AmeriCorps ServiceFeed

AmeriCorps member blog: “Greatness is determined by service”
[BLOG] AmeriCorps member Suzan Kusa describes her MLK Day of Service 2015 experience with Habitat for Humanity West Hawaii in the Ulu Wini community.

AmeriCorps Profile | Stephanie Ham – “Part of something bigger”

 Since high school, Stephanie has volunteered with Habitat and now serves with Habitat AmeriCorps in Los Angeles. Her Habitat journey has given her the opportunity to lead and recruit countless volunteers, build homes with families and make a difference.

AmeriCorps Alum Profile | Crystal Fisher – “Hooked on helping people”

 As a single mother, Crystal raised her daughter while serving on a construction site with Habitat AmeriCorps. Now as an alum, she continues her lifetime of service to others with The Community Home Trust. 

AmeriCorps Profile | Kyle Shillington – “Completely changed my life”

One week changed his life. After graduating, Kyle spent a week volunteering with Habitat for Humanity and was inspired to keep serving others through Habitat and AmeriCorps. Hear how service has helped him learn new skills and, most importantly, empowered him to positively change others’ lives.

Life of Service | Neal Pointer 

 ”Life of Service” is the story of AmeriCorps VISTA alum and Army veteran Neal Pointer. Pointer shares his unique perspective on service and why he chose to continue to serve his country through AmeriCorps VISTA.

AmeriCorps Profile | George Davis – “I love this” 

Working from his wheelchair, George leads volunteers on the construction site and continues to teach, build and inspire others to serve.

AmeriCorps Alum Profile | Gina Leckron – “I fell in love with service”

Meet Gina, an AmeriCorps alum from the mid-1990s and current state director for Habitat for Humanity of Indiana. Hear how service changed her life and how AmeriCorps gave her the opportunity to find a career path she loves.

AmeriCorps member blog: ‘Inspired and encouraged’
[BLOG] AmeriCorps member Katie Manzullo-Thomas describes her MLK Day of Service 2014 experience with Habitat for Humanity of the Greater Harrisburg Area and reflects on the importance and impact of the holiday.

AmeriCorps Alum Profile | Heather Hardy – “An excellent way to give back” 

Meet AmeriCorps NCCC alum Heather Hardy and hear how service affected her and how it can impact your life.

“This is something I like, helping people”
[ARTICLE] “When I got out of the Marines in June, I was in a Wounded Warrior Battalion. A lot of the guys there were wondering what we were going to do afterward. We were wondering who would hire us. We didn’t know what was going happen.”

“The opportunity to serve my country again”
[BLOG] Vietnam veteran Neal Pointer became an AmeriCorps VISTA member with Habitat to help serve fellow veterans and their families.

A tribute to those who serve
[SLIDESHOW] Images from the Veterans Build on the Mall, an AmeriCorps Build-a-Thon 2013 partner event. June 2013.


Habitat AmeriCorps: People, Places and Service | Build-a-Thon 2012

Share in the experience of the 2012 AmeriCorps Build-a-Thon with AmeriCorps members, alumni and Habitat partner families. The AmeriCorps Build-a-Thon is an annual event which brings Habitat AmeriCorps members together to help meet the needs of partner communities and celebrate the service of our members.

Firsthand reports and photos from the 2013 Build-a-Thons
[EVENT COVERAGE] Read stories and meet the people who served at the 2013 AmeriCorps Build-a-Thon. The events were held in partnership with Pensacola Habitat for Humanity (Pensacola, Fla.), Habitat’s Veterans Build on the Mall (Washington, D.C.), Habitat for Humanity of Seattle-King County (Washington), Wild Rivers Habitat for Humanity (St. Croix Falls, Wisconsin) and Habitat for Humanity of Lake-Sumter Florida (Eustis, Fla.).

‘Proud to be an AmeriCorps alum’ | Habitat for Humanity Int’l
[BLOG] “Having just graduated from college in California, I wanted to spend my first post-graduate year learning new skills. I assumed I would return to California after completing my term.”

AmeriCorps members join Habitat for Humanity for its annual Build-a-Thon
[PRESS RELEASE] May 16, 2014 Throughout the week, AmeriCorps members and volunteers will build 10 new homes and perform several critical home repairs in partnership with low-income families. In addition, AmeriCorps members will partner with local organizations and volunteers on community service projects.

Habitat for Humanity AmeriCorps: Building Hope, Making an Impact
[BLOG] April 22, 2014 On the fifth anniversary of The Serve America Act, Liz Blake reflects on the impact Habitat AmeriCorps has made building homes and touching lives since the act’s passing.

Habitat for Humanity volunteers and AmeriCorps members to observe 28th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service
[PRESS RELEASE] January 17, 2014 “The memory of Dr. King continues to inspire us all to come together to build stronger, healthier and more vibrant communities around the world,” said Jonathan Reckford, CEO of Habitat for Humanity International. “We thank everyone volunteering with us for helping to honor Dr. King’s legacy on the upcoming day of service.”


Habitat for Humanity AmeriCorps members gather for annual leadership conference
[PRESS RELEASE] October 22, 2013 Nearly 400 AmeriCorps members serving with Habitat for Humanity in more than 110 communities across the U.S. gathered in Talladega, Ala., to take part in the sixth annual Habitat for Humanity National Service Leadership Conference, Oct. 22-24. 

Habitat for Humanity International awarded $3.95 million in grant funding for AmeriCorps programs
[PRESS RELEASE] April 22, 2013 AmeriCorps members are anticipated to serve more than 1,500 families, provide more than 650,000 hours of service and engage more than 300,000 volunteers in local community building efforts.

[BLOG] “The unmet needs and inequities we encountered and attempted to address became personal to me, and my Habitat and AmeriCorps experiences across the country have provided me with the tools for positive change.”


Habitat AmeriCorps Alumni Association volunteers build in El Salvador
Members of the Habitat AmeriCorps Alumni Association re-engaged themselves in service by traveling to El Salvador to build a new home with a family in need. The trip was the alumni association’s first Global Village trip. 

Here are 10 reasons to join Habitat AmeriCorps.
[LIST] For AmeriCorps members, the Build-a-Thon is an opportunity to step away from their day-to-day service, reconnect with their peers and reflect on their larger personal journey. It’s going to be a great week, equal parts fun and hard work. 

AmeriCorps Build-a-Thon opens doors
[STORY] Jackie Jones, a proud grandmother of seven, has been a custodian at Heritage High School for more than seven years. Iris Hall, a mother of six, has a medical condition and survives now on disability payments. Both have worked hard and lived frugally for years, and now, both have achieved their dreams of owning a home.