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September 28, 2017 | WQOW-TV (WI)
They say age is meant to bring us wisdom, but students at Osseo-Fairchild Elementary School are growing wise with a little help. Millie "Grandma Millie" Polinske might not look like a typical first grader, but what she lacks in youth, her spirit surp...
September 21, 2017 | WKBT-TV (WI)
A program placing local senior citizens in schools to serve as role models and tutors is receiving some national attention. The National Director of the Senior Corps program visited La Crosse Thursday morning to learn about the experiences of the La...
September 20, 2017 | Aspen Public Radio (CO)
A new partnership between the Aspen Music Festival and School (AMFS) and the AmeriCorps program has brought five music teachers to the valley. This new relationship is providing funding, training and management for the new full-time teachers, who hav...
September 16, 2017 | The Durango Herald (CO)
Sixteen recent-era veterans from the Southwest Conservation Corps’ Veterans Fire Corps joined in patriotic acts of service to mark the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks during the Sept. 11 National Day of Service and Remembrance. Southwest Conservation...
September 15, 2017 | The Tribune (IN)
Jackson County United Way is getting involved in the fight to help residents overcome drug addiction and substance abuse. Through special grant funding from AmeriCorps and Indiana United Ways, the agency will be starting a new 3-year program aimed at...
September 15, 2017 | The Manchester Ink Link (NH)
On Sept. 8, 61 City Year AmeriCorps members pledged to support more than 4,000 students this year at the Opening Day Ceremony for City Year New Hampshire, an organization dedicated to helping students and schools succeed. First Lady of New Hampshire...
September 14, 2017 | The Franklin Favorite (KY)
Gov. Matt Bevin welcomed a new class of Kentucky AmeriCorps members pledging to "get things done" as they embark upon a year of service to the Commonwealth on Monday. The swearing-in ceremony was part of the Service for Peace "9/11 Salute to Our Hero...
September 13, 2017 | The Durango Herald (CO)
With the opioid epidemic reaching unprecedented national levels and more heroin flowing into Southwest Colorado, additional addiction-prevention work is set to start this fall. In October, 12 AmeriCorps members will be hired across the state as part...
September 12, 2017 | The Sentinel (PA)
The Foster Grandparent Program may be the perfect fit for you. FGP is for men and women ages 55 and older who volunteer to spend time with children while earning an hourly stipend. Volunteers are assigned to classrooms at schools, Head Start programs...
September 12, 2017 | The Philadelphia Inquirer (PA)
With major new funding from a federal agency in hand, a Philadelphia service group in the arts is going national. ArtistYear has been operating since 2014, placing a few recent college graduates into Philadelphia schools each year as teaching fellows...
September 11, 2017 | KWWL-TV (IA)
As hurricanes leave communities in the South ravaged, nearly a hundred volunteers from Eastern Iowa are headed down to help hurricane victims. 91 AmeriCorps volunteers stationed in Cedar Rapids are deploying to help this week, some as early as tomorr...
September 11, 2017 | KCRG-TV (IA)
The Red Cross is tapping a new source of volunteers in eastern Iowa to aid in the national recovery efforts in Florida, Georgia and Texas. About 30 members of Vinton-based AmeriCorps teams go through orientation at the Cedar Rapids Red Cross office....
September 11, 2017 | WCMH-TV (OH)
Volunteers from the Mid-Ohio Food Bank spent September 11th giving back as they went to Greenlawn Cemetery to take time for veterans no longer with us. It was all part of the Patriot Day National Day of Service. Dozens of volunteers spent hours makin...
September 11, 2017 | The Cedar Rapids Gazette (IA)
On Monday, 91 volunteers, ages 18-24, gathered at the Cedar Rapids Red Cross office to receive their final predeployment instructions before heading south this week. As a part of the American Red Cross relief efforts, the AmeriCorps National Civilian...
September 11, 2017 | The Detroit Lakes (MN)
For some senior citizens, volunteering is a simple pastime used to fill space in lieu of a nine-to-five job. For others, though, it's practically a second career. Marion Jacobson, who turns 90 years old this November, laughs heartily--and often--spea...
September 11, 2017 | WDRB-TV (KY)
Gov. Matt Bevin was in Louisville on Monday night to remember victims of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks and honor first responders and military members. Bevin helped kick off a special memorial concert at Fourth Street Live organized by "Operation He...
September 11, 2017 |
Members of the local YouthBuild/AmeriCorps honored first responders while commemorating the 16th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks by cleaning a fire station grounds.“We did some background (discussion) on Friday, and we had moments...
September 10, 2017 | The Flash Today (TX)
The 9/11 National Day of Service and Remembrance Project and Ceremony was made possible by a grant awarded to the American Legion Auxiliary Unit 240 from the National American Legion Auxiliary in cooperation with the Corporation for National and Comm...
September 8, 2017 | WTOK-TV (MS)
First Responders, they risk their lives each and every day. “We deal with everything from wrecks, fires, a lot of times it is only a fire alarm but a lot of times we deal with actual structure fires we have to deal with or car wrecks that can be a fe...
September 6, 2017 | The Waynesville Daily Guide (MO)
AmeriCorps members have been serving the Waynesville and surrounding areas for nine years within the school district and various community agencies. Since its establishment in the Waynesville area, AmeriCorps members’ service has become more than a w...
September 5, 2017 | The Chelmsford Wicked Local (MA)
Many area residents are watching the devastation of Hurricane Harvey from a distance. But one Chelmsford resident and Chelmsford High School alumnus, Cameron Zamagni, is seeing the storm’s wrath firsthand. And, he is doing what he can to assist those...
September 4, 2017 | The Cape Gazette (DE)
A total of 18 Veterans Conservation Corps members spent 11 months in DNREC's Delaware State Parks performing trail maintenance, meadow management and invasive species eradication, and assisting in construction of boardwalks, solar panels, yurts and f...
September 2, 2017 | The Desert News (UT)
Louis Miller, now 69, oversaw the Salt Lake airport for 20 years, then directed the airport in Tampa, before taking on oversight of the massive Atlanta, Georgia, airport. Three years ago Miller returned to Salt Lake City with his wife, Cyndy, to enjo...
September 1, 2017 | WJZ-TV (MD)
Maryland volunteers were deployed to Houston for 21 days. They’ve seen the aftermath and say the videos and pictures don’t do it justice. Millions are struggling with the damage Hurricane Harvey left behind. Its grip is tighter than any storm before,...
August 30, 2017 | The Montgomery Herald (NC)
Imagine seven weeks without your bed, air conditioning, social media or any other creature comforts of your home. Now imagine getting up each morning to work outside repairing trails deep in the woods during the hottest days of the year. For six Nort...

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