NC AmeriCorps Programs

North Carolina AmeriCorps Program Descriptions

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Big Brothers Big Sisters of Western North Carolina: Project MARS AmeriCorps members will recruit, train, match, and guide mentors; provide one on one and small group academic assistance; and provide resource development (recruit, train, and manage volunteers and match resources: food, clothing, school supplies, services) in nine western North Carolina counties. Counties Served: Buncombe, Burke, Cherokee, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, Macon, Polk, and Swain

Black Child Development Institute of Greensboro: Spirit of Excellence AmeriCorps members will provide supplemental academic support to 500 children who are at risk of academic failure in Guilford County. At the end of the first program year, the AmeriCorps members will be responsible for improving the academic performance of students, while revitalizing the spirit of volunteerism in the community. Counties Served: Guilford

Conserving Carolina: Project Conserve AmeriCorps members will improve at-risk ecosystems and increase community awareness and support for local conservation needs in western North Carolina. They will do this through ecosystem restoration and protection, volunteer engagement, youth and adult education, and hazard mitigation. Counties Served: Alexander, Alleghany, Ashe, Avery, Buncombe, Burke, Caldwell, Cherokee, Cleveland, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, Lincoln, Macon, Madison, McDowell, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Swain, Transylvania, Watauga, Wilkes, and Yancey