Serve CT AmeriCorps Programs

FoodCorps recognizes the need to address obesity and diet-related disease where we can have the greatest impact on the most vulnerable children: schools. Schools are where children spend a third of their day and often eat half their daily calories. FoodCorps AmeriCorps members serve alongside educators and local leaders to support community-driven initiatives to connect kids to healthy food in schools.

 

Prevention Corps members deliver trainings to individuals community health and service providers in SBIRT (Screening Brief Intervention Referral to Treatment), deliver trainings to the community at large in using Narcan to prevent deaths from opioid overdose.

Public Allies Connecticut (PACT), one of 25 Public Allies sites around the country, meets the emerging needs of the nonprofit sector in Greater New Haven, Bridgeport and Hartford.

Jumpstart is active in 14 states across the nation and in the District of Columbia, bringing together Corps members and preschool children in low-income neighborhoods to help these children develop the language and literacy skills they need to be successful in school, setting them on a path to close the achievement gap before it is too late.

The NESS SEA AmeriCorps Program aims to improve academic engagement and positively impact students’ personal growth in the areas of life skills, self-esteem, self-confidence, and stewardship.

In Connecticut, the problem of educational inequity is pervasive. Of the approximately 550,000 students attending Connecticut’s public schools, one-third live in low-income households and are overwhelmingly students of color. We are building individual and collective leadership in partnership with students, families and communities so that, one day all students will have the opportunity to attain an excellent education.  

Service to Improve Community Health (STICH) AmeriCorps program will expand access to primary care and preventative health care for communities in Bridgeport, Cheshire, Danbury, East Hartford, Hartford, New Haven, Norwalk, Norwich, Torrington, and Waterbury.

HEALTHForward is an AmeriCorps program that tackles health disparities and the impact of social determinants of health in underserved communities in Connecticut. HEALTHForward’s 13 AmeriCorps members serve at one of the five centers that comprise the CT AHEC Network.