Kentucky Commission on Community Volunteerism and Service (KCCVS)
Governor's Service Awards: Deadline Extended
The KCCVS is pleased to seek nominations for the annual Governor's Service Awards. We are looking for outstanding individuals, groups, national service members, nonprofits and businesses making a difference in our communities across the commonwealth.
The nomination process has been simplified, and nominations even may be submitted online. The deadline is May 2, 2016.
Learn more and submit nominations.
2016 AmeriCorps Build-A-Bed Projects
Build-A-Bed is a service project started by Kentucky AmeriCorps program directors in 2009. #BuildABed targets children in Kentucky that are living in homes with not enough beds, or none at all. This project is designed to promote healthy bedtime rituals, improve the quality of sleep, and create happier days, brighter dreams and more opportunities for a lifetime of success!
On April 16, three AmeriCorps programs (REACH Corps, ATEAM and MSUCorps) held Build-A-Bed projects across Kentucky, building and distributing 300-plus beds.
Check out photos on Facebook.
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.
2016 Recognition Day for National Service
To spotlight the impact of national service and thank those who serve, mayors and country officials participated in the fourth-annual Mayor and County Recognition Day for National Service.
Thank you to the more than 130 Kentucky elected officials who demonstrated their support. Check out #Mayor4Service and #County4Service photos on the KCCVS Facebook page.
2016 MLK Day
On the 2016 MLK Day of Service, Kentucky AmeriCorps, Senior Corps and AmeriCorps VISTA members completed 185 service projects with 1,122 community volunteers, providing 2,695 hours of service! (Updated 2-18-16)
Check out photos on Facebook or search for #MLKDay on social media platforms to find out more about what happened on the national day of service.
Map of National Service Programs in Kentucky
Currently, National Service members are serving in 97 Kentucky counties. This map includes AmeriCorps State and National, VISTA and Senior Corps program sites.
Kentucky AmeriCorps members recruited nearly 12,000 community volunteers who provided more than 82,000 hours of service to their communities. This infographic shows this and other accomplishments by Kentucky AmeriCorps members during the last program year.
Find out more about the current Kentucky AmeriCorps programs and how to apply for open member positions.
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