AmeriCorps grants go to a pair of local programs

NASHVILLE (WDEF) AmeriCorps grants will fund two projects in Chattanooga.

Volunteer Tennessee on Thursday announced where $3.8 million will be going.

$32,000 goes to the AIM Center where AmeriCorps members will address mental illness issues in our community.

The Public Education Foundation gets $131,000 for 10 AmeriCorps members for Project Inspire.

The program recruits and trains urban teachers for grades 4-12 in math and science.

“AmeriCorps members make a powerful impact on the toughest challenges facing our nation,” said Wendy Spencer, CEO of the Corporation for National and Community Service, the federal agency that administers AmeriCorps. “Building on Tennessee’s strong tradition of neighbor helping neighbor, AmeriCorps members will improve lives and strengthen communities across the state. As they serve others, AmeriCorps members will also expand opportunity for themselves – gaining skills and experience to jumpstart their careers. We congratulate all the Tennessee organizations who received funding this year, and thank all AmeriCorps members for their service.”

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