AmeriCorps NCCC Serves in Lakeside

Americorps Press ReleaseLakeside, Calif. – Starting April 2nd until May 21st, Gold Four, a seven person team from AmeriCorps Nation Civilian Community Corps (NCCC) will be serving in Lakeside, Calif. The team is assisting the Lakeside River Park Conservancy and is residing at Blue Sky Ranch.

The primary focus for this project includes environmental stewardship and conservation, and urban and rural development.

The Lakeside River Park Conservancy is dedicated to preserving and restoring the San Diego River and surrounding areas, while also integrating recreational, educational and cultural opportunities for the people of East San Diego County.
The team will be working on refurbishing the Bostonia House, spraying herbicide, and planting trees and shrubs.The team will also be serving with Blue Sky Ranch and Silverwood Wildlife Sanctuary.
William Fitzhugh, member of the AmeriCorps NCCC team, said, “We are so excited to be in Lakeside, and are looking forward to camping and construction work. Our last service project was on Vashon Island, right outside of Seattle, Washington, so this is a change for our team.”

The team graduates from AmeriCorps NCCC this July in Sacramento, Calif.

The AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC) and its FEMA Corps units engage 2,800 young Americans in a full-time, 10-month commitment to service each year. AmeriCorps NCCC members address critical needs related to natural and other disasters, infrastructure improvement, environmental stewardship and conservation, and urban and rural development; FEMA Corps members are solely dedicated to disaster preparedness, mitigation, response and recovery work.

The programs are administered by the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS). CNCS is the federal agency that engages more than five million Americans in service through its AmeriCorps, Senior Corps, Social Innovation Fund, and Volunteer Generation Fund programs, and leads President’s national call to service initiative, United We Serve.

For more information, visit NationalService.gov.

AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps Pacific Region
3427 Laurel Street, McClellan, CA 95652 ~ Phone: (916) 640-0306 ~ Fax: (916) 640-0318