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January 1, 2019 | 90.5 WESA FM (PA)
Everybody should have a few tools around the house – like a crescent wrench and a Phillips-head screwdriver. But what about tools too big to store or too expensive to buy – or that you’ll only need once, or once in a while?For that, there's Millvale’...
December 31, 2018 | CBS News
Millions of students will return to school this week after the holidays so we are looking at a program that brings a special kind of love and encouragement into classrooms that need it. Senior Corps Foster Grandparents volunteer and share their love...
December 26, 2018 | Bangor Daily News (ME)
The Bangor Area Homeless Shelter needs volunteers around the year to serve daily meals, transport food, and sort through food and clothing donations. Last year, according to Executive Director Boyd Kronholm, the shelter recorded 7,000 volunteer hours...
December 13, 2018 | WTOP-FM (D.C.)
The Harlem Globetrotters and D.C.’s Virginia McLaurin, who turned 109 this year, rekindled their friendship at a D.C. public charter school on Tuesday — and this time, she serenaded them with a song of her own devising. McLaurin has celebrated with t...
December 13, 2018 | Mercury News (CA)
“Be sure to pause at the period,” Dawkins, 58, tells Aleena, whom she works with twice a week as part of Reading Partners, a Bay Area-based program that helps literacy-challenged students across the country master the reading skills they need to surv...
December 12, 2018 | Boston Globe (MA)
With their children excited to tear into presents this time of year, many parents are wondering how to get kids engaged in the giving part of the season as well. Massachusetts ranks 32nd in the country for volunteerism, according to the Corporation f...
December 11, 2018 | KPLC-TV (LA)
An organization is utilizing senior citizens to help young Southwest Louisiana students academically. The Foster Grandparent program came to SWLA in 1999, and since then has made an impact on those involved.“I feel good," Ethel McCullough, a foster g...
December 10, 2018 | Perry County Tribune (OH)
The Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) and members of the New Lexington Elks #509 filled holiday gift packages on Dec. 10 for servicemen currently serving overseas in the military. The gift boxes are sent out for major holidays each year to help...
December 8, 2018 | Gazette-Mail (WV)
Graduating from West Virginia University in Dec. 2014 was a thrill. I thought the world was my oyster and I eagerly anticipated the next phase of my life. I had no idea, however, that life after the safe bubble of college was going to be so difficult...
December 8, 2018 | The Daily Item (PA)
Rachel Loden will soon leave By Grace Transitional Women's Home after 13 months, but the 46-year-old won't be leaving the friends she's made while getting back on her feet. "I'm moving into an apartment in Middleburg, not far from here," she said fro...
November 20, 2018 | The Telegraph (IL)
Kei’lah Brown-McGee, of Belleville, has wanted to help, love and educate young children for some time, and Southern Illinois University Edwardsville East St. Louis Center’s (ESLC) Workforce Development Program has helped place her in the front of the...
November 19, 2018 | WJLA-TV (D.C.)
For 26 years the dedicated volunteer has been devoting her time to various schools in D.C. through the United Planning Organization Foster Grandparent Program. UPO trains seniors to provide attention, guidance, and support to local students.
November 19, 2018 | Seacoast Online (NH)
Peer into windows across the city this Thanksgiving, and more than 300 kitchen tables expected to lay bare will instead flicker with goodwill and home-cooked warmth. Not everyone eats on Thanksgiving, and the team over at Operation Blessing, along wi...
November 8, 2018 | WVLA-TV (LA)
A Denham Springs woman is returning home for the first time since the 2016 flood. AmeriCorps and community volunteers rebuilt 80-year-old Teressa Bell's home free of charge. Bell got to move in to her new house Thursday. "It exceeds my expectations,"...
November 8, 2018 | WRBZ-TV (LA)
It was a wonderful homecoming Thursday for a family displaced from their home since the 2016 flood. Teressa Bell and her wheelchair-bound daughter, Donna, have been through a lot these last two years. Now they can finally rest easy knowing they'll so...
November 5, 2018 | Inland Empire Community News (CA)
Sweat pouring down her face, her muscles burning head to toe, this is not Gabby Delores’ typical morning walk. A 45-pound vest weighs on her shoulders, making the three-mile walk feel like a brutal crawl. But for Delores, stopping or turning back is...
November 4, 2018 | Press Herald (ME)
Ali Mediate is the founder of Maine Foodscapes, a group of entrepreneurs and volunteers aiming to educate on local foods while enabling Mainers to start growing on their own. Her first event was a community nose-to-tail butchering workshop in Februar...
October 23, 2018 | WPDE-TV (SC)
Julius Peppers, defensive end for the Carolina Panthers, visited Marlboro County Tuesday with a group of Lowe's volunteers and the United Way of South Carolina.During his visit, Peppers met with Rep. Pat Henegan to discuss the local impact of Hurrica...
October 4, 2018 | Newsmax
Military service can be dangerous and demanding but returning to civilian life has its own set of challenges, which is why organizations such as AmeriCorps exist — to assist veterans in their transitions back home. The basis the of AmeriCorps is "to...
June 22, 2018 | The Omaha World-Herald (NE)
Fearlessly. That’s how Joe Mattox, 76, served his country as a communications specialist in the U.S. Air Force, his community as an Omaha firefighter for 25 years, and now, the next generation as a deeply dedicated Foster Grandparent.
June 20, 2018 | Chalkbeat Detroit (MI)
The City Year Americorps members worked with some of Detroit’s neediest children — tutoring and mentoring them, and assisting their teachers in the classroom. It wasn’t easy. Many rose at 5:30 a.m. and reported working up to 12-hour days for a modest...
June 19, 2018 | The Monitor (TX)
One of these leaders is Taylor Lifka, a member of Teach For America’s 2017 corps. After graduating from Denison College, Lifka joined the corps and accepted a position to teach freshman English at Roma High School. Along with fellow TFA corps member...
June 18, 2018 | Maui Now (HI)
Three teams of AmeriCorps members have been deployed to Hawai?i to join assistance efforts for evacuees of the ongoing K?lauea volcanic eruption. A total of 20 AmeriCorps members from FEMA Corps departed for the island on Saturday from Jackson, Miss.
June 14, 2018 | Mountain Xpress (NC)
YWCA of Asheville’s Early Learning Program is a five-star, licensed center focused on high-quality early childhood education. Its team of certified teachers has over 370 years of collective experience. In addition to small class sizes, the presence o...
June 12, 2018 | USA Today (VA)
My father, George H.W. Bush, turns 94 on Tuesday — just two short months after we celebrated the amazing life of my mother, Barbara Bush. In this time of reflection, I think about the values of service my parents instilled in our family. Values that...
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