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YMCA of the East Valley volunteers spruce up Smiley Library grounds
The Corporation for National and Community Service is a federal agency that engages millions of Americans in service each year through its core programs, Senior Corps, AmeriCorps and the Social Innovation Fund and leads President Obama's national call 

YMCA of the East Valley volunteers do service project at Smiley Library
The Corporation for National and Community Service is a federal agency that engages millions of Americans in service each year through its core programs, Senior Corps, AmeriCorps and the Social Innovation Fund and leads President Obama's national call 

Volunteer opportunities
United Way seeks volunteers to serve on teams that decide funding for programs and services. Training provided. STAR Center is recruiting AmeriCorps VISTA members to serve with nonprofit organizations in Jackson and Memphis. United Way needs 

'Point-In-Time' Count Identifies the Number of Homeless People in Pima County
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) requires counties that receive federal funding for homeless services to conduct this count each year. “This effort is important because it helps the state and service providers better

Mitt Romney: No to government funding for Americorps, City Year

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney says he would not provide government funding for programs like AmeriCorps and City Year. From a ...

UNITE AmeriCorps members making positive impact

It’s all about service – to youth, to schools and to communities across southern and eastern Kentucky.

Operation UNITE’s Service Corps (AmeriCorps) initiative provides before and after school math tutoring and healthy choices programs to address drug prevention and nutritional education. Members also serve as sponsors for anti-drug UNITE Clubs and recruit volunteers for school-based prevention programs and community service projects.

Recently released statistics indicate the UNITE Service Corps (USC) had a very positive impact during the 2013-14 school year:

• 2,151 students were tutored in mathematics. Math test scores for these students increased 34 percent during the year.

• 2,336 students were taught the “Too Good For Drugs” and “Healthy Futures/Take 10!” curricula. Test scores for these students showed a 40% increase drug education knowledge and healthy decision-making information.

A Closer Look at Detroit's District 7

After profiling District 6 last week and Districts 1 through 5 in other recent editions, the Michigan Chronicle concludes its up-close profiles by focusing on District 7, which is represented by councilmember Gabe Leland. Serving as district manager and deputy district manager are Marshall Bullock and Mona Ali, respectively. Both were appointed by Mayor Mike Duggan after he created the City of Detroit’s Department of Neighborhoods. Charlie Beckham is the department’s executive director.

According to Data Driven Detroit, a city-based organization that gathers and analyzes demographic data pertaining to Detroit, District 7 is home to 102,40 people, of which 87,792 are Black, 9,689 are White, and 2,579 are Latino. Other ethnicity groups in the district make up 2,355 of the population.

District 7’s most western border street is Parkway, which runs along Rouge Park. Heading north, Evergreen, I-96, Lyndon and Eaton serve as border streets. The district’s most northern point is Fenkell. Coming southeast, Livernois, Wildemere and Dexter are some of the streets that serve as District 7’s eastern borders. Going back in a southwesterly path, such streets as Joy Road, Grand River and Cloverlawn are some of the border thoroughfares. Tireman, Greenfield, Paul and M-153, all zig-zag westerly to Evergreen, Hayden and Warren Avenue, the latter of which connects back to Parkway after passing Rouge Park.

Applying for Americorp. Any tips?

I'm applying for Americorp right now. I have moderate but consistent community service experience. I volunteered at camps, art museums, and community gardens throughout high school.

If you are as enthusiastic as you sound, I don't know how you would not be accepted.

I know many many people who have volunteered through Americorps just being a high school student, high school graduate or in college.

Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles hosts AmeriCorps ...

– Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles (HFH GLA) will host more than 75 AmeriCorps members the week of May 20-25 for Habitat for Humanity International’s annual AmeriCorps Build-a-Thon. Habitat for Humanity International was awarded NSP2 funds by HUD for seven Habitat affiliates in five states — California, Florida, New York, Texas and Wisconsin — to provide housing solutions for more than 1,000 families. HFH GLA is one of seven Habitat affiliates partnering with Habitat for Humanity International on the NSP2 program. The builds will engage over 400 AmeriCorps members and alumni from 36 states, and helps to highlight local community needs for affordable housing and the members’ service with Habitat....

Pangelinan Bill Seeks to Support Americorp and Protect Manamko

The bill is necessary because a 2011 federal law, the Serve America Act, was expanded to require everyone who volunteers for a federally funded program that involves interaction with a "vulnerable population" must submit to a federal criminal... In April 2011, the Serve America Act was expanded to require that all individuals who volunteer through a federally-funded program and volunteer to interact with “vulnerable populations,” such as children and the elderly, be subject to a federal... Essentially the measure authorizes the Judiciary of Guam to submit requests for criminal history checks to the Federal Bureau of Investigation for all Guam Americorps volunteers. Guam - Senator Ben Pangelinan has proposed a measure to support the work of AmeriCorps as well as protect the people AmeriCorp serves. The release quotes the Senator as saying that we must "make sure that AmeriCorps members are able to continue to support our manhoben and manåmko’ but at the same time secure their...