Today is National Service Recognition Day.
I would like to spotlight the AmeriCorps and SeniorCorps members and the difference they are making in the lives of so many.
Just in Provo, there are 25 service locations with members:
The Boys and Girls Club of Utah County has 75 national service members that have contributed thousands of hours and knowledge to their projects.
The Volunteer Empowerment Project based at United Way of Utah County involves 19 members who serve full-time for one year. They help to build the capacity of organizations by developing new programs or expanding some to be able to serve more clients. One project, in particular, is based at United Way of Utah County and is working with the South Franklin Community Center.
Two AmeriCorps VISTAs have worked to develop strong partnerships, conduct many hours of outreach and provide programs including tutoring and soccer to help create a more cohesive community. This is just one example of the great work members of the Corporation for National and Community Service are doing.
Others are involved with the Foster Grandparent Program and Senior Companion Program.
As of March 11, 2013 there were a total of 168 members participating in Provo.
The impact they are having is truly remarkable and we are so grateful to have them as part of our community!