Friday, March 8, 2013

Celebrate AmeriCorps Week, March 9 - 17!

AmeriCorps Works 

This week we celebrate the service of our AmeriCorps VISTA members and alumni! Since 2003, over 150 NC Campus Compact VISTA members have engaged students, faculty, and staff in projects that fight poverty and meet community needs.

Associate Director Leslie Garvin and VISTA Leader Rachel Rogers represent!
Show your true AmeriCorps colors by wearing your AmeriCorps gear to work on Monday, March 11! Share your photo with us by posting your pic to our NC Campus Compact Facebook page or tweet it @nccampuscompact!

Each year, more than 80,000 AmeriCorps members across the country commit themselves to intensive service through thousands of non-profits, schools, public agencies, and community and faith-based organizations. These men and women tackle tough problems while mobilizing more than 3 million volunteers for the organizations they serve and raising $480 million in cash and in-kind contributions. More than 7,000 AmeriCorps members are VISTAs like ours, who serve full-time for one-year to build the capacity of poverty-fighting projects. Other AmeriCorps members serve with State and National Programs or with AmeriCorps NCCC. Among our current VISTA cohort are several alums of other AmeriCorps programs (like Tiara Pugh and Christina D'Aulerio.)

AmeriCorps is a program of the Corporation for National and Community Service. Learn more about AmeriCorps.

Do you want to work with AmeriCorps? You could be a North Carolina Campus Compact AmeriCorps VISTA. We are recruiting now for positions that start August 2013 and run for one full year. Visit our FAQ Page for Prospective VISTAs to learn more about our program and application.