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2015-16 Kentucky AmeriCorps programs

Press Release: Kentucky Receives $3.7 Million in Service Grants

Press Release: National Service Agency Announces $218 Million in AmeriCorps Funding

Since 1994, more than 9,900 Kentucky residents have served more than 15 million hours and have qualified for Segal AmeriCorps Education Awards totaling more than $34.1 million.

Governor's Service Awards

Lt. Gov. Luallen Honors Exemplary Volunteers; Service from 2014 recognized during ceremony at Governor’s Mansion

Lieutenant Governor Crit Luallen honored 14 groups and individuals from across the Commonwealth for their volunteer and service contributions at a ceremony in Frankfort on July 29. Lt. Gov. Luallen and Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS) Secretary Audrey Tayse Haynes presented the Governor’s Service Awards at the Governor’s Mansion. The awards honored service completed in 2014.

Check out photos on the KCCVS Facebook page or learn more about the awards program.

2015-16 Kentucky AmeriCorps Launch

Sept. 10, 2015: Service Project with Kids Against Hunger-Louisville and training (Capital Plaza Hotel, Frankfort)

Sept. 11, 2015: Service March and Swearing-in Ceremony (State Capitol Building, Frankfort)

For more information, contact Carrie Stith-Webster or Shannon Ramsey.

National Service impact in Kentucky

KY National Service map

The map shows all national service locations in Kentucky, including AmeriCorps, Senior Corps and AmeriCorps VISTA. Members are making an impact in 104 Kentucky counties.

The infographic shows accomplishments by Kentucky AmeriCorps members during the 2013-14 program year.

Find out more about the current Kentucky AmeriCorps programs and how to apply for open member positions.

AmeriCorps Alums

AmeriCorps Alums logoAmeriCorps Alums, the only nonprofit network for alumni from all AmeriCorps programs, believes national service is the leadership pipeline for the 21st century.

Learn more about Kentucky AmeriCorps Alums.

AmeriCorps NCCC

If you are interested in being a project sponsor for a NCCC team in Kentucky, please contact Stephanie Gittinger, 601-630-4068. Learn more about AmeriCorps NCCC.

Past Events/Information

AmeriCorps VISTA 50th Celebration

vista 50 logoThis year marks the 50th anniversary of AmeriCorps VISTA (Volunteers In Service to America). The central Appalachian region celebrated the milestone at the AmeriCorps VISTA 50th Anniversary Community Solutions Spotlight at Berea College on Monday, June 29. The event brought together local experts, practitioners, current VISTA members and alumni from a cross-section of backgrounds to discuss innovative solutions to poverty. Check out photos and information from AmeriCorps VISTA on Twitter.

Mayors Day of Recognition for National Service

Louisville Mayor Greg FischerKentucky is proud that 106 elected officials participated in the third annual event. Mayors and County Judge/Executives across Kentucky issued proclamations, met members and took photos. Kentucky was fourth in the nation for participation!

Visit the KCCVS Facebook page for #Mayors4Service and #Counties4Service updates. To learn more about the national event, visit the CNCS website.

Statewide Build-A-Bed projects

On April 25, ATEAM and MSUCorps AmeriCorps programs, along with many community partners, will be building more than 460 beds for children in need in 10 sites across the Commonwealth.

MSUCorps build in Morehead/Rowan County (160 beds).

ATEAM's builds in the following nine counties: Barren, Crittenden, Daviess, Garrard, Graves, Hancock, Livingston, Marshall and Pulaski (300 beds).

Kentucky's Celebration of the AmeriCorps 20th Anniversary

2014 marked the 20th anniversary of AmeriCorps and Kentucky held a statewide celebration in downtown Louisville on Sept. 12, 2014, for AmeriCorps members and alumni serving in Kentucky.

Our celebration was a huge success. Visit our AmeriCorps 20th Anniversary page for news, photos and updates from Kentucky's events.

Visit our Kentucky AmeriCorps Alums page for information about the leadership awards and Kentucky's Alums chapter.

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Last Updated 8/19/2015