Oregon to receive increase in AmeriCorps funds

Oregon to receive increase in AmeriCorps funds

A significant boost in AmeriCorps funding will support programs throughout Oregon that make our communities safer, healthier, better educated and more prosperous.

The Corporation for National and Community Service announced on May 1 that grants to multiple Oregon programs will increase during the 2014-15 year.

“We are thrilled to continue supporting these AmeriCorps programs that provide critical services to meet community needs throughout Oregon,” said Jessamyn Luiz, AmeriCorps Program Officer at Oregon Volunteers. “This funding from CNCS has enabled us to increase the number of AmeriCorps members serving Oregon by nearly 40 percent since 2012 and will allow us to expand our funding opportunities to even more worthy programs serving Oregon.”


Posted on May 13, 2014 in AmeriCorps.

AmeriCorps members' 'We are St. Helens' videos highlight town character

AmeriCorps member Blake H. has found that his position in the town of St. Helens has given him, and other AmeriCorps members, the perfect opportunity to publicly highlight the town's character. Blake helped start a YouTube Channel called "We are St. Helens."

He is serving through the Resource Assistance for Rural Environments program, and he is based at the Port of St. Helens.

His story of service:

Read more: AmeriCorps members' 'We are St. Helens' videos highlight town character

Posted on June 30

Young Iraqi refugee teaches AmeriCorps member resiliency of children

AmeriCorps member Michael S. has learned much about educating young children, since he started serving through Partnerships for Student Achievement, an AmeriCorps program at Forest Grove School District.

But what has absolutely surprised him most is how resilient children are, that "despite living in the most tragic of conditions, they can still laugh, love, and simply still be a kid." Even children who've fallen victim to the horrors of war.

His story of service:

Read more: Young Iraqi refugee teaches AmeriCorps member resiliency of children

Posted on June 23

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