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June 22, 2018 | The Omaha World-Herald (NE)
Fearlessly. That’s how Joe Mattox, 76, served his country as a communications specialist in the U.S. Air Force, his community as an Omaha firefighter for 25 years, and now, the next generation as a deeply dedicated Foster Grandparent.
June 20, 2018 | Chalkbeat Detroit (MI)
The City Year Americorps members worked with some of Detroit’s neediest children — tutoring and mentoring them, and assisting their teachers in the classroom. It wasn’t easy. Many rose at 5:30 a.m. and reported working up to 12-hour days for a modest...
June 19, 2018 | The Monitor (TX)
One of these leaders is Taylor Lifka, a member of Teach For America’s 2017 corps. After graduating from Denison College, Lifka joined the corps and accepted a position to teach freshman English at Roma High School. Along with fellow TFA corps member...
June 18, 2018 | Maui Now (HI)
Three teams of AmeriCorps members have been deployed to Hawai?i to join assistance efforts for evacuees of the ongoing K?lauea volcanic eruption. A total of 20 AmeriCorps members from FEMA Corps departed for the island on Saturday from Jackson, Miss.
June 14, 2018 | Mountain Xpress (NC)
YWCA of Asheville’s Early Learning Program is a five-star, licensed center focused on high-quality early childhood education. Its team of certified teachers has over 370 years of collective experience. In addition to small class sizes, the presence o...
June 12, 2018 | The Dominion Post (WV)
AmeriCorps volunteers from Energy Express began their summer service with a swearing-in ceremony at University High School Tuesday morning. The volunteers — 500 of them — made a Pledge of Service in Morgantown or Charleston.
June 12, 2018 | USA Today (VA)
My father, George H.W. Bush, turns 94 on Tuesday — just two short months after we celebrated the amazing life of my mother, Barbara Bush. In this time of reflection, I think about the values of service my parents instilled in our family. Values that...
June 11, 2018 | The News-Press (FL)
“Grandma” Peggy, a.k.a Dorothy Marion, has helped in Lindsey Taylor’s special education class for more than three years. Marion works with the children one-on-one. Taylor said Marion has “a way with words that calms the children down.” Once, Taylor s...
June 8, 2018 | The Daily Democrat (CA)
A retired law professor, turned AmeriCorps VISTA volunteer for the United Way, Rooke-Ley recently received the Volunteer of the Year Award from the United Way for his efforts at bringing about more inclusion in the community.
June 7, 2018 | The Dominion Post (WV)
The Preservation Alliance of West Virginia’s Preserve WV AmeriCorps program has partnered with local volunteers and the West Virginia and Regional History Center of WVU  Libraries to create safe archival housing for thousands of documents.
June 7, 2018 | The Seeley Swan Pathfinder (MT)
My name is Cassie and I was chosen to be a Montana State Parks AmeriCorps member in April. I am now serving three beautiful state parks: Salmon Lake, Placid Lake and Beavertail Hill. Some of my responsibilities are to enhance park land, enrich educat...
June 7, 2018 | UGA Today (GA)
This year, after the University of Georgia’s Office of Service-Learning placed an AmeriCorps VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America) staffer at the library, the place has hummed with activity. Now, sixth- to 12th-grade students are playing chess, pa...
June 6, 2018 | The University of Wyoming (WY)
The University of Wyoming-based Wyoming Conservation Corps (WCC), the Wyoming Pathways organization and the U.S. Forest Service’s Laramie Ranger District are partners in the Pole Mountain project, for which volunteers contributed more than 3,000 hour...
June 5, 2018 | The Grand Haven Tribune (MI)
Then I saw the online ad for an elementary lead literacy tutor in the AmeriCorps program. I have teaching and tutoring experience, so I was intrigued. I completed the online application and attached my resume. In a couple of weeks I was in training,...
June 4, 2018 | The Delaware State News (DE)
Central Delaware Habitat for Humanity (CDHFH) dedicated a house on Monday built by an army of volunteers in just four days. The speed-built project, known as a Builders Blitz, is a five bedroom, two-and-a-half bath house on Pine Street in Wyoming.
June 4, 2018 | Oregon State University (OR)
The research was supported by Playworks Education Energized, a national non-profit organization with a mission to support safe and healthy play in schools. Recess is seen by educators and policymakers as a valuable part of child’s school day. The Aca...
June 4, 2018 | Fresno Bee (CA)
Kids who don’t read over the summer are also subject to the “summer slide,” a well-documented phenomenon of learning loss found when students return to classes after a summer without academic activities. A 2009 study found that, over time, low-income...
June 4, 2018 | The Eureka Times-Standard (CA)
On a busy day in mid-May, a dynamic group of community nonprofits came together at the Humboldt Area Foundation for a special forum. Although diverse in the services each program provides to the community, their shared focus was the importance of vol...
June 3, 2018 | The Brainerd Dispatch (MN)
The space is not yet fully accessible by the public, said Alyssa Lennander, an Americorps VISTA member leading the charge on the Brainerd makerspace. But the library takes 3D printing requests and offers instructive classes for children to learn with...
June 3, 2018 | The Albuquerque Journal (NM)
After two years as a Teach for America volunteer, Kuo leaves Helena to attend law school. She returns to Helena when she learns that Patrick is charged and imprisoned in a stabbing death. She takes it upon herself to read with him for months in jail....
June 2, 2018 | Politico (VA)
Boston just kicked off an effort in which police officers in certain neighborhoods give out cards with the names of treatment advocates PAARI has hired through AmeriCorps.
May 31, 2018 | The Dispatch (MD)
As children shrieked and ran across the playground at the Berlin Head Start Center this week, they did so under the watchful eyes of a trio of senior citizens. The women moved slowly among the boisterous crowd, stopping to tie shoes, accept hugs and...
May 31, 2018 | Spectrum News Buffalo (NY)
Foster grandparents like Margaret Etters have, for 35 years now in Chautauqua, Cattaraugus and Allegany counties, helped shepherd students in need of a little extra academic help.
May 25, 2018 | WRAL-TV (NC)
Hundreds of Habitat for Humanity AmeriCorps members built dozens of homes in Raleigh despite the week’s rainy weather.
May 24, 2018 | CNY Central (NY)
Lily Silva, 77, arrives with a smile and the kind of energy you would expect from a woman half her age. She’s just walked into the lobby of a senior apartment complex where she spends a few hours a day, a couple of days a week with Lola Zarins, 88. Z...
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