AmeriCorps State programs engage AmeriCorps members in direct service to provide solutions to critical community needs in the focus areas of Education, Environmental Stewardship, Economic Opportunity, Healthy Futures, Veterans and Military Families.
Atlanta, GA (August 1, 2018) – The Georgia Commission for Service and Volunteerism (GCSV), the Governor-appointed state service commission housed within the Georgia Department of Community Affairs (DCA), announced today that Georgia has received $3,442,262 in AmeriCorps funding from the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), the federal agency for volunteering and service programs.
“This program is a win-win for Georgia – helping our communities and helping our young people,” said DCA Commissioner Christopher Nunn. “AmeriCorps embodies the spirit of service that is an intangible but invaluable resource for our communities. I’m proud of the work that GCSV does to promote giving back and to encourage young people to be more involved in their local communities.”
The federal investment includes 20 AmeriCorps grants that support 489 AmeriCorps members working for nonprofits, schools and city governments. As part of their service, these AmeriCorps members will help tackle some of the toughest problems in Georgia: tutoring students who may be at risk of failing, helping veterans to receive the services they need, providing a safe and productive environment for homeless youth, teaching our citizens about environmental stewardship, providing services to the disabled, and contributing to the overall quality of life for Georgians.