AmeriCorps is in the House!
In the spring of 2019 Seeds of Hope was awarded a $20,000 grant from the Corporation for National and Community Service, which provided partial funding for AmeriCorps service members. This is a renewable grant for 3 years. AmeriCorps encourages high-impact community volunteerism which provides direct service to those served by the organization and helps attract new volunteers for long-term sustainability. In 2019 we enrolled one member. Due to the timing of recruitment and the pandemic, in this our 2nd year we have been able to leverage that funding to 3 positions. And they are making their mark in providing service to our neighbors.
From left to right: Oumu comes to us from FL and is responsible for coordinating Digital Literacy & Employment Services, helping form a partnership with the National Digital Equity Center and supporting people seeking work.
Erin is a Mainer and did an internship at Seeds of Hope this past academic year. She works along-side the volunteers in daily operations of the center and creates educational bulletin boards and presentations for when we open again.
Katherine is from PA and is responsible for helping our neighbors search for affordable housing (a nearly impossible task) and learning about Tenant Rights & Responsibilities; she also coordinates recruitment of new volunteers to Seeds of Hope.