CITY OF LAKE CHARLES RECOGNIZES AMERICORPS VOLUNTEERS
At the Tuesday, March 8 Lake Charles City Council agenda meeting, Mayor Randy Roach recognized AmeriCorps volunteers and staff for their commitment to service in the city. He highlighted the impact AmeriCorps makes locally and across the nation. AmeriCorps week is celebrated this week, March 5-12, 2016, across the nation by the Corporation for National and Community Service.
AmeriCorps is a service learning program that gives individuals an opportunity to make a positive difference in their lives and the lives of others that are served. It gives individuals an opportunity to assist with meeting the critical needs in the community. AmeriCorps member receive a living allowance and the Siegel Education Award to assist with college expenses.
Impact Lake Charles AmeriCorps (ILCA) is sponsored by the City of Lake Charles, the Corporation for National and Community Service and Volunteer Louisiana. This year alone, ILCA has contributed over 6,600 community service hours to children, families and organizations in the Lake Charles area.
With unintentional injury being the leading cause of death for children under the age of 14, Impact Lake Charles AmeriCorps shifted their focus in January to healthy futures. ILCA currently delivers health and safety education local parents and three area schools: Barbe Elementary, Johnson Elementary and Fairview Elementary. The health and safety program is designed to assist children and families to create safer homes and communities by teaching them the skills that they need to make positive choices about their safety and personal well-being.
Impact Lake Charles is currently accepting applications for their summer and fall terms of service. All interested should either contact Alisa Stevens or Paige Simpson at 337 491-8735 or visit www.cityoflakecharles.com.
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