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Governor's Awards for Volunteerism and Service

Gov. Steve Beshear at the ceremonyGovernor Steve Beshear honored 14 groups and individuals from across the state for their volunteer and service contributions at a ceremony in Frankfort on July 22, 2014.

Gov. Beshear and Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services Deputy Secretary Eric Friedlander presented the Governor’s Awards for Volunteerism and Service at the Governor’s Mansion.

Gov. Beshear said the event was a chance to honor the state’s leaders and innovators – volunteers and national service members – and the example they set for others.

“It’s been said that a lot of people doing a little bit can make a big difference,” he said. “You have shown that one person doing a lot, can cause a wave of change.”

Find the recipient list and more information on the Awards page.

Current Events/Information

Kentucky's Celebration of the AmeriCorps 20th Anniversary

This year marks the 20th anniversary of AmeriCorps and Kentucky is planning a statewide celebration in downtown Louisville on Friday, Sept. 12, 2014 for the 1,000+ AmeriCorps members and alums serving in Kentucky.

To get updates on the events, text KYAC20 to 22828 or sign up online.

We want as many AmeriCorps alums involved as possible. Register as a Kentucky AmeriCorps Alum online.

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 national anniversary on the CNCS website.

Questions? Contact the KCCVS.

2014-15 Kentucky AmeriCorps Programs

The KCCVS is proud to announce 14 AmeriCorps programs in Kentucky will start in September 2014.

  1. ATEAM
  2. Build Corps
  3. Disaster Services Corps
  4. Economic Empowerment Corps
  5. FRYSC Corps
  6. Kentucky College Coaches
  7. MoneyCorps
  8. MSUCorps
  9. PartnerCorps STEM*
  10. Partnering for Rural School Turnaround: AmeriCorps and Berea*
  11. REACH CORPS
  12. Senior Connections
  13. Teach For America-Kentucky*
  14. UNITE Service Corps

*New to Kentucky's portfolio

Press release by Governor Steve Beshear (Share on Facebook)

Press release by Rep. Hal Rogers (5th district)

Press release by Sen. Mitch McConnell (6th district)

National Press release by the Corporation for National and Community Service

Current Kentucky AmeriCorps programs

KCCVS Newsletter - Spring 2014

I Want to Join AmeriCorps PSA

AmeriCorps PSA

Five years ago, the Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act made it possible for even more Americans to get things done. Now it's your turn.

Do you want to help a child succeed in school? Or help seniors remain independent? Or teach disaster preparedness?

Share this 60-second PSA (also in Spanish) with your friends, family and anyone else who is ready to #GetThingsDone.

AmeriCorps Alums

AmeriCorps Alums logoAmeriCorps Alums, the only nonprofit network for alumni from all AmeriCorps programs, believes national service is the leadership pipeline for the 21st century.

The KCCVS is proud to be a partner of AmeriCorps Alums 20th Anniversary Membership Campaign.

Are you an alum of AmeriCorps? Are you registered? Join, for free, today.

Social Media Blitz

AmeriCorps membersTo boost our social media efforts, each week starting in May and leading up to the 20th anniversary celebration in September, the KCCVS is featuring content on our Facebook page from our AmeriCorps programs, commissioners, alum and staff. Check out how Kentucky #AmeriCorps members are #GettingThingsDone

Stay tuned for more details about Kentucky's celebration of the AmeriCorps 20th Anniversary on Sept. 12, 2014.

AmeriCorps NCCC

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.

AmeriCorps Inclusion Videos

Check out the playlist of disability inclusion videos by Kentucky AmeriCorps programs on YouTube.

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 more than 480 members serving in one of the 12 programs. For more information, contact us or go to the Kentucky AmeriCorps page.

Past Events/Information

Mayors Day of Recognition for National Service

Sixty-four Kentucky mayors participated in the second annual Mayors Day of Recognition for National Service on April 1. The Mayors Day of Recognition for National Service is a nationwide bipartisan effort to recognize the positive impact of national service in our cities, to thank those who serve and to encourage citizens to give back to their communities.

Check out photos on the KCCVS Facebook page and learn more about the national effort on the CNCS website.

Volunteer Recognition

Governor Steve Beshear proclaimed April 6-12 Volunteer Week in Kentucky. Learn about the KCCVS Volunteer Recognition Program.

Governor's Awards for Volunteerism and Service

Judging for the 19th annual awards is complete. Program Coordinator Shannon Ramsey and the rest of the KCCVS staff express their sincere thanks to everyone who took the time to nominate an outstanding individual, volunteer group, nonprofit or business.

All winning nominators have been contacted by phone. Other nominators have been notified by mail. Planning is under way for the awards ceremony to be held in the summer.

Learn more about the awards program.

DCBS Food Drive Competition

DCBS employees collected 7.1 tons of food in their local communities for individuals and families in need. The KCCVS is pleased to announce that this year’s competition winner is the Two Rivers Service Region.

Learn more on the Make A Difference Day page.

AmeriCorps Build-A-Bed Events

April 12: Jefferson County
Contact: Kristen Thurman, REACH Corps, (502) 485-3949

April 26: Morehead
Contact: Mary Claire Williams, MSUCorps, (606) 783-2719
MSU Build-A-Bed website

April 26: Marshall County
May 3: Pulaski County
May 17: Barren County
May 31: Pulaski County

Contact Shannon Bailes or Donna Morgan, ATEAM.

Watch a video about the 2012-13 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.

Kentucky AmeriCorps Video

Check out the video picture slideshow on YouTube of Kentucky AmeriCorps service activities from the last few years.

 

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