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December 8, 2018 | The Daily Item (PA)
Rachel Loden will soon leave By Grace Transitional Women's Home after 13 months, but the 46-year-old won't be leaving the friends she's made while getting back on her feet. "I'm moving into an apartment in Middleburg, not far from here," she said fro...
November 20, 2018 | The Telegraph (IL)
Kei’lah Brown-McGee, of Belleville, has wanted to help, love and educate young children for some time, and Southern Illinois University Edwardsville East St. Louis Center’s (ESLC) Workforce Development Program has helped place her in the front of the...
November 19, 2018 | WJLA-TV (D.C.)
For 26 years the dedicated volunteer has been devoting her time to various schools in D.C. through the United Planning Organization Foster Grandparent Program. UPO trains seniors to provide attention, guidance, and support to local students.
November 19, 2018 | Seacoast Online (NH)
Peer into windows across the city this Thanksgiving, and more than 300 kitchen tables expected to lay bare will instead flicker with goodwill and home-cooked warmth. Not everyone eats on Thanksgiving, and the team over at Operation Blessing, along wi...
November 8, 2018 | WRBZ-TV (LA)
It was a wonderful homecoming Thursday for a family displaced from their home since the 2016 flood. Teressa Bell and her wheelchair-bound daughter, Donna, have been through a lot these last two years. Now they can finally rest easy knowing they'll so...
November 8, 2018 | WVLA-TV (LA)
A Denham Springs woman is returning home for the first time since the 2016 flood. AmeriCorps and community volunteers rebuilt 80-year-old Teressa Bell's home free of charge. Bell got to move in to her new house Thursday. "It exceeds my expectations,"...
November 5, 2018 | Inland Empire Community News (CA)
Sweat pouring down her face, her muscles burning head to toe, this is not Gabby Delores’ typical morning walk. A 45-pound vest weighs on her shoulders, making the three-mile walk feel like a brutal crawl. But for Delores, stopping or turning back is...
November 4, 2018 | Press Herald (ME)
Ali Mediate is the founder of Maine Foodscapes, a group of entrepreneurs and volunteers aiming to educate on local foods while enabling Mainers to start growing on their own. Her first event was a community nose-to-tail butchering workshop in Februar...
October 23, 2018 | WPDE-TV (SC)
Julius Peppers, defensive end for the Carolina Panthers, visited Marlboro County Tuesday with a group of Lowe's volunteers and the United Way of South Carolina.During his visit, Peppers met with Rep. Pat Henegan to discuss the local impact of Hurrica...
October 4, 2018 | Newsmax
Military service can be dangerous and demanding but returning to civilian life has its own set of challenges, which is why organizations such as AmeriCorps exist — to assist veterans in their transitions back home. The basis the of AmeriCorps is "to...
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 | 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 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 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.
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