CHP Bids Farewell to 2010-2011 AmeriCorps Members
Christiansburg, Va -- CHP is filled with gratitude for the fifteen AmeriCorps State members who have served with us for the past year. During their 2010-11 service year, members worked in various CHP community centers across the state of Virginia providing after-school homework help, service learning activities, and computer and financial literacy assistance to many residents. In fact, our members contributed over 23,000 hours of service to CHP communities this year!
AmeriCorps is a network of local, state, and national service programs that enroll over 75,000 citizens per year in various organizations to meet the country’s needs in education, public safety, health, and the environment. With CHP’s Project RISE!, AmeriCorps members work directly with residents to increase literacy, teach conflict resolution skills, and provide service-learning projects which address community needs and issues.
Jasmin Cotman, CHP’s AmeriCorps Director, says that the AmeriCorps program is important because, “it gives people an opportunity to make a big difference in their own life and in the lives of those around them." She adds, "We are so appreciative of the members that served with us and the profound impact they had on our communities. We wish them much success in the future!"