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9/11 Day in Virginia

9/11 Day in Virginia

Virginia’s AmeriCorps State Programs will take time out to honor 9/11 Day of Service and Remembrance for the national service holiday. AmeriCorps members will actively recruit volunteers for a variety of projects – from cleaning parks to assembling packages for military members. The following ar ...

National Preparedness Month

National Preparedness Month

National Preparedness Month (NPM), recognized each September, provides an opportunity to remind us that we all must prepare ourselves and our families now and throughout the year. This NPM will focus on planning, with an overarching theme: Disasters Happen. Prepare Now. Learn How.  &n ...

2018-19 AmeriCorps Programs in Virginia

2018-19 AmeriCorps Programs in Virginia

The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) has announced $9,807,162 million in FY18 funding for Virginia National Service programs.  These federal funds will ensure 1,448 AmeriCorps members can continue to volunteer their service to communities across the Commonwealth through non ...

NCCC Members Deployed to Virginia

NCCC Members Deployed to Virginia

On August 21, 2018, AmeriCorps NCCC teams departed the AmeriCorps Southern Regional Campus in Vicksburg, MS, campus to begin their first round of service projects across the region. Two teams will be serving in Virginia until October 15, 2018. Members will be serving along the Appalachian Tr ...

Stories of Service: Sean Fournia

Stories of Service: Sean Fournia

As Virginia's AmeriCorps Brand Ambassador for August, Sean Fournia serves as a member with the City of Richmond - Richmond AmeriCorps Healthy Futures Project. This team is tasked with helping to fight the opioid epidemic. "I'm blessed to provide peer recovery support services to CARITAS at The ...

Cities of Service Award Goes to Richmond

Cities of Service Award Goes to Richmond

Richmond has been awarded on of 10 Cities of Service City Hall AmeriCorps VISTA Love Your Block prizes. The award was created to empower local governments to connect with low-income communities and help them revitalize their neighborhoods. Richmond is one of 10 cities which will receive $25,000 to b ...

Keep Kids Fed this Summer!

Keep Kids Fed this Summer!

Help spread the word! Summer Meal Program sites are now open across Virginia! Here in Virginia, one in seven children struggles with hunger.  During the school year, low-income children can receive up to three free or reduced priced meals each school day.  Unfortunately, the same options a ...

Senior Corps Volunteer Featured

Senior Corps Volunteer Featured

Recently, the Fairfax City Patch highlighted Senior Corps RSVP volunteer Sue Dussinger who is serving with RSVP Northern Virginia. Check out her story: "I just cannot say enough about how much volunteering has benefited me," says RSVP Northern Virginia volunteer and engagement leader Su ...

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