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Every day, Ohioans are making extraordinary contributions to the communities where they live, work, and play. Learn more about the impact AmeriCorps members and volunteers have on the communities they serve, stay current on service and volunteerism trends, and be the first to know about upcoming funding opportunities, events, and special initiatives.

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Shannon Stewart has lived and breathed AmeriCorps for the past 5 years. As an AmeriCorps Alum, Program Manager, and now the Program Director of the Ohio Stream Restore Corps, Shannon reflects on her service and the deep impact AmeriCorps has had on her both personally and professionally.

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ServeOhio is excited to announce the 2018 Ohio AmeriCorps programs. More than $8.3 million dollars is supporting local communities to strengthen schools and improve student learning; empower adults with new skills to increase employment opportunities and reduce barriers to economic prosperity; build healthy futures for youth, adults and families while improving ecosystems. 

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The Horizon Education Centers hosts 12 AmeriCorps members that support Family Engagement, Education, and Volunteer Engagement/Management in Northeast Ohio, in Lorrain and Cuyahoga Counties. AmeriCorps members strive to increase parent and family engagement in kindergarten readiness, school linked and after school activities throughout the year.

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Fresh out of Ohio University with a degree in plant biology, I wasn't sure what I wanted to do between my undergraduate studies and graduate school. Hike the Appalachian Trail, yeah, that could be fun. A job with the U.S. Forest Service continuing my thesis research would be great experience and solid pay. But when I saw the flier for the Ohio Stream Restore Corps AmeriCorps program, I had to apply.

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A member serving with City Year Cleveland reflects on his second year of service and how mentoring and education go hand in hand.

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