Louisville Grows is honored and excited to have been selected to receive an AmeriCorps NCCC team this fall!
The 10-member NCCC (National Civilian Community Corps) team will be serving with the #mightyLGteam from October 22-November 17 in our Growing Green project by helping us plant and maintain trees. We are happy to partner with Cedar Ridge Camp for the team’s lodging and share their service for improvements at that site.
Due to COVID-19, we had to cancel our spring volunteer planting events, leaving the task to our small staff which takes significantly longer and created a financial stress on our organization.The service provided by the NCCC team will allow us to meet and exceed our goal of planting one thousand trees annually. Meeting our tree planting goal, enables us to fulfill our mission of growing greener, healthier neighborhoods.Their hands-on work and dedication to serving beside us in our community is greatly appreciated by Louisville Grows!
The NCCC Team Members: Isaiah Maxi (Kansas City, MO), Isaac Williams (Dayton, OH), Josie Pierce (Portland, ME), Zachary Guiod (Houlton, ME), Rebecca Sanchez-Aragon (Los Angeles, CA), Robert Oehler (Harrisonburg, VA), Greta Zimmer (Chicago, IL), Hailey Parker (Cincinnati, OH), Dilon Glover (Seattle, WA), Jeremias Acuna (El Paso, TX).
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 24-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.