Big Brothers Big Sister of Northwest Wyoming
The mission of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwest Wyoming is to create confident and caring youth by supporting mentoring relationships, enhancing school programs, and enriching our community. To help complete the mission AmeriCorps members serve as mentors in a one to one matching relationship combined with a program staff in lock step with local educators. Participating youth will receive homework help and a curriculum of educational and enrichment activities in a structured afterschool learning environment, in four counties in rural Northwest Wyoming.
Greater Wyoming Big Brothers Big Sisters
Big Brothers Big Sisters’ Mission is to provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-on-one relationships that change their lives for the better, forever. Big Brothers Big Sisters’ vision is that all children achieve success in life. The AmeriCorps program will help attain this mission by providing outreach and support to new mentors as well as recruit mentors as AmeriCorps members to improve the lives of youth in Wyoming.
Greater Wyoming Big Brothers Big Sisters
Laramie, WY 82070
Executive Director: Steve Hamaker
Program Director: Cindy Stoffers
Counties: Albany, Laramie, Sheridan, Natrona, Carbon, Sublette
www.bbbs.org or www.wyobbbs.org
The Big Brothers Big Sisters mission is to help children reach their potential through one-to-one relationships with mentors that have a measurable impact on youth. The Big Brothers Big Sisters vision is successful mentoring relationships for all children who need and want them, contributing to brighter futures, better schools, and stronger communities for all. The AmeriCorps program will help attain this mission by providing outreach and support to new mentors as well as recruit mentors as
AmeriCorps members to improve the lives of youth in Wyoming.
Sheridan County YMCA
The Sheridan County YMCA's mission is to put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind, and body for all. The AmeriCorps program will enables the YMCA and community partners to enhance and expand their volunteer and service programs. The YMCA AmeriCorps program serves as a model for volunteer recruitment, retention, and recognition; establish adult mentors for youth; engage youth in volunteer opportunities; and capture the baby boomers as volunteers. The AmeriCorps program will assist the YMCA in delivering existing programs for youth as well as the provide AmeriCorps members to Habitat for Humanity of the Eastern Big Horns and the Tongue River Valley Community Center.
Teton Science School
Teton Science Schools have been teaching about the natural world and the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem since 1967. The organization has educated, trained and inspired thousands of children, youth and adults, bringing them together through the study of nature and its extension, place-based education. Seven innovative programs serve students from across Wyoming, the Intermountain West, the nation and around the world. The demand for nature-based science programs continues to grow. Teton Science Schools’ AmeriCorps program provides education and science training for educators to enter formal or non-formal educational settings with skill sets and confidence to increase scientific literacy and help kids connect to nature and science.
University of Wyoming, Service, Leadership, & Community Engagement Office
1000 E. University Ave. Dept. 3625/Rm. 11
Laramie, WY 82071
Director: Erin Olsen 307-766-6871
Program Director: Jenny Reese 307-766-2959
County: Albany, Laramie, Natrona
Promoting public and nonprofit collaborations that advance community service in Albany County, the UW Service, Leadership & Community Engagement Office (SLCE) will serve as an AmeriCorps service center. AmeriCorps members will connect UW students and Albany County residents to service in the community, recognize and support students in unpaid service roles sponsored by academic programs, raise the capacity of Albany County nonprofit organizations to better recruit, manage and recognize all their volunteers, and foster a culture of service throughout the Laramie, Natrona, and Albany County community.
University of Wyoming - Wyoming Conservation Corps
The mission of the Wyoming Conservation Corps (WCC) is to connect young adults in Wyoming to a diverse array of hands-on natural resource and environmental management experiences, and to promote leadership, through the completion of service projects that benefit lands in Wyoming.
Wyoming Coalition Against Domestic Violence Sexual Assault (WCADVSA)
Wyoming Advocate Corps
710 Garfield St. #218
Laramie, WY 82073
Executive Director: Jennifer Zenor
Program Director: Carol E. Lowe
The AmeriCorps program, in partnership with Wyoming Coalition Against Sexual Assault member programs, is dedicated to building communities where violence against women and children is not tolerated or ignored. Through a collective voice, the WCADVSA is committed to provide leadership, education and systems advocacy to advance social change and end violence. The WCASVSA works to support and enhance the work of member programs and to provide leadership on issues relating to domestic violence and sexual assault. The twenty-four member programs will be eligible to apply as subgrantees for the fifteen members requested in this proposal, which will serve their communities and build the organizational capacity to meet local needs of education and public safety. Full time AmeriCorps members will provide services as crisis intervention advocates addressing the safety concerns of adult and child victims and as educators giving presentations to help develop a better awareness.
229 E. 2nd St. Ste. #203
Casper, WY 82601
Program Director: Shelly McAlpin
VISTA members, will focus on expanding the vision of a public-private partnership to serve as a resource to our communities and to increase the number and effectiveness of volunteers in Wyoming. By supporting the development of volunteer center infrastructures in eight Wyoming Counties (Albany, Converse, Goshen, Fremont, Laramie, Natrona, Sheridan and Sublette Counties), VISTAs will recruit volunteers and develop organizational capacity for new or existing programs to meet community needs in five focus areas: Leveraging Community Resources and Assets; Strengthening Families with a special emphasis on Youth-at-Risk; Empowering Faith-Based and Grassroots Organizations; Harnessing the experience and skills of Baby Boomers and those with Disabilities; and Homeland Security: Emergency and Disaster.
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- Wyoming Humanities Council
- Casper Journal
- Casper Star-Tribune
- Townsquare Media
- Goshen County Economic Development
- Homer & Mildred S. Scott Foundation
- Rural Dynamics Incorporated
- Tate Foundation
- Wyoming Community Foundation
- City of Casper
- Art Works
- Wyoming Arts Council
- Wyoming Medical Center
- Zimmerman Family Foundation
- Cloud Peak Energy
- CNCS - Corporation for National and Community Service
- KCWY Channel 13
- Eastern Wyoming College
- Sheridan Press
- State of Wyoming
- WY Department of Education
- WY Department of Workforce Services
- Center for a Vital Community at Sheridan College
- First Interstate Bank
- Hub International
- Central Wyoming Property Inspectors
- CK Mechanical, Inc.
- Natrona County Medical Reserve Corps
- City of Casper Natrona County Health Department