TAMIU Awarded 2009-10 AmeriCorps Grant

TAMIU Awarded 2009-2010
AmeriCorps Grant

Texas A&M International University has been awarded a 2009-2010 AmeriCorps grant. This funding is for the first year of a three-year grant.

Every year, AmeriCorps offers 75,000 opportunities for adults of all ages and backgrounds to serve through a network of partnerships with local and national non-profit groups.

TAMIU-ADELANTE is one of the AmeriCorps programs operating in Laredo and one of 50 AmeriCorps programs in the state of Texas.

The TAMIU AmeriCorps program assists community service initiatives, parental support system initiators, youth educational accomplishments, economically disadvantaged, and first-generation college students. The program also assists migrant and seasonal workers in Laredo and surrounding areas, including Eagle Pass, Del Rio, Hebbronville, San Diego, Benavides, Zapata, Carrizo Springs, Crystal City, Cotulla, and Edinburg.

The program’s goal is to assist other programs such as GEAR UP II, GEAR UP III, College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP), High School Equivalency Program (HEP), and Abriendo Puertas with their goals and objectives.

Working with AmeriCorps provides an opportunity to make a big difference in one’s life and in the lives of others. It is a chance to apply one’s skills and ideals to helping others and meeting critical needs in communities. TAMIU’s AmeriCorps program is currently accepting applications at each location.

For more information on the TAMIU AmeriCorps program, please contact Mayra Skopal, program manager at 956.326.2700 or e-mail mskopal@tamiu.edu

For additional information on AmeriCorps, visit www.americorps.gov

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