We are currently recruiting for new host sites and AmeriCorps Members. Priority application deadline is June 15, 2021

Resilient Alaska Youth AmeriCorps Program

RurAL CAP’s Resilient Alaska Youth (RAY) AmeriCorps Program supports youth through in-school, afterschool, and out-of-school activities in rural Alaskan schools, tribal governments, city governments or youth serving non-profits.


Apply to be an AmeriCorps Member

Apply to host an AmeriCorps Member


May 3, 2021


The Denali Commission solicits grant applications for Round 2 of the Tribal Victims of Crime Micro-Grant Program. Round 2 is open to all Tribal communities in Alaska. Round 2 will distribute approximately $5.8 million in grant funds. Applicants may apply in one of two purpose areas:

  1. Purpose Area 1: Planning for a New Victim Services Program 
  2. Purpose Area 2:  Coordination and Expansion of Existing Victim Services Programs 

Applications are due May 21, 2021. Potential applicants may download all Notice of Funding Opportunity documents the following link: https://www.denali.gov/programs/tribal-victims-of-crime-program/.

NOFO questions may be submitted to the Tribal Victims of Crime Program Manager at communitywellness@denali.gov. Applicants may access training and technical assistance (TTA) to develop an application for this NOFO by reaching out to the Alaska Micro-Grant Program Training and Technical Assistance Provider – The Rural Alaska Community Action Program, Inc. (RurAL CAP) at vchadwick@ruralcap.org or 907-865-7378. The TTA provider may not write the grant application, but the team may provide tailored technical assistance for the application. 

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Engage Youth

Wrap-around Support

Facilitate youth learning, growth and resilience through robust youth programming utilizing the Project Venture model

In School

Engage youth in positive activities in the classroom environment in order to build skills and recruit them in to After-School Programming


Support youth outside of the school environment by providing a safe, challenging, and enriching environment for youth to thrive


With training and support, host multi-day overnight trips with youth and community volunteers (culture camps, fish camp. etc.)

Improve Rural Youth Access To Afterschool Activities!

Host an AmeriCorps Member

If your organization is a Tribal Government, School, City Government or Non-Profit located in rural Alaska you are eligible to host our program! RurAL CAP will work with your organization to identify a local candidate. RurAL CAP asks that partner organizations provide office space and youth meeting space locally, while RurAL CAP bears all employment and training related expenses for your local AmeriCorps member. 

Partner Recruitment Packet

Details and information in the Partner Recruitment Packet contains the following action items:

Serve Your Community! Improve Youth Outcomes! Build Your Skills!

Apply to Serve as an AmeriCorps Member!

As a RAY AmeriCorps Member, you will deliver high quality youth programming in your community to help build youth resilience. You will have an opportunity to make a difference in a young person’s life and drive change. Additionally, your service will make a positive impact in your community.

What will RAY AmeriCorps Members receive?

Position Description Packet

If you are interested in learning more about the program, check out the packet link, which contains a position description and more information about program staff and your peers. 

AmeriCorps, a federal agency, brings people together to tackle the country’s most pressing challenges, through national service and volunteering. AmeriCorps members and AmeriCorps Seniors volunteers serve with organizations dedicated to the improvement of communities. AmeriCorps helps make service to others a cornerstone of our national culture. Learn more at AmeriCorps.gov >>>

This is a RurAL CAP affiliated program.

For more information, visit www.ruralcap.org

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