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The Boston Globe | June 6th, 2011

AmeriCorps lends a hand on the Vineyard

AmeriCorps National Community Civilian Corps (NCCC), a division of AmeriCorps that sends small teams of young people to volunteer at sites across the country, placed a team on Martha’s Vineyard for the first time. Team Raven 1, based in Maryland, landed on the island for two months of work, but were pulled off this weekend (3 weeks shy of their end date) to help with flooding relief and recovery in Northern Vermont. While they were in the Vineyard, they were hosted by the Stone Soup Leadership Institute, a non-profit that aims to train youth to be leaders. The nine volunteers worked on multiple projects across the island, ranging from farming to building restoration. More

Vineyard Gazette | May 13th, 2011

AmeriCorps Volunteers Digging the Island

By ALISON MEAD

It’s a cold and rainy spring day on the Island as AmeriCorps National Community Civilian Corps (NCCC) team Raven One breaks for lunch around a table at the Farm Institute in Katama. Dressed in cargo pants, black work boots and gray sweatshirts bearing the AmeriCorps logo, these nine young corps members have been on the Island for about two weeks working on projects to support a variety of local nonprofit organizations. The Farm Institute, Vineyard Voyagers, Island Grown Schools, Whippoorwill Farm, Island Cohousing, Native Earth Farm, The Trustees of Reservations and The Martha’s Vineyard Charter School have all benefited from the volunteers’ help in improving infrastructures, assisting with sustainability efforts and development of young leaders. More

Martha Vineyard Times | May 11th, 2011

AmeriCorps pitches in on Martha’s Vineyard

by Whit Griswald

On April 30, nine young, idealistic citizens from across the country came to Martha’s Vineyard for a two-month stay at the invitation of the Stone Soup Leadership Institute (SSLI). As members of AmeriCorps’ National Community Civilian Corps (NCCC), they came here to boost the efforts of nonprofit groups ranging from schools to teaching farms to conservation organizations. More

Cecil Whig | April 13th, 2011

AmeriCorps Team, Raven 1, Assists Veterans

Raven 1, an AmeriCorps NCCC team, is assisting the VA Medical Center in Perry Point to renovate the campus and support veterans. More

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