Contact the NJ Commission on National and Community Service
NJ Commission on National and
Community Service
P.O. Box 456
Trenton, NJ 08625

Tel: (609) 633-9627
Fax: (609) 777-2939

New Jersey AmeriCorps 2016-2017 Programs
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AmeriCorps programs will serve communities throughout New Jersey in the priority areas of education, disaster response, social services, and environmental stewardship.

Program Description
Contact Info:
The American Diabetes Association
Planning Grant
The American Diabetes Association will plan a program where AmeriCorps members will provide nutrition education and after-school physical education activities with the goal of reducing childhood obesity. Serving Essex, Hudson, and Middlesex Counties.
Andrea Sconier–Laboo
Program Manager
Barbara Ortiz
MPA - Director

1160 Rte. 22 East, Suite 103
Bridgewater, NJ 08807
Office: 732-469-7979
Fax: 908-722-4887
Camden PowerCorps
10 FT
Jersey Cares AmeriCorps members create and manage volunteer projects to address community identified needs throughout the state of New Jersey and help make New Jersey communities stronger and more vibrant. Serving Camden County.
Annie Duklewski
Program Manager

Center for Family Services
584 Benson Street
Camden, NJ 08103
Office: 856-964-1990 x-398
Fax: 856-494-1442
Center for Family Services
18 FT
12 HT
AmeriCorps members provide one-on-one educational and behavioral classroom support, and help to build capacity through new school wellness initiatives, to preschool children ages 3-5 for Center For Family Services' Head Start Program. Serving Camden County.
Kelsey Sanderson
Interim Program Manager

Center for Family Services
584 Benson Street
Camden, NJ 08103
Office: 856 964 1990
Fax: 856-964-2484
E-mail: kelsey.sanderson
College of NJ, Bonner Leaders
10 FT
13 HT
42 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 Manager
Elvis Diaz
Program Manager

10 Mercer Street
Princeton, NJ 08540
Office: 609-924-6663
Fax: 609-683-4626
Access Unlimited
Planning Grant
Community Access Unlimited will develop an AmeriCorps program focused on serving people with developmental disabilities and transitioning-age, at-risk youth. Both these populations rank high in health disparities and are at risk of chronic and costly heath conditions. Serving Union County.
William Busch
Program Manager
Josh Bradley
Program Staff

80 West Grand Street
Elizabeth, NJ 07202
Office: 908-354-3040 x-4280
Fax: 908-354-2665
Office: 908-354-3040 x-4291
Food Corps
12 FT
FoodCorps AmeriCorps members will connect children in public schools to healthy food through nutrition education, school gardens, and improved school lunch offering throughout New Jersey.
Ashley Taylor
Program Manager
Amy Jacobs

2544 NW Upshur St
Portland, OR 97210-2550
Office: 212-596-7045 x-127
Phone: 248-820-9439
Friends of American Engineering & Science
Planning Grant
Friends of American Engineering and Science (AES) will develop an AmeriCorps program creating after-school programs aimed at fostering interest in STEM fields. The program will target low-income, at-risk, under-served, and underrepresented students. Serving Atlantic and Camden Counties.
Tierra Terry
Program Manager
Basilyn Bunting
Executive Director

3 Thornhill Court
Sicklerville, NJ 08081-1134
Office: 856 516 5600
Office: 609-287-5690
E-mail: americanengineering501
Golden Gate, Inc.
20 HT
20 AmeriCorps members will function as reading tutors serving students at Herma S. Simmons Elementary and Hollybrush Garden Community Center. The AmeriCorps members will be responsible for improving literacy performance and academic attitudes among participating students in K-6. Serving Gloucester County.
Otis Jackson
Shonda Ellsberrry

253 Maple Street
Clayton, NJ 08312
Office: 856-863-4900
Jewish Renaissance Foundation
13 FT
5 HT
18 AmeriCorps members will be placed at sites to facilitate health education programming, and referral services to reduce food insecurity. Members will Implement workshops in life skills, economic self-sufficiency, and job readiness. Members will also improve volunteer recruitment and management strategies. Serving Middlesex County.
Shakila Woltz
Program Manager

149 Kearny Avenue
Perth Amboy, NJ 08861
Fax: 732-324-0256
Office: 732-324-2114, x-103
Montclair State University
10 HT
20 AmeriCorps members will 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.
Krystal Woolston
Program Manager
Danielle Dapiran
Program Director

