Brighton Center

AmeriCorps NCCC Southern Region

From organizing the Clothing Closet to taking charge of the Used Toy Sale to building beds for kids around the area, there is nothing this group of AmeriCorps NCCC volunteers couldn’t accomplish. With can do attitudes and smiles on their faces, NCCC members from all over the country came together in Newport, Kentucky with one purpose, to strengthen our community.

Over the course of ten weeks, Brighton Center was honored to host Corporation for National & Community Service’s AmeriCorps NCCC Southern Region group. AmeriCorps NCCC is a full-time, residential, team-based program for young adults, ages 18-24. Members develop leadership skills and strengthen communities by completing service projects and gaining life experience.

Teams of 8-10 members are formed to complete multiple projects that address crucial community needs all over the United States. Throughout the ten weeks at Brighton Center, NCCC members have assisted Brighton Center in various tasks around the agency but most importantly The Holiday Drive and Build A Dream.

“Being a part of big projects such as Build A Dream and the Used Toy Sale was my favorite. I loved seeing the process from the very beginning to the end and being able to serve Brighton Center’s customers through these projects have been very fulfilling for me.” –Hannah Sturtevant, AmeriCorps NCCC member.

 “Throughout my life, I’ve been instilled with a deep passion for volunteering. However, I feel like working with Brighton Center and AmeriCorps has given me a more intense understanding of what it means to give back to the community.” -Isaac Wiedenman, AmeriCorps NCCC member.

Brighton Center's partnership with AmeriCorps NCCC provided 4,000 hours to strengthen our community; saving Brighton Center $96,560 during our busiest time of the year, The Holiday Drive. Overall, building capacity to provide more for the community around us.

“I am more gracious for the blessings I have after this experience. I worked with many groups of people in this project and it defined and broadened my view of those in need. The project has shown me the difference between what we are willing to give and what people really need. Brighton Center does a great job bridging that gap and it has been a pleasure working with them.” - Tyson Wadkins, AmeriCorps NCCC member.

This group of individuals helped provide 100 children beds, sheets, pillows, and comforters, helped ensure families across the region have presents under their tree and food on their table, and all in all provided support to the agency as a whole. The tasks this group accomplished would have taken Brighton Center years to complete on our own. Thank you to Corporation for National & Community Service and AmeriCorps NCCC for your partnership and commitment to better our communities.

For more information about Corporation for National & Community Services or AmeriCorps NCCC, please visit: www.nationalservice.gov

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