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.
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.
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.
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. And this month, across the state, there are several ways to engage with the community, including domestic violence education campaigns, outreach events, and memorial activities. We're also proud to partner with the Ohio Domestic Violence Network this year to launch a new AmeriCorps initiative, the Financial Freedom Corps. Learn more!
During this time of crisis, the most important thing we can do is stay home, practice social distancing and of course, wash our hands. Everyone is experiencing this pandemic differently and it is difficult for all of us; but some members of our communities are especially vulnerable and in need of help. With the chaos and disruption caused by the pandemic, it’s easy to feel isolated and powerless. But the truth is we all have the power and ability to help others in our community who are struggling. Here are 4 ways you can help.
As we ring in the New Year, it is a great time to reflect on our work and all the amazing accomplishments in service and volunteerism we saw in our state over the past twelve months. Read more for just a few highlights of our work this year.