Park Forest, IL–(ENEWSPF)–July 29, 2017. AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC) is back in Park Forest.
Ten college-aged students from around the country will be calling Park Forest home through late August capped off with a community service day tentatively scheduled for August 26. The group will provide community service support similar to what another NCCC group did last year.
In July of 2016, Park Forest welcomed its first group of AmeriCorps volunteers who spent 10 providing service around town. The team painted several parks, spruced up community gardens, and installed informational kiosks in the Village, among other projects.
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.