2002-05-11 / Community

AmeriCorps Provides Activities for Arverne

AmeriCorps Provides Activities for Arverne

AmeriCorps Provides Activities for Arverne

A team of AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps (AmeriCorps NCCC) volunteers will establish and maintain after-school educational and recreation activities for schoolchildren living at Arverne’s Ocean Village Complex for the next eight weeks. The AmeriCorps NCCC volunteers will also organize social programs for the Village’s senior citizens to provide recreation and increase community interaction.

Eleven full-time volunteers will tutor students and help them with their schoolwork. They will provide a safe, enjoyable atmosphere for the children after the school day is over.

Programs for senior Ocean Village residents will be intended to bring the community together and strengthen it sties. These current projects by "Fire 6," a team from the AmeriCorps NCCC Northeast Region at Perry Point, MD are a continuation and expansion of the previous efforts of two AmeriCorps NCCC teams that were at Ocean Village from February 25 to April 19. Fire 6 is currently looking for volunteers to help administer the projects during and after the team’s service team at Ocean Village.

AmeriCorps NCCC members range in age from 18 to 24. They are required to complete 1,700 hours of community service in projects covering the environment, education, unmet human needs, public safety, and disaster relief. At the end of their ten-month service term, they receive $4,725 to help pay for college, student loans, and other education expenses. AmeriCorps NCC and other AmeriCorps programs for all ages are administered by the federal government under the Corporation for National service. Interested applicants and project sponsors are encouraged to learn more by visiting www.americorps.org or calling 1-800-942-2677.

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