AmeriCorps Deploys 49 Teams Across Nation
During AmeriCorps Week, new AmeriCorps NCCC teams mobilized to respond to local needs.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — This week AmeriCorps announced the deployment of 49 teams from its NCCC program to nine states. AmeriCorps NCCC is a full-time, team-based residential national service program that strives to build a stronger nation by members serving at the request of local organizations. Teams also respond to the needs of communities by assisting with COVID-19 response; disaster preparation, recovery, and response; building affordable housing; aiding environmental conservation efforts and more.
Teams are now serving with:
- Camp Lee, Anniston, Ala.
- Ouachita and Ozark National Forest, Royal, Ari.
- Washington Parks and People, District of Columbia
- Pasco County Parks and Recreation, Land O’ Lakes, Fla.
- Living Lands and Waters, East Moline, Ill.
- YMCA of Metro Chicago - YMCA Camp Duncan, Ingleside, Ill.
- YMCA Camp Carson, Ingleside, Ill.
- City of Richmond Parks and Recreation Department, Richmond, Ind.
- Baptist Health Louisville, Louisville, Ky.
- Kentucky State Parks, Olive Hill, Ky.
- Owensboro Health Regional Hospital, Owensboro, Kent.
- Catholic Charities of Acadiana, Lafayette, La.
- New Orleans Area Habitat for Humanity, New Orleans, La.
- SBP New Orleans, New Orleans, La.
- Rebuilding Together New Orleans, New Orleans, La.
- Girls Scouts of Central Maryland, Pasadena, Md.
- United Way of Genesee County, Flint, Mich.
- YMCA Camp Ohiyesa, Holly, Mich.
- Ecolibrium3, Duluth, Minn.
- City of Brandon, Brandon, Miss.
- Mississippi's Toughest Kids Foundation, Crystal Springs, Miss.
- Camp Wesley Pines, Hazlehurst, Miss.
- Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks, Holly Springs, Miss.
- Keep Jackson Beautiful, Jackson, Miss.
- The Jackson Zoo, Jackson, Miss.
- Drive to Thrive Mentoring Program, Vicksburg, Miss.
- Rutherford Housing Partnership, Rutherford, N.C.
- Planting Fields, Oyster Bay, N.Y.
- Methodist Theological School in Ohio, Delaware, Ohio
- Maumee Valley Habitat for Humanity, Maumee, Ohio
- York County Food Bank, York, Pa.
- Caras of the Americas, Cantano, Puerto Rico
- Kings Mountain State Park, Blacksburg, S.C.
- Congaree National Park, Hopkins, S.C.
- Angelina Sabine National Forest, Zavalla, Texas
- George Washington and Jefferson National Forest: North Zone Ranger District, Harrisonburg, Va.
- Shenandoah National Park, Luray, Va.
- Pulaski County Emergency Management, Pulaski, Va.
- Manassas National Battlefield, Manassas, Va.
- Beans and Rice, Inc., Pulaski, Va.
- City of Richmond Parks and Recreation, Richmond, Va.
- Common Ground Center, Starksboro, Vt.
- Tygart Valley United Way, Fairmont, W. Va.
- Friends of Blackwater, Thomas, W. Va.
- Rural Appalachian Improvement League, Mullens, W. Va.
- Roane County Commission, Gandeeville, W. Va.
- Elk River Trail Foundation, Elkview, W. Va.
- Camp Helen Brachman, Almond, Wis.
- Milwaukee Habitat for Humanity, Almond, Wis.
While deployed in March, April and May, these teams will build and repair houses, clean up campsites and trails, address food insecurity, restore green spaces and support youth education initiatives—in partnership with local and national nonprofit organizations.
“AmeriCorps members in the NCCC program help communities repair, rebuild, and restore in the face of great challenges.” said Michael D. Smith, AmeriCorps CEO. “These members will create a lasting impact in communities while also gaining invaluable skills that will transform their lives.”
The deployments coincide with AmeriCorps Week, March 13-19, which is a celebration of the millions of Americans who have chosen to serve their country through AmeriCorps and encourage more Americans to follow in their footsteps in service. Every year, AmeriCorps places more than 250,000 AmeriCorps members and AmeriCorps Seniors volunteers in intensive service roles. The weeklong celebration also honors the contributions and support of thousands of community organizations that make AmeriCorps programs possible.
Since 2000, AmeriCorps NCCC teams have assisted 20.6 million people in disaster areas, recruited or coordinated nearly 940,000 volunteers, assisted more than 33,000 veterans, served 6.1 million meals, protected more than 1.6 million acres of land through firefighting and fire management, and more. Learn more at AmeriCorps.gov.