||2013 AmeriCorps Week
AmeriCorps Week is a time to salute AmeriCorps members and alums for their service, thank AmeriCorps community partners and communicate AmeriCorps impact on communities and on the lives of those who serve. Celebrated March 9-17, this year's theme was "AmeriCorps Works" to reflect AmeriCorps triple bottom line return on investment -- for the recipients of service, the people who serve and the larger community and nation.
Find resources and more information at the national AmeriCorps Week website.
AmeriCorps Week in Kentucky
Kentucky AmeriCorps programs participated in various projects and events including presentations on AmeriCorps, service projects, press releases, proclamations, supply drives and recruiting volunteers for local projects. Check out photos on the KCCVS Facebook page.
AmeriCorps Week is a weeklong recruitment and recognition event designed to bring more Americans into service, salute AmeriCorps members and alums for their powerful impact and thank the community partners who make AmeriCorps possible.
AmeriCorps Week provides an opportunity for AmeriCorps members, alums, grantees, program partners, and friends to shine a spotlight on the work done by members in communities across the country – and to motivate more Americans to join AmeriCorps or volunteer in their communities.
During National AmeriCorps Week, AmeriCorps programs sponsor special volunteer events to say “thanks for the hospitality” to their host communities and to promote community service and volunteerism opportunities.
||2011 AmeriCorps Week
||AmeriCorps Week 2010
Build-A-Bed Project: Photos and Media
The fourth annual AmeriCorps Week took place May 8-15, 2010.
The national kickoff project for AmeriCorps Week, Build-A-Bed, the 24-hour bed building blitz, was a huge success. On May 8-9, nearly 1,000 volunteers built 545 beds for children in need.
Thank you to everyone that was involved in this amazing project!
Build-Blitz: Day 1*
Build-Blitz: Day 2*
ALL Build-A-Bed photos (KCCVS Flickr site)
Read the Lexington Herald-Leader news article, 545 beds for children built during blitz (May 10, 2010).
Read the press release, Volunteers Encouraged to Join Build-A-Bed Blitz for Children (May 5, 2010).
Watch the WHAS11 news clip from about Build-A-Bed (May 5, 2010).
Read the press release, Governor Beshear, First Lady Invite Volunteers to Join Service Project (April 14, 2010).
Governor Beshear has proclaimed May 8-15 as AmeriCorps Week in Kentucky. Check out the proclamation.
*Photos by David Bachert
||AmeriCorps Week 2009
Governor Steve Beshear proclaimed May 9-16 as AmeriCorps Week in Kentucky.
Read the CHFS press releases about Gov. Steve Beshear proclaiming AmeriCorps Week in Kentucky and about the AmeriCorps Week Build-A-Bed Project.
View the 2009 AmeriCorps Week Photo Gallery.
Read the Courier-Journal article about the Build-A-Bed project, Volunteers making beds for needy kids (May 13, 2009).
Read the Herald-Leader article about the Build-A-Bed project, Volunteers make new beds for poor children (May 20, 2009).
Read about MSU Corps' plans to celebrate AmeriCorps Week (May 4, 2009).