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Serve Alaska


2018-2019 Grantees

Rural Cap:

 

The Rural Alaska Community Action Program, Inc. (RurAL CAP) proposes to have 22 AmeriCorps members who will organize a variety of community-driven, evidence-informed interventions that engage primarily Alaska Native youth and build resiliency to prevent substance abuse and suicide in

15 remote, rural and severely under-resourced tribal communities across Alaska and 7 in urban hub communities. At the end of the second program year, the AmeriCorps members will be responsible for increasing resiliency factors of cultural identity or supportive relationships in 208 youth. In addition, the AmeriCorps members will leverage an additional 1,000 volunteers who will be engaged in youth driven service initiatives and activities. This program will focus on the CNCS focus area of Multi-focus Intermediaries. The CNCS investment of $278,440 will be matched with $278,442 in public funding and cash.

 

Sitka School District:

 

 Sitka AmeriCorps program proposes to have twenty AmeriCorps members in eighteen host sites who will provide academic coaching, life skills coaching to at risk teens, marine and land environmental support, tribal resources support, healthy futures intervention, emergency medical/disaster trainings, arts enrichment opportunities, adult academic coaching, juvenile justice youth coaching and recruitment, nonprofit volunteer recruitment and trainings, and hatchery/science center outreach. At the end of the first year, the AmeriCorps members will be responsible for closing gaps of service in our isolated rural community, where qualified volunteers are scarce. In addition, AmeriCorps members will leverage an additional 400 community volunteers who will be engaged in nonprofit and arts engagement volunteering. The program will focus on the CNCS focus area of Multi-Focus Intermediaries. The CNCS investment of $266,000 will be matched with $145,000 in public funding and $121,000 in private funding.

 

Alaska Public Defender Agency:

 

The State of Alaska Public Defender Agency proposes to have 10 AmeriCorps Members called Social Advocates, who will provide direct assistance to our clients in identifying their needs related to social services and helping them access community resources throughout Alaska. At the end of the first program year, the AmeriCorps Social Advocates will be responsible for meeting with 500 Alaska Public Defender Agency clients, providing information to increase their financial literacy, and helping them to access services to improve their successful integration into their communities and help them maintain safe environments for their children. In addition, the AmeriCorps Social Advocates will leverage an additional 20 volunteers to participate in three days of service. The CNCS investment of $138,300 will be matched with $163,848 of State of Alaska general funds the Public Defender Agency.

United Way of Southeast:

 

The United Way of Southeast Alaska proposes to have twelve AmeriCorps members who will serve as Multi-Focus Intermediaries in Juneau, AK. At the end of the program year, the AmeriCorps members will be responsible for reducing the negative impact ACE Scores related social obstacles have on community member’s daily lives. In addition, the AmeriCorps members will leverage an additional 100 volunteers who will be engaged in creating and strengthening a collective approach to community service for disengaged community members. This program will focus on the CNCS focus area of Multi Focus Intermediaries. The CNCS investment of $175,000 will be matched with $180,000 projected match.


Salvation Army:

 

The Salvation Army Alaska Division proposes to have 10 AmeriCorps members who will deliver educational information and provide training in emergency disaster planning, including work with vulnerable seniors to increase existing support systems intended to help them continue living independently in Anchorage. At the end of the first program year, the AmeriCorps members will be responsible for increasing vulnerable individuals' ability to live safely and independently. In addition, the AmeriCorps members will leverage an additional 100-150 volunteers, who will be engaged in helping increase disaster preparedness training and vulnerable seniors' ability to live safely and independently. This program will focus on the CNCS focus area of Disaster Services: improving community resiliency through disaster preparation, response, recovery, and mitigation. The CNCS investment of $156,000 will be matched with $166,000 private funding.


University of Alaska, Anchorage

 

The University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA) School of Social Work (SSW) proposes twelve minimal time AmeriCorps members who will serve in the areas of homelessness and food insecurity in Anchorage, Alaska. At the end of the first program year, the AmeriCorps members will be responsible for increased housing and food security among Anchorage residents and UAA students. In addition, the AmeriCorps members will leverage 30 additional volunteers, especially other students, who will be engaged in related activities such as assisting at food pantries and food drives.  

The CNCS investment of $1600 will supplemented by approximately $10,000 in SSW resources for an adjunct instructor to manage the program day-to-day, and for time spent on grant management and program administration tasks performed by the School Business Manager, the faculty Principal Investigator (PI)/Program Manager, and the Director.


Alaska - CNCS Initiatives

Below is an interactive map of all AmeriCorps members within in Alaska. Clicking on each location will reveal information on the number of members participating in each program. Using the scroll wheel on your mouse will allow you to zoom in and out. Clicking on the magnifying glass icon will zoom in to the community selected.

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