ServeOhio is excited to welcome an AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC) team to Ohio this summer! A team of AmeriCorps members will serve at Supports to Encourage Low-income Families (SELF) in Hamilton, Ohio from July 12 – September 6, 2019. SELF, which is Butler County’s community action agency, has a mission to enhance the quality of life for county residents by impacting the causes of poverty and empowering individuals to achieve, sustain and advocate self-sufficiency. NCCC members will complete repairs on over 30 homes in Butler County and remove property code violations as part of SELF's Neighbors Who Care: Home Repair program. Members will perform the following activities: porch replacement and repair; wheelchair ramp construction; smoke detector installation; step repair; adding grab bars in bathrooms; and painting homes. The project is expected to benefit Butler County through the assistance to 30 homeowners (low-income seniors, people with disabilities and families with young children) who will receive repairs. This service provides the homeowner and volunteer with both tangible and intangible benefits, while neighborhoods are visibly transformed. What is AmeriCorps NCCC? NCCC strengthens communities and develops leaders through a full-time, team-based, residential national service program. NCCC partners with a variety of nonprofit organizations, tribal, federal, state, and local agencies to help meet a community need that would not be fully addressed without additional assistance. Projects typically last 6-8 weeks although shorter periods are possible. Types of service NCCC teams can perform include disaster services, energy conservation, infrastructure improvement, urban and rural development, and environmental stewardship. There is no charge for labor and teams provide their own transportation, however NCCC requests sponsors provide a place for the team to sleep and shower along with assistance with food or kitchen facilities to cook on. I nterested in hosting a team of NCCC members at your organization? Check out AmeriCorps NCCC’s 2020 Request for Proposal Document for concept paper instructions and application due dates. If you have additional questions, feel free to reach out to Jeff Moeur at firstname.lastname@example.org or 319-472-9664x49. Want to become a member of AmeriCorps NCCC? NCCC is an incredible opportunity to introduce adventure into your life, strengthen communities, and become a leader. For more information and to apply, click here.