AmeriCorps Week 2020 March 8-14
Every year, the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) dedicates a week in March to celebrate AmeriCorps members across the country and the valuable contributions they make to their communities. This year’s AmeriCorps week is March 8-14. The Pennsylvania Mountain Service Corps (PMSC) plans to share in this celebration through social media posts, distributing PSA’s in the community, and attending the state wide celebration with our AmeriCorps members on Thursday, March 12, 2020 in Camp Hill, PA. We invite you to join in this celebration with us. Below are ideas, templates, and other resources specifically designed to help the host sites of PMSC celebrate and thank their AmeriCorps members. Please feel free to share this document with colleagues, board members, staff, etc.
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The Armstrong Conservation District offers internship opportunities for college and graduate students interested in careers related to the District’s many programs. Interns complete hands-on projects relevant to their area of interest while working closely with supervisors, colleagues and volunteers in their host department.

About AmeriCorps
This National Service Movement engages thousands of Americans of all ages and backgrounds in a domestic Peace Corps. Members serve their communities in the areas of education, environment, public safety, and human needs and receive a living stipend, educational monies, and a wealth of experience.
The Pennsylvania Mountain Service Corps AmeriCorps program was created in 1994, and began with a 40 member Corps that would be partnered with nonprofit and governmental organizations across 10 Pennsylvania counties, (Armstrong, Bedford, Blair, Cambria, Fayette, Fulton, Huntingdon, Indiana, Somerset, and Westmoreland.) The Corps was designed to address all four major AmeriCorps initiatives, Education, Human Needs, Public Safety, and Environment.
Today the Pennsylvania Mountain Service Corps has grown to 150+ members, covering 16 counties with a statewide environmental initiative. Since its inception, there have been hundreds of students tutored in math and reading, thousands of seniors and families provided with services that would have otherwise gone undone, hundreds of after school and educational activities presented to at-risk youths, hundreds of miles of water tested and cleaned up, thousands of volunteer hours generated, and a unique collaborative effort of community organizations formed.
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Chronicle of Philanthropy
Here are some of the things our current members are doing:
Office Staff Assistance
We provide support to members of the office staff. We help with preparation of grants, setting up workshops, and attend meetings and trainings
Tree and Seedling Sale
Each year, the conservation district sells a variety of fruit trees and tree seedlings as a service to landowners. We helped prepare the order forms, track the orders as they came in, picked up the seedlings from the nursery, packed each individual’s order, and assisted in the final pick up. In addition to the sale, ACD provides a tree seedling to each third grade student in Armstrong County. We sorted and delivered these seedlings (over 900 of them!) to each elementary school in the county.
Each year AmeriCorps members have the opportunity to attend a variety of trainings/workshops/meetings/conferences. These may vary from year to year and personal interests.
Martin Luther King Jr Day Food Drive
Each year, AmeriCorps members participate in the Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service held on his birthday in January. At ACD, we hold an annual food drive at a local grocery store to collect monetary and non-perishable food donations for the local food bank.



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