AmeriCorps

The City of Orlando partners with AmeriCorps with 3 main programs: Operation AmeriCorps, O-PASS and AmeriCorps VISTA

Operation AmeriCorps

The City of Orlando received a $1.7 million grant from the Corporation for National and Community Service to participate in the Operation AmeriCorps Program. Orlando is one of only six cities in the nation, and the only city in the Southeast to receive this grant.

The grant provides funding for the City to launch an Operation AmeriCorps Program to with 65 full-time AmeriCorps members who work directly with 2,000 high school juniors and seniors residing in Orlando’s lowest income neighborhoods. The types of service the members provide include:

  • Tutoring
  • SAT/College Prep
  • Advocacy
  • Counseling
  •  Workforce development
  • Mentorship/Guidance

Operation AmeriCorps members work with five local high schools:

  • Jones High School
  • Edgewater High School
  • Boone High School
  • Colonial High School
  • Lake Nona High School

and four City of Orlando Recreation Centers

  • College Park Community Center
  • Orlando Downtown Recreation Complex
  • Dover Shores Community Center
  • Wadeview Community Center

For more information please contact:

Guillermo Escobar
407.246.2723

To apply for an Operation AmeriCorps position, please visit our Human Resources Job Listings page.


O-PASS

Orlando Partnership for School Success (O-PASS) deploys 30 AmeriCorps members to 8 City middle schools to impact the academic achievement of low-income students.  O-PASS AmeriCorps members serve as part of the After School All Stars Program at Jackson, Carver, Lee and Howard Middle Schools with the goal of addressing the unmet educational needs of youth through literacy tutoring and academic support; providing extended learning programs and engaging youth in service to the community.


VISTA

The City of Orlando also has a VISTA Summer Associates Program with the Corporation for National and Community Service. These volunteers work with disadvantaged youth in our community centers and partner organizations and earn a grant to put towards their continuing education or school loans.

For more info please contact:

Denise Riccio

Denise.Riccio@cityoforlando.net

407.246.4249

*please note, these positions are not currently posted. Please check back regularly.

Volunteer Florida LogoVolunteer Florida is the Governor’s lead agency for volunteerism and national service in Florida. Volunteer Florida grants funds to educational foundations, nonprofits, and faith-based organizations to administer AmeriCorps and National Service Programs. Volunteer Florida leads Florida’s national days of service, including September 11 and Martin Luther King, Jr., Day. During disasters, Volunteer Florida is the lead agency for volunteers and donations. For more information, visit volunteerflorida.org.

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