Provo Ranked #7 AmeriCity!
Provo has been ranked #7 top city in America for AmeriCorps members! It’s probably no surprise to you that our community has a great culture of volunteerism—many of you have given service yourselves!
What you may not know about, however, are the 300+ pairs of hands devoting countless hours of part-time to full-time service to organizations and initiatives here in Provo. They don’t just help out with a one-time volunteer project—their all-day, every-day is devoted to service. These volunteers work with the AmeriCorps and SeniorCorps programs, which focus on tackling local issues across the nation.
In Provo, our national service members’ projects include the following:
Fighting poverty and illiteracy
Creating safer, more unified neighborhoods
Increasing the capacity of mental health agencies
Helping create bright futures for low-income children
Empowering families to thrive in their relationships
I would like to express my thanks to all those who dedicate time and energy to serving in our community and challenge each of you to do a little more to lift your neighbors. Thank you, national service, for helping make Provo awesome!
To learn more about national service, check out http://www.nationalservice.gov/ To find local volunteer opportunities, call 2-1-1 or visit www.unitedwayuc.org/volunteer