United Way AmeriCorps has received a grant to continue its efforts to provide community service opportunities in Jackson County in support of local nonprofit agencies.
The $172,902 grant from the Indiana Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives along with United Way funds will help keep AmeriCorps operating here through next year, said Nancy Fleming, AmeriCorps coordinator.
That’s good news for this year’s crop of recruits, who are just now beginning their training and service. In its third year in Jackson County, the program stresses the importance of service to others while helping workers develop or strengthen such marketable skills as leadership, teamwork and problem-solving.
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