AmeriCorps NCCC and FEMA Corps Deployment Reports
AmeriCorps NCCC and FEMA Corps is a 10-month, full-time, team-based residential service program for young adults who want to give back to communities in need. Members are assigned to one of five campuses located in Denver, Colorado; Sacramento, California; Baltimore, Maryland; Vicksburg, Mississippi; and Vinton; Iowa and serve on projects at different locations across the country.
This deployment report details where AmeriCorps NCCC teams are serving across the country as well as which organizations, efforts, and initiatives they are currently supporting. Reviewing this report will give you an up to date opportunity to know about national service in action and welcome you to share with others about the great service provided by NCCC teams.
To contact the teams in your area, offer encouragement or visit a project site near you, please contact the NCCC Deployment team at NCCCDeployments@cns.gov or 202-606-6868.
Updated - August 28, 2015
AmeriCorps NCCC is committed to strengthen communities and develop leaders through team based national and community service by assisting community and faith-based based organizations, national nonprofits, schools, local municipalities, national and state parks, and Indian tribes. Sponsoring organizations request NCCC projects that span five issue areas including: Natural and Other Disasters, Infrastructure Improvement, Environmental Stewardship, Energy Conservation, and Urban and Rural Development. The report below lists the projects where NCCC teams are currently serving.
|Baltimore , MD||Buffalo 2||8/31/15 - 10/23/15||Parks and People Foundation||Planting trees to increase the tree canopy, the quality of Gwynns Falls Trail, education and management of volunteers and the overall improvement of Baltimore’s physical environment.|
|Catonsville , MD||Buffalo 1||8/31/15 - 11/5/15||Baltimore City Public Schools - Great Kids Farm||Clearing brush, deconstructing old cold-frames, clearing vegetation around deer fencing along with other restorative projects around the farm that serves as an educational classroom for the 85,000 youth who attend Baltimore City Public Schools|
|Laurel , MD||Buffalo 5||8/31/15 - 10/2/15||Capital Guardian Youth Challenge Academy||Members will serve as classroom assistants and positive role models to at risk youth at the Capital Guardian Youth Challenge Academy in Laurel, MD.|
|Reisterstown , MD||Moose 4||8/31/15 - 10/16/15||Pearlstone Retreat & Conference Center||NCCC members will work to continue to improve the agricultural infrastructure of a farm in Reisterstown, MD, a very rurual suburb of Baltimore|
|Silver Spring , MD||Buffalo 3||8/31/15 - 10/9/15||Montgomery Housing Partnership||Surveying the community of Long Branch, MD to determine impact of community development, analyzing results, and planning a community event. Long Branch, is a diverse suburb of the Metro DC area. Members will also perform home improvements for residents.|
|Bar Harbor , ME||Moose 3||8/31/15 - 10/9/15||Acadia National Park||Team will be rehabilitating 1.5 miles of the Hadlock Brook Trail.|
|Chichester , NH||Raven 1||8/31/15 - 11/5/15||Live and Let Live Farm||Team will be working primarily to finish the Quarantine Rehabilitation Center and building reconstruction.|
|Randolph , NJ||Buffalo 4||8/31/15 - 10/13/15||Habitat for Humanity Morris||Assisting the construction of several homes in north eastern NJ.|
|Albany , NY||Raven 2||8/31/15 - 11/5/15||Habitat for Humanity Capital District||Building homes for low-income families in Albany, NY|
|Buffalo , NY||Moose 2||8/31/15 - 11/5/15||City of Buffalo, Office of the Mayor, Division of Citizen Services||Assisting neighborhood restoration and beautification projects alongside local block clubs and community-based organizations.|
|Suffolk , VA||Phoenix 3.5||8/16/15 - 9/4/15||US Fish & Wildlife Service, Northeast Region Fire Management||Team is currently deployed to Grangeville, Idaho in response to wildfires in western region.|
|Suffolk , VA||Phoenix 4||8/31/15 - 11/5/15||US Fish & Wildlife Service, Northeast Region Fire Management||Members will be expected to perform the duties of a type 2 wildland firefighter such as ignition, hand line construction, hose lays, holding actions, type 6 engine and UTV operations, radio communication, weather observations & equipment maintenance.|
The Pacific Region is currently on transition. Following transition, the Pacific Region will be graduating their current NCCC Traditional class. New projects will begin in the next couple of months. Thank you.
