03 Jul AmeriCorps Members Recognized For Service
United Way of the Lowcountry Celebrates AmeriCorps Members
United Way of the Lowcountry is proud to recognize our AmeriCorps members as the 2017/2018 service year draws to a close.
AmeriCorps members support the United Way of the Lowcountry Early Grade Reading (EGR) initiative, now referred to as “Read Indeed”. Members serve along with more than 300 community volunteers as tutors in 12 elementary schools and preschools throughout Beaufort and Jasper Counties, providing reading assistance to students in Pre-Kindergarten through 3rd grade. AmeriCorps members are a core group of tutors who serve the entire school year. Because they are in the schools several days each week, they provide continuity and stability to the program.
The 2017/2018 service year included 28 AmeriCorps members. Some of the members continue to serve during the summer with the summer reading program. The following 4th-year members were recognized for their service during a recent special ceremony: Mary Mack, Willie Middleton, and Fran Siegel.
(Pictured L-R: Mary Mack, Carly Grubbs (AmeriCorps Program Director), Fran Siegel. Not pictured: Willie Middleton.)
Dorothy Edmondson was also recognized as the recipient of the award for Program Member of the Year.
(Pictured: Dorothy Edmondson)
United Way of the Lowcountry is currently recruiting AmeriCorps members for the upcoming 2018/2019 service year, which will begin in September. Members receive a small living allowance while serving, as well as an education award upon successful completion of service. Those interested in becoming an AmeriCorps member with our program should contact Carly Grubbs, AmeriCorps Program Director, at 843-837-2000 or email@example.com.
AmeriCorps engages more than 75,000 Americans in intensive service each year at 21,600 unique sites including nonprofits, schools, public agencies, and community and faith-based groups across the country. Since the program’s founding in 1994, more than 1 million AmeriCorps members have contributed more than 1.4 billion hours in service across America while tackling pressing problems and mobilizing more than 2.3 million volunteers for the organizations they serve.
Members gain valuable professional, educational, and life benefits, and the experience has a lasting impact on the members and the communities they serve.
“Read Indeed!” is a program of the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), the federal agency for volunteering, service, and civic engagement. CNCS engages millions of Americans in citizen service through its AmeriCorps and Senior Corps programs and leads the nation’s volunteer and service efforts. For more information, visit nationalservice.gov.