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AmeriCorps NCCC (National Civilian Community Corps)
Southern Region Campus

AmeriCorps NCCC is a full-time, team-based residential program for men and women age 18–24. Members are assigned to one of five campuses, located in Denver, Colorado; Sacramento, California; Perry Point, Maryland; Vicksburg, Mississippi; and Vinton, Iowa.

The mission of AmeriCorps NCCC is to strengthen communities and develop leaders through direct, team-based national and community service. In partnership with non-profits—secular and faith based, local municipalities, state governments, federal government, national or state parks, Indian Tribes and schools members complete service projects throughout the region they are assigned.

Drawn from the successful models of the Civilian Conservation Corps of the 1930s and the U.S. military, AmeriCorps NCCC is built on the belief that civic responsibility is an inherent duty of all citizens and that national service programs work effectively with local communities to address pressing needs.



Initiative Inc.

Initiative Inc., breaks the cycle of poverty for homeless families by providing them quality housing in the complex's single-family houses, with Section 8 picking up the rent, while providing day care and tutorial programs for each family's youngsters, case management and counseling for the adults.

Families normally stay in the program for two to three years while the adult completes educational, career and personal objectives based on an individualized plan worked out with a case manager. Services ranging from drug and alcohol counseling to higher education are provided by a partnership of 28 public and private human-service agencies.

Of the first nine graduates, six completed the associate in arts degree at Hinds Community College, and the remaining three are well on their way to the degree. All are working, at jobs ranging from a city hall employee to a clerical supervisor in a riverboat casino, and all nine have gotten themselves off the AFDC rolls.

Having learned well the lesson of operating with high efficiency, Initiative Inc. gets its job done with a staff of just five, and a lean annual operating budget of $153,000. With its goal of helping families become self-sufficient, it does an exemplary job of being self-sufficient itself.



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