As of August 2016, VT Engage is no longer running this AmeriCorps program. Our nonprofit partner, Reading Hour, is running the third year of this program. Check out how you can get involved here.
From fall 2014 to August 2016, VT Engage managed an AmeriCorps program in partnership with the American Red Cross and Smart Beginnings NRV. AmeriCorps is a national service program focused on providing direct service in communities by partnering with nonprofits.
The program aimed to build awareness and capacity in the areas of disaster preparedness and response and early childhood literacy, with a particular focus on recruiting new volunteers to support our partners’ work. AmeriCorps members with Smart Beginnings NRV oversaw family literacy services at area childcare centers, including oversight and coordination of the Reading Hour volunteer reading mentor program.
Members with VT Engage developed and implemented programming for national and international days of service. These members also served with Smart Beginnings or American Red Cross to recruit volunteers. Members serving with the American Red Cross were trained in disaster response and preparedness, and conducted disaster preparedness presentations through our region's elementary and middle schools.
Thanks to all our members!
2015 - 16
2014 - 15
Mary Beth Wisniewski