Happy AmeriCorps Week!

The Greenville Arts Council is proud to be a host site for two AmeriCorps*VISTA members who have made a commitment to work full-time at our non-profit. Our VISTA members create and expand our programs that build capacity and ultimately bring low-income individuals and communities out of poverty. Our VISTA members coordinate service projects, run and design programs to serve our community and act behind the scenes in our operations to make our organization successful.

This year the AmeriCorps will provide more than 1,900 individuals the opportunity to provide intensive, results-driven service to meet education, environmental, health, economic and other pressing needs in communities across Mississippi. More than 11,000 people of all ages and backgrounds are helping to meet local needs, strengthen communities, and increase civic engagement through national service in Mississippi.

AmeriCorps Week is an opportunity for AmeriCorps members, alums, grantees, program partners and friends to demonstrate AmeriCorps’ impact on critical issues, bring more Americans into service, and thank the community partners who make AmeriCorps possible. AmeriCorps Week shines a spotlight on AmeriCorps’ impact in communities across the country in order to motivate more Americans to join AmeriCorps or volunteer in their communities.

To celebrate AmeriCorps Week, our Education Coordinator, who also serves as an AmeriCorps*VISTA member, is working with Head Start of Washington County to write and decorate Thank You letters to people who help our community thrive. Want to join in? Contact Megan Hines at the Greenville Arts Council at mhine@greenville-arts-council.com or at 662-332-2246.

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