Reminder: Fayetteville State University’s Office of College Access Programs Celebrates National AmeriCorps Week
Each year during AmeriCorps Week, the United States recognizes the commitment of AmeriCorps members and alums by highlighting the extraordinary impact AmeriCorps makes across our nation every day. This year, AmeriCorps Week will take place March 9-17, 2013.
AmeriCorps Week is a time to salute AmeriCorps members and alums for their service, thank AmeriCorps community partners and communicate AmeriCorps impact on. This year’s theme, AmeriCorps Works, reflects AmeriCorps triple bottom line return on investment — for the recipients of service, the people who serve, and the larger community and nation.
The Office of College Access Programs currently has three AmeriCorps VISTA’s who support capacity building efforts at Fayetteville State University. Current projects underway include designing programs that increase opportunities for under-resourced students to go to college, designing research-based tutoring programs that focus on increasing low-income students academic performance, conducting a needs assessment for the establishment of a parent institute; leveraging resources for low-income program participants, coordinating volunteer services to recruit FSU students, faculty and staff to volunteer at low-performing middle and high schools.
Hundreds of events are taking place across the United States to include community service projects, recruitment fairs, school presentations, alumni gatherings, awards ceremonies, and more. Please join us in celebration of AmeriCorps Week.
· Thursday, March 14, 2013 and Friday, March 15, 2013: Food & School Supply Drive (Receive 30 minutes of community service per can or bring a grocery bag/backpack full of school supplies to receive 8 hours of community service-Drop off Donations in Helen T. Chick #120)
For additional information about AmeriCorps Week, please call Kristyn Sanders at 910-672-1351 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The Office of College Access Programs mission is to encourage and assist youth who are traditionally under-represented in post-secondary education with preparation for, entry into, and completion of a post-secondary education. The Office of College Access Programs, which is comprised of GEAR UP, Educational Talent Search, and Upward Bound, provide college preparatory services to students, parents, and educators in Cumberland, Hoke, and Robeson Counties. The programs are federally funded and designed to increase the number of low-income and first-generation students who are prepared to enter and succeed in post-secondary education. For additional information, please visit us at www.uncfsu.edu/cap.