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 nonprofits, schools, public agencies, and faith-based gro ...

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 Trail and in the City of Norton. NCCC members serving al ...

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 Healing Place to combat this crisis," he says. The Hea ...

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 be used for mini-grants and resources to support the ef ...

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 are not available during the summer months when only 16 ...

New My Americorps Member Process

New My Americorps Member Process

On May 30th AmeriCorps State and National issued guidance on entering service opportunities in the MyAmeriCorps Portal and changes in the member enrollment process. CNCS has released a presentation that provides detailed information on the new enrollment process. Download the presentation at https://www.nationalservice.gov/sites/default/files/pag ...

OnCorps Copy Program Records Tutorial

OnCorps Copy Program Records Tutorial

OnCorps has entirely redesigned the annual "copy program records" process, and the new tool will permit Programs (as well as Staff) to manage this task. The new form will allow PD's to re-assign returning members and supervisors to new service sites, if needed, allowing for much better member and site management.   Copy Program Rec ...

Meet Osman Ali

Meet Osman Ali

Osman Ali has joined the Virginia College Advising Corps team in the new role of Program Coordinator.  Osman brings a robust, demonstrated commitment to public service, specifically addressing issues of equity and access.  He will run the College Advising Corps' college adviser recruitment and selections process, summer and in-service trainin ...

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 Sue Dussinger . Dussinger began her RSVP experience i ...

Medicaid Expansion Resources Available

Medicaid Expansion Resources Available

Thousands of Virginians aged 19 to 64 will soon be able to sign up for new health coverage that will give them access to services at low cost. Starting January 1, 2019, eligible adults will be able to visit their doctor for help with preventing illness and improving their health.  Your help is needed to connect Virginians to health coverag ...

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