Park Forest, IL–(ENEWSPF)–July 30, 2016. Last week, Park Forest welcomed ten volunteers from AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps (NCCCA) for a six week stay. The group will be tackling numerous service projects around town, including working at the Central Park Wetlands, various community gardens, and on bike trail projects. The group, who’ve taken up temporary living quarters at a home owned by St. Irenaeus Church on Indianwood Boulevard has committed to providing Park Forest with 40 hours of service per week.
The group plans to closeout their 10-week stay with a large-scale volunteer drive, slated for the last weekend in August, aimed at introducing residents to scores of area organizations in need of residents willing to serve.
About AmeriCorps NCCC
AmeriCorps NCCC (National Civilian Community Corps) strengthens communities and develops leaders through direct, team-based national and community service. In partnership with non-profits—secular and faith based—local municipalities, state governments, federal government, national and state parks, Indian tribes, and schools, members complete service projects throughout the region they are assigned.
AmeriCorps NCCC is a full-time, team-based residential program for men and women age 18-24. Members are assigned to one of five campuses — Denver, CO; Sacramento, CA; Baltimore, MD; Vicksburg, MS; and Vinton, IA.
Drawn from the successful models of the Civilian Conservation Corps of the 1930s and the U.S. military, AmeriCorps NCCC is built on the belief that civic responsibility is an inherent duty of all citizens and that national service programs work effectively with local communities to address pressing needs.