The Southwest Region is currently on transition. Following transition, the Southwest Region will be graduating their current NCCC Traditional class. New projects will begin in the next couple of months. Thank you.
|Anamosa , IA||Oak 2||6/29/15 - 9/14/15||Natural and Cultural Heritage Foundation of Jones County Area||Offer hands-on preservation by restoring old windows rather than replacing them|
|Cedar Rapids , IA||Maple 1||8/28/15 - 9/14/15||Miracles in Motion||Assist students as side walkers or horse leaders in therapeutic riding classes and carryout property development tasks like painting, arena upkeep, landscaping, and cleaning barn area and equipment|
|Chicago , IL||Maple 7||8/2/15 - 9/14/15||Chicago Cares||Support Chicago Cares in planning, setting up, and executing large, one day volunteer events throughout Chicago and its suburbs|
|Des Plaines , IL||Cedar 2||8/17/15 - 9/14/15||Historic Methodist Campground||Renovating and providing accessibility to historic cultural structures|
|Galena , IL||Oak 1||8/7/15 - 9/15/15||Jo Davies Conservation Foundation||Supporting conservation initiatives for restoration of native prairie and Native American burial grounds through seed planting, invasive woody species removal, establishing firebreaks and blazing trails to encourage exploration of the land|
|Lincoln City , IN||Cedar 4||6/29/15 - 9/14/15||Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial||Clear vegetation along park boundary fire lines, assist with the removal of exotic plant vegetation, repair and replace split rail fencing, and assist with the interpretive program|
|Detroit , MI||Oak 5||8/6/15 - 9/14/15||YMCA of Metro Detroit||Build trails in suburban wooded areas; perform facility improvements at YMCAs; tutor and mentor at-risk students at the YMCA's two charter school academies in Detroit|
|Flint , MI||Cedar 7||8/6/15 - 9/14/15||Flint Housing Commission||Painting, floor work, and appliance replacement such as toilets and sinks to prepare affordable housing units for occupancy|
|Lansing , MI||Maple 3||7/31/15 - 9/14/15||Southeast Michigan Flood Recovery||Conducting home needs assessments, mucking and gutting of homes, and rebuilding and/or demolishing flood affected residences from August 2014 regional flooding|
|Muskegon , MI||Maple 6||6/29/15 - 9/14/15||United Way of the Lakeshore||Oversee three groups 15 youth volunteers who will serve within projects that address either education, income, or health related service; Plan and execute the Day of Caring event on September 11, 2015|
|Newaygo , MI||Maple 5||8/16/15 - 9/14/15||Michigan Nature Association||Habitat restoration including: brush removal, seed collection, and surveying and mapping for rare species such as the Karner Blue Butterfly|
|Oscoda , MI||Cedar 5||8/7/15 - 9/14/15||Camp Nissokone||Preparing meals, maintaining facilities and assisting with programming|
|Bemidji , MN||Maple 4||8/2/15 - 9/14/15||Bemidji Community Food Shelf||Assist with all aspects of food shelf operations: Serving clients through daily vocational and social activities; build a secure enclosure for slab wood bundles|
|Minneapolis , MN||Cedar 1||6/29/15 - 9/14/15||One Heartland||Construct new low ropes course; paint interior cabins; creating archery area to enrich camp experience for youth who live in transitional housing shelters who identify as GLBTQ|
|Chadron , NE||Cedar 3||8/25/15 - 9/14/15||Nebraska National Forests and Grasslands - Pine Ridge Ranger District||Remove hazardous, fire damaged trees and invasive species; Repair and/or replace fire damaged fences; Maintain a variety of public recreation resources|
|Crawford , NE||Oak 7||8/8/15 - 9/14/15||City of Crawford||Hazard tree removal and alleyway clean up to support community recovering from 2012 winter storms and past floods|
|Appleton , WI||Oak 4||6/29/15 - 9/14/15||Truancy Reduction and Assessment Center||Increase school engagement and enhance the connection to the core community resources to support at risk youth programming|
|Milwaukee , WI||Oak 6||6/29/15 - 9/14/15||Habitat for Humanity - Milwaukee||Help chapter prepare for upcoming Build-a-thon; complete finishing work for homes in need to expedite home dedication for families in need of housing; serve with ReStore's deconstruction team to salvage materials used for resale and/or to finish homes|
|Milwaukee , WI||Oak 3||8/15/15 - 9/14/15||River Revitalization Foundation||Provide trail maintenance along the Milwaukee corridor watershed; participate in outdoor education activities with urban youth|
|Milwaukee , WI||Maple 2||8/15/15 - 9/14/15||Schlitz Audubon Nature Center||Support efforts to return native species through removal of woody invasive vegetation|
The Southern Region is currently in transition and then will be on break. Projects will begin in the next couple of weeks. Thank you.
