Tag Archives: AmeriCorps

AmeriCorps and New Sector Alliance RISE Fellow’s Terms of Service Ending

Over the last year, Rebuilding Together Twin Cities was fortunate to have Jacob Ames and Steve Abrams serve as our AmeriCorps Project Coordinators and New Sector Alliance RISE Fellow Dan Frankenfeld serve as our Accessibility Coordinator. Their terms of service are ending soon, and we would like to thank them for their efforts. Thank you to Jacob, Steve, and Dan for your hard work, dedication, and enthusiasm over the last year. Best of luck with...

AmeriCorps Perspective: MLK Week of Service Trip

Written by our AmeriCorps Members: Steven Abrams and Jacob Ames This January, Rebuilding Together held its annual MLK Week of Service in Lafayette, Louisiana, a town hard hit by last August’s massive floods. CapacityCorps members from Rebuilding Together affiliates nationwide converged on Cajun Country, and in conjunction with AmeriCorps members serving locally, performed a wide-range of renovations on a half dozen homes and a local Boys & Girls Club. Jacob was most proud of a...

Rebuilding Together AmeriCorps Members Repair Flood-Damaged Homes in Louisiana for MLK Day

Last week, our AmeriCorps members Steve and Jacob, joined AmeriCorps members from Rebuilding Together affiliates nationwide in Lafayette, Louisiana, to rebuild six homes affected by the recent flood with Rebuilding Together Acadiana. One of these homes belongs to a retired nurse who lost her husband, a World War II veteran. During the flood, her home was inundated with a foot of water, displacing them for a week. Many homeowners in the area did not have...

How We Help Seniors

The news that Americans are living longer won’t come as surprise to anyone. According to the Administration on Aging, the number of people over 65 in the U.S. has increased by 27.7% between 2004 and 2014. As of 2014, Minnesota’s senior population totaled about 780,142.  Search the news and it’s easy to find a multitude of discussions about how the growing population of older adults affects healthcare, social services and the economy. Housing is not...