Local Leaders Honor Service

Local Leaders Honor Service

Virginia local leaders and elected officials honored and celebrated National Service Recognition Day, April 3, at events around the state. A record 54 Virginia city and county leaders signed on this year to show their support for National Service on the Corporation for National and Community Service's (CNCS) official website. In Richmond, Mayor Leva ...

President's Volunteer Service Award

President’s Volunteer Service Award

Carroll County Public Schools Lift Up! AmeriCorps member Makayla Haynes was recently awarded a President's Volunteer Service Award at a special ceremony in Abingdon. Makayla, who is a second year AmeriCorps member, received a Bronze Award to recognize her volunteer service last summer through Rooftop of Virginia. She assisted with the two-wee ...

Stories of Service: Andrew Richards

Stories of Service: Andrew Richards

As Virginia's AmeriCorps Ambassador for April 2018, Andrew is excited to share his story and show what it is like to serve as an AmeriCorps member. A member serving with the Virginia State Parks - DCR AmeriCorps Program, Andrew was born in Nebraska but moved to Virginia's coast when he was young. "My parents were high achievers and always pus ...

New AmeriCorps Funding Opportunity!

New AmeriCorps Funding Opportunity!

The Virginia Service Commission has released a special targeted AmeriCorps Request for Applications focusing exclusively on activities related to the following: Reducing and/or preventing prescription drug and opioid use; Child wellness related to reducing or preventing child abuse, improving outcomes for child victims of abuse, and improving out ...

National Service Awards Extended!

National Service Awards Extended!

The deadline to nominate an outstanding National Service member, volunteer, or alum has been extended to Friday, February 23, 2018, 5pm EST!! Does your organization have a secret weapon? If you have individuals currently and/or formerly serving in National Service programs through AmeriCorps State, AmeriCorps VISTA, and Senior Corps, you know they are ...

Stories of Service: Audia Harris

Stories of Service: Audia Harris

Audia Harris, who is currently serving as an AmeriCorps member with Dan River Year AmeriCorps at the Institute of Advance Learning and Research in the Danville area has been named the February 2018 Virginia AmeriCorps Brand Ambassador. Audia who was born in Danville, is 32 years old and currently serving a third term as an AmeriCorps member. "I live in ...

AmeriCorps Week 2018

AmeriCorps Week 2018

AmeriCorps Week is a celebration of all things AmeriCorps – from the programs and organizations that make this national service initiative possible in thousands of locations across the country, to the members who have committed to "Get Things Done" since the program’s inception in 1994. As part of the 2018 festivities, programs across Virginia and t ...

New Targeted AmeriCorps Grants

New Targeted AmeriCorps Grants

The AmeriCorps Team will soon be releasing another Request for Applications that will focus exclusively on activities related to: reducing and/or preventing prescription drug and opioid use; child wellness related to reducing or preventing child abuse, improving outcomes for child victims of abuse, and improving outcomes for foster youth, includi ...

Is AmeriCorps Right for You?

Is AmeriCorps Right for You?

The grant application process for 2018-19 Virginia AmeriCorps State Formula Funding is underway! Does your organization have a passion for service and a desire to develop leaders? Grants assist groups in recruiting, training, and placing individuals to address critical needs in your community. AmeriCorps engages thousands of individuals on a full- or p ...

2018 National Service Awards

2018 National Service Awards

Does your organization have a secret weapon? If you have individuals currently and/or formerly serving in National Service programs through AmeriCorps State, AmeriCorps VISTA, and Senior Corps, you know they are making a real impact! Whether its the AmeriCorps member tutoring elementary school students with their reading skills, the Senior Companion gi ...

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