Category Archives: AmeriCorps NCCC
Silver Falls was fortunate to be awarded another AmeriCorps NCCC team this Fall!
A team of 10 young men and women arrived at Silver Falls this past Saturday after a long drive from their training headquarters in Sacramento, CA. They were greeted with a hospitality table full of goodies made by the Friends of Silver Falls, park staff and their families. They (and Silver Falls staff!) are looking forward to trail work, infrastructure improvement, historical preservation, and special event support.
A Much Needed “Shot in the Arm!”
This past November and December Silver Falls State Park received a much-needed “shot in the arm” of enthusiasm and energy in the form of 23 AmeriCorps NCCC team members. AmeriCorps NCCC is a federal service learning program covering 4 Rounds throughout the year. Two teams – both ironically named “silver” – made the journey from their training base in Sacramento, CA and made Silver Falls their base camp for Round 1. The “Silver Three” Team partnered with Champoeg State Park for a portion of their projects and then joined Silver Falls’ “Silver Five” Team towards the end of their Round 1 to help with our annual Christmas Festival – an event meant to give back to the local community during the Holiday Season. In addition to being excellent ambassadors for the State Parks and AmeriCorps throughout the Christmas Festival preparations and event staffing, they also completed conservation projects such as historic building restorations, invasive species removal, and trail maintenance. Words can’t describe how much we appreciated their help!
Continue to follow “Silver Five’s” journey via their Flickr webpage: https://www.flickr.com/photos/silverfive/
AmeriCorps NCCC (National Civilian Community Corps) strengthens communities and develops leaders through direct, team-based national and community service. In partnership with non-profits—secular and faith based—local municipalities, state governments, federal government, national and state parks, Indian tribes, and schools, members complete service projects throughout the region they are assigned.
AmeriCorps NCCC is a full-time, team-based residential program for men and women age 18-24. Members are assigned to one of five campuses — Denver, CO; Sacramento, CA; Baltimore, MD; Vicksburg, MS; and Vinton, IA.
Drawn from the successful models of the Civilian Conservation Corps of the 1930s and the U.S. military, AmeriCorps NCCC is built on the belief that civic responsibility is an inherent duty of all citizens and that national service programs work effectively with local communities to address pressing needs.
AmeriCorps NCCC serves communities in every state. Sponsoring organizations request the assistance of AmeriCorps NCCC teams by submitting a project application to the regional campus that covers that organization’s state. The campuses provide assistance in completing the application, developing a work plan, and preparing the project sponsor for the arrival of the AmeriCorps NCCC team.
-Description from AmeriCorps NCCC website, see link above for more information