Column: AmeriCorps service - Life-changing experience



Hello, I’m Debbie Morante, and this is my second year serving at Plaza Latina through the Jackson County United Way’s AmeriCorps program.

Jackson County AmeriCorps members serve at 10 host sites. Not all are United Way partner agencies, although Jackson County United Way is an important partner with AmeriCorps.

AmeriCorps members focus on direct service and volunteer recruitment. In 2012, 30 AmeriCorps members served more than 23,200 hours. In addition to that, AmeriCorps members recruited 1,467 volunteers to serve in a variety of ways.

I have really enjoyed the AmeriCorps program so far and am really thankful to have the chance to work with some really great people along the way.

 

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