NCCC Teams in Virginia

Virginia has been thrilled to welcome AmeriCorps NCCC (National Civilian Community Corps) teams to the cities of Norton and Richmond to tackle large-scale outdoor improvement projects! The City of Norton utilized their NCCC team recently to work on the completion of the remaining 1.4 miles of a trail that is part of a larger mountain … Read more

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 payment on a … Read more

NCCC Team Impacts Southwest Virginia

For three years, the Flag Rock Recreation Area had hoped to get a hard working AmeriCorps NCCC team to come and work on the planned 1.4 mile Magnolia Trail. A few weeks ago, they got their wish when a team of nine NCCC members was recently deployed to their site for three and a half … Read more

College Advising Corps Expands!

The University of Virginia – Virginia College Advising Corps AmeriCorps program has expanded to Southwest Virginia! The College Advising Corps places recent graduates in public Virginia high schools to assist students with college admission, financial aid and scholarship applications. The program’s new partners are John I. Burton High School in Norton City and Central High … Read more