Matt Heselton-One In a Million

AmeriCorps National Service Celebrates the one millionth service member this month. One of those first million members is Matthew Heselton. #1of1million. Matt  served with the Pennsylvania Mountain Service Corps AmeriCorps 2011-2013.  We caught up with Matt this summer at an AmeriCorps year end celebration event at Outdoor Odyssey, where he served. Matt, now a third year medical student, was … [Read more...]

Special Initiatives Broaden Service Reach – #AmeriCorpsWorks

Pennsylvania Mountain Service Corps AmeriCorps Members serve at one of 75 host sites throughout 16 counties in the PA Alleghenies. Members also support regional community projects. The Special Olympics is one such community project supported by PMSC AmeriCorps. Hundreds of athletes, coaches, family, friends and volunteers descended upon Seven Springs Ski Resort in Southwest Pennsylvania, … [Read more...]

“You Helped Me Read” – #AmeriCorpsWorks

Johnny, a 3rd grade student I tutor for reading, ran up to me one morning to tell me he read a book all by himself.  It was the first time he was ever able to do it.  He looked at me and said, "I can read, because you helped me." It's a very simple story, but knowing how much Johnny struggles can give some perspective; Johnny is in third grade, but when he was assessed at the beginning of the … [Read more...]

#AmeriCorpsWorks – Thanks To YOU

Happy AmeriCorps Week! Thanks to YOU.  Through public-private partnerships, National Service is made possible across the country and here in Southwest Southcentral Pennsylvania. Pennsylvania Mountain Service Corps AmeriCorps applauds and celebrates Local National Service since 1994, where thousands have served at hundreds of locations, addressing the region's most pressing needs. … [Read more...]

Segal AmeriCorps Education Award

Near the end of your PMSC AmeriCorps term? Not sure how to use your Education Award? Have loans AND tuition bills? The Segal AmeriCorps education award is one of the great benefits of national service. Learn how you can use it well. This web resource has tips on understanding the terms, items to consider about taxes and other programs, and excellent videos to explain many member scenarios. … [Read more...]