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May 2, 2018 | Yale Climate Connection (CT)
Three years ago, when he was 21, Keith Ford of Queens, New York, was struggling with homelessness, and had to drop out of college. While looking for a job, he learned about a paid, six-month AmeriCorps program called Green City Force. As a Corps memb...
April 27, 2018 | KUSI-TV (CA)
For Duncan, something else was to become a deputy clerk at San Diego Superior Court downtown, a job he held for 28 years. But the dream of joining the ranks of law enforcement never receded and he went on to study prelaw at Southwestern College and t...
April 26, 2018 | KING-TV (WA)
As National Volunteer Month draws to a close, we want to highlight some of the most active volunteers in our community – people in their 70’s and beyond. We met up with some of them to learn more about why they give back and what they get out of it....
April 25, 2018 | Ralston Recorder (NE)
RHS has about 80 students, split evenly between juniors and seniors, that are part of the program. Frazier said the focus throughout a student’s junior year is to improve their ACT scores. This is done through a variety of practice tests and other tu...
April 23, 2018 | Arizona Daily Star (AZ)
Tirhas was praised by Mason, a retired executive assistant from Raytheon Missile Systems who found her niche tutoring children through the federally funded Senior Corps Foster Grandparents program. The program’s focus has volunteers age 55 and older...
April 19, 2018 | WAER-AM (NY)
The Foster Grandparent Program provides an opportunity for youngsters to learn from their elders and to gain social skills. Grandparent Ellen Kace says she looks forward to seeing the kids at school every day. “Just being with these kids here makes m...
April 19, 2018 | KUNC Colorado Public Radio (CO)
You’ve probably heard of AmeriCorps. The national service organization has 300,000 members who work on programs ranging from education programming to disaster relief, like during Hurricane Harvey and the Northern California wildfires. They even build...
April 16, 2018 | WUNC-FM (NC)
When Decker first got out of the Army in 2000, he had trouble finding a career that provided the fulfillment of military service. "Wildland firefighting is physically one of the toughest things you can do," said Jason Boeshore, Veterans Program Coord...
April 12, 2018 | KFYR-TV (ND)
While RSVP used to coordinate volunteers of all ages, their current grant is specifically for those 55 and older that want to get out and help others. "Depression can really set in if you're sitting in your house day, after day, after day. So when we...
April 12, 2018 | KQDS-TV (MN)
The AmeriCorps Legacy House in Duluth’s Lincoln Park Neighborhood is making progress. AmeriCorps members with their hard hats and hammers in hand were demolishing the basement. They’ve been working for at least four weeks and started with cleaning ou...
April 12, 2018 | JAX-TV (GA)
The end of April marks the beginning of the Diamondback Terrapin turtle nesting season around the marshes around Jekyll Island, but the turtles' annual nesting habitat and the busy tourist attraction don't often mix well. The busy thoroughfare even l...
April 4, 2018 | KXRM-TV (CO)
Some local volunteers are being recognized for their selfless acts in helping make Colorado Springs a better place. The volunteers are part of the Colorado Springs AmeriCorps VISTAs. More than 17 AmeriCorps members and senior corps volunteers serve i...
April 4, 2018 | News Tribune (WA)
Across the country, local leaders honored AmeriCorps volunteers Tuesday. On National Service Recognition Day, the leaders honored Volunteers in Service To America (VISTA) and Senior Corps members who serve in urban, suburban, rural and tribal areas t...
April 4, 2018 | Ky Forward (KY)
Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes on Tuesday hosted a roundtable with Kentucky AmeriCorps service members in Frankfort to discuss service in the Commonwealth. The discussion coincided with National Service Recognition Day activities across t...
April 4, 2018 | The Vindicator (OH)
Youngstown Mayor Jamael Tito Brown joined more than 5,000 mayors and other municipal officials who recognized the efforts of Americorps and Senior Corps members nationwide on Tuesday. Brown and a group of 16 Americorps and Senior Corps members met at...
April 4, 2018 | Times Free Press (TN)
Chattanooga has several SeniorCorps and AmeriCorps programs, which are funded and managed through either Volunteer Tennessee or the Corporation for National and Community Service. Though programs vary, AmeriCorps members are considered service volunt...
April 4, 2018 | La Crosse Tribune (WI)
Library director Kelly Krieg-Sigman, Coulee Region RSVP executive director Vanessa Southworth, Workforce Connections Foster Grandparent program director Amy Larson and Mayor Tim Kabat expressed their thanks to a group of volunteers serving on behalf...
April 3, 2018 | WYTV (OH)
Just a few hours after being recognized by Youngstown Mayor Tito Brown, workers with the AmeriCorps Service Program were back to work cleaning up the south side. Despite the wind and rain, the young people collected trash and cleaned sidewalks along...
April 3, 2018 | WWBT-TV (VA)
Richmond leaders came together Tuesday to celebrate National Service Recognition Day. "Seeing all of you volunteering today gives me great joy and promise for our city," said Mayor Levar Stoney. In a room full of volunteers, Stoney gave words of prai...
April 3, 2018 | KMSP-TV (MN)
For National Service Recognition Day, the mayors of St. Paul and Minneapolis used the day to highlight their priorities for the cities, including access to education. Leaders of local service organizations joined Mayor Jacob Frey in the Minneapolis C...
March 28, 2018 | Walmart TODAY
Moencopi Day School in Tuba City, Arizona, has offered a garden learning program for over 10 years. But it was just last spring that student-grown produce first appeared on this elementary school's cafeteria lunch line-a Hopi Nation first. That speci...
March 28, 2018 | Post Independent-Citizen Telegram (CO)
"It's as easy as changing a lightbulb…" but what if changing a lightbulb or shoveling your driveway isn't easy? As a Code Enforcement Officer whose responsibilities include enforcing snow removal, weed maintenance and other municipal laws, Sara Flore...
March 27, 2018 | New Mexico Public Radio (NM)
The nonprofit Conservation Corps New Mexico gives young adults 18 to 25 the chance to improve public lands across southern New Mexico and West Texas. Through partnerships with AmeriCorps, Conservation Corps members contribute to conservation efforts...
March 27, 2018 | The Joplin Globe (MO)
This past week Congress passed and the president just signed an appropriations bill that will fund government operations for the remainder of fiscal year 2018 ending Sept. 30. Within that bill we find new life for two organizations we have previously...
March 27, 2018 | Macomb Daily (MI)
Mary Lou Krzyminski’s coworkers at her volunteer gig include macaroni penguins and house full of colorful butterflies. In the warmer months, she mingles with giraffes, lions, a herd of peacocks, numerous curious human families, and more. The Rosevill...
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