West Virginia Ranks #1 in the Nation for Producing AmeriCorps Members

When it comes to enrolling in AmeriCorps, West Virginia residents rank #1 among states, according to new data released today by the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), the federal agency that administers the AmeriCorps program and leads the nation’s national service and volunteer programs.

AmeriCorps members can be found throughout West Virginia tackling the state’s toughest challenges. West Virginia’s AmeriCorps volunteers tutor and mentor children; increase access to healthy and local food; provide children with nutritious meals through the summer months; develop heritage sites and preserve historic towns; and much more.

Every year, 75,000 AmeriCorps members serve through 21,600 schools, nonprofits, and community and faith-based organizations across the country. These citizens have played a critical role in the recovery of communities affected by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria. They also tutor and mentor young people, connect veterans to jobs, care for seniors, reduce crime and revive cities, fight the opioid epidemic, and meet other critical needs.

For more information contact Emily Pratt at 304-342-7849 (phone) or emily@educationalliance.org.