In the News

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March 7, 2019 | Wilson Times (NC)
AmeriCorps VISTA members joined Barton College and East Carolina University students for six days of projects to improve the Wilson community. The college students passed on spending their spring break with their bare feet on a warm Southern beach an...
March 7, 2019 | Charleston Gazette-Mail (WV)
Over the years, I’ve written a few stories about the Peace Corps. I’ve always been fascinated by the experiences of the volunteers. ... AmeriCorps, as I’ve understood it, is the local version of the Peace Corps. I’d never heard of them until I moved...
March 6, 2019 | KTVH-TV (MT)
One in five kids throughout the state of Montana face hunger challenges. To help put an end to the problem, AmeriCorps volunteers kicked off the 5th annual Helena Food Share “Kids Pack Food Drive” Wednesday at the Carroll College Student Center. Over...
March 2, 2019 | Sentinel Source (NH)
Seventy-one-year-old retiree Margit Colburn’s little sister is 17. Not her biological sister, of course — ConVal Regional High School senior Kylie Boyle is Colburn’s little sister through Big Brothers Big Sisters of New Hampshire, an organization tha...
February 28, 2019 | Citizen Times (NC)
It was the scariest day of Thomasina’s life, yet undoubtedly one of her proudest. It was 2009, and her son Curtis was graduating magna cum laude from North Carolina A&T University. She was in a white pantsuit on a beautiful June day. Then, she co...
February 28, 2019 | Daily Memphian (TN)
For the next month, a team of eight AmeriCorps service members will be pulling invasive plants from Overton Park and Meeman Shelby Forest State Park as both prepare for spring. In the 126-acre Old Forest area of Overton Park, the volunteers will conc...
February 27, 2019 | The 828 (NC)
The share of women working in construction is about 9 percent across the country. The stat is another example of how Asheville strives to be well above average, thanks to Asheville Area Habitat For Humanity. Women comprise more than 50 percent of the...
February 26, 2019 | WMAR-TV (MD)
Inside a massive building on Brehms Lane in East Baltimore are classrooms and workshops filled with opportunities and second chances. It’s the new building for the Civic Works Center for Sustainable Careers and its giving the non-profit the ability t...
February 23, 2019 | KRTV.com (MT)
Rural Dynamics Inc. and Tax Help Montana are helping people file their returns for free. On February 23, Tax Help Montana and a team of AmeriCorps volunteers held a 12-hour “Tax-a-thon.” From 9 a.m. Saturday until 9 p.m. Saturday night, they prepared...
February 13, 2019 | KMGH-TV (CO)
Neli Rubinov makes a visit to 86-year-old Doba Skomarovskaya’s residence weekly to help her run errands. The pair has been doing this routine for nearly a decade.The two are part of the Senior Companion Program, which pairs volunteers over the age of...
February 8, 2019 | KULR-TV (MT)
"Our main goal is to connect as many people struggling with dementia in their family as we can with information, care and support to help them deal with this disease," said AmeriCorps VISTA at the Alzheimer's Association Jacob Guinan. The Alzheimer's...
February 6, 2019 | WTNH-TV (CT)
While singing songs or making crafts, some Hartford preschoolers turn to Isabel Guzman for guidance. She's not the official classroom teacher. She has a special role. The kids call her "abuela" (Grandma).
February 2, 2019 | Bandon Western World (OR)
Oregon Heath & Sciences University family nurse practitioner student Lindsey Adkisson is a bit of an overachiever. Coming from a wheat farming family in Dufur, her Oregonian roots go back six generations. And though she has lived several other pl...
January 31, 2019 | Gering Courier (NE)
Mildred Moody has woken up at the crack of dawn for her job the past 21 years. Moody served as a volunteer at Geil Elementary through the Foster Grandparents program and has since started to volunteer at Lincoln. She decided to apply as a volunteer d...
January 25, 2019 | Owensboro Times (KY)
Teachers can feel stretched pretty thin. With decreasing school budgets and greater expectations of accountability from the state, educators can use all the help they can get. That is why school volunteers such as Elisabeth Roszel and Darrell Higginb...
January 17, 2019 | Daily Times (PA)
With much of January in the rear-view mirror, have you settled into your 2019 routine? Is there free time in your schedule? Do you feel a need for more meaningful activities? RSVP has good news for you. The region’s leading agency for adult volunteer...
January 17, 2019 | Chicago Crusader (IL)
Vision-impaired veterans received holiday cheer as a result of a two-year partnership between two community service programs. The United Way of Porter County AmeriCorps program teamed with the Blind Social Center in Gary, Indiana, to create holiday c...
January 16, 2019 | KSL-TV (UT)
As part of Utah Department of Transportation's I-15 northbound widening project, 27 houses in Midvale are scheduled for demolition — something that used to result in a lot of wasted resources. But since Salt Lake Valley Habitat for Humanity partnered...
January 11, 2019 | KPVI-TV (ID)
Aiming to provide budding entrepreneurs with resources, the city announced a new business mentoring program Thursday based in Bozeman’s Public Library. Available at no cost to the public, the program is a collaboration between the library, the city’s...
January 7, 2019 | Maine Public Radio (ME)
In a vast, rural state like Maine, social isolation is a part of life, especially so for seniors who are stuck in their homes because of physical and financial challenges. That isolation can lead to loneliness, which is considered by some experts a s...
January 4, 2019 | The News Journal (DE)
During a bright and clear week last autumn, more than 150 volunteers worked their way across the grassy hillside, backs bent, planting trees in a tight grid. These volunteers from the community planted 3,000 trees with Mt. Cuba Center staff in an eff...
January 4, 2019 | Romper
Every year in late January, many Americans get a long weekend off from work or school thanks to a federal holiday. But as you enjoy that day off, it's important to reflect on the man the day honors — Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. — and the impact he ma...
January 4, 2019 | Epoch Times (NY)
With the exception of losing a loved one, losing a home after a natural disaster is one of the most devastating events that can happen to a person. The place that is supposed to be familiar and safe no longer exists. Then comes the daunting task of t...
January 4, 2019 | Midland Reporter-Telegram (TX)
January is designated as National Mentoring Month. The campaign, which began in 2002 by Mentor, the Corporation for National and Community Service and the Harvard School of Public Health, promotes youth mentoring throughout the country. Throughout th...
January 3, 2019 | Bangor Daily News (ME)
At a time when scientists are predicting significant repercussions if global warming continues unabated, York’s Energy Steering Committee is responding with an “ambitious but achievable” goal of reducing the town’s greenhouse gas emissions by 100 per...
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