Louisville Grows is honored to have received another AmeriCorps NCCC team for fall 2021!

The 8-member NCCC (National Civilian Community Corps) team served with the #mightyLGteam from October 17th to December 19th, and in that time they planted over 600 trees with us!

The service provided by the NCCC team allowed us to not only meet but exceed our goal of planting one thousand trees annually, helping us to fulfill our mission of growing greener, healthier neighborhoods. Their direct service and dedication to our community here in Louisville has left a positive mark that will only grow stronger as time passes. Special thanks to Hand in Hand Ministries for housing the team.

The NCCC Team Members: Laurie (FL) – Team Leader, Sheridan (IN) – Community Relations Representative, Catherine (NY) – Life After AmeriCorps, Daniel (ID) – COVID Protocol, Cole (OH) – Assistant Team Leader, Sam (NY) – Project Outreach Liaison, Rhett (D.C.) – Service Learning Coordinator/Diversity In Service Point of Contact, and Daron (WI) – Vehicle Safety and Tools

About AmeriCorps NCCC

AmeriCorps NCCC (National Civilian Community Corps) is a unique, highly adventurous branch of AmeriCorps strengthening communities and developing leaders through direct, team-based national and community service. For more than two decades, AmeriCorps NCCC has assisted hundreds of nonprofits, schools and government organizations across the country with extra hands to meet their urgent short-term needs. Members perform various kinds of service in several locations across the country.

Serving full-time on a team of 18- to 26-year-olds, members travel the country for 10 months performing a variety of intense, multi-week projects. Program expenses are provided, to include transportation (no car required), housing, meals, health benefits, uniforms, job training and more. Members also receive $4,000 for living expenses and, most importantly, an education award worth more than $6,000 to pay student loans or future tuition. NCCC campuses provide assistance to members with writing competitive resumes, learning job interview skills and finding the next step in their education or career. The team members often come away with a clearer understanding of what academic or career fields interest them, and new life skills, job skills and connections to help them pursue their dreams.

To join AmeriCorps NCCC, visit