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Department of State

Volunteer and National Service

The Hon. Tahesha Way, Lt. Governor and Secretary of State

New Jersey AmeriCorps 2021 Programs

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AmeriCorps programs serve communities throughout New Jersey in the priority areas of education, disaster response, social services, and environmental stewardship.

For information about New Jersey AmeriCorps programs and funding opportunities, please email:                                AMERICORPS.NJ@SOS.NJ.GOV

Program Slots Program Description Contact Info:
Camden PowerCorps 8 HT
68 HT
PowerCorps members work with city partners to tackle pressing environmental challenges. Projects aim to improve storm water management, clean and green vacant lots, improve community space and parks for Camden's youth, and revitalize public land in the city. Serving Camden City. Darron Thompson
Program Director

Office: 856-651-7553 ext. 40201
Center for Family Services Recovery Corps 20 HT AmeriCorps members will serve as peer-based recovery support specialists, providing linkages to health education programs focused on opioid addiction and recovery. In addition, AmeriCorps members will recruit volunteers engaged in community events and become ambassadors for recovery awareness and education. Serving Camden and Gloucester Counties. Brandy Mullin
Program Director

Cell: 609-760-6131
The College of New Jersey 9 FT
12 HT
20 MT
AmeriCorps members provide literacy support to disadvantaged youth, offer job training and TASC (formally known as GED) tutoring sessions to under and unemployed persons, and food security services to low income residents. Serving Mercer and Middlesex Counties. Kristi Cordier
Program Director

10 Mercer Street
Princeton, NJ 08540
Office: 609-924-6663
Fax: 609-683-4626
Isles, Inc.   Isles, Inc. members will perform climate change interventions and environmental stewardship education programs and training in the Trenton, NJ area. Members will increase awareness of climate change impacts and mitigation strategies through educational activities in the community, and will design and install climate mitigation interventions throughout Trenton and the region. Members assess potential projections, design appropriate site-specific interventions, coordinate with local partners and agencies to get needed approvals and sign-offs, gather all necessary tools and materials, install interventions, document planning and installation, gather data and information on impact of interventions, maintain interventions and recruit community members to participation. Jim Simon
Program Director

33 Tucker Street
Trenton, New Jersey 08618
Office: 609-341-4724
Jewish Renaissance Foundation 3 FT
17 HT
14 MT
AmeriCorps members are placed at sites to facilitate health education programming, and referral services to reduce food insecurity. Members implement workshops in life skills, economic self-sufficiency, and job readiness. Members will also improve volunteer recruitment and management strategies. Tawayna Bailey
Program Director

149 Kearny Avenue
Perth Amboy, NJ 08861
Office: 732-324-2114 ext. 120
Fax: 732-324-0256
Montclair State University 10 FT
AmeriCorps members engage K-12 students in environmental education. Members strive to build a multi-site campus based service program that addresses education, environment, and economic development. Serving Essex County. Jessica Pichardo
Program Director

1 Normal Avenue
Dickson Hall Rm #346
Montclair, NJ 07043
Office: 973-655-7882
Native American Advancement Corporation   Members will provide environmental stewardship and weatherization to improve energy efficiency with reduced energy consumption or reduced energy costs in the Atlantic and Cape May areas serviced by NAAC. The program targets residents to weatherize homes that are not being addressed. Each cohort conducts health and safety assessments on individual homes, educate residents about health/safety issues, complete pre-energy efficiency audits, and deliver energy modifications. Ty Gould Jacinto
Program Director

PO Box 824
Bridgeton, New Jersey 08302
Phone: 856-455-0600
NJ Community Development Corporation
(Paterson Community Schools Corps)
20 FT Paterson Community Schools AmeriCorps Members dedicate a year of service breaking down academic barriers in local elementary schools and high school teen centers providing academic support, youth development programming and family engagement events. Members serve as tutors, mentors, and leaders in the school and local community. Serving the City of Paterson. Gabriela Foushee
Program Director

32 Spruce Street, 3rd Floor
Paterson, NJ 07501
Mailing Address:
NJCDCPO Box 6976
Paterson, NJ 07509
Office: 973-413-1626

Gabriela Suriel
Asst. Program Manager

NJ Dept. of Environmental Protection 20 FT Watershed Ambassadors are assigned to a unique Host Agency located in one of the state’s 20 watershed management areas. They raise awareness about issues affecting the water quality of New Jersey’s streams, motivate residents to make a difference by changing their behavior and engage communities through education, stewardship projects and volunteer stream monitoring in all counties. Amanda Baksa
Program Director

401 E. State Street
Trenton, NJ 08625
Phone: 609-777-1406
Fax: 609-984-6505
Northwest New Jersey Community Action Partnership
19 FT AmeriCorps members will be helping participants improve financial knowledge and job readiness. In addition, the members will leverage an additional 100 volunteers who will be engaged in extending and sustaining the program. Jessica Irish
Program Director

Phone: 908-454-7000 ext. 3032
Relay Graduate School of Education 50 FT Members participate in innovative teacher residency across New Jersey. These members are prepared and certified to serve as full-time teachers of record, poised for career improving educational and life outcomes for students in under-served communities. Serving Newark & Camden Counties. Allison Moore
Program Director

Rutgers Camden Public Health AmeriCorps   Members serve the City of Camden and Delaware Valley Region through capacity building efforts with a focus on public health promotion, community education and direct service activities focused on health futures. The program engages public health outreach by building workforce capacity through knowledge and skills to intervene in public health initiatives with a focus on state and local public health organizations. Special attention is provided to advancing health equity and positive population-based outcomes for communities who are currently or historically underserved. The program will provide academic, career, and leadership pathways towards innovative job opportunities through experiential on-site engaged civic learning, health equity and diversity training, and social justice education. Sharlene Joseph-Brown
Program Director

Rutgers University-Camden
323 Cooper Street/530 Federal Street – Room 425
Salem County Inter-Agency Council Planning Grant The Salem County Inter Agency Council of Human Services (IAC) has three primary goals for the planning of an AmeriCorps program: (1) the development of the IAC into a Rural Hub, (2) expansion of IAC initiated programs in cooperation with partner agencies, and (3) expanding collaborations to a regional level bringing additional resources into Salem County allowing partner agencies to better serve the needs of the community. Jodi Veler
Executive Director

98 Market Street
Salem, New Jersey 08079
Office: 856-935-7510 ext. 8314
St. Paul's Community Development Corp 12 FT
16 HT
AmeriCorps members serve SPCDC programs and 10 community partner agencies. The members serve as food pantry assistants, shelter aides, case management aides, volunteer recruiters, tutors, and as capacity builders. Serving Passaic County. Christina Wolfe
Program Director

456 Van Houten Street
Paterson, NJ 07501
Office: 973-710-3900 ext. 448
The Salvation Army 18 HT
14 MT
Members who are Youth Education Facilitators promote Social Emotional Learning and academic resiliency for youth ages 6 to 13 in The Out Of School Time Programs (after-school and Summer) in Newark, NJ. Members provide academic remediation, facilitate engaging and interactive learning, recreational and physical activities and have a role in the data collection for students served. Urian Smith
Program Director

45 Central Avenue
Newark, NJ 07102
E-mail: urian.smith@
Teach For America 75 FT AmeriCorps members will teach for two years in low-income and under resourced schools in Newark, Camden, and Paterson. During that time the members will be responsible for increasing the academic achievement of the students they teach as well as leverage volunteers to support students in classrooms and schools. Emanne Saleh
Program Director

50 Park Place, m200
Newark, NJ 07102
E-mail: Emanne.Saleh@
United Advocacy Group, Inc. 5 FT
10 HT
4 QT
21 MT
Members tutor, mentor, educate and case manage students and families as well as engage volunteers in meaningful activities. Serving Cumberland County and Gloucester County. Jamayra Castro
Program Director

40 E. Commerce Street (physical)
Bridgeton, NJ 08302
Office: 856-305-7211
E-mail: jamayra@unitedadvocacy
Zufall Health Organization 10 FT Members increase access to primary/preventive care, provide health education to medically under-served through wellness education and enrollment in health programs, increasing knowledge of support services, and offering education about healthy lifestyles, health insurance, and community services. Jenniffer Amaya
Program Director

Office: 973-328-9100, ext. 613



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