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September 17, 2019 | Claremore Daily (Okla.)
They invited a representative of the Oklahoma Health Department to speak at their July meeting. While talking about available resources, she spoke about the Senior Companions program, which matches senior citizen volunteers with senior citizens in ne...
September 11, 2019 | KRFV-TV (Texas)
The group Veterans United organized the ceremony. The list of speakers included one person who was in Manhattan at the time of the attack and a military veteran who served overseas as a result of 9/11.   Event organizers tell us the purpose is to mak...
September 11, 2019 | WBOY-TV (W.Va.)
Americorps VISTA honors 9/11 by helping keep a Monongalia park clean. Volunteers from around the state joined with the Friends of Decker Creek today for a day of service. The group painted picnic tables and benches, spread mulch along pathways and re...
September 11, 2019 | The Hill (D.C.)
In every generation, those who have undertaken national service, in the military or in a civilian capacity, have emerged more connected to their generation and more invested in their country. It compels young people out of their comfort zones and cul...
September 8, 2019 | Daily Review (Pa.)
Bradford-Tioga Head Start, Inc. partners with the Foster Grandparent program, directed by the Area Agency on Aging, to have Foster Grandparents in early childhood education classrooms. This partnership began in 2000 and continues to flourish today. T...
September 6, 2019 | ThriveGlobal.com
September 11th is National Day of Service and Remembrance, and now has become the nation’s largest day of charitable engagement. Find a 9/11 Service Project: To find a service opportunity in your neighborhood, you can search the Corporation for Natio...
September 5, 2019 | KAIR-TV (Ark.)
The national volunteering and service program AmeriCorps has found that Memphis is full of giving people. The Bluff City has one of the highest AmeriCorps participation rates in the country. Timquilla Williams is one of 20 AmeriCorps members at Porte...
September 4, 2019 | WMAR-TV (Md.)
Senator Ben Cardin visited Baltimore on Wednesday for the first week of school and toured Commodore John Rogers School to see the innovative AmeriCorps Literacy Program in action. The literacy lab was founded in 2009 with its mission to give children...
August 21, 2019 | WKYB-TV (MT)
There are two new AmeriCorps billboards around the Treasure State. Their goal is to increase awareness of their programs and the opportunities for Montanan’s to serve right here in our fine state. There are eight programs for people to get involved i...
August 21, 2019 | WWTV/WWUP-TV (MI)
A group of teens is grabbing shovels, gloves, and a positive attitude all to help clear a historic trail that’s part of the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore in Leelanau County. YouthWork is an AmeriCorps program through Child & Family Servi...
August 20, 2019 | Concord Monitor (NH)
The mother of three was one of nearly 1,200 participants last year in an economic empowerment program offered by the New Hampshire Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence. The combination of counseling, a matched-savings program, and other sup...
August 20, 2019 | WWLP-TV (MA)
A dedicated team of volunteers from Americorps and western Massachusetts companies spent Tuesday filling 2,200 backpacks with more than 15,000 donated school supply items ranging from pencils to notebooks.People from throughout New England donated th...
August 15, 2019 | WWJ-TV (MI)
The Detroit Police Department Fourth Precinct teamed up with AmeriCorps and Cease Fire Outreach to do a peaceful march in the community on Wednesday. Youth went door-to-door in southwest Detroit giving citizens information about bridging the gap, how...
August 15, 2019 | Patch.com
A program that unites senior citizens with elementary school students as "Reading Buddies" is flourishing in Essex County. The RSVP Center of Essex and Hudson Counties recently announced the expansion of its Reading Buddies program, which connects vo...
August 13, 2019 | KTPM-TV (NE)
The FEMA Mission Assignment ended August 10, but local programs and teams are still helping out the community. AmeriCorps Disaster Response Teams and Habitat for Humanity of Iowa will continue to aid the long-term recovery groups in Mills and Fremont...
August 7, 2019 | Tucson.com (AZ)
Hernandez, 74, is a Senior Companion for Zaragoza under Senior Corps, a federal volunteer program that provides assistance and friendship to older adults who have difficulty with daily living tasks.Hernandez visits with Zaragoza three times a week, c...
August 1, 2019 | WBKB-TV (MI)
A Huron Pines AmeriCorps service member has been working with the Boys and Girls Club of Alpena. She wants to spark interest in creating their own underwater robot team. The kids from the Boys and Girls Club are pretending to compete in a regional re...
July 30, 2019 | WNWO-TV (OH)
The Area Office on Aging of Northwestern Ohio received national recognition for its work to prevent opioid abuse. The agency hired its first Drug Abuse Response Team (D.A.R.T.) officer in March, solely dedicated to helping seniors. "We are so proud t...
July 29, 2019 | CBS Chicago (IL)
It’s an incredible view of bees like you’ve never seen before, high atop the CBS 2 Broadcast Center in the Loop, and it recently created a buzz for some Chicago teens. The hive on top of 22 W. Washington St. is one of more than 100 maintained in Chic...
July 25, 2019 | Atlanta Journal-Constitution (GA)
For high schools, getting students to graduation day is no longer the finish line. Counselors and education nonprofits increasingly are stepping in to help students navigate the tricky months in between earning their diplomas and heading to college....
July 20, 2019 | Enid News & Eagle (OK)
A new partnership between RSVP of Enid and James Crabtree Correctional Center in Helena has inmates taking up crocheting to help people affected by dementia. Inmates in the Veterans Club at Crabtree have been crocheting and donating lap blankets, sto...
July 18, 2019 | Pike County News Watchman (OH)
The Paint Valley Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services (ADAMH) Board is pleased to welcome Brian Cristi as their new AmeriCorps VISTA volunteer. The Paint Valley ADAMH Board was able to seek a VISTA as part of a statewide project to comb...
July 17, 2019 | The Seattle Times (WA)
Several floors below the daily bustle of Seattle's famed public market, an octogenarian and a 5-year-old prepared a meal. In a classroom filled with art projects and books, they shaped dumplings and decorated cookies-all out of orange Play-Doh. Most...
July 16, 2019 | The Herald-Mail (WV)
Now, they are a team, but a little more than a year ago, they were strangers. But something special happened when Donna White and Kathi Thorn joined Norm Black in his efforts at Immanuel’s House to help people get jobs. Things have come a long way si...
July 12, 2019 | Lafayette Daily Advertiser (LA)
As Tropical Storm Barry churns toward south Louisiana, volunteers in Vermilion Parish learned how to muck out flooded homes Friday. The Catholic Charities of Acadiana held the training at St. Mary Magdalen Parish Hall in Abbeville. Ben Broussard, the...
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