Updated - August 28, 2015
FEMA Corps is a collaboration between CNCS and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Members from within AmeriCorps NCCC are solely devoted to disaster preparedness, response and recovery. Teams engage in a variety of disaster service including helping survivors complete applications for disaster assistance, supporting disaster services facilities, responding to helpline calls and disseminating disaster preparedness and mitigation information to the public. FEMA Corps training and experience prepares members for careers in emergency management and related fields while positively impacting the lives of disaster victims. The report below lists the projects where FEMA Corps teams are currently serving.
The Pacific Region is currently in transition. Projects will begin in the next couple of weeks. Thank you.
|Chicago , IL||Mountain 5||8/27/15 - 10/30/15||FEMA - Region V||Support the FEMA Fire Prevention and Safety Program through the Red Cross Home Fire Preparedness Campaign performing community canvassing, shelter surveys and youth outreach.|
|Denton , TX||Mountain 3||8/28/15 - 10/30/15||FEMA - Region VI||Assist in several readiness/preparedness initiatives across the State of Louisiana, including survey Red Cross Shelters across the state to support the National Shelter System.|
|Colorado Springs , CO||Eagle 6||8/17/15 - 9/30/15||FEMA - IOF - Colorado Springs, CO||The FEMA Corps team will provide support of the Public Assistance mission through a variety of tasks to ensure timely Project Worksheet completion.|
|Maynard , MA||Eagle 1||8/20/15 - 9/30/15||FEMA- Region I Regional Response Center||FEMA Corps team will assist in various Logistical projects supporting the Regional Office, Regional Response Center, Disaster Response Support Facility (DRSF).|
|New York , NY||Eagle 2||8/20/15 - 10/1/15||FEMA- Region 2 Field Office- New York, NY||FEMA Region II is being used as a pilot for FEMA Records Management prior to moving our offices to One WTC. There are many tasks required for identifying and organizing files for digitizing, archiving, and just identifying what currently exists.|
|New York , NY||Eagle 4||8/20/15 - 10/1/15||FEMA- Joint Field Office- New York||The FEMA Corps team will support Super Storm Sandy recovery efforts by working with NY Disaster Interfaith Services.|
|Philadelphia , PA||Eagle 7||8/19/15 - 10/1/15||FEMA- Region 3 Field Office- Philadelphia, PA||The FEMA Corps team will support two preparedness programs: The Pillowcase Project and the Home Fire Prevention Campaign.|
|Fort Worth , TX||Eagle 3||8/19/15 - 9/30/15||American Red Cross - Fort Worth, TX||Assisting FEMA Region 6 staff with VAL/Mass Care/IA operations due to severe flooding in Texas.|
|Winchester , VA||Eagle 5||8/19/15 - 10/1/15||FEMA- National Processing Service Center- Winchester, VA (VA NPSC)||A FEMA Corps Team is requested to support the VA NPSC in support of states impacted by recent disaster declarations (including, but not limited to, Super Storm Sandy, the Oklahoma, Alabama, Mississippi, Florida Tornadoes, and the Colorado Flooding).|
|Anniston , AL||Gulf 1||8/18/15 - 11/20/15||FEMA- Center for Domestic Preparedness- Anniston, AL||Conduct doctrine research to support CDP training development. They will support exercise design, development and data collection and contribute to training and exercise hot washes and After Action Report documentation.|
|Washington , DC||Summit 6||8/18/15 - 11/20/15||FEMA- Headquarters- Washington, DC||Streamline and simplify disaster services for individuals and communities, continuously improve survivor services by making FEMA’s disaster assistance processes more simple, clear, and accessible.|
