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December 19, 2017 | WIS-TV (SC)
A Columbia man is moving back into his home just in time for the holidays. Louis Scott, 89, was displaced after his Langwater Street home was damaged in the October 2015 flood. The home has been in the Scott family for 62 years. With the help of seve...
December 15, 2017 | The Amarillo Globe-News (TX)
They may be retired, but that doesn’t stop more than 850 residents throughout the Texas Panhandle from volunteering through the Panhandle Community Services Retired and Senior Volunteers Program. RSVP, an organization funded by state and federal gran...
December 7, 2017 | KCAU-TV (IA)
There's a unique effort underway to make obtaining a college education easier for some northwest Iowa students, as Buena Vista University in Storm Lake unveiled a new full-tuition scholarship program. It was announced Thursday afternoon of a new excl...
December 4, 2017 | The Jamestown Sun (ND)
Maurinda Rosemore is 93 and lives on her own in Jamestown. She has relatives who stop by and see her as often as possible, but one of her favorite times of the week is Thursday afternoon. That is when Beverly Haugen stops by for lunch, coffee, cards...
November 28, 2017 | The St. Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)
St. Louis, Missouri. November 29th, 2017. To provide direct aid to Hurricane Irma and Maria survivors, AmeriCorps St. Louis has deployed ten of its members to Florida and Puerto Rico. These young adults have voluntarily given up their holidays to spe...
November 26, 2017 | The Knoxville News Sentinel (TN)
Ella Neal’s Tuesday client never hears a word she speaks. But Neal, 62, doesn’t have any trouble seeing what a difference her weekly visits make in 70-year-old Mary’s life. Mary, who’s been deaf since a bout of rheumatic fever in her early teens, and...
November 23, 2017 | KBTV-TV (TX)
Members of the AmeriCorps volunteer organization from New Mexico are gutting storm-damaged homes and doing mold remediation in Southeast Texas. "There's people out there that lost everything, some people that may not be able to get anything back at a...
November 16, 2017 | KXII-TV (OK)
The service organization AmeriCorps is in Southern Oklahoma through part of next month, helping homes damaged by storms over the past few years. "It was a tough struggle because there was no way, I was stressing, there was no way to work a roof in."...
November 15, 2017 | WJZ-TV (MD)
For 35 years Habitat for Humanity staff and their volunteers have been rehabbing homes and selling them to families who help with the rebuilding. A program sponsored by Habicorps, Americorps and Habitat for Humanity, have taken in 10 trainees to teac...
October 28, 2017 | The Valley News (NH)
I’ve decided that if I ever have the privilege of living to be 78 years old, I want to be exactly like Hylene DeVoyd. The Hartland resident has been teaching a twice-weekly “bone builders” class, along with Nada Pierce, at Damon Hall for the past sev...
October 21, 2017 | The Springfield News Sun (OH)
A $138,000 grant will provide more personnel in the emergency department at Springfield Regional Medical Center to battle the opioid crisis in Clark County. The three-year grant from ServeOhio — the state legislature’s commission on service and volun...
October 21, 2017 | The Laredo Morning Times (TX)
Following the devastation brought by Hurricane Harvey, Texas A&M International University's AmeriCorps program provided assistance to victims through a bilingual phone bank effort. AmeriCorps members made their way down a list of about 2,000 peop...
October 17, 2017 | WDTV-TV (WV)
Shaun Jedju always enjoyed the walks he took with his kids around the perimeter of the former IOOF Cemetery of South Chestnut Street. But the overgrown shrubs and unkempt grass had always bothered him. In 2011, he decided to do something. "I reached...
October 2, 2017 | KCRG-TV (IA)
Local AmeriCorps NCCC members are going to Florida in response to the recent hurricanes. Two Iowa based AmeriCorps teams left this afternoon to work with the American Red Cross and its relief efforts. Sixteen members left today to volunteer after the...
September 29, 2017 | KTHV-TV (AR)
A new group in Little Rock is hoping to help areas where crime is the hardest to tackle by repairing homes. The new program, AmeriCorps Neighborhood Safety Corps, is made possible through a grant awarded to the city by the Corporation for National an...
September 28, 2017 | WQOW-TV (WI)
They say age is meant to bring us wisdom, but students at Osseo-Fairchild Elementary School are growing wise with a little help. Millie "Grandma Millie" Polinske might not look like a typical first grader, but what she lacks in youth, her spirit surp...
September 27, 2017 | The Oswego County Today (NY)
Oswego AmeriCorps members Ariel Ashline-Winters and Theresa Ryan volunteered with children to express how much gratitude a simple thank you can bring. In conjunction with the Children’s Museum of Oswego, AmeriCorps members created a community involve...
September 26, 2017 | The Mankato Free Press (MN)
After hurricanes ripped through coastal Texas and Florida this month, the Conservation Corps of Minnesota and Iowa mobilized help to the regions. Four Conservation Corps workers in Mankato were among 49 crew members from the two states who volunteere...
September 21, 2017 | WKBT-TV (WI)
A program placing local senior citizens in schools to serve as role models and tutors is receiving some national attention. The National Director of the Senior Corps program visited La Crosse Thursday morning to learn about the experiences of the La...
September 20, 2017 | Aspen Public Radio (CO)
A new partnership between the Aspen Music Festival and School (AMFS) and the AmeriCorps program has brought five music teachers to the valley. This new relationship is providing funding, training and management for the new full-time teachers, who hav...
September 16, 2017 | The Durango Herald (CO)
Sixteen recent-era veterans from the Southwest Conservation Corps’ Veterans Fire Corps joined in patriotic acts of service to mark the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks during the Sept. 11 National Day of Service and Remembrance. Southwest Conservation...
September 15, 2017 | The Manchester Ink Link (NH)
On Sept. 8, 61 City Year AmeriCorps members pledged to support more than 4,000 students this year at the Opening Day Ceremony for City Year New Hampshire, an organization dedicated to helping students and schools succeed. First Lady of New Hampshire...
September 15, 2017 | The Tribune (IN)
Jackson County United Way is getting involved in the fight to help residents overcome drug addiction and substance abuse. Through special grant funding from AmeriCorps and Indiana United Ways, the agency will be starting a new 3-year program aimed at...
September 14, 2017 | The Franklin Favorite (KY)
Gov. Matt Bevin welcomed a new class of Kentucky AmeriCorps members pledging to "get things done" as they embark upon a year of service to the Commonwealth on Monday. The swearing-in ceremony was part of the Service for Peace "9/11 Salute to Our Hero...
September 13, 2017 | The Durango Herald (CO)
With the opioid epidemic reaching unprecedented national levels and more heroin flowing into Southwest Colorado, additional addiction-prevention work is set to start this fall. In October, 12 AmeriCorps members will be hired across the state as part...
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