Grant: $84,388 - Corporation for National and Community Service - Apr. 30, 2009
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Award Description: This award funds the approved ARRA AmeriCorps Sussex County Habitat for Humanity Formula Funded program, as listed on the approved program funding summary chart. The purpose of this award is to assist the grantee in carrying out a national service program as authorized by the National and Community Service Act of 1990, as amended (42 U.S.C. 12501 et seq.) and in the American Recovery Act of 2009. AmeriCorps members build homes for low income individuals.
Project Description: Quarterly Activities/Project Description: Recruitment: All sites: Recruit and coordinate volunteers based on needs of staff and committees, interview and assist in placement of volunteers, follow-up with volunteer applicants, actively recruit from groups including retired tradespeople, churches, businesses, etc., regularly utilize broadcast emails, partner organizations, and other avenues to advertise volunteer needs, respond to requests for public speaking at community organizations and churches; cultivate new outreach opportunities, research, maintain relationship, and interact with various volunteer referral and resource organizations, develop relationships with local high schools and colleges & universities to take advantage of program internships, and manage donations to ReStore. Activities Related to CNCS Strategic Initiatives: *By engaging individual volunteers, civic groups, businesses, and faith-based organizations in the process of building homes, the three Habitat for Humanity affiliates in Delaware encourage community building. This helps us leverage the connections between our churches, business and local government officials to assure communities are built with a vision of inclusion and pride. *Our AmeriCorps members have assisted us in mobilizing additional volunteers. We have been able to focus on ensuring a better future for all of our youth by helping children from disadvantaged backgrounds gain the stability of living in a home owned by the family. We have been able to target youth volunteers in our schools and churches to give them satisfying volunteer experiences that will foster a lifetime of service. *Through focusing on the retired population, we hope to harness the experience of the recently retired (baby boomers), keeping them engaged in fulfilling activities and inspiring the youth groups.
Jobs Summary: Due to recovery funding we created and retained 4 AmeriCorps member positions. These members provided the activities described in the project description section. (Total jobs reported: 4)
Project Status: Less Than 50% Completed
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