Our friends at Lighthouse for the Blind have an AmeriCorps Team helping to rebuild their Enchanted Hills Camp damaged in the devastating Wine Country fire. The team had a free day and volunteered to help with a stable construction project at Rush Ranch.
The awesome crew accomplished a great deal. In one day, they laid the foundation for a new stable, then returned to frame and raise the walls of this new structure. A third day of work will finish the interior walls, bringing the project near to completion. Access Adventure is applying for its own AmeriCorps team for the summer of this year.
AmeriCorps NCCC is a full-time, residential based program for young adults aged 18-24 (with no upper age limit to serve as a Team Leader). Members develop leadership skills and strengthen communities by completing service projects and gaining life experience.
Teams, comprised of 8-10 members, complete multiple projects that address essential community needs throughout the United States. During the ten month service term, members receive lodging, transportation, uniform and meals. Upon completion of the program, members are eligible to receive the Segal AmeriCorps Education Award, equal to the maximum Pell Grant amount, $5,920 as of October 1, 2017.