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Community Engagement


Toledo LISC supports community engagement by increasing the capacity of community partners through the AmeriCorps program—a federally funded program by the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS). 


What is AmeriCorps?

AmeriCorps is a network of local, state, and national service programs that connects over 70,000 Americans each year in intensive service to improve lives, strengthen communities and inspire civic engagement.

As part of the National LISC AmeriCorps program, Toledo LISC is proud to offer this program as a resource to our partners. Members serve to build capacity of their host site and receive professional development opportunities and exposure to the community development field. Partner organizations participate in a competitive application, provide match dollars, and training to members. Positions are awarded based on alignment with the LISC strategy.

In 2017, 8 AmeriCorps Members recruited 502 volunteers who served 2,915 hours.


What we do

Toledo LISC AmeriCorps places passionate, dedicated volunteers with partner organizations in the neighborhoods where we work. These placements serve a vital, three-fold purpose: members serve the organizations where they are placed and spearhead valuable projects; they engage local residents in the revitalization of their own neighborhoods; and they develop skills, experience and insight into community development and the profound value of service.

The 2017-2018 AmeriCorps cohort on National Service Recognition Day.
The 2017-2018 AmeriCorps cohort on National Service Recognition Day.

How we do it

LISC nationally applies for a grant from CNCS. Toledo is then able to make AmeriCorps positions available to our partners. Through a host site application, we provide AmeriCorps positions to organizations across the Toledo-Lucas County region each year. Positions span from 2-10 months and members serve 1700, 900, 450, or 300 hours during their term. We offer training, stipends and benefits to members during their term of service. Upon successful completion, an education award is provided to members.

If your organization is  interested in  hosting  an AmeriCorps member or if you are interested in serving as a member yourself, contact Robyn Hall at: P: 419-419-0202 or E: rhall@lisc.org.

Contact

Robyn Hall, Assistant Program Officer
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