AmeriCorps NCCC team
This month we recognize and thank the great AmeriCorps team who “found” us and were the backbone of our Choma Library collection pack-up: Lauren Davidson, Randy Al-Ghawi, Annie Stein, Isaac Stopeck, Aaron Quarles, Kloie Hart, James Burton, Alyssa Monterusso, Jessica Robitaille. The 9-member team is part of AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC), which is a full-time, 10-month, residential, national service program in which 2,100 young adults – 18 to 24 years old – serve nationwide each year. Our pack-up team, which was in DC from mid-February until mid-April, was from the Southern Region campus in Vicksburg, Mississippi, one of four regional campuses.
In exchange for their 10 months of service, members receive $5,920 to help pay for college or to pay back existing student loans. They receive a small living allowance, room and board, leadership development, increased self-confidence, and the knowledge that, through active citizenship, people can indeed make a difference. They certainly made a difference in helping Lubuto – and ultimately making a big difference in the lives of Zambia’s young people. Thank you, AmeriCorps team!