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 ...

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 ...

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