Monday, 24 June 2024

AmeriCorps begins annual recruiting effort

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The AmeriCorps group which collected the most food during a food drive. Courtesy photo.

 


LAKE COUNTY – The Lake County AmeriCorps program has started it annual recruiting for members.


The AmeriCorps Program engages its members in direct service and capacity-building to address unmet community needs.


The program exists in partnership with our county’s schools, preschools and Healthy Start to assist with the compelling educational needs of literacy tutoring, mentoring, preventive health screenings and and school readiness.


AmeriCorps members also mobilize community volunteers and strengthen the capacity of the organizations where they serve.


During the 2007-08 school year, AmeriCorps members logged an incredible 17,500 hours of service within Lake County “Getting Things Done.”


Members tutored/mentored 300 students, helped prepared 250 preschoolers to enter kindergarten, delivered over 200 Second Step (violence prevention curriculum) and 190 health curriculum lessons.


When not in a classroom near you, members are busy participating in community events. Members logged more than 3,500 hours of community service at events such as Konocti Kids Day, Lake County Office of Education Preschool Picnic, Ceaser Chavez Day, Make a Difference Day, Mock Disaster Drill held in Upper Lake, food drives and several bicycle helmet/infant car seat fittings held around Lake County.


Like helping your community wasn’t enough, members receive a modest living allowance to offset living expenses and an education award upon completion of their service.


Visit the local AmeriCorps on the web at www.lakecountyamericorps.org for more information on how you can become a part of our team and make Lake County a better place!


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