I am thankful to have the opportunity to serve as a literacy tutor with Iowa Reading Corps through the AmeriCorps program. I tutor elementary school students every day to help them become better readers. AmeriCorps Week is March 11-17.
AmeriCorps was founded in 1994 and provides opportunities for almost 75,000 Americans to serve their country at nonprofits, schools, public agencies, and community and faith-based groups all across the nation. AmeriCorps members have helped make our nation stronger, safer, smarter, and healthier. Since 1994, more than 10,000 Iowa residents have served more than 14 million hours and have qualified for Segal AmeriCorps Education Awards totaling more than $34.57 million.
AmeriCorps Week is a time to recognize the dedication and commitment of the more than one million Americans who have chosen to serve their country through AmeriCorps and their community partners, and to encourage more Americans to follow their footsteps in service. Thank you, fellow AmeriCorps members and alumni, for all your service to our communities and to this nation. And thank you, United Ways of Iowa, for your partnership with Iowa Reading Corps.
Pamela Johnson, Mason City