AmeriCorps in Holiday Parade

AmeriCorps in Holiday Parade

The Carroll County Public Schools Lift Up AmeriCorps program was on full display at the Floyd County community’s annual holiday parade on November 26th. Community members got a chance to see the AmeriCorps members serving in their community schools during the event. Members waved from a float adorned with a giant AmeriCorps banner, signs, and members w ...

Be a School of Service!

Be a School of Service!

Every student deserves the opportunity to acquire the skills they need to be successful in life - skills like empathy, creativity, critical thinking, communication, and collaboration. Unfortunately, there is a gap - especially in underserved communities - between what youth are learning and what skills are needed to thrive. That's why this school year, ...

Serving Richmond Public Schools

Serving Richmond Public Schools

Virginia Department of Social Services home office staff joined together to volunteer for Richmond Public Schools (RPS) at two locations on Friday, March 3rd. More than 20 staff members served at the RPS Teacher Supply Store  and the the McKinney Vento Center which serves homeless public school students and families. One team sorted school supplies and ...

Stories of Service: Miriam Farris

Stories of Service: Miriam Farris

Igniting a Passion for Learning for Struggling Students Miriam Farris is an AmeriCorps member and tutor with The Literacy Lab - Virginia Reading Corps program at Elizabeth Redd Elementary School in Richmond. Redd is a Title I school, which means that a high percentage of its students come from low-income families. Miriam reflects on a recent experienc ...

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