Kentucky Domestic Violence Association

Program Director: Michelle Fiore, (502) 209-5382
Kentucky Domestic Violence Association
111 Darby Shire Circle, Frankfort, KY 40601

Economic Empowerment Corps website


Description: Members, serving under the supervision of Family Resource and Youth Services Center (FRYSC) coordinators, provide reading tutoring for academically at-risk students.

Program Sponsor: Ohio Valley Educational Cooperative

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

FRYSC Corps website

Kentucky College Coaches

Description: Members serve as college coaches in statewide program designed to increase the number of low-income and underserved students who graduate from high school, enroll in postsecondary institutions and earn a college degree.

Program Sponsor: Northern Kentucky University Research Foundation

Program Directors: Kristen Hedgebeth, (859) 572-7836
Gayle Hilleke, (859) 572-7634
Northern Kentucky University Research Foundation
Founders Hall 538, Nunn Drive, Highland Heights, KY 41099

Kentucky Service Corps

Education Award Program

Description: Members are committed college students and citizens mobilizing to provide critical service to nonprofits, schools, local and state government agencies across the commonwealth.

Program Sponsor: Northern Kentucky University Research Foundation

Program Director: Kristen Hedgebeth, (859) 572-7836

Program Manager: Darlene Ryan, (859) 572-7837


*New program

Description: Members leverage additional volunteers to provide disadvantaged individuals with access to financial literacy resources and services to improve financial literacy.

Program Sponsor: Northern Kentucky Community Action Commission

Program Director: Stacy Holloway, (859) 655-2946
Northern Kentucky Community Action Commission
717 Madison Ave., Covington, KY 41011


Description: Members provide reading tutoring for academically at-risk students using the Great Leaps 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


Description: Members serve in elementary and middle schools’ Family Resource and Youth Services Centers to assist students who are showing signs of chronic absenteeism as well as providing assistance to families who are facing multiple economic, educational and health challenges that have an impact on a student’s success in school.

Program Sponsor: Jefferson County Public Schools

Program Director: Ben Langley, (502) 485-3926
Assistant Program Director: Kristen Thurman
Aherns Education Center, 546 S. First St., Room 204, Louisville, KY 40202

Senior Connections

Description: Members provide in-home services, site based services, transportation services and social support to seniors and individuals with disabilities for the purpose of preventing 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 Coordinator: Jud Pomeroy
Green River Area Development District, 300 GRADD Way, Owensboro, KY 42301
Toll-free: (800) 928-9094

UNITE Service Corps

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

Program Sponsor: Operation UNITE

Program Director: Eugene Newsome, (606) 639-6176
102 Stagger Fork, Pikeville, KY 41501
Program Co-Director: Nancy Hale, (606) 425-6779
P.O. Box 624, Mt. Vernon, KY 40456

School Turnaround AmeriCorps program in Kentucky


Description: PartnerCorps is vibrant team of AmeriCorps members committed to ensuring that young people graduate from high school ready for college and their careers. PartnerCorps members are college graduates (either two or four year college graduates) who commit to serve for one year in Kentucky in Knox or Leslie counties. During the year, members are located in a high school and serve as mentors, college advisors and family connectors. Each day, they arrive at school with the first students and remain at school until the last student leaves.

Program Sponsor: Berea College

Program Director: Robert Bowers
Grant Services Coordinator: Rachel Tsvetanov, (859) 985-3855

PartnerCorps website

**PartnerCorps is a School Turnaround AmeriCorps program.

Federal Agencies Announce First Round of School Turnaround AmeriCorps Grants, CNCS (July 17, 2013)

For more information

Contact the listed program director or KCCVS Program Officer Andrea Sieloff at (800) 239-7404, ext. 3842.


Last Updated 4/11/2014
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