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June 13, 2019 | Lancester Online (PA)
Rose Rodriguez, a program manager with the nonprofit Cities of Service, had only been in Lancaster a few hours Wednesday afternoon, so she was reluctant to draw definitive conclusions about the city's implementation of her organization’s Love Your Bl...
June 12, 2019 | Dodge City Daily Globe (KS)
It’s a sound that gets your attention and can save your life. The persistent, piercing blare of a smoke detector alerts people something bad is happening and action needs to be taken. The Dodge City Retired and Senior Volunteer Program decided to get...
June 11, 2019 | The Dallas Morning News (TX)
Being a volunteer grandma is good for you. That's what an independent, federally financed study reveals. It's also good for the little ones being nurtured by the Foster Grandparents. That's what the broad smiles on the faces of preschoolers at a sout...
June 11, 2019 | KyForward.com (KY)
Six of Eula Hall’s 10 full siblings lived into adulthood. Her family was among the more fortunate. Growing up in rural Appalachian Kentucky, Eula has witnessed poverty; she lived it. She remembers regularly seeing children with staph infections that...
June 11, 2019 | myarklamiss.com
With the Arkansas River now below flood stage, City of Little Rock Departments of Parks and Recreation and Public Works have turned efforts to clean-up and repair of streets and nearly 1,300 acres of park land. With the overwhelming response from Lit...
June 6, 2019 | KING-TV (WA)
The Everett Police Department will soon expand its partnership with a national addiction recovery group by embedding an AmeriCorps volunteer with officers. Everett police was selected last week to be the first department on the west coast to join the...
June 5, 2019 | The Sand Mountain Reporter (AL)
Marshall County Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) recently received a grant of $75,000 from The Daniel Foundation of Alabama for construction of the new RSVP Gathering Place, Marshall County RSVP Director Jean Ann Moon. Moon said the Daniel Fou...
June 5, 2019 | Riverbend.com (IL)
A group of students from Lewis and Clark Community College’s YouthBuild AmeriCorps program volunteered Friday, May 31, in Downtown Alton to help with flood relief efforts. A total of 14 student volunteers filled more than 800 sandbags between 9 a.m....
June 4, 2019 | AARP
[Editor's note: The linked article is a Q&A with Kozlowski.] Judith Kozlowski is a consultant with the Department of Justice Elder Justice Initiative, which combats financial exploitation of older Americans and elder abuse and neglect. She works...
May 29, 2019 | KKCO-TV (CO)
A national service program is down in Montrose doing volunteer work for the community.The City of Montrose and Habitat for Humanity of the San Juans have partnered to bring in AmeriCorps NCCC volunteers. They are doing cleanup work in the Tortilla Fl...
May 29, 2019 | Star Tribune (MN)
Mayor Jacob Frey was slimed by students at Hmong International Academy, to honor his challenge to sign up 20 new AmeriCorps tutors of the 250 needed in Minneapolis.
May 28, 2019 | News Tribune (MO)
The cleanup is another of a long series of steps to be made during recovery from a tornado strike.Kenan Ender, a St. Louis-based AmeriCorps member, before he sent a handful of volunteers out to help with cleanup, updated them on safety concerns withi...
May 28, 2019 | Reporter Today (RI)
Deborah Pfanstiehl of East Providence has been an active participant in the East Bay Foster Grandparent Program, a division of East Bay Community Action Program, for two and a half years. She has served in Sue Brown’s 1st grade classroom at the A.M....
May 25, 2019 | MyPandhandle.com (FL)
So many Bay County residents had to leave after Hurricane Michael due to the lack of housing, but a volunteer organization made a difference to ensure one local family didn't have to. 'Hope Panhandle' was founded after Hurricane Michael to help with...
May 24, 2019 | WFXT-TV (MA)
At 91, she set out every day for the Dorchester Headstart on Geneva Avenue, where she volunteered as a 'foster grandparent. On Friday, dozens gathered at Florian Hall to celebrate her retirement after 27 years of giving back. "I got a lot out of the...
May 24, 2019 | The News-Herald (OH)
The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program of Lake County, known as RSVP, this week began Connections Through Music, a free group music therapy-based program. In 2017, the Benjamin Rose Institute on Aging and RSVP received a grant from the Lake County...
May 23, 2019 | The Messenger (MN)
Fifth- and sixth-grade students at St. Paul Lutheran School showed off the public speaking skills they’d learned over the past six weeks Thursday by presenting speeches on topics about which they care. The Speak Up program was a collaborative effort...
May 21, 2019 | The Hays Daily News (KS)
Once a month, I volunteer at a meal center to help serve food to people who are in need. Prepping and serving the dinner is a busy yet fun team activity of five to six people, organized by two generous souls. Despite the many other things that I need...
May 21, 2019 | Star Advertiser (HI)
“I’m not ready to retire. I thought I was,” she says. McDaniel worked as a visiting nurse into her 90s. She still serves as an election judge and is a member of the praise dance team at her church. The Foster Grandparent program is a federal program...
May 21, 2019 | WTVD-TV (NC)
About four hundred Habitat Americorps members are spending the week building homes in Raleigh. The members are working at Raleigh's Crosstown neighborhood, a neighborhood that will be home to 100 Habitat For Humanity of Wake County built homes. Ameri...
May 15, 2019 | The Courier (IA)
Mason Lange picked up some tips on how to conserve water Tuesday during the Cedar Valley EnviroFest at Hawkeye Community College. “Don’t use, like, 30 minute showers,” said the Poyner Elementary School fifth-grader. “When we brush our teeth, we shoul...
May 13, 2019 | The Virginian Pilot (VA)
At 19 years old, Astra Armstrong was accepted to 52 colleges across the country. The Washington, D.C., native had plenty of qualities and a list of extracurriculars that made her stand out. She spent most of her waking hours at her high school, the D...
May 11, 2019 | MyPanhandle.com (FL)
One of the biggest problems following Hurricane Michael has been the lack of housing. especially affordable, low-income housing. That's why AmeriCorps Goodwill and Goodworks partnered with the Emerald Coast Affordable Housing program to clear debris...
May 9, 2019 | Alabama.com
An educational remix of the hip-hop and country song “Old Town Road” is becoming a hit across the nation and it was produced inside a Birmingham City Schools classroom. Jasmine Merlette, an AmeriCorps member with Teach for America and third-grade tea...
May 9, 2019 | The Daily Chronicle (WA)
Grant cited studies showing the more active senior citizens remain after retirement, the lower the likelihood they’ll require extensive medical care or housing in long-term facilities such as assisted living or nursing homes. A less measurable but ju...
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