Courtesy: AmeriCorps federal agency
Meeting Needs in Maine: Last year more than 1600 Americans of all ages and backgrounds united to meet local needs, strengthen communities, and expand opportunity through national service in Maine. AmeriCorps invested more than $5.1 million in federal funding to support cost-effective community solutions, working hand in hand with local partners to empower individuals to help communities tackle their toughest challenges.
AmeriCorps members and AmeriCorps Seniors volunteers are preparing today’s students for tomorrow’s jobs, helping communities and families impacted by COVID-19, reducing crime and reviving cities, connecting veterans to services, fighting the opioid epidemic, helping seniors live independently, and rebuilding communities after disasters.
AmeriCorps members and AmeriCorps Seniors volunteers served at more than 200 locations across Maine, including schools, food banks, homeless shelters, health clinics, youth centers, veterans facilities, and other nonprofit and faith-based organizations. Through a unique public-private partnership, AmeriCorps and its partners generated more than $4.4 million in outside resources from businesses, foundations, public agencies, and other sources in Maine in the last year. This local support strengthened community impact and increased the return on taxpayer dollars.
Learn more and access the report on the AmeriCorps website.