Friday, July 18, 2014

What's Going On At NCCC?

AmeriCorps NCCC's new
National Director, José Phillips
Great things are happening at AmeriCorps NCCC!  This week was busy with activity as we welcomed the new National Director of NCCC, José Phillips and hosted a meeting of the AmeriCorps NCCC Advisory Board.  It was a great opportunity for existing and new board members to meet our leadership and chart a course for AmeriCorps NCCC moving forward.

Our new National Director, José Phillips, was most recently the Region Director of the Pacific Region Campus in Sacramento, California since 2010.  His campus experience will be a great asset as he takes the helm of the national AmeriCorps NCCC program.  Prior to his work with the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), he spent 24 years with the California Conservation Corps, a program dedicated to youth development in academic education, environmental resource conservation, and community enhancement through volunteerism.   We welcome José to Washington, DC as he takes the reins to AmeriCorps NCCC, a program that “gets things done” for communities across the country.   

The AmeriCorps NCCC Advisory Board, with CNCS CEO Wendy Spencer, former National Director Kate Raftery, and current National Director José Phillips

The AmeriCorps NCCC Advisory Board was engaged in lively discussion at its summer meeting and welcomed new board members including Richard Serino, retired Deputy Administrator for FEMA.  The Board was pleased to have former Senator Harris Wofford (PA) present the President’s Lifetime Service Award to former National AmeriCorps NCCC Director Kate Raftery and former Board Member Martin Rogers.  These two individuals were honored for their involvement in advancing the AmeriCorps NCCC program and supporting service members throughout the country. 

As AmeriCorps NCCC prepares to celebrate its 20th Anniversary in September, two campuses will be graduating Class 20 this month.  On July 24, the Pacific Region will host its graduating class in Sacramento, California.  On July 29, the Southwest Region will host its graduating class at the Red Rocks Amphitheater in Denver, Colorado.  We congratulate these members on their accomplishments as they embark on carrying their commitment of service this year and beyond.

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