U.S. Rep. Jim Clyburn (D-SC) recently announced that the State of South Carolina has received more than $3 million from AmeriCorps funding and the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS).
This funding makes it possible for 116 AmeriCorps members to provide service alongside two organizations.
“AmeriCorps members are an indispensable resource for nonprofits, communities, and the individuals they serve,” Clyburn said. “Community service is an essential part of the solutions to many of the challenges South Carolina faces, and AmeriCorps members are able to bring the country together by uniting individuals behind a common goal. I congratulate City Year Columbia and WINGS for Kids for receiving these grants, and thank all those who have answered the call to service by joining AmeriCorps.”
These members will handle some of the most challenging problems that the 6th Congressional District faces, such as tutoring and similar academic services, emotional learning curriculum, social learning curriculum and other programs that are designed to help children raise their performance levels in school.
“AmeriCorps members make a powerful impact on the toughest challenges facing our nation,” Wendy Spencer, CEO of the Corporation for National and Community Service, said. “Building on South Carolina’s strong tradition of neighbor helping neighbor, AmeriCorps members will improve lives and strengthen communities across South Carolina. While they serve others, AmeriCorps members will also expand opportunity for themselves -- gaining skills and experience to jumpstart their careers. I salute AmeriCorps members for their dedication, and thank our outstanding partners who make their service possible.”
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