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May 7, 2019 | KTAL/KMSS-TV (LA)
A special group of senior foster grandparent volunteers who dedicated up to 22 years volunteering in our local public schools and head start were honored and recognized Friday, May 3th at the Shreveport Downtown Hotel.
May 6, 2019 | The Hollywood Reporter (CA)
Held in its traditional location around the Sony Studios commissary in Culver City, City Year — which focuses on programs and initiatives designed to ensure that Los Angeles school students who are at considerable risk of dropping out remain committe...
May 2, 2019 | Globe Sisters Report
Notre Dame Mission Volunteers-AmeriCorps is a partnership between Notre Dame Mission Volunteers, a program of the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur, and AmeriCorps, a network of U.S. service programs. In Notre Dame-AmeriCorps, members, most of whom are...
May 1, 2019 | KMAland.com (IA)
Volunteers from all over the country have come to KMAland to aid individuals victimized by the floods of 2019.Numerous volunteers have responded to the need for assistance with cleanup efforts in communities affected by the flooding--including those...
April 30, 2019 | The Courier Times (IN)
“I love the program,” Modlin said. “It means a lot to me. I feel like the children learn something from us. It’s a beautiful program for anybody who likes to work with children.”Modlin was just one of five foster grandparents honored with a milestone...
April 29, 2019 | WSU Insider (WA)
Abebaw, who moved to the U.S. from Gondar, Ethiopia at age 11 with his mother and younger brother, will graduate from Washington State University in May with a degree in human development. He received a President’s Award for Leadership, has served as...
April 28, 2019 | Montrose Daily Press (CO)
When AmeriCorps volunteer Jordan Gruppuso arrived here as part of efforts to assess Colorado’s opioid problem, she quickly noticed what her research had already hinted at: the difference between how rural and urban areas are able to deal with the epi...
April 27, 2019 | WLNS-TV (MI)
Americans throw away enough trash in a year to circle the Earth 24 times. That's why Kat Kepski, the Americorps gardening educator for the project, says it's important that kids learn to take care of the Earth early on. "I think it's really important...
April 26, 2019 | Voice of America
Helping children with homework, playing with toddlers, giving sage advice or just listening, the men and women you're about to meet do what many grandparents do. The Foster Grandparent program has been using volunteers older than 55 to help children...
April 25, 2019 | WEAU-TV (WI)
A special group of seniors who have dedicated up to 25 years volunteering in local classrooms were recognized Thursday night. The CESA 10 "Foster Grandparents Program" pairs senior citizens with students who need extra help in the ckassroom. Foster g...
April 24, 2019 | Conway Daily Sun (NH)
Every day the population in New Hampshire grows older, frailer and more isolated.Since 1974, the Senior Companion Program of New Hampshire has combatted the social isolation of seniors, providing much needed companionship, transportation and respite...
April 24, 2019 | WEAU-TV (WI)
A special volunteer program for senior citizens is bringing a sense of family right into the classroom at area schools. Millie Schweinler is a Foster Grandparent at Parkview Elementary in Chippewa Falls. Millie is one of 40 area senior who have becom...
April 24, 2019 | National League of Cities, Citiesspeak.org
The Fairmount Park system is one of Philadelphia’s greatest assets, with more than 11,000 acres of greenspace spread across nearly every area of the city. It is a mecca for big events and a refuge for small moments of quiet. Fairmount Park is a favor...
April 22, 2019 | WWLP-TV (MA)
A $500 million federal grant recognized community improvements fostered by the AmeriCorps program at Springfield College. AmeriCorps, through its food corps program, is making it possible for students at the Edward P. Boland Elementary School to grow...
April 19, 2019 | Herald-Mail Media.com (MD)
An organization working to educate the public in Western Maryland on opioids will receive nearly $37,000 of grant funding, according to the Governor’s Office on Service and Volunteerism. Conquering Opioid Abuse Together, or COAT, an AmeriCorps progra...
April 19, 2019 | KMTV-TV (NE)
More than 200 volunteers with americorps have been deployed to Nebraska and Iowa to provide flood relief assistance.They're divided up into both states, helping with clean up efforts and registering survivors for assistance."As those in Iowa and Nebr...
April 18, 2019 | Reading Eagle (PA)
Anya Ohlinger, 18, listens to the children walking past her house in Reading on their way home from school, and sometimes their conversations, their sharp words and anger, trouble her. She wonders if their parents know, if the children talk to them,...
April 18, 2019 | Reading Eagle (PA)
She joined the AmeriCorps program at the Olivet Boys & Girls Clubs' Pendora clubhouse on South 19th Street, tutoring children in kindergarten through eighth grade, reading to them, playing games with them and mentoring them.She's one of 23 AmeriC...
April 18, 2019 | KEYC-TV (MN)
Part of the Catholic charities Retired Senior Volunteer Program, the goal is to teach the young children about another generation's life, connecting two people that otherwise wouldn't even know the other existed. "Even though we are generations apart...
April 11, 2019 | Carroll County Times (MD)
An artist who cut her teeth at McDaniel College will have work in the Walters Art Museum as a finalist for a prominent Maryland art fellowship.Cheeny Celebrado-Royer was among the finalists for the 2019 Janet & Walter Sondheim Artscape Prize. Her...
April 10, 2019 | Daily Times (DE)
Among the many volunteer opportunities that RSVP offers to adults in Montgomery, Delaware and Chester counties, the Help on Call program has perhaps the most persistent ongoing need. The program provides rides, home visits, or phone calls to low-inco...
April 8, 2019 | Richmond Register (VA)
Brenda Padilla spent Thursday repairing water bars along the Dixon Cave Trail near the historic entrance of Mammoth Cave. Padilla, who is from central California, is a team leader for the National Civilian Community Corps, a 10-month AmeriCorps progr...
April 8, 2019 | KMA-LAND (IA)
Efforts to remove remaining floodwaters continue in the city of Hamburg, Iowa. A good portion of the community remains underwater because of levee breaches along the Missouri River last month. Hamburg Public Works Director Alan Dovel tells KMA News t...
April 4, 2019 | The Garden Island (HI)
Mayor Derek S.K. Kawakami said the county could not afford to pay for the countless hours of work accomplished by the AmeriCorps and Senior Corps volunteers on Kauai. He joined thousands of other government leaders across the country to acknowledge a...
April 3, 2019 | Winchester Sun (KY)
The Chinquapin Oak on Winchester’s Traveling Trail has grown in an open environment for likely it’s whole life, spreading its roots and branches far and wide, rising to its fullest potential. Erin Sliney, Clark County’s newest environmental educator,...
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