Attachment 37 - Program Directory

Helping Families. Supporting Communities. Empowering Individuals.

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Attachment 37 - Program Directory (pdf)


AmeriCorps*State
Program Directory

Program Year 2008-2009

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"Getting Things Done In Illinois"

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State of Illinois
Department of Human Services
Division of Community Health & Prevention

General Information

AmeriCorps is a national service program that involves people in "getting things done" in communities. AmeriCorps Members develop an ethic of service while strengthening local communities. Illinois has 22 AmeriCorps*State programs in operation in the 2008-2009 program year and more than 700 Members committing to a year of service. The charge of individual AmeriCorps programs are determined by the local needs of communities with many focusing on education, human service and support needs, environmental quality, public health, or public safety.

AmeriCorps*State programs are administered by the Serve Illinois Commission on Volunteerism and Community Service. The mission of the Commission is: "To improve Illinois communities by supporting and enhancing volunteerism and community service." The Commission strives to realize its mission through the engagement of communities, schools, businesses, governmental entities, and faith- and community-based organizations in the implementation of volunteerism, national service, and community service goals. As a Governor-appointed commission of the State of Illinois housed within the Illinois Department of Human Services, the staff and commissioners of the Commission seek to maintain a high level of statewide engagement, promotion, and successful completion of the volunteerism and community service priorities identified and approved annually by the Commission.

Contact Information:

Illinois Commission on Volunteerism and Community Service

535 W. Jefferson
3rd Floor
Springfield, IL 62702

Phone: (800) 592-9896
TTY: (888) 261-2713
Fax: (217) 557-0515

Web: www.Serve.Illinois.gov

Staff:

Scott Kimmel, Executive Director

Lisa Hooker, Program Officer

Ebone Lott, Porgram Officer

Scott Niermann, Volunter Programs Manager

Scott McFarland, Resources and Information Manager

Eden Lawson, Graduate Intern

Illinois AmeriCorps*State Programs