Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Happy AmeriCorps Week!

Who are those young AmeriCorps members that help staff and run the educational programs/exhibits at the PTMSC year after year? We’re glad you asked! Those young whippersnappers are part of a group lovingly dubbed “The AmeriCorps generation.”

Corps members benefit from individual placements by gaining helpful job experiences and useful trade skills. During a normal stint of service (usually about 10 and 1/2 months) AmeriCorps Members receive health insurance, a modest living stipend, qualify for public assistance (such as food stamps and energy assistance), and receive an education award of $4,725.00 to help pay for college or student loans.

May 9th-12th is AmeriCorps week! Hence, we are celebrating by recognizing the great impact AmeriCorps has had on our own non-profit, the PTMSC.

Want to see more of what the PTMSC AmeriCorps do? Click play on the video below.


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6 comments:

  1. Love the video. NOW I know what you guys do all day.

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  2. We love you AmeriCorps!! You guys are just the best and we couldn't survive without you!

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  3. The Americorps group is the backbone of the PTMSC, making it a fish instead of a jelly. Your energy and creative ideas are wonderful. Nancy F

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  4. Thank you so much, Dad, Christina, and Nancy! We appreciate your comments on the blog, especially when the comments include compliments. Thanks for everything!

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  5. What, no footage of cleaning the intakes?? :)
    Nice video, and I like the blog too, it brings back so many fond (and some smelly) memories! You all work so hard!

    -Caroline (PTMSC summer intern/trailer-dweller 2008)

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  6. Well, we did take a video, but then we got new winches for the intakes! Can you believe it only takes us 15 minutes to clean the intakes now?! It's amazing!

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