Sauk Valley Community College
Commission AmeriCorps State FY 2012
The AmeriCorps Benefits the Community Program, better known as ABC AmeriCorps, is a community benefiting service that has been responding to the needs of communities in northwest Illinois (Lee, Whiteside, Carroll, Ogle, Bureau, LaSalle, Stephenson, Henry, DeKalb, and Rock Island) for the past nine years. Members work with children, youth and families in school-based programs and community-based agencies to increase and strengthen academic and life skills. Currently, 57 members are working at 26 sites providing these needed services, thus improving the quality of life in the Sauk Valley.