|This notice is to inform you that the Coach Across America’s 2012/13 Application for Coaches is now open to organizations. If you are interested in hosting coaches through ourCoach Across America (CAA) program to help build capacity at your organization at minimal costs through our National AmeriCorps grant, please complete the ONLINE application.
In 2011, CAA received $1 million from the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) to train and place 250 coaches in Up2Us member organizations. We will soon be applying for additional funding through CNCS. Therefore, this application will be used to include your organization in our 2012/13 grant request.
CAA is an AmeriCorps program launched by Up2Us to provide its member organizations with the resources and support to select and manage high quality sports-based youth development coaches to serve youth in our nation’s most vulnerable communities. CAA coaches are high school and college graduates who seek to use their passion for sports in a year of service. In return for their service, CAA coaches receive a small living allowance and an education award that can be used to pay tuition or forgive student loans. CAA contracts with Up2Us members to act as “Service Sites” for CAA coaches and helps them to recruit, supervise, train and evaluate coaches that serve in their respective programs.