NCCAP AmeriCorps Team – Greater Wausau Area members serve at six different host sites that include four school districts and several local non-profit organizations. Focusing on educational opportunities, positive social interactions, and outreach to underserved populations, AmeriCorps members provide direct services to youth & their families as mentors & tutors during and after school. Students served include Pre-K, elementary, middle & senior high school and adult learners. Members participate in monthly meetings & quarterly trainings. AmeriCorps members also plan and serve at community service events & projects throughout the year.
For Program information, Please contact Steve Frodl, AmeriCorps Director, at 715-849-5212. Our mission is to enhance the educational opportunities and positive social interactions of potentially at-risk children, youth and their families through the direct services of AmeriCorps members.
In 1993, the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) was established to connect Americans of all ages and backgrounds with opportunities to give back to their communities and their nation. It merged the work and staffs of two predecessor agencies, ACTION and the Commission on National and Community Service.
CNCS is part of our nation’s history of commitment to building a culture of citizenship, service, and responsibility.
AmeriCorps programs do more than move communities forward; they serve their members by creating jobs and providing pathways to opportunity for young people entering the workforce. AmeriCorps places thousands of young adults into intensive service positions where they learn valuable work skills, earn money for education, and develop an appreciation for citizenship.
AmeriCorps members are passionate and committed to their mission to bring individuals and communities out of poverty. Members make a year-long, full-time commitment to serve on a specific project at a nonprofit organization or public agency. They focus their efforts to build the orgainzational, administrative, and financial capacity of organizations that fight illiteracy, improve health services, foster economic development, and otherwise assist low-income communities.
We connect caring, capable people with students who will benefit from the members time and personal attention. Millions of people serve to help millions of students succeed.
Strategies that help students learn include extended-day and school-year programs tutoring, mentoring, family involvement, and teacher support. They also involve service-learning opportunities that give students the chance to experience meaningful lessons that teach them about their world inside and outside the school’s classrooms or campus.
Our efforts will bring proven national service efforts to schools and communities where students lack the attention and suport they deserve. We don’t promise a diploma with honors for every student, be we promise to help all students engage and achieve.