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Sacramento Welcomes 313 New AmeriCorps NCCC Members to the Community

Oct 13, 2015 04:59PM, Published by David Norby, Categories: Community




On Wednesday, October 14, there are 313 new members of AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC) arriving in Sacramento. These 18 to 24 year olds from all across the country will train at McClellan Business Park before completing a series of critical service projects in California, throughout the western region of the United States, and wherever disaster may strike.  

Member training lasts until November 6 when they will be officially inducted into the program.  This training will prepare these young adults to serve on teams in a variety of capacities, from conducting environmental restoration projects to building houses to responding to disasters.  Team leaders have been in training since the beginning of September. They will be in charge of leading teams of members in service projects. Team leaders and members graduate from the program in late July. 

A majority of the members will arrive at Sacramento International Airport during the late morning and early afternoon.  They will ride a shuttle to the AmeriCorps NCCC Pacific Region campus.  Good opportunities for interviews and video will be at the airport between 11:30 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. or at the AmeriCorps NCCC Pacific Region campus, located at 3427 Laurel Street in McClellan Park, between 1:00 and 4:00 p.m.  For directions or assistance, please contact Sandra Erickson.

The AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC) and its FEMA Corps units engage 2,800 young Americans in a full-time, 10-month commitment to service each year. AmeriCorps NCCC members address critical needs related to natural and other disasters, infrastructure improvement, environmental stewardship and conservation, and urban and rural development; FEMA Corps members are solely dedicated to disaster preparedness, mitigation, response and recovery work. The programs are administered by the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS). CNCS is the federal agency that engages more than five million Americans in service through its AmeriCorps, Senior Corps, Social Innovation Fund, and Volunteer Generation Fund programs, and leads President's national call to service initiative, United We Serve. For more information, visit NationalService.gov. 

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