DeltaCorps Service Partners - 2017
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DeltaCorps members will mentor enrolled, rising 9th graders to Southwest Early College High School (SECHS) and lead them to a smooth transition from 8th grade to high school in Memphis, Shelby County, TN. DeltaCorps members will be responsible for increasing student attendance and homework completion rates of their mentees and will leverage an additional 3-6 volunteers to assist SECHS students not participating in the Smooth Transition Mentor program.
The DeltaCorps member will serve as the Wellness Center Coordinator at Bastion’s veteran housing community and will be responsible for providing one-on-one connections to 50 veteran residents.
DeltaCorps members will focus on building the capacity of the organization by assisting with the current demand for integrating arts education standards in schools across 17 counties served by BBTCAC and by educating residents and visitors about the history and rich cultural heritage of the Black Belt region through the arts. DeltaCorps members will be responsible for mentoring artists and teaching 30 students through art education. In addition, members will leverage additional volunteer Black Belt Teaching Assistants and Program Coordinators to serve in schools and after school programs across the Black Belt region.
The DeltaCorps member will coordinate trainings, outreach and provide technical assistance in the areas of financial literacy, job placement and Healthy Homes in the Central Arkansas Delta of Lonoke, Monroe, and Prairie Counties. The DeltaCorps member will be responsible for coordinating efforts to help increase the number of individuals with financial literacy, reduce the number of economically disadvantages individuals by placing them in jobs, and help increase the number of individuals with knowledge of home health-conscious practices.
DeltaCorps Members will provide 2Gen Care Coordination to economically disadvantaged, underserved residents in 8 Northeast Arkansas counties – Greene, Craighead, Poinsett, Crittenden, Cross, St. Francis, Woodruff, and Jackson. The DeltaCorps members will be responsible for engaging and serving 180 families. In addition, the members will leverage an additional 4 VISTAs who will be instrumental in supporting the work of the Care Coordinators.
DeltaCorps members will lead youth programs for underprivileged youth with the intention of improving educational attainment and advancing DAEOC’s goals for building capacity for the enhanced service delivery of anti-poverty programs in Pemiscot County and the Missouri Bootheel. DeltaCorps members will be responsible for increasing the opportunities for positive experiences for low-income, at-risk young people and for conducting poverty-related, community specific research that will improve programming to better address community needs, raise awareness of poverty issues. In addition, the DeltaCorps members will leverage an additional 2-4 volunteers who will be engaged in leading youth programs as troop leaders and crew leaders.
DeltaCorps members will serve with the Delta EATS (Edible Agriculture Teaching Students) program in Indianola, MS at Carver Elementary School and Leland, MS at Leland Elementary School. DeltaCorps members will be responsible for helping 5th grade students at program sites in acquiring a better foundation for a healthy future. In addition, the DeltaCorps members will leverage an additional 40 volunteers who will be engaged in family garden nights and other school garden volunteer opportunities.
The DeltaCorps member will serve qualified, low-income partner families in Coahoma County, MS and will be responsible for assisting in the development and repairs of Habitat for Humanity homes. In addition, the DeltaCorps member will leverage an additional 100 volunteers who will be engaged in the construction and repair of Habitat for Humanity homes.
DeltaCorps members will coordinate and assist with elementary and high school youth educational and leadership-based programs, translate and interpret for Spanish-speaking clients, assist and instruct ESL/SSL learners, and perform community outreach in Jonesboro and surrounding areas. DeltaCorps members will be responsible for supporting the academic performance and growth of students, increasing awareness of opportunities to obtain a college education and changing students’ views of these possibilities, improving health outcomes and attitudes about healthcare among Hispanic beneficiaries of translation and interpretation services, and interpreting in other settings such as schools.
