Kentucky Commission on Community Volunteerism and Service (KCCVS)
Make a Difference through Service
During the 2013 Make A Difference Day Food Drive Competition, the Kentucky AmeriCorps programs collected 44.93 tons of food in their local communities for individuals and families in need. That’s enough to feed 179,737.92 people an 8-ounce serving! We’d say that’s making a pretty big difference!
Learn more on the Make A Difference Day page.
Kentucky AmeriCorps Accomplishments
The KCCVS staff is always excited when a new AmeriCorps program year begins. However, we are also excited by the end of the previous program year because that means we can share amazing accomplishments by Kentucky AmeriCorps programs! Such as how members recruited 15,979 community volunteers who provided 80,885 hours of service to their communities. Wow!
To catch your attention of the impact of AmeriCorps service in Kentucky communities, we created an infographic. Check out the full infographic of the 2012-13 Kentucky AmeriCorps Accomplishments and feel free to share the image with your contacts.
Learn about current Kentucky AmeriCorps programs.
AmeriCorps 20th Anniversary
September 2013 kicked off the 20th anniversary celebration of AmeriCorps. On Sept. 21, 1993, President Bill Clinton signed the National Community Service Trust Act into law.
Since the first class of AmeriCorps members began serving in 1994, more than 8,500 Kentucky residents have served more than 8.4 million hours and have qualified for Segal AmeriCorps Education Awards totaling more than $28 million.
Learn more about the anniversary on the CNCS website.
Mayors Day of Recognition for National Service
To spotlight the impact of national service and thank those who serve, mayors across the country will participate in the second-annual Mayors Day of Recognition for National Service on April 1, 2014.
Learn more on the CNCS website.
2013-14 Kentucky AmeriCorps Programs
The 2013-14 Kentucky AmeriCorps programs began Sept. 1, 2013 in 82 counties. Kentucky will benefit from the service of 481 members serving in one of the 12 programs listed below.
- Build Corps
- Disaster Services Corps*
- Economic Empowerment Corps
- FRYSC Corps
- Kentucky College Coaches
- Kentucky Service Corps
- MSU Corps
- REACH Corps
- Senior Connections
- UNITE Service Corps
For more information, contact Program Officer Andrea Sieloff or go to the Kentucky AmeriCorps page.
Top Priorities for Kentucky AmeriCorps: Survey Results
In October 2013, we asked for your input to help the KCCVS determine top priorities for Kentucky AmeriCorps, and you answered! Based on the responses, the six focus areas were ranked in the following order of priority for Kentucky:
- Economic Opportunity
- Healthy Futures
- Veterans and Military Families
- Disaster Services
- Environmental Stewardship
The pie chart shows the agency/organization affiliation of the respondents. If you have any questions about the survey results, please contact Shannon Ramsey. Thank you again for your engagement and support!
Kentucky AmeriCorps Launch
Two regional launch events were held in October. Learn more on the AmeriCorps Launch page.
2014-15 Kentucky AmeriCorps Grants
The request for proposals process began on Oct. 28, 2013. Learn more on the AmeriCorps Grant Information page.
Volunteerism and National Service News
Go to the National Service page to check out links to news articles, blog posts, reports, etc. related to volunteerism and national service.
2012-13 AmeriCorps Build-A-Bed Projects
Watch a video about the 10 local Build-A-Bed projects organized by ATEAM and MSUCorps AmeriCorps programs on YouTube.
Learn more and see photos on the Build-A-Bed Facebook page.