Stories tagged with: AmeriCorps

September 11, 2014 - 5:25pm
28 weeks 3 days ago

The Zanesville Community joined the rest of the Country in remembering the 13th Anniversary of the 9-11 terrorist attacks.

Area first responders were honored during a luncheon Thuesday at Park Central on Adams Lane. It was hosted by AmeriCorps and the Muskingum County Community Foundation. Burgers, hot dogs, wings and other food was served to our local heroes in appreciation for their work. Ashley Larimer says events like this help us to remember our local service men and women.

July 15, 2014 - 2:19pm
36 weeks 5 days ago

Scholarship Central and the Muskingum County Community Foundation received a grant that will allow them to hire 5 people to become Americorps Ohio College Guides.

The job will begin August 4th and continue through the following 11 months.

The applicants must have a Bachelor's Degree. The guide will work with High School students as they prepare for college. They will be required to live locally and serve in the area High Schools. Director of College Access Programs...

April 5, 2013 - 5:00pm
1 year 51 weeks ago

The Red Cross and AmeriCorps advise families to make a disaster plan, choose an out-of-town contact and come up with escape routes and safe places to meet in case an emergency happens.

"We go out to speak at different groups. Anybody that will have us speak. I've done a lot of Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, trying to educate people in the community on how to be prepared in the event of a disaster," said Martha Stanley, Community Disaster Educator for AmeriCorps and The Red...

March 11, 2013 - 2:16pm
2 years 2 weeks ago

Americorps Boxes could be found for weeks around Zanesville that were collecting books to donate to local schools and non profit organizations.

The book drive turned out better than the Americorps College Completion Coaches anticipated, collecting more than 2,000 books.

Gretchen Newsom, Americorps College Completion Coach said, "It was wonderful, it was way more than we expected, definitely. The community, it was outpouring how many different books we received; 2030 is way...

February 18, 2013 - 6:36pm
2 years 5 weeks ago

The national service network, Americorps' mission is, to create programs that engage Americans to help meet the nations needs in health or education.

In order to observe the upcoming Americorps Week, which starts on March 9th, the organization has developed a childrens' book drive called 'Sharing the Literacy'.

Gretchen Newsom and Roishell Cooper, Americorps College Completion Coaches said, " We feel that reading is extremely important for children and it starts when they...

July 18, 2012 - 10:45am
2 years 36 weeks ago

College graduates looking for job experience and a chance to change lives can apply for open positions through a grant program.

The Community Foundation's Scholarship Central is looking for four local college graduates to become Americorps College Guides for the next 11 months. These guides will work in area high schools and help students achieve their goals.

"They help students prepare for college in ways such as filling out financial aid forms, helping them research what...

March 14, 2012 - 10:49am
3 years 2 weeks ago

A project that began in area schools is now asking the community to get involved.

This week marks Americorps Service week. Locally, the Americorps College Guides created a project to help our troops. They along with students have collected items to be sent to the Ohio National Guard Troop currently serving in Afghanistan.

The idea for the project was inspired by their supervisor who's husband is currently serving.

"It's something that kind of hits close to home and was...

October 22, 2011 - 2:47pm
3 years 22 weeks ago

It's national "Make a Difference Day" and residents across Southeast Ohio are doing just that.

The Muskingum Family YMCA volunteers from AmeriCorps and the Community Youth Foundation gathered to paint a mural. The mural will feature the core values of the YMCA.

"I know personally when I go into spaces I like to see more colorful," said AmeriCorps Representative Tiffany Scanlan. "We had worked at the 'Y' before and everything is pretty much white so I...

October 23, 2010 - 4:27pm
4 years 22 weeks ago

For 20 years, people across the country have been participating in a day dedicated to serving the community, and Saturday in Zanesville several groups lend a hand.

As a part of 'Make a Difference Day,' one group scrubbed graffiti off of playgrounds to give kids a clean place to play.

"We are AmeriCorps members and part of the service requirement is to do community service projects and this was one we thought the community could benefit from," says Tiffany Skanlan,...

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