Friday, September 24, 2010

Leaving for A While...

My sister, Kristen, applied for AmeriCorps last year in the spring. After a long process, she found out a couple months ago that she was accepted. According to their website, "AmeriCorps NCCC (National Civilian Community Corps) is a full-time, team-based residential program for men and women age 18–24. Members are assigned to one of five campuses, located in Denver, Colorado; Sacramento, California; Perry Point, Maryland; Vicksburg, Mississippi; and Vinton, Iowa.

The mission of AmeriCorps NCCC is to strengthen communities and develop leaders through direct, team-based national and community service. In partnership with non-profits—secular and faith based, local municipalities, state governments, federal government, national or state parks, Indian Tribes and schools members complete service projects throughout the region they are assigned."

She is assigned to the campus in Sacramento, California and will be leaving October 7 for 10 months. I am very excited and happy for her and I think it's a great opportunity. Although I will be sad to see her go; 10 Months is a long time. She'll get to come home and visit during Christmas break, which will be nice.

Kristen will be keeping a blog of her experience. You can visit it and keep track by clicking here.


"The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others."


Rai said...

congrats for kristen! I wish her best of luck on her endeveours!

Matthew Smith said...

When I saw the title, I thought you were referring to yourself. Glad that's not so. (Actually, I thought your sis had left some time ago.)