Cooperstown Community Activities, Cooperstown

The Cooperstown Community Activities Authority (CCAA) offers youth alternative programs focusing on health and education. Six AmeriCorps members serve in one after school program, one childcare facility and one community gym. Additionally, the AmeriCorps members leverage 40 additional volunteers. The goals of the program include guiding children to academic improvement through healthy behavior and effective study habits, as well as strengthening early childhood developmental areas such as social, emotional, physical, and cognitive and language development.

For more information, contact Michelle Zaun at 701-789-0921or at

Statewide North Dakota Reading & Math Program

North Dakota Reading Corps is an initiative to help every ND child become a successful reader by the end of third grade. North Dakota Math Corps strengthens math skills to get students ready for algebra by the end of 8th grade. Reading and Math Corps combines the power of national service with the literacy and math science of how children learn to read and become fluent in math skills. The program places AmeriCorps members as literacy and math tutors in North Dakota school districts to implement research-based early literacy and math efforts for students who are struggling with academics. Tutors work one-on-one or in small groups with students who are below proficiency in reading or math. Reading and Math Corps tutors serve 17-22 hours per week during the school year. Tutors can start in September, October or December. Tutors receive training on the literacy or math interventions used in the program and receive monthly coaching support. Tutors can also earn an education award at the end of a successful service year.

For more information contact Maria Bigelow at or 701-997-2963.

Statewide Souris Basin Planning Council (SBPC) 

20 AmeriCorps members serve in community organizations across North Dakota. The AmeriCorps members are responsible for strengthening communities by increasing capacity of North Dakota's public and nonprofit organizations.

For more information Contact Victoria Nicholson or 701-255-1982.

Jamestown Parks and Recreation 

Eight AmeriCorps members deliver a nine week youth mentorship program in Jamestown, ND in the neighborhood parks of Meidinger, Nickeus, and Leapaldt as well as Two Rivers Activity Center. AmeriCorps members are responsible for 80% of the participants demonstrating improved knowledge of healthy behaviors. In addition, the AmeriCorps members leverage eight volunteers, who will be engaged in youth development programming. This program focuses on the CNCS focus area(s) of Education and Healthy Futures. 

Statewide Strengthen ND

Through the support of AmeriCorps, Strengthen ND assists North Dakota communities to access the people-power they need to undertake community projects by providing individuals to build their community’s capacity. Community Capacity Americorps Coordinator positions will allow local organizations, city, and county governments, and other non-profit organizations to plan, develop, and coordinate programs within their regions for the betterment of their communities.

AmeriCorps members’ duties may include communications/community outreach, planning programming for organizations and other community partners, assisting in information gathering for grant writing, attending planning meetings related to capacity building of the organization/community, and recruiting community volunteers.

For more information contact Beth Odahlen

United Way of Cass Clay 

Fargo ND, 12 members, and 12 AmeriCorps members provide services and support to deliver English Language Learners (ELL), and Financial Literacy classes and serve as resource navigators for ethnic-based organizations in Fargo and West Fargo. The AmeriCorps members will help increase enrollment of ELL and Financial Literacy classes and assist ethnic-based organizations identify resources to build capacity to expand service.

For more information contact Taylor Syvertson - 701-532-4606.