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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 | 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 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 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...
May 7, 2019 | KTAL/KMSS-TV (LA)
A special group of senior foster grandparent volunteers who dedicated up to 22 years volunteering in our local public schools and head start were honored and recognized Friday, May 3th at the Shreveport Downtown Hotel.
May 6, 2019 | The Hollywood Reporter (CA)
Held in its traditional location around the Sony Studios commissary in Culver City, City Year — which focuses on programs and initiatives designed to ensure that Los Angeles school students who are at considerable risk of dropping out remain committe...
May 2, 2019 | Globe Sisters Report
Notre Dame Mission Volunteers-AmeriCorps is a partnership between Notre Dame Mission Volunteers, a program of the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur, and AmeriCorps, a network of U.S. service programs. In Notre Dame-AmeriCorps, members, most of whom are...
May 1, 2019 | KMAland.com (IA)
Volunteers from all over the country have come to KMAland to aid individuals victimized by the floods of 2019.Numerous volunteers have responded to the need for assistance with cleanup efforts in communities affected by the flooding--including those...
April 30, 2019 | The Courier Times (IN)
“I love the program,” Modlin said. “It means a lot to me. I feel like the children learn something from us. It’s a beautiful program for anybody who likes to work with children.”Modlin was just one of five foster grandparents honored with a milestone...
April 29, 2019 | WSU Insider (WA)
Abebaw, who moved to the U.S. from Gondar, Ethiopia at age 11 with his mother and younger brother, will graduate from Washington State University in May with a degree in human development. He received a President’s Award for Leadership, has served as...
April 28, 2019 | Montrose Daily Press (CO)
When AmeriCorps volunteer Jordan Gruppuso arrived here as part of efforts to assess Colorado’s opioid problem, she quickly noticed what her research had already hinted at: the difference between how rural and urban areas are able to deal with the epi...
April 27, 2019 | WLNS-TV (MI)
Americans throw away enough trash in a year to circle the Earth 24 times. That's why Kat Kepski, the Americorps gardening educator for the project, says it's important that kids learn to take care of the Earth early on. "I think it's really important...
April 26, 2019 | Voice of America
Helping children with homework, playing with toddlers, giving sage advice or just listening, the men and women you're about to meet do what many grandparents do. The Foster Grandparent program has been using volunteers older than 55 to help children...
April 25, 2019 | WEAU-TV (WI)
A special group of seniors who have dedicated up to 25 years volunteering in local classrooms were recognized Thursday night. The CESA 10 "Foster Grandparents Program" pairs senior citizens with students who need extra help in the ckassroom. Foster g...
April 24, 2019 | Conway Daily Sun (NH)
Every day the population in New Hampshire grows older, frailer and more isolated.Since 1974, the Senior Companion Program of New Hampshire has combatted the social isolation of seniors, providing much needed companionship, transportation and respite...
April 24, 2019 | WEAU-TV (WI)
A special volunteer program for senior citizens is bringing a sense of family right into the classroom at area schools. Millie Schweinler is a Foster Grandparent at Parkview Elementary in Chippewa Falls. Millie is one of 40 area senior who have becom...
April 24, 2019 | National League of Cities, Citiesspeak.org
The Fairmount Park system is one of Philadelphia’s greatest assets, with more than 11,000 acres of greenspace spread across nearly every area of the city. It is a mecca for big events and a refuge for small moments of quiet. Fairmount Park is a favor...
April 22, 2019 | WWLP-TV (MA)
A $500 million federal grant recognized community improvements fostered by the AmeriCorps program at Springfield College. AmeriCorps, through its food corps program, is making it possible for students at the Edward P. Boland Elementary School to grow...
April 19, 2019 | KMTV-TV (NE)
More than 200 volunteers with americorps have been deployed to Nebraska and Iowa to provide flood relief assistance.They're divided up into both states, helping with clean up efforts and registering survivors for assistance."As those in Iowa and Nebr...
April 19, 2019 | Herald-Mail Media.com (MD)
An organization working to educate the public in Western Maryland on opioids will receive nearly $37,000 of grant funding, according to the Governor’s Office on Service and Volunteerism. Conquering Opioid Abuse Together, or COAT, an AmeriCorps progra...
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