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 ...

Stories of Service: Morgan Grant

Stories of Service: Morgan Grant

As Virginia's AmeriCorps Ambassador for June 2018, Morgan is excited to share her story and show what it is like to serve as an AmeriCorps member. Morgan, an AmeriCorps member with CASA de Maryland - Edu-Futuro Moving Forward!, says she became extremely curious about the world of nonprofits during her senior year of college. She explains, "Prior t ...

Stories of Service: Cassy Caswell

Stories of Service: Cassy Caswell

As Virginia's AmeriCorps Ambassador for May 2018, Cassy is excited to share her story and show what it is like to serve as an AmeriCorps member. Cassy, an AmeriCorps member with Goodskills Literacy Corps, says all her life she has always loved helping other people, so when she was given the chance to serve for AmeriCorps, she jumped at it as ...

Life After AmeriCorps Session

Life After AmeriCorps Session

Attention National Service members and Alums! The Virginia Office on Volunteerism and Community Services will present a special session detailing how to leverage your National Service experience and prepare for what's next. "Life After AmeriCorps" is open to anyone who'd like to learn more about how to take their AmeriCorps experience and fin ...

Apply for AmeriCorps NCCC Team!

Apply for AmeriCorps NCCC Team!

AmeriCorps NCCC’s application season for the Fall 2018 (August 21–October 15) is open! Concept forms are due May 1! Every organization has a list of things they wish they could accomplish if only they had the extra dedicated manpower. Good news . . . NCCC might be able to help! Each year, AmeriCorps NCCC engages its teams in communi ...

College Decision Day 2018

College Decision Day 2018

Virginia College Advising Corps AmeriCorps members celebrated thousands of decisions for a brighter future with Virginia high school students events across the Commonwealth around May 1st. Each year,  the AmeriCorps college advisers plan and host Decision Day events at their high school sites to recognize the hard work of students w ...

AmeriCorps Members: Fire Masters

AmeriCorps Members: Fire Masters

Virginia State Parks - DCR AmeriCorps member Samantha Dillon reports on a dramatic and worthwhile project performed by her team this month. "Earlier this month, our crew got to participate in our very first burn at South Quay Sandhills in Suffolk. It was an inter-agency burn, so not only did we get to work with the Pocahontas State Park AmeriCorps crew ...

Backpack Buddies Needs You!

Backpack Buddies Needs You!

The Backpack Buddies project led by the Dan River Year AmeriCorps Program and God's Storehouse was created to help the Malcom Huckabee Backpacks Program reach more children in need of weekend and school break meals. With help from the Sodexo Stop Hunger Foundation Youth Grant, they hope to fill at least 100 backpacks to help hungry students in&nbs ...

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