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Getting Things Done For Ohio

Every day, Ohioans are making extraordinary contributions to the communities where they live, work, and play. Learn more about the impact AmeriCorps members and volunteers have on the communities they serve, stay current on service and volunteerism trends, and be the first to know about upcoming funding opportunities, events, and special initiatives.

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Getting Things Done: DaytonCorps

The AmeriCorps members of the DaytonCorps serve in their community in one of three areas:  Education, Opportunity and Neighborhood.  These members have dedicated 300 to 900 hours of service to make a difference and lead by example.  The Education Corps members have been instrumental in creating a Rock Your Homework program where students of all ages receive help with their educational goals. 
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Sam's Dream Job

Sam, an AmeriCorps Alum, recently shared the impact his AmeriCorps service had on his career trajectory. "Over the past 3 years AmeriCorps has provided me ample opportunities to get me out of my comfort zone and learn how to be a more effective teacher, friend, co-worker, and community member. AmeriCorps gave me the freedom to gain the experience and training that interested me the most. I remember my first year where I was in a staff meeting and we were asked to share our big hopes and dreams. When it was my turn, I said ‘I hope to one day be an Environmental Educator for the Audubon Society and take people birding for the rest of my life." Shortly after his service ended, Sam secured a position at the Audubon Society.
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ServeOhio Strengthens Academic Outcomes Across the Education Continuum

Academic success is the top AmeriCorps funding priority for ServeOhio – in the current program year, we are investing $5.1 million to increase student achievement. ServeOhio mobilizes hundreds of AmeriCorps Members as tutors, coaches, mentors and teachers – helping students succeed throughout the entire education continuum – from kindergarten readiness to college access and completion.
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Ohio History Corps Engages Youth

The Ohio History Service Corps supports local historic and preservation organizations to build organizational and community education outreach capacity. One member in Youngstown, Ohio has been making an impact in her community and across Northeast Ohio by encouraging others to love preservation and history as much as she does! She is finishing up her second year with the Corps and shares some of her memorable moments and an impactful project she lead, working with students in grades 6 – 12 during their Annual Ohio History Day exhibition.

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