Kentucky Commission on Community Volunteerism and Service (KCCVS)
Governor's Service Awards Update
The nomination form is currently being revised by the Awards Committee to simplify the process. The updated information should be released by early March 2016. For more information, sign up for our email list.
2016 MLK Day
On the 2016 MLK Day of Service, Kentucky AmeriCorps, Senior Corps and AmeriCorps VISTA members completed 184 service projects with 1,122 community volunteers, providing 2,695 hours of service!
Check out photos on Facebook or search for #MLKDay on social media platforms to find out more about what happened on the national day of service.
Map of National Service Programs in Kentucky
Currently, National Service members are serving in 97 Kentucky counties. This map includes AmeriCorps State and National, VISTA and Senior Corps program sites. Share on Facebook.
Kentucky AmeriCorps members recruited nearly 12,000 community volunteers who provided more than 82,000 hours of service to their communities. This infographic shows this and other accomplishments by Kentucky AmeriCorps members during the last program year. Share on Facebook.
Find out more about the current Kentucky AmeriCorps programs and how to apply for open member positions.
Resources for Applying for a 2016-17 Kentucky AmeriCorps Grant
Learn more on the AmeriCorps Grant Information webpage.
AmeriCorps 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.
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.
2015 Kentucky AmeriCorps Launch
On Sept. 10, more than 350 AmeriCorps members from across the commonwealth gathered at the Capital Plaza Hotel in Frankfort for training and service projects in honor of the 9/11 Day of Service and Remembrance. On Sept. 11, members marched up Capitol Avenue to participate in the swearing-in ceremony in front of the state capitol.
Photos and additional information can be found on the AmeriCorps Launch webpage.
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, nearly 10,000 Kentuckians have served more than 15 million hours and 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
Check out photos on the KCCVS Facebook page or learn more about the awards program.
AmeriCorps VISTA 50th Celebration
This 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
Kentucky 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, built 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).
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