YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – Volunteers were out in full force this morning as AmeriCorps partnered with the Youngstown Neighborhood Development Corporation for a community service day to continue revitalizing Youngstown.
Crews began working bright and early this morning in the 2500 block of Glenwood Avenue in Youngstown.
The volunteers spent the morning weeding lawns and boarding up windows of abandoned homes.
Youngstown Neighborhood Development Corporation uses a multifaceted approach to promoting reinvestments in neighborhoods throughout Youngstown. The neighborhood development organization seeks to improve Youngstown’s quality of life by offering numerous programming and services: vacant land reuse, urban agriculture, demolition, home rehabilitation and repair, homeownership development, job training, economic development, community engagement, volunteer workdays, and neighborhood planning.
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.