The Georgia Recovery Corps
Welcome to the Georgia Recovery Corps American Reinvestment and Recovery Act (ARRA) information website!
The Georgia Recovery Corps is a one-year, $1.5 million special initiative of AmeriCorps programming designed to assist Georgians in the areas of employment readiness skills, housing energy efficiency and home foreclosure counseling. The programs primarily served the metro Atlanta, Albany, Macon, Athens and Augusta areas. ARRA funds supported programmatic efforts from June 15, 2009, through June 14, 2010. Georgia Recovery Corps Program Outcomes and Accomplishments
AmeriCorps. In 1993, the National and Community Service Trust Act created AmeriCorps as a partnership between the federal government and state commissions to meet educational, environmental, public safety and health care needs, to reward service with expanded educational opportunity, and to build the ethic of citizenship among participants and the people they serve. Each year, more than 65,000 AmeriCorps members serve with hundreds of nonprofit organizations, public agencies, and faith-based organizations nationwide — from small community groups to nationally-known organizations.
AmeriCorps in Georgia. The Georgia AmeriCorps*State programs are administered and monitored by the Georgia Commission for Service and Volunteerism (GCSV), a part of the Georgia Department of Community Affairs (DCA). Currently, Georgia has approximately 450 members serving in AmeriCorps programs statewide. Through their community involvement, Georgia’s AmeriCorps members seek to instill values of responsibility and a service ethic while preparing for the future by improving their job-readiness, communication, interpersonal and problem-solving skills. In 2010, Georgia AmeriCorps members have provided nearly XXX hours of service tutoring and mentoring youth, responding to natural disasters, helping make our streets safer, building affordable housing, assisting underserved citizens, cleaning parks and streams, and recruiting, training and managing community volunteers.
ARRA Georgia Recovery Corps
These nine organizations were awarded ARRA funds; please click on the program name to see detailed information:Georgia AmeriCorps
Corporation for National and Community Service
2009 Recovery Act (ARRA) Provisions
Georgia Department of Community Affairs
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