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AmeriCorps Lends Us a Hand
Thursday, 20 September 2007

North Texas AmeriCorps programs came together to host a hands-on service project on Thursday, September 21, 9am-1pm, at the Humane Society of Dallas County shelter, Dog & Kitty City, 2719 Manor Way, Dallas, TX 75235. Members took a pledge of service together during the swearing in ceremony and then served side by side to advance the Humane Society's current renovation plans.

 

The groups included were AmeriCorps, Habitat for Humanity, HIPPY, Dallas YMCA and Dallas Red Cross.

 

The AmeriCorps' mission is fourfold: Getting Things Done, Strengthening Communities, Encouraging Responsibility and Expanding Opportunity. This mission is accomplished by AmeriCorps members through service. In North Texas, AmeriCorps members serve through a variety of organizations including Habitat for Humanity, American Red Cross, UNT Texas HIPPY, and the Dallas YMCA. Within these organizations AmeriCorps members serve to meet the most pressing needs our communities by building affordable housing, helping communities respond to disaster, preparing young children for success in school and engaging teenagers in community service.

 

The HIPPY Program (Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters) teaches parents of preschoolers to work with their children daily, using simple in-home learning activities involving counting, colors, letters, numbers and learning games. Parents receive weekly home visits and meet monthly as a group to share ideas and learn about community resources. Home Visitors are members of the community and are often former HIPPY participants; they are also part of the AmeriCorps national service initiative.

 

YMCA MAAP (Making Assets a Priority) AmeriCorps serve within various YMCAs and other nonprofit organizations focused on a teen initiative. Our members use the 40 Developmental Assets as prescribed by the Search Institute under the framework that the more of these assets a youth posesses, the more productive citizens they will become. Our AmeriCorps led programs focus on the prevention of high risk factors for teens as well as resiliency against high risk factors. We have a total of 12 full-time, 20 part-time, and 10 education award only members.

 

Click on this link to see pictures from this wonderful day!

 

2719 Manor Way * Dallas, TX 75235 * 214-350-7387            Open daily 11:45 AM - 5 PM. Closed Tuesdays and holidays.