1 Normal Avenue
309 College Hall
Montclair, NJ 07043-1624
Office: 973-655-4268
Office: 973-655-7882
NJ Campus Compact
Planning Grant
NJ Campus Compact (NJCC) will develop a program where AmeriCorps members serve as community engagement and volunteer coordinators at up to 10 NJ college campuses per year.
Mark Wille
Primary Researcher
Saul Peterson, PhD
Executive Director

Hepburn Hall, Room 313
2039 Kennedy Boulevard
Jersey City, NJ 07305-1597
E-mail: mark@mynonprofit

NJ Community Development Corporation
(Paterson Community Schools Corps)
20 FT
20 AmeriCorps members will provide students and parents in urban, community-based schools academic development, health/mental health support services, violence prevention to students and families. Serving Passaic County.
Leigh Carter
Program Manager
Marquise Guzman
Asst. Program Manager

32 Spruce Street, 3rd Floor
Paterson, NJ 07501
Office: 973-413-1634
Fax: 973-413-1640
Office: 973-413-1626
NJ Dept. of Environmental Protection
20 FT
The NJ Watershed Ambassador Program trains 20 AmeriCorps members to serve throughout the state. They engage the community, fostering watershed stewardship by: Offering watershed education presentations to the public, schools, scouts, and other organizations; Organizing community partnership projects (such as cleanups, restorations, rain barrel workshops); Performing visual & biological water quality stream assessments.
Kathy Giordano
Program Manager

401 E. State Street Trenton, NJ 08625
Office: 609-633-1441
Fax: 609-984-6505
St. Paul's Community Development Corp
16 FT
15 HT
7 MT
AmeriCorps members will serve SPCDC programs and 10 community partner agencies to address a variety of human needs. The members will serve as food pantry assistants, shelter aides, case management aides, volunteer recruiters, tutors, and as capacity builders. Serving Passaic County.
Eva Grote
Program Manager

456 Van Houten Street
Paterson, NJ 07501
Office: 973-710-3900 x-448
The Salvation Army
21 HT
12 MT
AmeriCorps members serve economically disadvantaged youth aged 7-13 with literacy and other educational support. Members also serve as Emergency Disaster Services trainers throughout the state of NJ, recruiting, training, and supervising volunteers through Salvation Army disaster services. Serving Essex County.
Drew Grisham
Program Manager

45 Central Avenue
Newark, NJ 07102
Office: 973-623-5959
Fax: 973-623-7537
E-mail: drew.grisham@use.
Relay Graduate School of Education
20 FT
Relay Graduate School of Education will host 20 full-time Professional Corps members who will participate in the innovative teacher residency across NJ. These members will be prepared and certified to serve as full-time teachers of record, poised for career improving educational and life outcomes for students in low-income communities. Serving Newark & Camden Counties.
Alessandra Echeverria
Program Manager

72 Central Avenue
Newark, NJ 07102
Office: 212-228-1888 x-195
TEAM Charter Schools)
7 FT
1 HT
16 MT
KIPP NJ (formerly TEAM Charter Schools) AmeriCorps members provide small-group instruction, classroom assistance and school-wide special project support in NJ. Members are responsible for students meeting their individualized MAP and reading growth goals. Serving Essex & Camden Counties.
Meaghan Bertsch
Program Manager

60 Park Place, Suite 802
Newark, NJ 07102
Cell: 609-410-2358
Urban League of Essex County
10 FT
AmeriCorps members will help provide 100 job seekers with outreach, food and housing insecurity intervention assistance, Affordable Care Act enrollment assistance, GED preparation and tutoring, soft skills and life skills training, and financial literacy education to improve employability.
Rosa Higgins
Program Manager
508 Central Avenue
Newark, NJ 07107-1430
Office: 973-624-9535 x-118
Zufall Health Organization
10 FT
AmeriCorps members help increase access to primary and preventive care and provide health education to medically under-served populations through wellness education and enrollment in health programs emphasizing reducing childhood obesity, increasing Veterans’ knowledge of available support services, and offering education about healthy lifestyles, health insurance, and community services.
Shade C. Grahling
MA-Program Coordinator
Laura Eirich
Asst. Program Coordinator

18 West Blackwell Street
Dover, NJ 07801-3841
Office: 973-328-9100 x-361
Fax: 973-328-9101