Our Mission

To provide comprehensive support that enables disadvantaged students, beginning in high school and continuing through college, to succeed in their STEM coursework, pursue STEM degrees and participate in STEM careers.

AmeriCorps video detailing volunteer opportunities and member benefits

About Us

AmeriCorps Works

AmeriCorps Excellence in STEM (ACES) is based out of Wolfson Campus and offers small group, and one-on-one tutoring to support high school and college students to help them succeed in their STEM classes.

Members commit to 900 hours of service for 1 year (20 hours/week) and are paired with a site coordinator to target the students who are facing challenges in STEM courses and provide them with tutoring services. In addition to tutoring and mentoring, members participate in several STEM projects throughout the year that focus on environmental sustainability, education, and community development. We are currently partnered with Miami Jackson Senior High School, Miami Beach Senior High School, and iTECH at Thomas A. Educational Center.

Upcoming Events

Mar
11

COME SEE OUR WORK!

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm | Stop by our table in building 2 breezeway to see a display of our work from the Maker’s Lab.
Mar
12

OPPORTUNITIES TO SERVE YOUR COMMUNITY

12:00 pm - 2:00 pm | Building 7 Auditorium (RM 7128)

PANEL DISCUSSION: Come meet with professionals in nonprofits and service organizations and learn about opportunities for jobs, internships, scholarships, and other ways to get involved. Refreshments served afterwards in lobby.

Mar
13

BE AN ELEMENT OF CHANGE!

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM | building 2 breezeway

Stop by our table in building 2 breezeway from 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm. Commit to a cause & take a photo by the Table of Elements for a prize!

Mar
14

IT’S PI DAY! JOIN US & EARN PIZZA!

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM | RM 2221 & 2223

Register at our table in building 2 Breezeway 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Play in Math Lab and Science Tutoring Center (RM 2221 & 2223)

Mar
15

CELEBRATE ST PATRICK & EARN YOUR GREEN

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM | building 2 breezeway

Stop by our table in building 2 breezeway 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Solve math problems & earn your green!

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ACES Membership Eligibility

Requirements

  • Must be at least 17 years old with parental/guardian consent
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen, U.S. National, or lawful permanent resident
  • Completion of subject courses with a grade of “B” or higher or pass a competency test
  • Must demonstrate leadership skills, take initiative and work well in team settings
  • Must commit to completing 900 hours of service beginning in January and ending in December
  • Entering into service is contingent on passing these background checks: a national ciminal history background check, an FBI background check, a local background check, and clearance through the national Sex Offender database (www.nsopw.gov)

Join as a Volunteer

Joining as a volunteer is different from applying for an ACES membership. Volunteers are individuals who enjoy helping others and desire to make a difference in their community. Though volunteers may not be able to commit to as much as 900 hours (24 hours/week) within a year, they are still willing and ready to offer their assistance with whatever free time they have.

Benefits of being a volunteer

Though volunteers do not share in the ACES membership benefits, they do enjoy a few perks of their own. Every person that signs up to volunteer benefits from the following:

  • President’s Volunteer Service Award (see requirements)
  • Network with community organizations
  • Gain real world experience

How do I decide between being a member and being a volunteer?

You may want to volunteer if:

  • You are not a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident
  • You cannot commit to serve 900 hours (24 hours/week)
  • You are younger than 17 years old
  • You are not strong in any STEM subject

If you would like to join as a volunteer, complete the following application

Volunteer application

Services and Opportunities

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