More than 2,000 AmeriCorps employees are currently working in Baltimore, where they mentor refugee families, plant trees, tutor kids, and do any number of valuable work for low pay (and thousands of dollars in student loan forgiveness). And now, thanks to $4.4 million in additional federal funding, the program will be able to hire an additional 630 workers to help out with service projects across the city.
The additional funds will help with projects including placing teachers in low-income schools through Teach for America; mentoring men and women in the prison system; and providing job training for young people in gangs, among many others. Baltimore boasts the 3rd-most AmeriCorps members per capita; here’s to more money, more service, and more projects!
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