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Nine local community members graduated from LISC Jacksonville’s AmeriCorps community service program on Thursday, Aug. 10.
LISC Jacksonville recruited local community members for the organization’s AmeriCorps team in September 2016. During the past year, the members worked with community partners to improve the lives of those living in Jacksonville’s challenged urban neighborhoods. LISC community partners include Operation New Hope, the Northwest Jacksonville Community Development Corporation, the Springfield Preservation and Revitalization Council, the New Town Success Zone, the United Way of Northeast Florida and Arlington 20/20.
LISC officials estimate team members spent more than 15,000 total hours working in the community during their year of service, said LISC Jacksonville Executive Director Janet Owens.“We continued our partnership with AmeriCorps with the goal of engaging community members to better our neighborhoods, and our team has gone above and beyond,” Owens said. “We are incredibly proud of each of our graduating members who selflessly devoted 10 months of service to struggling families and communities in Jacksonville.”
The graduating class of LISC Jacksonville AmeriCorps members and their agencies are: