Partner with us!
We partner with community-based organizations, education institutions, and other groups working to meet community needs. If this sounds like you, please fill out our partner application so that we can reach out to you to discuss a potential partnership!
About Partnerships

 We support success in the Texas Panhandle by working at host sites and with the partnership of the site. These partners are high schools, community colleges, WTAMU, and local organizations.

Food Drive Handoff

Each host site signs a Site Agreement with WT AmeriCorps. The Site agreement describes the commitment of the program to support the efforts of the host site. As the Program, we work with sites to recruit members through their resources and connections, and also can assign existing members to a site. 

Raven in garden

We train the AmeriCorps member and have periodic check-ins and events with the member. In turn, the site agrees to provide supervision for AmeriCorps members, a space to meet with students/beneficiaries, and a computer to complete program reporting. The site is also responsible to understand AmeriCorps policy around prohibited and unallowable activities and supporting the program in meeting AmeriCorps goals.


We want to have our AmeriCorps members integrated into the organization – working alongside the partner toward a shared goal of educational attainment, economic opportunity, and environmental stewardship.

Tulia Cleanup

Partnership Overview: Partner & Member

Partner Site
Provide supervision of AmeriCorps member(s)*
Support access to service opportunities and beneficiary populations for AmeriCorps members
Provide site specific orientation & training
Approve member time sheets
Deployment/use of time
Support the AmeriCorps member’s personal and professional development
AmeriCorps Members
Serve through regular presence at service site
Build positive relationships with beneficiaries and community
Complete training and maintain knowledge to support beneficiary success
Communicate with site supervisor to ensure objectives and service needs are met
Complete all required reports and paperwork
Plan and/or participate in community service

Our Partners

West Texas A&M University
Amarillo College
Frank Phillips College
Clarendon College
Region 16 School Districts 
No Limits No Excuses (NLNE)
The Well STEM Education Center
Cactus Nazarene Ministries 
Square Mile Community Development (mi2)
Guyon Saunders Resource Center
Patsy's Place 
Top of Texas Accelerated Education Center

Our Funders

Greater Texas Foundation

$800,000 over 3 years

OneStar Foundation- Governor Appointed State Service Commission 

$1.4 million over 3 years 


Misty Rueda
Program Director
Old Main 322
(806) 651-2247
Laura Seals
Program Manager
Old Main 320F
(806) 651-2951
Crosslyn Lusk
Communications and Outreach
Old Main 320B
(806) 651-2240
Alison Cuellar
Member Coordinator
(806) 680-6634