About americorps

Founded in 1994, AmeriCorps is an organization that engages Americans in intensive service at nonprofits, schools, public agencies and community and faith-based groups across the country. Not only do the programs move communities forward, but they serve their members by creating jobs and providing pathways to opportunity for young people entering the workforce.

With the help of supporters like the Corporation for National and Community Service, the Danville Regional Foundation and participating organizations, IALR has implemented and continues to administer the following two AmeriCorps programs.

AmeriCorps members receive a stipend and Segal Education Award for their service. For more information, contact Dana.Silicki@ialr.org or (434) 766-6729. The opportunity is attractive to those high school graduates or college students seeking a “gap year,” adults looking for experience before entering the workforce, senior adults desiring to serve their communities, or others.

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Dana Silicki

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The ServeIT program enables full-time AmeriCorps members to mentor Danville and Pittsylvania County students in computer science and STEM-related activities (involving science, technology, engineering and math). A pre-apprenticeship program, ServeIT strives to prepare economically disadvantaged young adults with information technology (IT) and work readiness skills, help them earn certifications and place them in IT apprenticeships or other employment at the end of their service year. In addition to the aforementioned partners, the J.T. – Minnie Maude Charitable Trust also supports this program.

The Dan River Year (DRY) program is a regional initiative designed to build the area’s STEM capacity by addressing literacy challenges. Many DRY members are placed in middle schools to combat this issue, and others are placed in service positions at more than a dozen sites within Southern Virginia.

In addition to tutoring, members also enjoy the opportunity to give back to the larger community through national days of service like Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service and 9/11 Day of Service and Remembrance.

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