The National Ability Center is fortunate to be one of only eight AmeriCorps state programs in Utah. These volunteers are invaluable and help create a positive environment for each individual who paritipates in our programs throughout the year. This week we celebrate with nearly 3,000 other organizations which are served by AmeriCorps volunteers. From rebuilding after Hurricane Katrina to helping kids with disabilities learn to ride a bike, AmeriCorps members help in many aspects of community life in the United States. At the NAC, each AmeriCorps member volunteers for 1,700 hours over the course of a year. Thank you AmeriCorps members!
Read on to learn more about AmeriCorps and its benefits to organizations like ours around the country. If you are interested in becoming an AmeriCorps member at the National Ability Center, please email us at info@DiscoverNAC.org.
What is AmeriCorps Week?
AmeriCorps Week is a recruitment and recognition event designed to bring more Americans into service, salute AmeriCorps members and alums for their powerful impact, and thank the community partners who make AmeriCorps possible. AmeriCorps Week provides an opportunity for AmeriCorps members, alums, grantees, program partners, and friends to shine a spotlight on the work done by members in communities across the country -- and to motivate more AmeriCorps to join AmeriCorps or volunteer in their communities.
The third annual AmeriCorps Week will take place May 9-16, 2009.
What is AmeriCorps?
AmeriCorps provides opportunities for 75,000 Americans to give back in an intensive way to their communities and country each year. It consists of three main programs: AmeriCorps State and National, whose members serve with more than 2,900 national and local nonprofit and community groups; AmeriCorps VISTA, through which members serve full time fighting poverty; and AmeriCorps NCCC (National Civilian Community Corps), a team-based residential program for young adults 18-24 who carry out projects in public safety, the environment, youth development, and disaster relief and preparedness.