We Celebrate National AmeriCorps Week
March 10-18 is National AmeriCorps Week, which recognizes the commitment of AmeriCorps members and alumni by highlighting the extraordinary impact they make across the country every day.
Did You Know?
AmeriCorps engages more than 80,000 men and women in intensive national service each year through more than 15,000 organizations across the country?
Last year, Boomers Leading Change in Health received a grant of nearly $250,000 to recruit, train, and place 23 full- and part-time AmeriCorps members age 55+ at nine host sites across metro Denver. At the Center for African-American Health, three AmeriCorps members are engaged in diabetes education, breast cancer navigation services, and special event planning.
Here are a few fast facts the AmeriCorps members participating in Boomers Leading Change in Health:
Average age: 61.5
92% have a college degree
54% have a graduate degree
21% have worked in healthcare
Since they begain their service last October, AmeriCorps members volunteering with Boomers Leading Change in Health have logged more than 10,000 hours serving our community and helping the nine host sites better meet the needs of their constituents.