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July 11, 2017 | WTVT-TV (FL)
Some homebound seniors in Tampa are getting help from a group of volunteers who are in their peer group. The Seniors in Service Companion Program pairs people 55+ with homebound seniors to help them keep their independence by providing compassionate...
July 6, 2017 | WLOX-TV (MS)
A Harrison County program allows people in their golden years to stay in their own homes without being lonely or overwhelmed by day to day tasks. The Senior Companion Program is made up of volunteers who are willing do light chores for the elderly an...
July 4, 2017 | The Orange County Register (CA)
Neil Barbanell was a young man of 63 when he signed up for the San Clemente Police Department’s Retired Senior Volunteer Program. Twenty-seven years later, the SCPD is gone but he’s still as it, one of about three dozen RSVPs who assist the Sheriff’s...
July 3, 2017 | KACU-FM (TX)
The Abilene Boys and Girls Club has consolidated for the summer, keeping just one club open. Inside, hundreds of kids were busy playing. Far in a corner several elderly women sat at a table surrounded by quiet children with their little fingers train...
July 2, 2017 | The Herald Palladium (MI)
A few months ago I shared with readers the Music & Memory Program we were preparing to launch through the Senior Companion Program at the Area Agency on Aging. Recently, I’ve been asked many questions about the program, so I thought I’d share the...
June 29, 2017 | The North Denver Tribune (CO)
Colorado Youth for a Change (CYC) reengages at-risk students and helps them get their high school diploma, GED or even an associate degree.“The work that we’re doing is the right work to be done for this population,” says Robert Ham, CYC’s developmen...
June 26, 2017 | The West Virginia Executive
At a time when transitioning to West Virginia’s new economy and retaining young talent are of critical concern to decision makers and businesses alike, connecting private sector employers with West Virginia’s national service alumni, such as AmeriCor...
June 26, 2017 | KSNT- TV (KS)
Topeka and Shawnee County leaders give thanks to ten volunteers on Monday from the AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps Team for their service to the community. The team has been in Topeka since mid-April to work in 21 Neighborhood Improvemen...
June 22, 2017 | WBOY-TV (WV)
Time off from school can make students forget crucial learning skills. The Energy Express in Doddridge County is working to help students avoid the "Summer Slide." Mentors with AmeriCorps and Energy Express said the six-week program keeps kids engage...
June 13, 2017 | KQDS-TV (MN)
A local preservation corps is expanding their knowledge of gravesite conservation. The Northern Bedrock Historic Preservation Corps is training at Forest Hill Cemetery in Duluth. Nationally recognized gravestone conservator, Jonathan Appell is leadin...
June 7, 2017 | The New Orleans Advocate (LA)
Every second and third grader at E.E. Lyon Elementary in Covington received a special gift before they left for summer vacation: a book of their own. Members of the Volunteers of America Retired Senior Volunteer Program presented each child a book at...
June 6, 2017 | The Bradford Era (PA)
A group of teenagers from across the country will have packed schedules when they visit Potter County for two weeks later this month. They won’t be filling their time with sightseeing or hiking the mountainside, though. Instead, the young people  ––...
May 24, 2017 | WJRT-TV
A team of workers has arrived in Flint and will be helping with everything from blight elimination to mentoring students with math problems. A house was an eyesore with tall grass, trash and broken windows. Now the grass has been mowed, the trash tak...
May 22, 2017 | The Memphis Commercial Appeal (TN)
Every school day, at least four young adults in khaki pants and red flight jackets stand at the entrance to Brownsville Elementary and belt out cheerful greetings to students on their way into the building. "Hey! It’s you! You’re here! That’s great,...
May 22, 2017 | The Denver Post (CO)
Listening to Paula “Roddy” Godown recount the story of a student who realized he had the ability to overcome perceived limitations is as attention-grabbing as it is inspiring. The student, who quickly exceled among his classmates, is but one of the m...
May 21, 2017 | The Star News (NC)
Grandparents have an extraordinary influence on children’s lives. Carolyn James and James Nixon know firsthand how important that job is. James and Nixon are two of 40 foster grandparents volunteering with the New Hanover County Foster Grandparent Pr...
May 13, 2017 | The Skagit Valley Herald (WA)
AmeriCorps volunteer Kira Chatham knelt in the dirt Thursday morning at the Growing Veterans farm, pulling weeds and rocks from a garden bed and tossing them into a bucket. For the past two weeks, Chatham and nine other college-age AmeriCorps volunte...
May 13, 2017 | WOLO-TV (SC)
When finished, the Palmetto Trail will be one of just 16 cross-state trails in the nation, stretching from the Upstate to the Lowcountry. The Palmetto Conservation Foundation is leading completion efforts. Last summer, they launched the Palmetto Cons...
May 12, 2017 | The Union Newspaper (CA)
Americorps has pulled several hundred pounds of Scotch Broom from conservation easements around Nevada County over the past four weeks, and they continue to work on habitat restoration projects throughout the county. The team is working with Bear Yub...
May 7, 2017 | The Foster Folly News (FL)
Volunteer Florida is proud to showcase Children of Inmates, Inc., a Volunteer Florida grantee. Children of Inmates is Miami-based nonprofit organization that coordinates care and family reunification opportunities for Florida children whose parents a...
May 6, 2017 | The Bismarck Tribune (ND)
Elsie Brenkworth doesn’t like people telling her what to do. So when her daughter who lives in Maryland lined up someone to visit the 93-year-old weekly at her home here, Brenkworth resisted. Volunteer companion Mary McCormack, 64, admits it was a st...
May 4, 2017 | WisBusiness.com (WI)
A new program from Marshfield Clinic Health System will be launched in September to help people suffering from substance abuse in northern Wisconsin. MCHS Recovery Corps program is a part of AmeriCorps, a national service network launched in 1994 und...
May 1, 2017 | The Flint Journal (MI)
Additional patrols will hit the Flint River Trail in and around the downtown area beginning this week through the end of October following an expansion of the River Trail Watchers program. The University of Michigan-Flint announced the addition of tw...
April 30, 2017 | The Blade (OH)
Allean Harris is a hugger, so the two volunteers visiting her were not leaving the home without a warm embrace from the 83-year-old Toledo woman. Beth Veres, 76, and Freddi Roberson, 74, were the week’s Retired Seniors Volunteer Program visitors to M...
April 28, 2017 | FORBES
My late husband, Eli, loved to talk about the people he met in AmeriCorps’ early years (AmeriCorps is the public-private venture for national service across the country), when he served as the founding CEO of the Corporation for National and Communit...
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