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Pensacola Habitat for Humanity (Pensacola, Fla.), June 2-8

AmeriCorps members helped rehabilitate four homes and took part in a comprehensive neighborhood revitalization project that included repairing sidewalks, cleaning up a vacant lot and assorted other jobs that will make the community more vibrant and livable.

Lifting a community takes a holistic approach
The Westside Garden District project — Pensacola Habitat’s first foray into neighborhood revitalization — is off to a strong start thanks to the help of about 80 AmeriCorps members in town for this week’s Habitat for Humanity Build-a-Thon.
By Soyia Ellison

Going back to where the journey began
Build-a-Thon is a great place to reunite with old friends and make new ones, while doing work that matters.
By Calli Speakman

Neighborhood revitalization well underway
About 85 AmeriCorps members get to work repairing sidewalks and making other community improvements in the Florida heat.
By Calli Speakman

Aspiring architect learns construction from the ground up
Manuela Segna isn’t the typical AmeriCorps member, but she’s honing valuable career skills while supporting a cause she cares about.
By Soyia Ellison

Build-a-Thon bits
Here are some volunteer stories seen and heard this week on the Pensacola site.
By Soyia Ellison


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