Program Spotlight: AmeriCorps Instructional Support Team

Host Organization: Butler County Board of Education AIST AmeriCorps Program Staff: Carol McArthur, Director; Kathy Tolin, Assistant Director County Served: Butler County AIST AmeriCorps Description: The AmeriCorps Instructional Support Team (AIST) has successfully ensured a brighter future for the Butler County’s rural under-challenged students by focusing their effort of 20 members on school readiness and improving academic performance for Pre-K through 12th grade. This project is a single-issue area program that develops specialization in the education-school success strategic priority area. Number of Members Serving: 20 Three Quarter-Time members Member Responsibilities: Members will prov

Program Spotlight: Wallace Community College AmeriCorps Program

Host Organization: Wallace Community College WCC AmeriCorps Program Staff: Dr. Ryan Spry – Program Director; Ms. Amy Ashmore – Financial Director; Ms. Mandy Wise, Ms. Brandy Dowdey, and Mr. Earl Bynum – Site Supervisors; Ms. Betty Willette and Ms. Hope Gunn – Program Support Staff Counties Served: Barbour, Bullock, Dale, Geneva, Henry, Houston, Pike, and Russell WCC AmeriCorps Description: The Wallace Community College AmeriCorps Program members will utilize an academic coaching platform to implement intervention strategies to improve student success on two different campuses (Dothan and Eufaula). This program will assist many first-generation college and economically disadvantaged students

Program Spotlight: Alabama Network of Family Resource Centers AmeriCorps Program

Host Organization: Alabama Network of Family Resource Centers / SAFE Family Services Center ANFRC AmeriCorps Program Staff: LaKesha Ross, Program Director; Jalynn Carter, Member Manager; Margaret Morton, Executive Director of SAFE; Robin Mackey, Executive Director of ANFRC Counties Served: Talladega City, Sylacauga City, Talladega County, AL: Dothan City, Houston County, AL: Montgomery City, Montgomery County: Birmingham City, Jefferson County: Tuscaloosa City, Tuscaloosa County, AL: Clanton City, AL Chilton County: Selma City, Dallas County, AL: AmeriCorps Description: The Alabama Network of Family Resource Centers is a support agency for Family Resource Centers throughout Alabama. The stre

Program Spotlight: Teach For America - Alabama

Host Organization: Teach For America TFA AmeriCorps Program Staff: Damon Bailey, Executive Director; Amber Haywood, Manager, Development; Caroline Montgomery Clark, Managing Director, Growth, Strategy and Development Counties Served: Jefferson County, Perry County, Hale County, Dallas County TFA AmeriCorps Description: Teach For America – Alabama recruits, selects, trains, and supports our teachers and alumni to have a significant positive impact on their students’ achievement and on education across Alabama. In the short term, our goal is to provide excellent teachers to the schools that need them the most. In the long term, our goal is to create a leadership pipeline, supporting our alumn

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