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Getting Things Done For Ohio

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Every day, Ohioans are making extraordinary contributions to the communities where they live, work, and play. Learn more about the impact AmeriCorps members and volunteers have on the communities they serve, stay current on service and volunteerism trends, and be the first to know about upcoming funding opportunities, events, and special initiatives.


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Rebeccah Verhoff-Kiss, Outreach & Education Officer, ServeOhio

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Meet Elexis Hamby, AmeriCorps member with Ohio Campus Compact at Kent State University. In her service role, Elexis helps to develop the student resource center on campus where students can go to be connected to basic needs such as food, housing supports, and more so they can reach their fullest potential. Learn more about Elexis’ impactful service and what motivates her to serve others via AmeriCorps.

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As our communities continue to confront the devastating impacts of COVID-19, now one year later, national service is playing a more critical role than ever. In honor of AmeriCorps Week (March 7th-14th), we are proud to recognize and celebrate the many contributions of AmeriCorps members serving Ohio communities to “get things done.”

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The Ohio Reading and Math Corps is a statewide AmeriCorps program that engages 120 AmeriCorps Members who provide math and reading intervention for students in kindergarten through grade five who have not met grade-level proficiency. Read reflections from AmeriCorps members Dwayne Wampler and Karen Krzyzanowski about the impact that their service is making in the lives of their students.

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Read more about Derrick Speights, an outstanding AmeriCorps member serving with Horizon Education Centers. This post was written by Miranda Mueller, also an AmeriCorps member with Horizon Education Centers.

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On January 18, 2021, our country will pause and remember a civil rights hero, Dr. Martin Luther King. Since 1994, MLK Day has been a national day of service – a “day on, not a day off.” ServeOhio is proud to sponsor and promote this day of service in Ohio in partnership with AmeriCorps and the American Electric Power Foundation. This year, we’re providing funding support for ten organizations who will engage 312 volunteers across the state in celebration of MLK Day. Learn more about how you can get involved this year.

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