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Promoting Achievement and Student Success

The PASS AmeriCorps Program serves students in grades 3 through 12 at 31 school sites across San Diego County, including campuses in San Diego, Oceanside, Vista, Escondido, Valley Center, and Carlsbad.

Each PASS AmeriCorps member provides support for 30 targeted students through individual and group mentoring, academic support, grades and attendance reviews, leadership development, guest speakers, service learning projects, and parent outreach. Through their service with PASS, our AmeriCorps members are able to create positive change in our schools and communities.

Our PASS AmeriCorps members support the character development of their students and encourage them to become positive leaders in their school communities. The mentors focus on numerous life-skills topics with their students, including:

  • College and Career Readiness
  • Social and Communication Skills
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Critical Thinking and Decision Making
  • Anger and Stress Management
  • Substance Abuse Prevention
  • Gang and Violence Prevention and Intervention
  • Anti-Bullying/Cyberbullying
  • Healthy Relationships
  • Body Image and Self-Esteem
  • Coping Skills and Self-Care

California Volunteers and COVID-19

CaliforniaVolunteers is the state office that manages programs and initiatives, including the PASS AmeriCorps Program, aimed at increasing the number of Californians engaged in service and volunteering. The CV Get Involved page provides information on ways that individuals and programs can safely volunteer or support communities affected by COVID-19 throughout the state. The page provides more information on California's response to the Coronavirus Pandemic. To get updates and learn more about the PASS AmeriCorps Program's response, as well  as access school site and program resources, visit our PASS AmeriCorps COVID-19 page. Please follow the links below for more information.


What is AmeriCorps?

Watch these brief videos from the Corporation for National and Community Service to learn more About AmeriCorps and how you can Be the Greater Good.  

Eight Reasons to Love AmeriCorps

Eight Reasons to Love AmeriCorps Image Description

Introduction to Our PASS AmeriCorps Program

PASS AmeriCorps Introduction Video Transcript

PASS AmeriCorps Support Supervisors

Our Support Supervisors provide support to the PASS AmeriCorps Members at their assigned school sites.  
Tessa Diederich
Project Specialist

Suzanne Bray
Support Supervisor

Call for more information or visit us at our SDCOE Metro office location

Office Location:
5304 Metro Street, Suite A
San Diego, CA 92111
​Mailing Address:
6401 Linda Vista Rd - Metro
San Diego, CA 92111

PASS AmeriCorps is a proud grantee of AmeriCorps and California Volunteers, Office of the Governor