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New Collaboration to Support the Economic Mobility of Coloradans

FRIDAY, JANUARY 14TH, 2022 - DENVER –  Ahead of Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service on Monday, January 17, Governor Jared Polis, Lt. Governor Dianne Primavera, Senator Michael Bennet, AmeriCorps CEO Michael D. Smith, Jill Hunsaker Ryan, Executive Director of Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE), and other service community leaders gathered virtually to celebrate the creation of a new Economic Mobility Partnership, designed to save Coloradans money.  In support of this partnership, Governor Polis and Lt.

Gov. Polis Announces 2021 Boards and Commissions Appointments

OCTOBER 19, 2021 -

Governor’s Commission on Community Service - Serve Colorado

The Commission shall recommend to the Governor a comprehensive national and community service plan for the state that is developed through an open and public process and updated annually.  The plan shall address the state’s needs in the areas of school safety, preventing youth violence, literacy and mentoring or disadvantaged youth.  The Commission also administers funds received from the Corporation on National and Community Service.

 

Serve Colorado Announces $10 Million in Funding for AmeriCorps Programs in Colorado

SEPTEMBER 30TH, 2021. DENVER — Serve Colorado, which administers Colorado’s AmeriCorps State program, announced today that AmeriCorps has awarded $10,026,259 in federal grants to place AmeriCorps members across Colorado. The Colorado AmeriCorps State program is a national service program that employs national service and volunteerism to address critical needs in local communities across the state.. 

Colorado’s COVID-19 Containment Response Corps Wins National Award

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2021- DENVER — The Colorado COVID-19 Containment Response Corps (CCRC) was recognized virtually last week at the 2021 America’s Service Commissions (ASC) Innovation and Leadership Awards with the Outstanding Service Program award. Governor Polis and Lieutenant Governor Dianne Primavera provided remarks for the event. 

Serve Colorado Announces Grant Competition for AmeriCorps Programs

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2021 DENVER — Serve Colorado, which administers Colorado’s AmeriCorps State program, is now accepting applications from nonprofit organizations, state and local agencies, and federally recognized Tribes who are interested in placing AmeriCorps members in Colorado. AmeriCorps grants help expand services or reach underserved communities through people power. Concept papers for new AmeriCorps programs are due to Serve Colorado on October 4, 2021 11:59 PM MT. There will be an information session on Friday, September 24 at 9:30 am MT.

Polis-Primavera Administration, Representative Neguse Announce the Creation of the Colorado Climate Corps

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2021
NEDERLAND — Today, Lt. Governor Dianne Primavera and Representative Joe Neguse announced the creation of the Colorado Climate Corps at an AmeriCorps service site in Nederland. 

Colorado Climate Corps is a collaboration with the Colorado Interagency Climate Team. The Colorado Climate Corps will have a multi-pronged strategy to address climate change and advance the Governor’s bold goals of moving Colorado’s electric grid to 100% renewable sources by 2040 and protecting the environment for future generations. 

Polis-Primavera Administration Announce Expansion of Tutoring and Student Support Program

FRIDAY, AUGUST 6, 2021 DENVER - In partnership with Colorado Youth for a Change (CYC) and Serve Colorado, the Governor’s Commission on Community Service has received funding from the Governor’s Emergency Education Relief program and AmeriCorps to expand a tutoring and student support program. 

This initiative will place 470 AmeriCorps members in communities across the state to provide evidence-based math and reading tutoring interventions to pre-K through 8th-grade students, and provide student and family engagement interventions to high school students.

Recruitment of AmeriCorps Members Begins to Expand COVID Containment Response Corps

DENVER - Tuesday, November 10, 2020 —The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) will bring on an additional 100 AmeriCorps members to serve in the COVID-19 Containment Response Corps (CCRC) in staggered nine month terms over the next year. AmeriCorps members will support case investigation, contact tracing, resource coordination, test result notification, isolation and quarantine monitoring, and other activities to contain the spread of COVID-19 within Colorado. 

Gov. Polis Announces Boards and Commissions Appointments

Governor’s Commission on Community Service, Serve Colorado

The Commission shall recommend to the Governor a comprehensive national and community service plan for the state that is developed through an open and public process and updated annually. The plan shall address the state’s needs in the areas of school safety, preventing youth violence, literacy and mentoring or disadvantaged youth. The Commission also administers funds received from the Corporation on National and Community Service

for terms expiring August 24, 2023: