CBA partners with AmeriCorps to focus on environmental stewardship with an educational component of an environmental STEM curriculum. The focus is twofold: First, the implementation of the Grasses in Classes STEM curriculum and, second, restoration, beautification, maintenance and development.
AmeriCorps is a component of the National Service Network. Its goal is to engage Americans of all ages and backgrounds in service to help meet communities’ critical education, public safety, environmental, and other human needs. AmeriCorps is often referred to as the “Domestic Peace Corps.”
AmeriCorps is an opportunity to make a big difference in your life and in the lives of those around you. It’s a chance to apply your skills and ideals toward helping others and meeting critical needs in the community.
When you join AmeriCorps, you use your energy, ideas, and talents to help others. Plus you’ll earn money for education, learn to be a leader, and gain real job skills.
NWF Environmental Stewards AmeriCorps program is a competitive, state-funded grant through Volunteer Florida (the Governor’s Commission on Volunteerism and Community Service), who receives funding support from the Corporation for National & Community Service. Volunteer Florida leads initiatives throughout Florida that use volunteerism as a strategy to meet community needs. The administration of national service programs is a top priority of the Commission. National service programs like AmeriCorps offer Floridians the opportunity to engage in intensive service to their community while increasing capacity for nonprofits and other service organizations. Volunteer Florida provides the necessary oversight and accountability of these grants through its Commission and staff.