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The Southern Tier AmeriCorps Resource Team (START) partners with various agencies throughout Allegany and Cattaraugus Counties and places AmeriCorps Members to provide services to the community including:

Educational Services:

Members serving in school districts and community agencies will be assigned a caseload of youth to provide sustained mentoring services for at least six months resulting in demonstrated improvements in academic engagement.

Capacity Building:

Members are a part of a volunteer program that provides community members with the opportunities to participate in community service and service learning opportunities through Members coordinating at least one service opportunity per month and recruiting volunteers to participate.

Disaster Preparedness and Response:

AmeriCorps Members will complete Community Emergency Response Training (CERT) through the Cattaraugus County Emergency Services and Cattaraugus County Health Department and provide preparedness training to the community.


The Southern Tier AmeriCorps Resource Team (START) exists to serve the unique academic, physical, social, and emotional needs of all people who are in a special and critical period of their life.  We are committed to creating a trusting, and caring environment where learning and community service take place. As members it is our job to promote motivation and excellence in life by helping others to developing skills to become independent and self-sufficient adults, who will succeed and contribute responsibly in a global community.

The Youth Bureau partners with various school districts and community agencies.  For additional information about START, please call (716) 938-2624 or visit our website at