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|AmeriCorps volunteers complete work locally|
Ten local youth with AmeriCorps wrapped up 450 hours of volunteer community service late last week.
The local AmeriCorps team began its volunteer activities in May and completed another three weeks of community service on Friday, Aug. 14.
Alicia Stewart, AmeriCorps coordinator at the West Monroe Community Center, said the team of volunteers was dedicated to serving West Monroe through a variety of opportunities.
The goal of the AmeriCorps program was to enhance the lives of community residents through education and service, she said.
AmeriCorps is a national service program where members agree to serve the community in exchange for a monthly living allowance and an educational scholarship for college. AmeriCorps programs across the nation focus on different areas of service such as health, environment, and education.
"AmeriCorps is a challenging program that requires a lot of dedication to accomplish things beyond what a 'part time job' would normally offer," Stewart said. "It's an experience, unlike any other, to make a difference in a community, while earning money for college."
During the past three weeks, the group assisted Wellspring by preparing shelters for families in need, built houses with Habitat for Humanity, painted part of the sea wall along Trenton Street and moved playground equipment at Riser School.
The group also helped Children's Coalition by packing backpacks for the organization's upcoming children's health fair.
The youth also packed 1,000 bags of food at Northeast Louisiana Food Bank, Stewart said.
The members of the local AmeriCorps team range in age from 18 to 23.