Liberty Bank Foundation was pleased to host a learning session for six of our grantees on September 12. At the podium were Kate Scheuritzel and Adrienne Eckman from Serve Connecticut, who explaied how Americorps can partner with qualified nonprofits to strengthen communities and expand economic opportunity.
Serve Connecticut deploys federal funding and provides National Service resources, as well as technical assistance and training for awarded Americorps projects. Some of the causes Serve Connecticut supports are: opioid treatment/prevention; health education; childhood nutrition; early childhood literacy; academic achievement; and nonprofit capacity building.
As the presentation continued, the wheels were already turning in grantees’ heads about how their mission might be invigorated by a partnership with Americorps.
Sound interesting? We will host a second session on September 30, which is designed to help attendees effectively develop a program that uses a corps-based national service strategy for community problem-solving; plus an overview of how to build a successful AmeriCorps State and National Formula funding application.
If you’d like to join us, please contact Toral Maher.
Pictured are: Kate Scheuritzel, Serve Connecticut; Emily Mulligan, Boys & Girls Club of Meriden; Kim Bobin, Wethersfield Early Childhood Development; Cindy Jordan, Habitat for Humanity of Eastern CT; Camille Smith, Middletown Public Schools; Susan Radway, Riverfront Children’s Center; Rich Guisti, Boys & Girls Club of Waterbury; and Adrienne Eckman, Serve Connecticut.