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April 12, 2017 | KTUU-TV (AK)
The city of Anchorage is offering young adults the chance to experience some of the opportunities that are available in the public sector. It's called the Mayor's AmeriCorps Program, a new 12-week workforce development program aimed at connecting par...
April 9, 2017 | The Belleville News-Democrat (IL)
May Grandcolas, 90, and Kathy Rainbolt, 70, have been trekking to Belleville senior dances for a year, but neither has quite gotten onto the dance floor yet. May loves dancing, but is slowed by an arthritic knee and Kathy is just a little too shy, bu...
April 6, 2017 | The Mountaineer (WV)
The word “godsend” was used twice in describing the Senior Companions program offered through Mountain Projects. For Emma English, a disabled senior citizen who receives a $2.65 an hour stipend for volunteering in the program, the funds she earns bri...
April 5, 2017 | The Daily News (MI)
More than 4,000 mayors and county officials nationwide participated Tuesday in events to observe Mayor and County Recognition Day for National Service. In observance of the day and the service volunteers provide, Genesee County Manager Jay Gsell for...
April 4, 2017 | KCRG-TV
A team recently spent almost a month at Ushers Ferry cleaning up the camp and restoring historic artifacts. A lot of these artifacts were stored away as everyone prepared for last year's September Flood. A group of eight AmeriCorps members are cleani...
April 3, 2017 | The Billings Gazette (MT)
Put a camera in a child’s hand, Shannen Keene figures, and the young photographer can tell his or her own story in a compelling, even poignant way. And if that child has experienced abuse or neglect at home, the story that’s told becomes one that mig...
March 29, 2017 | The Poughkeepsie Journal
The sight of a man sprawled out atop the elevated windowsill of Chase Bank stopped Dwayne Joyner in his tracks Wednesday. The 21-year-old student in the New Directions Youthbuild/Americorps Program had been trained only the day before on identifying...
March 29, 2017 | KPCC-TV
Floyd Maxey stares at the computer screen currently flickering with all the evidence of his high school career's rocky start: a B in one class, D's in three others — and an F. Sitting next to him in the computer lab, his mentor clicks into the page d...
March 28, 2017 | The Kennebec Journal
Spectrum Generations’ Legacy Corps Program, which caters to the caregiving needs of veterans and their families, recently received two national awards. Bestowed by the University of Maryland, the awards are a direct reflection of the efforts made to...
March 27, 2017 | The Silver City Sun-News
The Village of Santa Clara will receive a team of AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC) members to support efforts to restore buildings and historic sites at Fort Bayard, foster community outreach and provide food security to low income...
March 25, 2017 | The Daily News
They had done their part, put their work in for decades. George Watson had been a mechanic, worked right on past age 65 and into his early 70s. Ada McNeal had given 26 years to the Aeolian Piano Corp., first as a machine operator and then sorting par...
March 20, 2017 | Forbes
Fiftysomething Linda Meadows, a volunteer with the AmeriCorps Reading Partners program, is tutoring students at the library of Cherry Hill Elementary in south Baltimore, a low-income, mostly African-American neighborhood. “I like to encourage young p...
March 19, 2017 | The Charleston Gazette-Mail
Arron Seams was a manager for a Lewisburg bar last summer when the flood hit. Seams’ Lewisburg home was spared from damage, but others in harder-hit areas like White Sulphur Springs and Rupert were not as lucky. “Anyone that wasn’t affected personall...
March 19, 2017 | The Citizen Times
The foster grandparents at Andrews Elementary have everyone’s back in a way that only a grandparent could. Maybe it’s a snack for a child who could not bring one, or encouragement on a tough reading lesson. Maybe it’s a hug, or just someone to talk t...
March 11, 2017 | The Associated Press
Genevieve Spina was passionate about education, but wasn't sure what her next step should be after graduating from college. The Chicago native looked into alternative programs and landed on the AmeriCorps service program. She's now in her second year...
March 10, 2017 | The Detroit News
At a time of deep partisan divide, we need more initiatives that cut across party lines and spur collaboration. We also need to invest in evidence-based, cost-effective, locally controlled strategies to improve student outcomes in Detroit’s public ed...
March 4, 2017 | The New York Times
In a fissured nation, there are fewer and fewer moments of genuine encounter between rival tribes, each confined in its ideological canyon. So what could bring the country together, usher Brooklyn closer to Scottsburgh? Perhaps the best bet is a vast...
March 4, 2017 | USA Today College
When Melinda Dang, now a freshman at Ohio State University, started applying to colleges, she didn’t know where to begin. “I was already feeling extremely anxious,” she told USA TODAY College. Just thinking about college applications gave her a “raci...
March 3, 2017 | NBC-8
Teachers are overloaded with work in the classrooms and kids are under pressure to preform, so who’s coming to the rescue? Grandparents! They are in high demand in schools across Tampa Bay as part of the “Foster Grandparents” program. Broward Element...
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