EL CENTRO – Last week 39 AmeriCorps volunteers were sworn into service by Superior Court Judge Derek Quan at the El Centro Courthouse.
AmeriCorps is a National Service Program where individuals 17 years and older are enlisted across the nation to “GET THINGS DONE” in their communities across the nation. In exchange for their service to local schools and neighborhoods, AmeriCorps members receive a modest living allowance and are eligible for an education award.
In Imperial County, the AmeriCorps Borderlands program is recruiting members to serve beginning in August 2016 and ending in August 2017, contingent upon funding for Project Borderlands.
Through AmeriCorps, members have the opportunity to help children, youth, and families; organize and strengthen communities; and serve in conjunction with a variety of institutions, including community-based organizations, human service agencies, health organizations, preschools, and local school sites.