Serve Colorado is focused on ensuring youth have the resources they need to thrive in school and beyond. AmeriCorps programs work with members across the state to provide the tutoring, out of school time activities and engagement. 



Programs Serving Pre-K Youth


Colorado Early Learning Corps

Supports children ages 3-5 as they build the skills needed to become successful students in the future. Support early literacy and numeracy in small groups or classwide to help all students start off strong. A program of Colorado Youth for a Change.

Program Manager Contact Information: Briana Schlesinger BrianaS@youthforachange.org

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Colorado HIPPYCorps

Supports families with preschool children to increase school readiness and academic success. 

Program Manager Contact Information: Jackie Cordova, jackie@parentpossible.org

HIPPY Colorado


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Bright Futures' AmeriCorps Program

Bright Futures' AmeriCorps Program places members at early childcare facility in the San Juan Region to develop their skills in a hands-on setting. Members engage children in educational curricula and support the lead teacher in creating engaging lesson plans.

To learn more, visit https://www.brightfuturesforchildren.org/americorps or contact Kaity Swick at americorps@brightfuturesforchildren.org.

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Programs Serving K-12 Students


Alpine Achievers Initiative

Provides math and literacy tutoring both in and out of school in rural Colorado.

Program Manager Contact: Julia Makowski,   julia@alpineachievers.org

Alpine Achievers Initiative

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Artist Year Colorado

Provides student-centered arts education to economically-disadvantaged students.

Program Manager Contact Information: Margo Drakos, margo.drakos@artistyear.org

Artist Year


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City Year Denver

Supports struggling students with in-school academic support and encourages school engagement in Denver Public Schools.

Program Manager Contact Information: Josh Shald, jshald@cityyear.org.

City Year Denver


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Colorado Reading Corps

Provides support to K-3rd grade students to help them become better, more confident readers. 

Program Manager Contact Information: Briana Schlesinger, BrianaS@youthforachange.org

Reading Corps


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Corps for a Change

Provides support and resources for high school students and their families with a focus on reducing the school dropout rate and increasing the graduation rate. A program of Colorado Youth for a Change.

Program Manager Contact Information: Alayna Shaw, alaynas@youthforachange.org

Colorado Youth for a Change


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CSU Extension 4-H STEM Initiative

Sparks an interest in STEM by providing in and out of school programming for underserved students and at-risk youth. 

Program Manager Contact Information: Melinda Macpherson, melinda.macpherson@colostate.edu

Colorado State University Extension


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Colorado Math Corps

Provides evidence-based support for 4-8th graders in small groups. A program of Colorado Youth for a Change.

Program Manager Contact Information: Christina Mijares,  christinam@youthforachange.org

Math Corps

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TeamUP AmeriCorps

Supports family well being through coaching on early literacy, providing food, and mentoring children after school. A program of United Way of Southwest Colorado.

Program Manager Contact Information: Al Huckins, alh@unitedway-swco.org

Team UP Southwest Colorado


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YouthPower 365 Peak Pathfinders

Provides wrap-around support, extended learning opportunities, mentoring, and caregiver engagement to 6-12th graders in Eagle County, Colorado.

Program Manager Contact Information: Walter Gilles, wgilles@vvf.org.

Vail Valley Foundation Youth Power 365 Every child every day


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Programs in Development


Campus Compact

Campus Compact is developing an AmeriCorps program focused on leveraging the ability of community colleges to enhance educational and economic accessibility in historically underserved communities.

To learn more, visit https://compact.org/current-programs/americorps/college-renaissance-cor… or contact Matt Farley at mfarley@compact.org

Focus Area: Education and Social Services


YouthPower365 is examining how its Peak Pathfinder program could expand to allow members to serve while pursuing traditional or alternative teacher certification. 

To learn more contact Walter Gilles at wgilles@vvf.org


Ways to Get Involved

Apply for Funding: Grants are available for nonprofit organizations, federally recognized Tribes, institutions of higher education, and state/local agencies to plan or operate an AmeriCorps program. Learn more about AmeriCorps funding here.

Serve in a Program: Contact a program above to learn more and apply! 

Partner to Increase Impact: Strategic partnerships strengthen AmeriCorps programs and their service impact in local communities. Interested in partnering? Contact Zach Ward at zach.ward@state.co.us for more information on how you or your organization can get involved.