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.
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.”
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.
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.
It has been a tough year. Like organizations across the country and the world, ServeOhio made major shifts to our programming in 2020 and transitioned to a virtual office. While the challenges were great this year, it was also a year where we saw incredible resiliency, passion for service, and new opportunities. As we prepare to ring in the new year and hope for a brighter 2021, we wanted to take a minute to reflect on the good stuff from 2020.
Wednesday, November 11 marks Veterans Day 2020. ServeOhio is excited to recognize the service of our country’s military members and look ahead to the launch of a new AmeriCorps program—Serving Ohio Veterans—in partnership with the Ohio Suicide Prevention Foundation.