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August 29, 2017 | The Spartanburg Herald-Journal (SC)
The United Way of the Piedmont is preparing to launch a new program to help 2,000 families move toward self-sufficiency within 2,000 days.About 16 part-time “financial stability navigators” were hired through an AmeriCorps grant, and will begin worki...
August 26, 2017 | My Prime Time News (CO)
When Maria Valdez lost her son and grandchild in 1996, she was a wreck and said she felt lost. The small newspaper advertisement she came across about the Foster Grandparent Program became a godsend for her. “It gives me a reason to get up in the mor...
August 25, 2017 | WRBG-TV (NY)
Hurricane Harvey is about to wreak havoc on the gulf coast. So now, volunteers from across the United States, including from the Capitol Region, are traveling to Texas to lend a hand. Kevin Coffey, the Regional Chief Development Officer for the North...
August 25, 2017 | KPAX-TV (MT)
Senior volunteers have been putting a voice to a usually automated fire information call line in Missoula throughout the month. Missoula Aging Services volunteers through the Retired Senior Volunteer Program have worked more than 100 shifts with the...
August 21, 2017 | KXII-TV (OK)
After over a decade of fundraising, committee members held a groundbreaking ceremony for the new Johnston County Veteran's Center. "I'm very pleased to see our community and our government and all of our supporters, our veterans have come together to...
August 17, 2017 | The Albuquerque Journal (NM)
Rio Arriba County will soon have new federal support to combat its ongoing addiction epidemic through AmericaCorps’ Volunteers in Service to America’s first opioid-centric program in New Mexico. According to a Wednesday news release, a grant from VIS...
August 14, 2017 | New Hampshire Public Radio
Starting in November 16 AmeriCorps volunteers will be coming to New Hampshire to work with people fighting drug addiction in the state. These volunteers will serve as community health workers in Lebanon, Nashua and Strafford County. They’ll be tasked...
August 14, 2017 | KCTV-TV (MO)
To kick off the 2017 school year, the Kansas City Chiefs and City Year Kansas City are partnering to welcome students back at two of the city’s schools on Monday. The Chiefs Community Caring Team, including KC Wolf, Chiefs Cheerleaders, the Rumble dr...
August 3, 2017 | The Cumberland Times News (MD)
Sometimes the best way to recover from substance abuse is by helping others do the same. "Serving others and giving back to the community helps (those in recovery) feel better," said Deanna Dunn, special initiative coordinator for the Governor's Offi...
July 31, 2017 | WXII-TV (NC)
A new study is shedding light on something seniors have known for a long time: staying busy keeps you young! Volunteering, in particular, is has a lot of benefits. A group of senior volunteers with The Shepherd's Center of Greater Winston-Salem and S...
July 28, 2017 | The Battlesboro Reformer (VT)
AmeriCorps member Haythem Basson, from the Windham & Windsor Housing Trust, spent several weeks this spring pondering how to best improve the weatherization of southern Vermont's mobile homes. He knew that mobile home owners are often underserved...
July 27, 2017 | AARP
Volunteers age 55 and over serve hundreds of thousands of people in their communities through Senior Corps programs. Now new research shows that the volunteers themselves are enjoying health benefits after just one year of service, including decrease...
July 26, 2017 | KSNF-TV (OK)
Oklahoma volunteers are spreading joy to senior citizens through a simple gesture. Colleen Sharp spends her free time being a close friend to Arenta Casey, for the last 15 years. "We go into a home that the patient is by themselves and has no one," S...
July 25, 2017 | The Gazette Virginian (VA)
The Southern Virginia Higher Education Center (SVHEC) recently hosted a one-week Explore STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) Camp for Halifax County students. SVHEC Americorps member Vashunda Richardson developed the camp to increase awa...
July 25, 2017 | The Miami News Herald (OK)
There is plenty of good that happens inside the First Christian Church in Miami. Among them is the gathering of one branch of the region’s most dedicated service groups, the Senior Companion Program (SCP). Senior Companions are community members age...
July 24, 2017 | Associated Press (MA)
The city is seeing more heroin overdoses today than it did two years ago when it introduced a unique amnesty program replicated by hundreds of police departments across the nation that encourages addicts to turn in their drugs to police without fear...
July 24, 2017 | KJZZ-FM (AZ)
Older adults who volunteer experience a better quality of life — that’s what a new study by the corporation for National and Community Service, which oversees programs like AmeriCorps and Senior Corps, found when it examined the health impacts on vol...
July 22, 2017 | The Altus Times (OK)
“Everyone needs to feel needed. That’s so important,” said Kelly Baker, Retired and Senior Volunteer Program, or RSVP, Director. “And there’s a place for everyone.” Kelly Baker oversees RSVP in Jackson County, part of the Southwest Oklahoma Community...
July 21, 2017 | KTVH-TV (MT)
Suicide is a problem that has plagued Montana for years. An anti-suicide coalition is hoping that talking about the subject openly will remove the stigma around suicide. At a talk at the East Helena Lewis and Clark Library, a speaker with the Montana...
July 21, 2017 | The Black Hills Pioneer (SD)
A group of veterans is getting experience in forest maintenance and firefighting this summer as part of a cooperative program between the Forest Service, the Student Conservation Association, and Americorps. The program called the Veterans Fire Corps...
July 21, 2017 | Wyoming Public Radio
This summer, a University of Wyoming trail building program launched a work crew specifically for veterans in need of a job. The crew is the first of its kind in the country. At Curt Gowdy State Park, the Wyoming Veterans Trail Crew was hard at work...
July 19, 2017 | The Citizen Tribune (TN)
Douglas-Cherokee Economic Authority, Inc. recently announced that it has received a Senior Corps RSVP grant of $75,000 from the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) to support 75 RSVP volunteers serving in Cocke, Grainger, Hamblen an...
July 19, 2017 | The New Haven Register (CT)
It’s known as the “summer slide”: when school is not in session, children who do not stay engaged with reading often fall behind and lose literacy achievements they had made throughout the school year. The phenomenon, which has a larger impact on low...
July 19, 2017 | KYW-TV (PA)
New research looked at senior citizens who volunteer and it found big benefits on how helping others can help your health. Gladys Velez, a Senior Corps senior companion, spends a lot of time with Manuela Castillo, the 90 year old has dementia and doe...
July 12, 2017 | The Naples Daily News (FL)
Naples retiree Carolyn Grant keeps her mind sharp and schedule busy as a volunteer with the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program of Collier County (RSVP). "I keep active," the 78-year-old said. "I think for seniors, if you don't have anywhere to go a...
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