WOTFV AmeriCorps Program
The WOTFV AmeriCorps Program is accepting member applications for the 2019-2020 service year! Members will serve for a full calendar year (9/1/2019-8/31/2020) at partner organizations throughout Calumet, Outagamie, and Winnebago Counties. Members will educate, create, implement, and promote activities and programs regarding physical activity and healthy eating to Fox Valley youth and adults. While creating a culture and environment that supports health, members will receive professional development, hands-on experience towards internal goals, and make a difference in the Fox Valley community.
Members will serve in either a full-time capacity of 1700 hours (average 33-38 hours/week) or half-time capacity of 900 hours (average 17.5-25 hours/week). Members will receive a living allowance during their year of service and an education award to pay off federal student loans or tuition costs after successful completion!
Contact Amanda Ross, the WOTFV AmeriCorps Program Manager.
2019-2020 AmeriCorps Members attend the Serve Wisconsin AmeriCorps Opening Ceremony
On October 11th, the WOTFV AmeriCorps members attended the Serve WI Opening Ceremony in at the Milwaukee County Zoo in Milwaukee. Members heard from several speakers, including: Dr. Alex Gee, Congresswoman Gwen Moore, Lieutenant Governor Mandela Barnes, and State Representative Amanda Stuck. Members also took the AmeriCorps Pledge and got to network with other AmeriCorps members from around the state!
The 2019-2020 AmeriCorps Members start their service year
The 2019-2020 service year has begun! The 19-20 member cohort began their service year during the beginning of September. Members participated in a 3 day orientation, where they learned about the Corporation for National and Community Service, AmeriCorps, WOTFV, and numerous tools and resources to ensure a successful service year. A special thank you to the guest presenters:
- Christi Gabrilska and Hannah Phillips, UW-Madison Division of Extension
- Sandy Campbell, Mobile Health Team
- Erin Schultz and Tammy Wittmann, SOAR Fox Cities
- Carol Bloemer, Volunteer Fox Cities
- Dr. Kay Theyerl, ThedaCare
- Jess Moyle, City of Appleton Health Department
- Sue Malesa, School District of Menasha
Click here to learn more about the 2019-2020 AmeriCorps member cohort
A heartfelt thank you to our 2018-2019 WOTFV AmeriCorps Members
Somehow, a year has passed and our 2018-2019 member cohort is wrapping up their year of service. During the past year, the members helped create a healthier environment throughout the Fox Valley. The cohort collectively delivered health education programs and activities to hundreds of Fox Valley residents and supported dozens of health and wellness initiatives at partner host site organizations. A huge thank you to Alyssa Hofacker, Karen Warren, Amy Hingeveld, Tammy Wittmann, Emily Terlap, Miranda Dawson, Kelley Krueger, and Devin Minor for all of their hard work and passion for health and wellness. We wish the members all the best as they continue on to their next adventures.
Thank you to our 2018-2019 partner host site organizations for hosting our members during the past year: Calumet County Public Health, Mosaic Family Health, Riverview Gardens, SOAR Fox Cities, United Way Fox Cities, UW-Oshkosh Head Start, Winnebago County Health Department, and YMCA of the Fox Cities.
WOTFV AmeriCorps receives funding from the Corporation for National and Community Service.
WOTFV AmeriCorps received a one year grant award to continue the AmeriCorps Program. The Serve Wisconsin Board of Directors and Corporation for National and Community Service approved funding for the WOTFV AmeriCorps Program! The Program will receivie funding to continue AmeriCorps Programming for a second consecutive year. This funding allows 14 members to deliver education, activities, and programs to promote physical activity and healthy eating throughout Calumet, Outagamie, and Winnebago Counties. We are excited to continue our program and improve the health of those living in the Tri-County area.
Host Site organizations have been selected for the 2019-2020 service year
WOTFV AmeriCorps is pleased to announce the following partner organizations have been selected to serve as host sites for the 2019-2020 service year:
- Calumet County Public Health-Chilton, WI
- Menasha Joint School District-Menasha, WI
- Mosaic Family Health-Appleton, WI
- Outagamie County Public Health, Appleton, WI
- Riverview Gardens-Appleton, WI
- SOAR Fox Cities-Appleton, WI
- United Way Fox Cities-Menasha, WI
- UW-Oshkosh Head Start-Oshkosh, WI
- Winnebago County Health Department-Oshkosh, WI
The WOTFV AmeriCorps Program mobilizes AmeriCorps Members at partner organizations throughout Calumet, Outagamie, and Winnebago Counties. These members educate, create, implement, and promote activities and programs related to physical activity and healthy eating. Members activities’ support numerous local programs, such as Farm to School, Farm to Early Care, Urban Farming, Lifestyle Wellness, WIC Education, Physical Education, Safe Routes to School, Special Olympics, and Worksite Wellness.
Members will serve for a full calendar year, from 9/1/2019-8/31/2020. During this time, members will serve in either a full-time capacity of 1700 hours or half-time capacity of 900 hours. While creating a culture and environment that supports health, members will receive professional development, hands-on experience towards internal goals, and make a difference in the Fox Valley community.
AmeriCorps is a federally funded national service program, which engages over 80,000 members in service each year to address local and national problems through direct service. AmeriCorps members impact communities and organizations by increasing capacity and resources in an identified area of need. Members can serve in a variety of settings, including nonprofits, public agencies, faith-based and community organizations. In return for their year of service, members receive: extensive professional, educational and life experiences, a living stipend, and education award
WOTFV is a Tri-County community collaborative which focuses on creating an environment that makes it easy for Fox Valley residents to achieve and maintain a healthy weight at every age. For more information, click here.
Members will serve for a full calendar year, from 9/3/2019 to 8/31/2020. During this time, members will serve in either a full-time capacity of 1700 hours (averaging 33-38 hours/week) or half-time capacity of 900 hours (averaging 17.5-25 hours/week). Members will educate, create, implement, and promote activities and programs regarding physical activity and healthy eating to address the following WOTFV focus areas:
- Active Communities: To increase residents’ physical activity by providing more opportunities to be active in the community.
- Early Care & Education: To increase healthy eating and physical activity by children in the early care setting.
- Worksites: To increase access to and participation in worksite wellness programs for Fox Valley employees.
- Food System: To create and support a sustainable, healthy food system through policy and environmental change.
- School: to increase healthy eating and physical activity by children in the school setting
- Healthcare: To optimize healthcare systems and providers to augment prevention efforts and incorporate obesity prevention with treatment and care.
- Other: Increasing healthy eating habits and/or physical activity in other settings as defined by the selected partner host site.
^2018-2019 WOTFV AmeriCorps Members learning about bicycle safety
In compliance with state and federal laws, WOTFV and WOTFV AmeriCorps program partner agencies do not unlawfully discriminate against any individual on the basis of age, race, creed, color, handicap, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, or ancestry.