2018 MLK Day of Service

Martin Luther King Jr. Day is known as "a day on". Service never sleeps and on Martin Luther King Jr. Day AmeriCorps member across Rhode Island take pride in serving another day. On Monday, January 15th, over 40 members from Teach for America, Providence After School Alliance, and AmeriCorps VISTA members helped to revitalize Nathanael Greene Middle School by painting what were dark and dismal hallways and turning them into brightened spaces. 

Coretta Scott King once said, "Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is not only for celebration and remembrance, education and tribute, but above all a day of service...We call you to commemorate this Holiday by making your personal commitment to serve humanity with the vibrant spirit of unconditional love that was his greatest strength, and which empowered all of the great victories of his leadership. And with our hearts open to this spirit of unconditional love, we can indeed achieve the Beloved Community of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s dream." 

AmeriCorps members welcomed both Providence Public Schools Superintendent, Christopher Maher, and Rhode Island Senator, Jack Reed to the school to tour the changes being made throughout the school.

Thank you to everyone who served on MLK Day and to those who honored the life of a man seeking justice, compassion, and unconditional love for all of humanity. 

Find some photos of the transformation below. 

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AmeriCorps RI Opening Day 2017

On Monday October 16th, 2017, Rhode Island AmeriCorps Members from all over the state gathered to be sworn into service at the Rhode Island State House. This year they will invest hundreds of hours of service into communities from as far North as Woonsocket, to as far South as Newport. 

Secretary of State, Nellie Gorbea, and Director of the Rhode Island State Office of Veterans Affairs, Kasim Yarn, thanked our members for their citizenship and active role they are taking to better the communities they are serving. 

Superintendent of Providence Public Schools, Christopher Maher administered the AmeriCorps pledge officially making each member a part of the AmeriCorps family. 

The Rhode Island State Commission, and Marisa Petreccia, Director of the Corporation for National and Community Service State Office, are proud of the work the AmeriCorps member are doing. If you'd like to learn more about the AmeriCorps programs in RI click here for a full list.

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Serve Rhode Island, the Rhode Island Commission for National and Community Service, announces the availability of AmeriCorps State funds to be awarded to New or Re-competing AmeriCorps applicants through a state competition for the 2018-2019 grant cycle. AmeriCorps grants are awarded to eligible organizations to recruit, train and manage AmeriCorps members who address unmet community needs.

Read the AmeriCorps Rhode Island RFP by clicking here.

See all deadlines and requirements by clicking the button below.

Important Dates: 

Required Intent to Apply Deadline: October 2, 2017

Pre-Application Deadline: November 6, 2017

RFP Information Session: 

September 19th from 9:00am-10:30am. Please RSVP to aforget@serverhodeisland.org for additional information. 

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