For Immediate Release
October 24, 2018
Media Contact: Shana Chaplin
DHS Deputy Chief of Community Engagement
DHS Deputy Chief of Communications
AmeriCorps Arkansas To Officially Welcome its New Members
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – AmeriCorps Arkansas is hosting a special swearing-in ceremony Thursday, October 25, 10 a.m. recognizing their new members for the 2018-2019 year. The event takes place in the Grand Hall of Pulaski Technical College, located at 3000 W. Scenic Drive in North Little Rock.
Congressman French Hill will give a keynote address about the impact of AmeriCorps Arkansas. The official AmeriCorps Arkansas pledge ritual and a brief presentation of the history of AmeriCorps are also part of the festivities.
“Promising to ‘Get Things Done for America’, members of AmeriCorps Arkansas will be sworn in to begin a year of service to Arkansas’s communities,” said Department of Human Services Deputy Chief of Community Engagement, Shana Chaplin. “AmeriCorps Arkansas members engage in a wide variety of service projects that address critical needs such as disaster services, economic opportunities, education, healthy futures, environmental stewardship, and aid for veterans and military families.”
Members of AmeriCorps Arkansas are college students, or recent college graduates, who work with an assigned program that focuses on community outreach. Members receive the Segal AmeriCorps Education Award, to help pay for school, in addition to a small living stipend.
The following community organizations will host members of AmeriCorps Arkansas for the 2018-2019 year:
- Pfeifer Camp Alternative Classroom Experience
- Arkansas Reads
- Boys & Girls Club of Central Arkansas
- Camp Alliance, Inc.
- City of Little Rock Urban Safety and Environmental Program Community Service, Inc.
- Coordinated School Health
- AR Future Teacher Initiative
- Food Bank of North Central Arkansas
- Girl Scouts – Diamonds of Arkansas, Oklahoma and Texas
- Our House, Inc.
- Smart Start
- St. Joseph Center of Arkansas Teach For America – Greater Delta.
Go to https://www.volunteerar.org/AC-Impact to find more information about AmeriCorps Arkansas.