Lewis-Clark State College wins AmeriCorps grant

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Posted on June 11, 2012 at 3:05 PM

Serve Idaho, which administers the state’s AmeriCorps program, said the grant from the Corporation for National and Community Service will support 126 AmeriCorps members of the Lewis-Clark Service Corps who will provide tutoring and mentoring to at-risk students and adults in junior and senior high schools, colleges, universities, prisons and community based organizations throughout the state.

“Citizen service is an essential part of the solution to many of the challenges facing our communities, especially in tough economic times,” Serve Idaho Program Manager Renee Cox said. “These AmeriCorps members will meet pressing local needs and strengthen our communities as they develop civic and leadership skills that can last a lifetime.”

In addition to the living stipend the AmeriCorps members receive while serving, they will also receive $5,550 on completion of the service term for use to pay for college or pay off student loans.
 

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