AmeriCorps NCCC Team to serve with Crim Fitness for Community Education Initiative
Flint, Mich. – An AmeriCorps NCCC (National Civilian Community Corps) team is serving with Crim Fitness Foundation from May 6 to June 25. The team is aiding the Crim in their spring Community Education initiative.
The AmeriCorps NCCC team of nine from the North Central Region campus in Vinton, Iowa is participating in field day events at nine elementary schools that focus on physical activity and arts programming, working alongside FoodCorps members to aid in building and refurbishing school gardens and greenhouses, including planting fruit trees at six Flint community school sites, aiding in the construction of playgrounds in parks adjacent to Flint community schools, and giving support in the annual Bike giveaway.
Through their service, AmeriCorps NCCC members are assisting in providing enrichment and care for the schoolchildren of Flint by encouraging them to live a healthy and educated life.
“Being a former summer camp counselor, any time I can work with kids is significant because they’re our future. There’s nothing like when a kid smiles and hugs you because you’ve made a difference in their life,” says Oak 2 member Ellis.
The Crim Fitness Foundation serves as the lead agency to implement Community Education in Flint schools. As the lead agency the Crim develops partnerships to offer services and programs to engage students, parents, and the community including sports programs, extended learning opportunities, and community gardens.
AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC) and its FEMA Corps unit engages up to 2,800 young Americans in a full-time, 10-month commitment to service each year. AmeriCorps NCCC members address critical needs related to natural and other disasters, infrastructure improvement, environmental stewardship and conservation, and urban and rural development; FEMA Corps members are solely dedicated to disaster preparedness, mitigation, response and recovery work. The programs are administered by the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS). CNCS is a federal agency that engages millions of Americans in service through its AmeriCorps and Senior Corps programs and leads the nation’s volunteering and service efforts. For more information, visit NationalService.gov
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