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What is AmeriCorps? (Video)

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"AmeriCorps engages more than 80,000 Americans in intensive service each year at nonprofits, schools, public agencies, and community and faith- based groups across the country.

Since the program’s founding in 1994, more than 900,000 AmeriCorps members have contributed more than 1.2 billion hours in service across America while tackling pressing problems and mobilizing millions of volunteers for the organizations they serve.

AmeriCorps programs do more than move communities forward; they serve their members by creating jobs and providing pathways to opportunity for young people entering the workforce. AmeriCorps places thousands of young adults into intensive service positions where they learn valuable work skills, earn money for education, and develop an appreciation for citizenship.” 1

For more information about national service, click on the following link:

Richmond Area Healthy Futures AmeriCorps Project

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The Richmond Area Healthy Futures AmeriCorps Project focus is to deploy the equivalent of 10 Full Time AmeriCorps members to provide peer recovery and educational outreach services to address Opioids and Prescription Drug Use. Partners of this project include CARITAS-The Healing Place, The McShin Foundation, VCU Rams In Recovery and REAL LIFE.

AmeriCorps team members will help individuals demonstrate improvements in their recovery through active program engagement and through community outreach events, to educate, increase knowledge, promote wellness and provide resources to dissuade substance use.

The program recruits year round for candidates. If interested in serving, please contact Jennifer Swinson, Program Director at

For more information about AmeriCorps service in Virginia, click on the following link:

Click on the following link to access Regional Opioid Solution Resources for Education, Prevention, Treatment and Recovery:

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For more information please contact Jennifer Swinson, (804)646-6612 or

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