Tuesday, September 06, 2016
This summer two different AmeriCorp teams, Oak and Cedar, stayed on our campus and volunteered many hours of time cleaning dorms, brushing the lakefront, hauling trees out of the woods, painting, moving furniture, power washing buildings, etc. Their journey here to Bemidji was a joint effort with the Boys and Girls Club in Bemidji, with whom we shared the teams half and half.
Each team had 9 team members who hailed from all across the United States. Their servant hearts, willingness to work above and beyond what was asked of them and their positive attitudes helped to make this a win-win situation for all concerned.
AmeriCorps NCCC (National Civilian Community Corps) strengthens communities and develops leaders through direct, team-based national and community service. It is a full-time, team-based residential program for men and women age 18-24. Drawn from the successful models of the Civilian Conservation Corps of the 1930s and the U.S. military, AmeriCorps NCCC is built on the belief that civic responsibility is an inherent duty of all citizens and that national service programs work effectively with local communities to address pressing needs.