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What is Youth Opportunity AmeriCorps?

In July 2014, the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) joined with the Department of Justice’s Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) to launch Youth Opportunity AmeriCorps which would provide supplemental funding to existing CNCS grantees in the 2014-15 and 2015-16 grant year. 

Youth Opportunity AmeriCorps is intended to provide Disconnected Youth (individuals at least 17 and under the age of 25 years old who have been adjudicated in the juvenile justice system, convicted in the criminal justice system, or have been identified as at risk of incarceration*) with the opportunity to participate in a national service program and provide them with meaningful mentoring while they are serving. 


In many ways, this opportunity is the marriage of the AmeriCorps, Mentoring, and Criminal Justice initiatives that many programs are already implementing at their local sites.  

Youth Opportunity AmeriCorps Programs for the 2015-16 Grant Year

YouthBuild Brockton Brockton MA
DREAMS YouthBuild and Young Adult Training Program Brooklyn NY
Project REBUILD, Inc.  Canton OH
Youth Action YouthBuild in East Harlem East Harlem NY
River City YouthBuild Elizabeth City NC
YouthBuild Fall River Fall River MA
Lewis and Clark Community College Building Futures Godfrey IL
YouthBuild Jackson Jackson KY
CSC YouthBuild Lebanon OR
YBMC - YouthBuild McLean County Normal IL
YouthBuild Lake County (YBLC) North Chicago IL
YouthBuild Philadelphia Charter School Philadelphia PA
YouthBuild Providence Providence RI
Heart of Oregon YouthBuild Redmond OR
YouthBuild AmeriCorps San Jose San Jose CA
YouthBuild Schenectady Schenectady NY
Guadalupe Alternative Programs St Paul MN
St. Louis YouthBuild   St. Louis MO
YouthBuild San Joaquin Stockton CA
Isles YouthBuild Institute Trenton NJ
YCC YouthBuild Waukegan Waukegan IL


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2015-16 Monthly Call-in Schedule