This week, March 11 - 17, ServeOhio is celebrating AmeriCorps Week. This is a week to thank AmeriCorps members for making a difference in their community and to spread the word about the amazing service members give to their communities each and every day. In Ohio, ServeOhio supports 900 AmeriCorps members who serve at nearly 500 locations across the state. These members will give 1.2 million hours of service over the course of the year and will be eligible for $4.2 million in educational awards that they can use to further their education post-service. Members in Ohio are mentors, tutors, environmental educators, community health workers, financial literacy teachers, college completion coaches, college guides, and so much more. They serve in schools, colleges and universities, community and faith-based organizations, and government agencies. AmeriCorps programs do more than move communities forward; they serve their members by providing opportunities for young people entering the workforce In addition to receiving $4.2 million in educational awards, members will receive over 124,000 hours of professional development and training and many members obtain professional certifications during their service term which increases their employability post-service. AmeriCorps is a win-win for the members and the communities they serve. In honor of AmeriCorps Week, ServeOhio would like to extend a big THANK YOU to the members and program staff who make this incredible program possible. You are truly making a difference in the lives of thousands of Ohioans.