First Lady Kicks Off Volunteer Week

First Lady Kicks Off Volunteer Week

First Lady Dorothy McAuliffe honored National Volunteer Week, April 23-29, by visiting Westover Hills Elementary in Richmond. The First Lady observed AmeriCorps members Anne Forrester and Juhi Hobson who are currently serving with The Literacy Lab program at the school. Literacy Lab members provide innovative reading interventions in grades K-3. The pr ...

Students to Benefit from Summit

Students to Benefit from Summit

The Office of Volunteerism and Community Services (OVCS) AmeriCorps team, in collaboration with the Virginia Department of Education, hosted the first national service Education Summit event in March.  This opportunity was possible through the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) Commission Investment Funds for training and technical a ...

AmeriCorps NCCC Applications

AmeriCorps NCCC Applications

AmeriCorps NCCC’s Application Season for the Fall of 2017 (August 21st  – October 16th ) is OPEN! Each year, AmeriCorps NCCC engages teams of members in projects in communities across the United States. Service projects, which typically last from six to eight weeks, address critical needs related to natural and other disasters, infrastructure improveme ...

Mayors Applaud National Service

Mayors Applaud National Service

On April 4th, 4,000 mayors and county leaders showed their support for National Service by attending events, issuing proclamations, and participating in service projects alongside their local AmeriCorps and Senior Corps members! In Virginia, 40 mayors and county leaders signed a national registry signifying their praise and support for the outstanding ...

Students Explore Global Culture

Students Explore Global Culture

Carroll County Lift Up AmeriCorps members partnered with the staff of English Language Learners (ELL) to host the 10th annual Multi-Cultural Festival on March 9, 2017, at Oakland Elementary School.  Approximately 250 people attended the event at which the ELL students presented a play in English and in Spanish and performed dances from Ireland and Mexi ...

Getting Financially Fit with AmeriCorps

Getting Financially Fit with AmeriCorps

Community members in Southwest Virginia are more financially free and secure thanks to AmeriCorps. When The Advancement Foundation's (TAF) AmeriCorps member Kelly Robertson began leading the Virginia Individual Development Accounts (VIDA) program, she never dreamed the impact she would have. The VIDA program guides individuals on how to save for a down ...

Mayors Celebrate National Service

Mayors Celebrate National Service

Mayors and county leaders from across the nation will honor and celebrate National Service on April 4th for the fifth annual Mayor and County Recognition Day for National Service. As the nation’s mayors and county officials are increasingly turning to national service as a cost-effective strategy to address local challenges, this event highlights their ...

National Service Leader Visits Virginia

National Service Leader Visits Virginia

Kim Mansaray, acting CEO for the Corporation for National and Community Service, celebrated AmeriCorps Week by serving as "member for the day" on March 9th at two Virginia program sites. Kim's first stop was at Huguenot High School in Richmond where she spent time with Virginia College Advising Corps members and students. She enjoyed the afternoon at J ...

Virginia Education Summits

Virginia Education Summits

Does your program work with students and youth?  Do your members work in Virginia's schools or in out-of-school time programming? Don't miss this incredible opportunity to learn from Virginia's education leaders! The Virginia Office on Volunteerism and Community Services will host three day-long sessions across the state featuring workshops and act ...

Celebrate AmeriCorps Week!

Celebrate AmeriCorps Week!

During AmeriCorps Week, April 4-11, 2017, individuals, programs, and organizations will honor and celebrate the contributions that 80,000 Americans make to their communities and the service of more than 1 million AmeriCorps alumni. Beyond showing appreciation for AmeriCorps members, one of the main goals for the week is to increase overall awareness of ...

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