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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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AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC) strengthens communities and develops leaders through a federal full-time, team-based, residential national service program. NCCC partners with a variety of nonprofit organizations, federal, state, and local agencies, and tribal organizations to complete projects typically lasting 6-8 weeks which address a compelling community need that would not be fully addressed without additional assistance.

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Recent data released via Volunteering in America provides some insights on volunteer trends in Ohio and our three major metro areas – Cincinnati, Columbus and Cleveland. The data explores both traditional volunteer activity, as well as, general civic and community engagement.

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Our world and culture are rapidly changing, and volunteers have different expectations then they did 5 years ago. How can volunteer and service professionals adapt today’s strategy to meet the needs of tomorrow’s volunteers? Tobi Johnson tackled this topic in her keynote presentation at the Ohio Conference on Service and Volunteerism.

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In addition to delicious food and quality time with loved ones, Thanksgiving is a time for reflection and giving thanks. Four AmeriCorps members reflect on their service and express appreciation for the opportunity to serve others.

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At their annual retreat, ServeOhio Commissioners got a closer look at the extraordinary service AmeriCorps members provide to high school students in the Cleveland Metropolitan School District.

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