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
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.
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