Kentucky Commission on Community Volunteerism and Service (KCCVS)
Governor's Service Awards Update
For the last few years, the Kentucky Commission on Community Volunteerism and Service (KCCVS) has been encouraged to schedule the Governor's Service Awards ceremony during the legislative session. This shift will impact the 2017 awards program and shorten the timeline for the traditional nomination process. Therefore, this summer, instead of the annual Governor's Service Awards, the KCCVS will hold a special recognition ceremony for supporters of service and volunteerism. This is a chance to recognize more groups and individuals whose service is making a difference in the commonwealth. In Fall 2017, nomination forms will be released for the 2018 Governor's Service Awards. The new timeline will be used for the awards programs in future years.
Kentucky AmeriCorps Getting Things Done for the Commonwealth
Read the commentary by Joe Bringardner, KCCVS Executive Director.
Mayor, County, Tribal Leaders Recognition Day for National Service: April 4
Kentucky ranked fourth in the country this year--with more than 149 mayors and county officials representing 3.2 million citizens raising their voice for national service. Check out #Mayor4Service and #County4Service photos on Facebook and Twitter.
Learn more about the national effort on the CNCS website.
AmeriCorps Week: March 4-11
During AmeriCorps Week 2017, individuals, programs and organizations will honor and celebrate the contributions that 80,000 Americans make to their communities and the service of more than 1 million AmeriCorps alumni.
Learn more at the AmeriCorps Week webpage and search for #AmeriCorpsWorks on social media channels.
Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service: January 16
665 Kentucky AmeriCorps, Senior Corps and AmeriCorps VISTA members served 2,656 hours, organizing 150 service projects across the commonwealth. Results include:
Check out photos on Facebook or search for #MLKDay on social media sites. Learn more about National Days of Service.
Current Kentucky AmeriCorps Programs
Learn more about the 2016-17 Kentucky AmeriCorps Programs.
AmeriCorps Alums, the only nonprofit network for alumni from all AmeriCorps programs, believes national service is the leadership pipeline for the 21st century.
Learn more about Kentucky AmeriCorps Alums.
If you are interested in being a project sponsor for a NCCC team in Kentucky, please contact Stephanie Gittinger, (601) 630-4068. Learn more about AmeriCorps NCCC.
Senior Corps or AmeriCorps VISTA
If you are interested in learning more about Senior Corps and VISTA projects in Kentucky, contact the CNCS State Office or Keshia Swan.
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