DeltaCorps members will provide high-tech vision care for preschool-age children and free tax preparation services for low-income, working families in nineteen counties. The DeltaCorps members will be responsible for providing high-tech vision care for 4,000 preschool-age children and preparing tax returns for 200 families. In addition, the DeltaCorps members will leverage an additional 25 volunteers who will be engaged in assisting with vision screenings and tax preparation.
The DeltaCorps member will teach and evaluate the impact of educational programs, manage a specimen rental, and redesign a free field trip curriculum for students around Mississippi. At the end of the first program year, the DeltaCorps member will be responsible for showing the results of educational programming, reaching 1,500 students in educational programming, and developing new activities for students to have a greater impact during zoo field trips.
DeltaCorps members will improve environmental stewardship for economically disadvantaged at-risk students in Little Rock, Arkansas, who participate in camp programs. DeltaCorps members will be responsible for serving 390 youth in Environmental Stewardship programming resulting in increased knoweldge in 300 youth. In addition, the DeltaCorps members will leverage an additional 50 people who will be engaged in volunteer service at the camp.
DeltaCorps members who will serve in the capacities of Volunteer Coordinator, Event Coordinator and Partnership Coordinator, in Central City New Orleans and adjacent neighborhoods. DeltaCorps members will build capacity to enable PlayBuild to triple the number of economically disadvantaged students who engage with program through our neighborhood and schools programs and community events. In addition, the DeltaCorps members will leverage an additional 15 volunteers who will be engaged in direct service mentoring of PlayBuild program participants.
DeltaCorps members will recruit and coordinate volunteers, and provide volunteer construction supervision in a volunteer-based disaster recovery program that assists low-income, elderly and/or disabled homeowners with rebuilding and repairing their homes and restoring survivors’ quality of living. DeltaCorps members will serve up to 11 flood-affected parishes of South Louisiana including: Acadia, Ascension, East Baton Rouge, Evangeline, Iberia, Livingston, St. Helena, St. Landry, St. Martin, Tangipahoa and Vermilion. At the end of the first program year, the DeltaCorps members will leverage 1,440 volunteers who will be engaged in providing in-kind construction labor to rebuild flood-damaged homes and return 220 low-income, elderly and/or disabled individuals into safe, secure and sanitary homes.
DeltaCorps members will serve homeowners by guiding them through the intake process as well as making critical repairs to their homes in New Orleans, LA. DeltaCorps members will be responsible for the completion of 40 homewoner rebuilding projects.
DeltaCorps members will expand drug prevention and education programs into additional communities in Arkansas in Union, Calhoun, and Ouachita counties. DeltaCorps members will establish a drug and violence prevention program at Barton Jr. High school, recruit community partners to establish a food pantry program at El Dorado High School, and develop a county wide violence intervention plan. In addition, members will leverage an additional ten volunteers engaged in implementing the violence intervention plan.
The DeltaCorps member will serve as an Education Service Member in Lowndes County, Alabama and will be responsible for reaching 10 students in 11th and 12th grade who attend Lowndes County Health Professions Academy, improvng academic performance in core academic subjects other than literacy and math. In addition the DeltaCorps member will leverage an additional 3 volunteers who will be engaged in raising awareness for the project and in recruiting students to atted the Academy.
DeltaCorps members will serve Spring Initiative participants in Coahoma County, MS andwill be responsible for 20 students (10 from the Little Spring cohort and 10 from the Junior Spring cohort) improving their academic performance in literacy and math. In addition, the DeltaCorps members will leverage the experiences gained over the course of the year to produce curriculum documents that can be used by staff and students in the academic year to come.
DeltaCorps members will implement programs that increase physical activity options for individuals who live in the following rural Alabama counties: Hale, Marengo, and Sumter. The DeltaCorps member will work with communities to reduce obesity rates by implementing evidenced-based programs that increase access to physical activity options and creating patient physical activity resource referral forms for primary health care providers in the area. In addition, the DeltaCorps member will leverage an additional six volunteers who will serve as community champions to implement and sustain programs in their communities.