FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Dec 13, 2012
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) will hold a dedication ceremony on Monday, December 17, for the new AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC) Atlantic Region Campus at its future home in Baltimore, Md. at the former Sacred Heart of Mary School.
CNCS CEO Wendy Spencer, Sen. Barbara Mikulski, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, and Archbishop William E. Lori will deliver remarks and will join in cutting the ceremonial ribbon. In addition, AmeriCorps NCCC director, Kate Raftery, will be available to answer questions on the campus’ daily operations.
AmeriCorps NCCC is a full-time, residential, national service program in which 1,200 young adults between the ages of 18 to 24 serve nationwide. During their 10-month terms, members work in teams of eight to 12 on projects that address critical needs related to natural and other disasters, infrastructure improvement, environmental stewardship and conservation, energy conservation, and urban and rural development.
The Atlantic Region Campus serves 10 states – Conn., Del., Mass., Md., Maine, N.H., N.J., Pa., R.I., and Vt. in addition to D.C., Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Currently, the campus is located in Perryville, Md. and hosts more than 160 AmeriCorps NCCC members each year. In the new location, the program anticipates it could house as many as 240 members.
Below is the schedule of events.
Monday, December 17, 2012
- CEO Wendy Spencer, Corporation for National and Community Service
- Sen. Barbara Mikulski
- Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake
- Archbishop William E. Lori, Archdiocese of Baltimore
- Kate Raftery, National Director, AmeriCorps NCCC
Dedication ceremony for the future home of AmeriCorps NCCC campus
December 17, 2012
Sacred Heart of Mary School
6726 Youngstown Ave.
Baltimore, Md., 21222