In the News

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May 7, 2017 | The Foster Folly News (FL)
Volunteer Florida is proud to showcase Children of Inmates, Inc., a Volunteer Florida grantee. Children of Inmates is Miami-based nonprofit organization that coordinates care and family reunification opportunities for Florida children whose parents a...
May 6, 2017 | The Bismarck Tribune (ND)
Elsie Brenkworth doesn’t like people telling her what to do. So when her daughter who lives in Maryland lined up someone to visit the 93-year-old weekly at her home here, Brenkworth resisted. Volunteer companion Mary McCormack, 64, admits it was a st...
May 4, 2017 | WisBusiness.com (WI)
A new program from Marshfield Clinic Health System will be launched in September to help people suffering from substance abuse in northern Wisconsin. MCHS Recovery Corps program is a part of AmeriCorps, a national service network launched in 1994 und...
May 1, 2017 | The Flint Journal (MI)
Additional patrols will hit the Flint River Trail in and around the downtown area beginning this week through the end of October following an expansion of the River Trail Watchers program. The University of Michigan-Flint announced the addition of tw...
April 30, 2017 | The Blade (OH)
Allean Harris is a hugger, so the two volunteers visiting her were not leaving the home without a warm embrace from the 83-year-old Toledo woman. Beth Veres, 76, and Freddi Roberson, 74, were the week’s Retired Seniors Volunteer Program visitors to M...
April 28, 2017 | FORBES
My late husband, Eli, loved to talk about the people he met in AmeriCorps’ early years (AmeriCorps is the public-private venture for national service across the country), when he served as the founding CEO of the Corporation for National and Communit...
April 26, 2017 | Military Times
When Brett Chappell joined Teach For America and entered its summer training institute in 2012, he had flashbacks to his time in boot camp. Once more he was undergoing intensive training on how to embrace new scenarios, become part of a different cul...
April 26, 2017 | The Hibbing Daily Tribune (MN)
Becky Kapella dislikes grocery shopping. But she enjoys volunteering. “I hate it,” she said. “I don’t like taking the time to do my shopping, so I do it when I grocery shop for the Groceries to Go clients.” Delivering groceries is just one of Kapella...
April 26, 2017 | The Frederick News-Post (MD)
For Kafilat Akande, AmeriCorps was more than a community service. It was a way out during what she described as “one of the lowest points in my life.” Akande, a Frederick resident, was homeless and unemployed, living in the Frederick Community Action...
April 25, 2017 | The Osage News (OK)
There is a new greenhouse in the Osage Senior Housing complex and its open for all Osage elders. It is open to all Osage senior citizens to grow herbs, plants, flowers, fruits and vegetables. The Grand Opening of the greenhouse was on March 30, where...
April 24, 2017 | The Post-Standard (NY)
National Volunteer Week, April 23-29, is an opportunity to recognize and thank volunteers who lend their time, talent and support to causes they care about in our community. I would like to honor a special group of senior-citizen volunteers who bring...
April 24, 2017 | KSL-TV (UT)
Each morning that Janice Jenkins walks into her classroom, she braces herself as 17 preschoolers swarm her with hugs. Jenkins, 70, is a Senior Corps volunteer and participant in the Foster Grandparents program. She donates her time and energy to the...
April 22, 2017 | The Silver City Daily Press (NM)
Some things cannot wait, because time will not. So, the village of Santa Clara and an enthusiastic, young AmeriCorps crew have taken the protection and maintenance of historic Fort Bayard into their own hands for now. Meanwhile, the village continues...
April 22, 2017 | The Post and Courier (SC)
For years, the Sustainability Institute’s Energy Conservation Corps has trained locally based, at-risk youth and veterans, many of whom were homeless, to do low-cost home repairs for elderly and low-income residents who can least afford high energy b...
April 21, 2017 | The Dispatch Argus (IL)
An AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps team is helping Living Lands & Waters through April 27 with wrapping trees in East Moline and removing debris from McKellar Lake, in Tennessee. The seven-member NCCC team from the North Central Regi...
April 20, 2017 | KVCR-FM (CA)
It began with a simple idea: provide a safe place in Boston where ex-cons and former gang members can work out, find support and maybe even get a job. The result is InnerCity Weightlifting, a nonprofit also known as ICW that connects them with job tr...
April 20, 2017 | The Times Daily (AL)
Willie T. Ricks is an integral part of the safety at Northwest Alabama Regional Airport. For the past eight years, Ricks, 76, has been a fixture at the airport as a volunteer in the Retired Senior Volunteer Program, commonly known as RSVP. Airport Di...
April 17, 2017 | The Exponent Telegram (WV)
Harrison County students can begin registering for area summer programs that are available to help maintain academic success over the summer. Energy Express is one of the county’s active summer programs for elementary students, having run over 20 yea...
April 14, 2017 | The Topeka Capital-Journal (KS)
AmeriCorps is a national service program that deploys more than 80,000 volunteers to work on “intensive service” projects at 21,000 locations in the U.S. every year. Since the program was founded in 1994, more than 1 million volunteers have invested...
April 13, 2017 | WCIX-TV (IL)
Strangers from across the U.S. are coming together to help out the Danville Community. It's a partnership between AmeriCorps and Habitat for Humanity. They're tearing houses apart, to build them back up for other people. One of the AmeriCorps workers...
April 13, 2017 | The Chippewa Herald (WI)
Creating bonds at any age can improve the well being on both ends of the relationship. “It’s the kids that keep us young,” Doris Reeves, a foster grandmother, said. “It makes us feel good to see the improvements.” Halmstad Elementary School’s Foster...
April 13, 2017 | The Wilson Times (NC)
The Wilson County Partnership for Children has been awarded a $400,000 grant to ensure that children begin kindergarten at a healthy weight. The organization has been named as a sub-grantee of a grant from the Social Innovation Fund, a federal progra...
April 12, 2017 | KTUU-TV (AK)
The city of Anchorage is offering young adults the chance to experience some of the opportunities that are available in the public sector. It's called the Mayor's AmeriCorps Program, a new 12-week workforce development program aimed at connecting par...
April 9, 2017 | The Belleville News-Democrat (IL)
May Grandcolas, 90, and Kathy Rainbolt, 70, have been trekking to Belleville senior dances for a year, but neither has quite gotten onto the dance floor yet. May loves dancing, but is slowed by an arthritic knee and Kathy is just a little too shy, bu...
April 6, 2017 | The Mountaineer (WV)
The word “godsend” was used twice in describing the Senior Companions program offered through Mountain Projects. For Emma English, a disabled senior citizen who receives a $2.65 an hour stipend for volunteering in the program, the funds she earns bri...
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