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Funding Available to Non-Profits to Develop and Support AmeriCorps Programs

For Immediate Release                                                                                                                        
February 8, 2019                                                                                                                                     

Contact: Stacy Johnston
Marketing Coordinator


Funding Available to Non-Profits to Develop and Support AmeriCorps Programs

(Albuquerque) –Non-profit organizations and municipalities statewide are invited to attend interactive training seminars providing guidance and assistance in submitting an effective and competitive AmeriCorps application for Program Year 2019-2020.  Federal funds are available to develop and support AmeriCorps programs that help solve community problems. The training is being provided by the New Mexico Commission for Community Volunteerism (NMCCV) in partnership with WordCraft, LLC. The seminars are free to attend, but space is limited, individuals interested must notify NMCCV Executive Director, Samuel Sokolove at Samuel.Sokolove@state.nm.us or by phone at (505) 841-8474 to reserve a seat. Training will take place in the following locations across the state:

Albuquerque, Tuesday, March 5, 2019, 8:00 am – 1:00pm, Nusenda Administrative Center, Piedra Lisa Room, 4100 Pan American Freeway NE

Gallup, Wednesday, March 6, 2019, 9:00 am – 1:00 pm, Community Pantry, 1130 E Hassler Valley Rd

Las Cruces, Thursday, March 7, 2019, 8:00 am – 12:00 pm, Holiday Inn Express North, 2142 Teleshor Ct

NMCCV is a Governor-appointed Commission under the Department of Workforce Solutions. The commission administers the state’s AmeriCorps grant funding award from the Corporation for National and Community Services. As a result, more than 4,500 people of all ages and backgrounds are helping to meet local needs, strengthen communities, and increase civic engagement through national service in New Mexico. Serving at more than 690 locations throughout the state, these citizens tutor and mentor children, support veterans and military families, facilitate healthy futures, restore the environment, respond to disasters, increase economic opportunity, and recruit and manage volunteers.



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