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Lincoln and Knox County AmeriCorps Members Gather to Celebrate Their Service During AmeriCorps Week

Do you recognize your local AmeriCorps Service Members? (From Left to Right) Seth Walton, Director of Community Programs at Youthlinks, VISTA. Kelly Amber and Brystle Noble, Academic Mentors and Program Coordinators at Camden Hills Regional High School, Great Strides. (Lying down) Alison Lutz, Academic Mentor and Service Learning Coordinator at the Community School, Great Strides. Genna Cherichello, FoodCorps Service Member at University of Maine Cooperative Extension, Knox-Lincoln, serving RSUs 13 and 40. Hannah Tannebring, Service-Learning Fellow, Island Institute. Sarah Woodman and Josie Gates, Academic Support Coordinators at Youthlinks, Great Strides.
Not pictured:
Alaina Ennamorati and Elisabeth Lohmueller, Mentor Program Specialists at Trekkers, Great Strides.
Andrew Dorr, Vinalhaven's Community and Economic Development Fellow at Island Institute
Cliff Barnes, Academic Mentor and Service Learning Coordinator at the Community School, Great Strides.
Do you recognize your local AmeriCorps Service Members? (From Left to Right) Seth Walton, Director of Community Programs at Youthlinks, VISTA. Kelly Amber and Brystle Noble, Academic Mentors and Program Coordinators at Camden Hills Regional High School, Great Strides. (Lying down) Alison Lutz, Academic Mentor and Service Learning Coordinator at the Community School, Great Strides. Genna Cherichello, FoodCorps Service Member at University of Maine Cooperative Extension, Knox-Lincoln, serving RSUs 13 and 40. Hannah Tannebring, Service-Learning Fellow, Island Institute. Sarah Woodman and Josie Gates, Academic Support Coordinators at Youthlinks, Great Strides. Not pictured: Alaina Ennamorati and Elisabeth Lohmueller, Mentor Program Specialists at Trekkers, Great Strides. Andrew Dorr, Vinalhaven's Community and Economic Development Fellow at Island Institute Cliff Barnes, Academic Mentor and Service Learning Coordinator at the Community School, Great Strides.
Posted March 19, 2013, at 9:27 a.m.

By Josie Gates, Academic Support Coordinators at Youthlinks, Great Strides

Each year during AmeriCorps Week service members across the nation gather to share their stories and celebrate their successes with current members and alums. The week provides a chance for members to reflect on their service and put the word out about AmeriCorps and their current service projects and programs. This year AmeriCorps Week took place from March 9th-17th.

Lincoln and Knox counties currently host twelve AmeriCorps members who serve in a wide variety of positions from educators, service learning leaders, community organizers, and youth mentors, just to name a few. Mid-Coast members represent AmeriCorps VISTA and AmeriCorps State and National programs including FoodCorps, Great Strides Rural Education Corps, and Island Fellows. Despite the diversity in job descriptions and titles, an underlying constant between each AmeriCorps member is their dedication to strengthen their Mid-Coast Maine community.

The Great Strides Rural Education Corps is an AmeriCorps program of Goodwill Industries of NNE and funded by the Corporation for National and Community Service.

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