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Service News Digest: CNCS in the News

by Kate Enos

The Service News Digest is a regular feature on the Serve.Gov blog. In this series, we showcase news highlights that feature national service and Corporation for National and Community Service programs. Take a look at some of the great stories that had people talking recently.

Father-Daughter Duo Serves as AmeriCorps Tutors, The Northwest Indiana Times, February 10, 2012

AmeriCorps has had members from all walks of life and a range of ages. But this year, Porter County is benefiting from the efforts of a unique pair. Michelle and Bob Hynes are a father-daughter duo stationed at Valparaiso's two middle schools. Read more >>

Dubuque Teen Sees Success with Scanning Business, The Dubuque Telegraph Herald, February 9, 2012

The entrepreneurial effort is equally impressive because Beytien is autistic. Beytien, a graduate of Dubuque Senior High School, has a variety of skills, but his parents, Craig and Alyson Beytien, knew he probably wasn't well-suited for a 9-to-5 working environment. Then in his senior year, Josh landed an AmeriCorps position at the Dubuque Center for History at Loras College and discovered a new area of interest and proficiency: scanning and cataloging images and documents. Read more >>

NE Iowa Towns Competing to See Who Can Save the Most Electricity, The Waterloo Daily Courier, February 8, 2012

Partners supporting the Get Energized, Iowa! include the Butler County Rural Electric Cooperative, Iowa Association of Municipal Utilities, Green Iowa AmeriCorps and the Iowa Policy Project. Read more >>

AmeriCorps NCCC Serving Coos County, KCBY-TV, February 8, 2012

A group of new community members are already leaving their mark on a better Coos County. Read more >>

Pair Working to Restore Santa Clara River, Ventura County Star, February 8, 2012

Starting in October, Kristen Gangl, 25, and Breanna A. Chandler, 23, began working on determining the minimum water flow needed for the fish to return and start spawning again. The effort is an AmeriCorps Watershed Stewards project sponsored by the Corporation for National and Community Service. Read more >>

Foster Grandparents Make a Difference, The Casper Journal, February 4, 2012

“I missed you!” 2nd-grader Emily Pulanco told him as she wrapped her arms around him. The foster grandparent felt just as happy to see his “grandchildren” on his first day back after surgery. Stapert joined the Senior Corps' Foster Grandparents program in 1999 after seeing a commercial. Read more >>

RSVP Reaches One Million Service Hours Donation Mark, The Genesee County Daily News, February 7, 2012

The RSVP of Genesee County volunteer program has reached the million-hour mark, coordinator Dorian Ely said Monday. Read more >>

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