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April 2, 2019 | KSBT-TV (IN)
Two local branches of national volunteer services are being recognized for helping people in South Bend. Mayor Pete Buttigieg recognized two AmeriCorps service programs: “South Bend Green Corps” and “Love Your Block.” It's for National Service Recogn...
April 2, 2019 | MSU Today (MI)
Nonprofits across the state, such as community health agencies, justice systems and other public or 501(c)3 groups, can apply to be a host site for the OPEN-MSU program. After identifying the sites, the program will place AmeriCorps VISTA volunteers...
April 2, 2019 | WRDE-TV (DE)
Leaders in Delaware are celebrating National Service Recognition Day by thanking veterans who work tirelessly to serve the community after years of serving their country. WRDE met up with the Veterans Conservation Corps in the Cape Henlopen State Par...
April 2, 2019 | WDTN-TV (OH)
National Service Recognition Day was held Tuesday and to celebrate, Dayton/Montgomery County AmeriCorps honored those who help serve in the county. The event featured several guest speakers including City Commissioner Darryl Fairchild, who spoke on h...
April 2, 2019 | WYMT-TV (KY)
The Corporation for National and Community Service volunteers were recognized across the region for National Service Recognition Day. City officials were encouraged to recognize local Senior Corps Foster Grandparent volunteers in their areas. Fosters...
March 31, 2019 | The Globe (MN)
If it weren’t for patient, compassionate, and supportive teachers, Juan Flores likely wouldn’t be helping students solve math problems or work through their social studies assignments. He also wouldn’t be wearing the identification badge of paraprofe...
March 28, 2019 | WWTW-TV (ME)
As part of WMTW News 8's Project Community initiative, our Jim Keithley introduces us to a woman who goes door to door bringing along companionship to others. Kitty Gee, 88, works with the Senior Companion program, where the goal is to address the lo...
March 27, 2019 | KOBI-TV/KOTI-TV (OR)
Wildlife Images is getting a helping hand to update their facilities. AmeriCorps volunteers from across the country are lending their talents to the rehab and education center. Team Blue Seven is the third group of AmeriCorps members to help out Wild...
March 21, 2019 | KNTV-TV (CA)
In the fire-ravaged communities of Mendocino and Lake Counties, unskilled, but enthusiastic construction teams have turned up lately to help burned-out residents rebuild. Teams of volunteers from the AmeriCorps service organization are rolling up the...
March 19, 2019 | Patch.com
2018 Arlington RSVP Volunteer of the Year Janet Garber had just retired from a job she says was "pretty intense." She said during her career with the federal government which concluded in 2009 she didn't have any time of her own, or "that's the way i...
March 17, 2019 | Union Leader (NH)
Brandon Chartier lost everything he cherished to the “demons” of his addiction. Now strong and sober, he’s committed to helping others find their own path to recovery. Chartier, 36, is part of Harbor Homes Recovery Corps, a new AmeriCorps program tar...
March 12, 2019 | Forbes.com
As Dr. Ann Hwang of the health care advocacy nonprofit Community Catalyst has written on Next Avenue, research studies show that older adults who volunteer are less likely to have high blood pressure or cardiovascular disease. They face a lower risk...
March 11, 2019 | WEAR-TV (FL)
"Two walks - one in the morning and one in the afternoon. And then, whenever I can get out there and play some golf, I'll do that." That's how Ray Bonomo keeps himself fine-tuned for his active days. Ray is quite a character known around Milton for h...
March 9, 2019 | Scottsbluff Star Herald (NE)
Beth Vogt knows what it's like to struggle with poverty. And now, she wants to help those who are still struggling. That's why Vogt recently took a position as an AmeriCorps member serving with the Fremont Family Coalition. She's been tasked with org...
March 8, 2019 | The Seattle Times (WA)
I know my students are powerful, smart, creative and have everything they need in them to be successful. I also know that school can be tough. I knew I had made it when, at age 22, I became a Pickle Bob. The Pickle Bobs are a close-knit group of fift...
March 8, 2019 | Duluth News Tribune (MN)
Historic buildings, statues and monuments give the Northland its character and charm but these important structures have always been threatened by neglect, ambivalence and harsh Minnesota winters. Now another enemy is on the move: The skilled labor n...
March 7, 2019 | Wilson Times (NC)
AmeriCorps VISTA members joined Barton College and East Carolina University students for six days of projects to improve the Wilson community. The college students passed on spending their spring break with their bare feet on a warm Southern beach an...
March 7, 2019 | Charleston Gazette-Mail (WV)
Over the years, I’ve written a few stories about the Peace Corps. I’ve always been fascinated by the experiences of the volunteers. ... AmeriCorps, as I’ve understood it, is the local version of the Peace Corps. I’d never heard of them until I moved...
March 6, 2019 | KTVH-TV (MT)
One in five kids throughout the state of Montana face hunger challenges. To help put an end to the problem, AmeriCorps volunteers kicked off the 5th annual Helena Food Share “Kids Pack Food Drive” Wednesday at the Carroll College Student Center. Over...
March 2, 2019 | Sentinel Source (NH)
Seventy-one-year-old retiree Margit Colburn’s little sister is 17. Not her biological sister, of course — ConVal Regional High School senior Kylie Boyle is Colburn’s little sister through Big Brothers Big Sisters of New Hampshire, an organization tha...
February 28, 2019 | Citizen Times (NC)
It was the scariest day of Thomasina’s life, yet undoubtedly one of her proudest. It was 2009, and her son Curtis was graduating magna cum laude from North Carolina A&T University. She was in a white pantsuit on a beautiful June day. Then, she co...
February 28, 2019 | Daily Memphian (TN)
For the next month, a team of eight AmeriCorps service members will be pulling invasive plants from Overton Park and Meeman Shelby Forest State Park as both prepare for spring. In the 126-acre Old Forest area of Overton Park, the volunteers will conc...
February 27, 2019 | The 828 (NC)
The share of women working in construction is about 9 percent across the country. The stat is another example of how Asheville strives to be well above average, thanks to Asheville Area Habitat For Humanity. Women comprise more than 50 percent of the...
February 26, 2019 | WMAR-TV (MD)
Inside a massive building on Brehms Lane in East Baltimore are classrooms and workshops filled with opportunities and second chances. It’s the new building for the Civic Works Center for Sustainable Careers and its giving the non-profit the ability t...
February 23, 2019 | KRTV.com (MT)
Rural Dynamics Inc. and Tax Help Montana are helping people file their returns for free. On February 23, Tax Help Montana and a team of AmeriCorps volunteers held a 12-hour “Tax-a-thon.” From 9 a.m. Saturday until 9 p.m. Saturday night, they prepared...
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