CCIC AmeriCorps Planning Grant
CCIC has been awarded a planning grant through Serve Colorado to develop an AmeriCorps program with a focus on supporting immunization activities in rural Colorado. Serve Colorado is Colorado’s state commission on community service and is housed within the Lt. Governor’s office. CCIC will use the planning grant to build partnerships with rural local public health agencies which may eventually serve as host sites for AmeriCorps STATE members. We envision that AmeriCorps members will support immunization-related activities at the local level, with a focus on implementing school- or community-based immunization clinics.
What is AmeriCorps?
AmeriCorps engages approximately 75,000 men and women in intensive service each year at more than 21,000 locations including nonprofits, schools, public agencies, and community and faith-based groups across the country. AmeriCorps members help communities tackle pressing problems while mobilizing millions of volunteers for the organizations they serve. Members gain valuable professional, educational, and life benefits, and the experience has a lasting impact on the members and the communities they serve. Specifically, AmeriCorps State & National members engage in a diverse range of direct service projects at local, regional, and national organizations to address critical community needs of disaster services, economic opportunity, education, healthy futures, environmental stewardship and veterans and military families.
How can my organization get involved?
We are currently in the process of recruiting community partners who may either serve on the program’s advisory board or are interested in hosting an AmeriCorps member to support their immunization activities. For more information, please contact Katie Waters at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Learn more on our upcoming webinar
Interested in learning more about CCIC’s AmeriCorps program and how you can get involved? Please join us for an informational webinar on Tuesday, December 18, 2018 at 1 p.m. Register here or contact Katie Waters.
Last updated 12/6/2018