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AmeriCorps Week celebrates contributions of volunteers who ‘get things done’

The Trumbull County Historical Society is hosting an Ohio History Service Corps member for the second year.
Annie Talmadge
The Trumbull County Historical Society is hosting Ohio History Service Corps member Annie Talmadge. (Contributed photo)

WARREN — The Ohio History Service Corps is joining hundreds of volunteers across Ohio this week to celebrate AmeriCorps Week and the contributions of the AmeriCorps members who pledged to “get things done” in their communities.

“We are proud to host an Ohio History Service Corps member for our second year. This program has allowed us to reach new parts of the community and strengthen our relationship with organizations countywide,” Meghan Reed, director of the Trumbull County Historical Society, said in a news release. “Our AmeriCorps members have made a significant impact on local history and the capacity building needs of small historical organizations. AmeriCorps Week is a great way to recognize the great work of Ohio History Service Corps members throughout the state.”

AmeriCorps Week also honors the contributions and support of local organizations that make

AmeriCorps programs possible. In Warren, Ohio AmeriCorps members are serving in the community by providing capacity building services.

Last year, more than 900 AmeriCorps members served at nearly 500 schools, nonprofits, community and faith-based organizations across Ohio, dedicating more than 1.2 million hours of service. These members were awarded more than $4.2 million in education awards to use toward continued education or student loan repayment, the release states.

The members also tutor and mentor young people, connect veterans to jobs, care for seniors, reduce crime, fight the opioid epidemic and meet other critical needs.

“The Ohio History Service Corps has given me the opportunity to get real-world experience in the museum field, while also having an impact on the local community,” Annie Talmadge, Ohio History Service Corps member hosted at the Trumbull County Historical Society, said in the release. “I moved to Warren for this position, and I have loved getting to know the history and the people of the area. There are exciting things happening here, and I am grateful for the chance to be a part of that.”

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