College Possible celebrated AmeriCorps members, past and present, during the annual AmeriCorps Week held March 13–19. This year, more than 250,000 AmeriCorps members and AmeriCorps Seniors will help strengthen their communities through a year of service. AmeriCorps service focuses on several key areas, including education, economic opportunity, disaster response, environmental stewardship, healthy futures, and veterans and military families. College Possible Omaha currently has 18 AmeriCorps service members serving 1,700 of our student scholars on their journey to and through college.
AmeriCorps service is a way to provide volunteerism and national service to communities across the nation. Each year, the agency invests more than $800 million in grants for local, community, tribal, and state nonprofit organizations. AmeriCorps Week is just one way to celebrate the outstanding individuals who dedicate their time and talent to a year of service.
During the week, College Possible shared several social media posts about our current AmeriCorps members and AmeriCorps alumni. Our leadership team members found many ways to thank AmeriCorps members for their service, including a game night featuring board games and treats.
Celebrating our AmeriCorps members during this week will never be enough. At College Possible, we are powered through our service members and we couldn’t do this work without them,” said Arvin Frazier, College Possible Omaha’s executive director.
College Possible Omaha’s AmeriCorps members spend their time serving student scholars in various ways, including administering ACT prep curriculum, editing scholarship applications, helping students complete the FAFSA and register for classes, and so much more. We are truly thankful for all they do for the Omaha community and beyond.