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by Tess Hetzel

Funds Raised For Veterans Scholarship At Lake Land College
PRLOG,
July 26, 2012
Blake Leitch, AmeriCorps VISTA at Lake Land College, recently raised $3,200 at the Coles County Fireworks and Mattoon's Bagelfest for a scholarship aimed to help combat-wounded veterans and their families fulfill their dreams of a college education. Read more >>

Elders On Action: RSVP Volunteers Make A Difference Every Day
Journal Gazette & Times-Courier (IL), July 26, 2012
The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program volunteers make a difference every day, not just at the agencies where they serve but also in their own physical and emotional well-being. Read more >>

Fighting HIV/AIDS In Washington DC
White House Blog (DC), July 25, 2012
Washington, DC, hosted the 19th International AIDS Conference last week. As leaders from around the world gather to address this global crisis, we reflect on the role of the Social Innovation Fund and our partners in the fight here at home. The Social Innovation Fund was established by the bipartisan Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act in 2009 and is administered by the Corporation for National and Community Service. Read more >>

Another Lazy Summer Derailed
The Beckley Register-Herald (WV), July 25, 2012
Energy Express is a program led by West Virginia University Extension Service's 4-H Youth Development program in partnership with AmeriCorps. Read more >>

Volunteers Try To Save Trees Planted After Joplin Tornado
Associated Press (MO),
July 24, 2012
They are joined by hundreds of volunteers coordinated through AmeriCorps, who are forming bucket brigades to water trees at city parks. Read more >>

Gov. Snyder Honors Local Volunteers
WNEM-TV (MI), July 24, 2012
Gov. Rick Snyder recognized recipients of the Governor's Service Awards for their exemplary volunteer work throughout Michigan. Read more >>

Lake Tahoe Hates Beach Butts (And It Cannot Lie)
North Lake Tahoe Bonanza (NV), July 24, 2012
Incline Village AmeriCorps representative Emily Griffith dons a Hazmat suit and shows off a slew of butts she collected in just five minutes recently at Ski Beach. Read more >>

Making ‘College Possible'
Herald Times (WI), July 23, 2012
Through the AmeriCorps program, she could be involved in community service closer to home and make a commitment of only one year. Read more >>

Second Harvest Celebrates 40 Years of Service
The Californian (CA), July 23, 2012
Alexander, a volunteer with the federal program VISTA — later known as AmeriCorps VISTA — was assigned a mission with the Breakfast for Kids Program for Santa Cruz County. Read more >>

In Austin, Battling Summer's Brian Drain
Associated Press (MN), July 21, 2012
AmeriCorps volunteers are running Summer Reading Centers at AHS and Ellis on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. Read more >>

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