In the News

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March 15, 2018 | St. Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)
Today, more than 5,300 people of all ages and backgrounds are helping meet local needs, strengthen communities and increase civic engagement though national service in Missouri. Each year, approximately 1,000 AmeriCorps members and 4,000 Senior Corps...
March 15, 2018 | WJRT-TV (MI)
Four teams of eight AmeriCorps volunteers plan to be in Flint for 6 weeks each. They'll pick up trash, mow abandoned lots, board up houses, replace lightbulbs on porches, the list goes on. "It's going great. We're three days into our first project; b...
March 14, 2018 | The Sun Gazette (PA)
About 600 AmeriCorps members from across the state came to Williamsport Tuesday for the “Day of A,” the organization’s day to celebrate what it stands for by working on service projects together. One city hosts the event each year, and this is the fi...
March 13, 2018 | WEYI-TV (MI)
Newly appointed corporation for national and community service director of AmeriCorps, Chester Spellman was at Durant-Tuuri-Mott in Flint Tuesday. Spellman was in town to see how the community is supporting AmeriCorps the organization's master plan....
March 13, 2018 | The Vicksburg Post (MS)
Twenty-three years after serving as a member of the second AmeriCorps NCCC class, Gina Cross was sworn as an honorary AmeriCorps member for a day Tuesday before helping this year’s class during a service project at Vicksburg National Military Park. C...
March 12, 2018 | The Telegraph Herald (IA)
From schools to other groups, dozens of AmeriCorps members make a difference in Dubuque. Nancy Pillow crossed another name off the list and moved to the next one.
March 5, 2018 | The Houston Chronicle (TX)
After six months of sharing space with 30 other people, Margarita Garza and her three kids Jose Luis, Sophia and Noemi Tudon can now start over again with the help of SBP Americorps and Farmers Insurance. Farmers formed a partnership with SBP to help...
March 4, 2018 | The Brainerd Dispatch (MN)
Arlene Boesch loves helping others, but after more than two decades of assisting other seniors as a volunteer, she now receives care as part of the very same volunteer program. The Lutheran Social Service Senior Companion Program partners with Crow W...
March 1, 2018 | The Los Angeles Wave (CA)
The Los Angeles Rams have a monthly program in which team representatives go to various places in the Southland to perform a community service. On Feb. 22, staffers from the organization took part in a beautification project at Mervyn M. Dymally High...
March 1, 2018 | West Hawaii Today (HI)
At 103 years old, Kona Acres resident Wally Ichishita continues to give back. He’s already dedicated 21 years of volunteer service to the community alongside his wife, Aiko, and isn’t about to call it quits anytime soon. “The master tells me ‘five mo...
March 1, 2018 | KTVZ-TV (OR)
A local project is improving wildlife resiliency while also preparing young people to enter the workforce through service to the community. Through the end of March, Heart of Oregon Corps youth crews are reducing hazardous fuel loads and increasing w...
February 27, 2018 | KARK-TV (AR)
For more than three years, Dale Pekar has patiently and creatively tutored more than 150 adults who are learning English as a second language. Some of his students have short-term goals, such as getting a driver's license. Some have long-term career...
February 24, 2018 | KXII-TV (OK)
A food supplement program to assist seniors in Southern Oklahoma is expanding its reach next month. "You gotta live within your means," 62-year-old Marshall County resident, Nancy Fowler, said. "You can't splurge, even if you want to." Every month, F...
February 22, 2018 | WJTV-TV (MS)
Mississippi is traditionally the most charitable state in America. In addition to money, many of us donate our time. Volunteer Mississippi is your state agency on volunteerism. Its mission is a simple as it is noble, Volunteer Mississippi works to en...
February 19, 2018 | WJTV-TV (MS)
More than 220 AmeriCorps members participated in service projects in the Metro in honor of President's Day. FEMA Corps members were divided into teams to participate in the various projects on Monday. Some went to the Golden West Cemetery on Rodney R...
February 17, 2018 | The Lincoln Journal Star (NE)
The first thing you notice when you walk into Community Action’s K Street Head Start Center’s “Elephant Classroom” are the tiny tables and chairs that are just the perfect height for the toddlers who sit on them every day, eager to learn. Surrounding...
February 17, 2018 | The Napa Valley Register (CA)
Thirteen young adults from other parts of the nation are spending three months amid the charred Mount Veeder landscape helping a camp for the blind heal from the Nuns Fire. These AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps team members are becoming...
February 15, 2018 | Iron County Today (UT)
Linda Peterson is on a mission to promote better health, encourage good choices and to expand companion time for countless seniors who are coping with age, health issues and those feeling like they are alone. “I think I would best describe my work as...
February 15, 2018 | KWHT-FM (WA)
Blue Mountain Humane Society, AmeriCorps and Blue Mountain Action Council have teamed up to help military veterans in the Walla Walla area find four-legged friends. Pets for Patriots is a national program that has been active in Walla Walla for about...
February 13, 2018 | The Skagit Valley Herald (WA)
Vadim Melnik spent the past month struggling to navigate Puerto Rico’s hurricane-damaged roads, communicate with its predominantly Spanish-speaking residents and reduce hazards at affected homes. Yet as he prepared Friday to return to Washington, par...
January 31, 2018 | WOLO-TV (SC)
A family of 5 who were left without a place to call home because of the 2015 floods, was handed the key to a fresh start on Wednesday. “It’s not just a house to me,” homeowner Linda Tucker said. “It may not be the biggest house or the prettiest house...
January 27, 2018 | WTOP-FM (DC)
On a sun-filled day, with a festive atmosphere, a small crowd of volunteers gathered to help new homeowners celebrate. The homeowners, some of whom have been homeless in the past, helped build or rehabilitate their own homes alongside volunteers. The...
January 24, 2018 | The Morning Journal (OH)
To the local AmeriCorps members who led a meal packaging event for those in need Jan. 22 at Lorain County Community College in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Mark Barrow, AmeriCorps college completion coach at LCCC, said, “This is our annual me...
January 24, 2018 | WTOK-TV (MS)
An AmeriCorps team called Delta Five is helping to build a ramp for a veteran in Decatur, as part of a project with Lauderdale County Habitat for Humanity. The Vicksburg volunteers are part of the National Civilian Community Corps. “Today we’re build...
December 20, 2017 | KY3-TV (MO)
Students in Purdy, Mo. are going home for Christmas break at noon today and when some students get home a surprise will be sitting on their doorstep. "No one wants to go home and tell their kids 'hey we can't have presents this year,'" Anna Harris, A...
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