|Washington , DC||Summit 7||8/18/15 - 11/20/15||FEMA- Headquarters- Washington, DC||Analyze and improve existing data and materials enabling senior leaders to make better data-centric decisions and to then message the materials to reach the target audience enabling them to recover better following events.|
|Atlanta , GA||Bayou 7||8/18/15 - 11/20/15||FEMA- Distribution Center- Atlanta, GA||Support the commodity supply chain to include the planning, sourcing, inventory and delivery of commodities to storage or disaster locations.|
|Maynard , MA||Bayou 5||8/18/15 - 11/20/15||FEMA- Region I Regional Response Center||Conduct research and geospatial validation of 1,500 known locations suitable for use by State and local responders as Commodity Points of Distribution and state/federal staging areas.|
|Frederick , MD||Summit 4||8/18/15 - 11/20/15||FEMA- Distribution Center- Frederick, MD||Support the commodity supply chain to include the planning, sourcing, inventory and delivery of commodities to storage or disaster locations.|
|Jefferson City , MO||Bayou 3||8/18/15 - 11/20/15||FEMA- Region 7 Field Office- Kansas City, MO||Create reports from the PA program to implement their programs such as mitigation, assist Senior Leadership by managing daily schedule, and subgrant application formulation assistance|
|Kansas City , MO||Bayou 6||8/18/15 - 11/20/15||FEMA - Region VII||Work in Team Lead, Operations, Infrastructure (Public Assistance), External Affairs, Finance and Administration, Individual Assistance, IT/Services Branch, Logistics, Planning, Disaster Survivor Assistance to train, exercise, and to deploy when needed.|
|Flowood , MS||Bayou 2||8/18/15 - 11/20/15||FEMA-Region IV-Atlanta||Conduct community canvassing: meet with community members to complete a home safety checklist.|
|Colts Neck , NJ||Summit 3||8/18/15 - 11/20/15||FEMA- Region 2 Regional Response Coordination Center- Colts Neck, NJ||Create maps which show the percentages (possibly counts) of people within the categories of disabilities within each county in the Region.|
|Oklahoma City , OK||Bayou 4||8/18/15 - 11/20/15||FEMA- Federal Regional Center- Denton, TX||Create reports from the PA program to implement their programs such as mitigation.|
|Austin , TX||Gulf 2||8/18/15 - 11/20/15||FEMA- Federal Regional Center- Denton, TX||Catalogue assets, develop an Access DataBase for use during incidents, develop and deploy Basic Plan and annex templates for use by local and regional jurisdictions.|
|Austin , TX||Gulf 4||8/18/15 - 11/20/15||FEMA- Federal Regional Center- Denton, TX||Gather documentation/justification for Project Worksheets (sub-grant applications) and follow up with applicants and or project specialist on documentation needed for eligibility review.|
|Austin , TX||Summit 1||8/18/15 - 11/20/15||FEMA- Federal Regional Center- Denton, TX||Gather documentation/justification for Project Worksheets (sub-grant applications) and follow up with applicants and or project specialist on documentation needed for eligibility review.|
|Austin , TX||Summit 2||8/18/15 - 11/20/15||FEMA- Federal Regional Center- Denton, TX||Gather inputs for various plans, briefings, summaries, and lists.|
|Denton , TX||Summit 5||8/18/15 - 11/20/15||FEMA- National Processing Service Center- Denton, TX||Registration intake and shelter registrations, assisting clients with their cases in NEMIS, participate in client information collection, and matching FEMA programs to individual unmet needs.|
|Fort Worth , TX||Gulf 3||8/18/15 - 11/20/15||FEMA- Distribution Center- Fort Worth||Support the commodity supply chain to include the planning, sourcing, inventory and delivery of commodities to storage or disaster locations.|
The North Central Region is currently on transition. Following transition, North Central Region will be graduating their current FEMA Corps class. New projects will begin in the next couple of months. Thank you.