AmeriCorps Program

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Megan Boynton
Grants Coordinator
Email Megan Boynton
Phone: 770-817-6715

38 Hill Street
Suite 115
Roswell, GA 30075

City of Roswell AmeriCorps After School Project

Through grants awarded by AmeriCorps to the City of Roswell, the City and two of its nonprofit partners – Ed Isakson/Alpharetta YMCA and STAR House Foundation – are providing enhanced after school programming at select Roswell elementary schools.

In 2017 and 2018, the City received two initial grants to plan and begin implementation of a project to provide additional academic support to local students. In 2019, the City received a third grant up to $76,150 to continue the effort and agreed to match up to an additional $42,040 to facilitate the project.

Presently, the City is pleased to have the first five AmeriCorps members participating in the project, providing national service at the local level.


National Service at the Local Level

Alongside after school leadership and staff, City of Roswell AmeriCorps After School project members serve as tutors four days a week, Monday through Thursday from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m., concurrent with the Fulton County Schools' calendar.

The AmeriCorps members provide academic support to participating students, with an emphasis on building literacy proficiency, but may also assist with homework, STEM activities, and health and wellness programming. Over the course of the academic year, the members will engage the parents of participating students through meetings and information sessions, help recruit volunteers for the City’s nonprofit partners, and serve the larger community on National Days of Service.

As participants in national service, AmeriCorps members are eligible for certain benefits. In the case of the City of Roswell AmeriCorps After School Project for 2019-2020, these include a bi-weekly living allowance and, on successful completion of their term of service, a minimal time Segal AmeriCorps Education Award (transferable to a family member for AmeriCorps members age 55+).

AmeriCorps members also receive experiential learning and professional development, may be eligible for forbearance of federal student loans, and recognition by over 600 Employers of National Service.


Interested in Applying?

While the current window to serve with the City of Roswell AmeriCorps After School Project for 2019-2020 has closed, if you are interested in serving in future, please contact Grant Project Coordinator Megan Boynton at (770) 817-6715 or mboynton@roswellgov.com. Continuation of the Project, and the availability to serve locally, are subject to renewed grant funding.

About AmeriCorpsAmeriCorps Georgia

The 2017 AmeriCorps grant to the City of Roswell marked the first time AmeriCorps funding was issued in the North Fulton area. A core program of the Corporation for National and Community Service, AmeriCorps is a network of local, state and national service programs that connects more than 75,000 Americans to meet community needs in areas such as education, the environment, public safety and health. AmeriCorps works with the Georgia Department of Community Affairs and its Commission for Service and Volunteerism to afford service opportunities statewide.

For more information about AmeriCorps, visit www.nationalservice.gov/programs/americorps.

This material is based upon work supported by the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS). Opinions or points of view expressed in this document are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the official position of, or a position that is endorsed by, CNCS or the AmeriCorps program.

This program is available to all with regard to race, color, national origin, disability, sex, age, political affiliation or religion. Applicants are subject to verification of citizenship for national service with AmeriCorps and criminal background checks. Applicants accepted are not considered employees of the City of Roswell, Ed Isakson/Alpharetta YMCA or STAR House Foundation.