Mayors recognize AmeriCorps volunteers

Published 2:30 pm Thursday, April 19, 2018

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Greenville Mayor Dexter McLendon joined more than 5,200 mayors, city leaders, county officials, and tribal leaders across the country to take part  a the National Service Recognition Day held April 3rd.

This day is set aside to honor AmeriCorps members and Senior Corps volunteers by participating in recognition events.

McLendon recognized the efforts of the AmeriCorps Instructional Support Team, which serves as instructional assistants in the classrooms of the Butler County School system. AmeriCorps Instructional Support Team is part of the Governor’s Office of Faith-Based and Volunteerism-SERVEALABAMA and The Corporation for National and Community Service. AmeriCorps Director Carol McArthur said, “Given the diverse challenges facing our community schools, mayors, county officials, and tribal leaders are increasingly turning to national service and volunteerism as a cost-effective solution to local problems.”

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Today, volunteerism and service is celebrated in a unique way through this day.

In Butler County, members of the AmeriCorps Instructional Support Team (AIST) serve in the Butler County School System helping solve the tough issues students face daily in the classroom.

McArthur added, “Service to others is a hallmark of the American character, and central to how we meet our challenges.”