AmeriCorps Cape Cod Inducts Year 24 Members
September 20, 2022 (Barnstable, MA) – On Wednesday, September 28 at 10:00 a.m., new AmeriCorps Cape Cod members will be sworn in on the front steps of the Superior Courthouse at the Barnstable County Complex, officially beginning an 11-month journey and over 18,000 combined volunteer hours to address the environmental and disaster-preparedness needs of Cape Cod.
Year 24 ACC members arrived on September 6, 2022, some traveling from across the country, and will now contribute their time and energy to a variety of projects that support county and town departments as well as local non-profit organizations. Activities include shellfish propagation, herring run clearing, wildland fuel reduction, dolphin stranding response, environmental program delivery for school children, coastal erosion control, and habitat restoration.
The ACC Year 24 corps is the latest in a succession of young people who have served on Cape Cod since 1999. AmeriCorps members have served 972,669 hours since the program’s inception, which translates into an estimated program value of more than $32,000,000 accruing to Cape towns, state and federal agencies, and non-profit organizations engaged in natural resource management (land and water conservation), disaster preparedness and response, and environmental and community education.
ABOUT AMERICORPS CAPE COD: AmeriCorps Cape Cod is a national service program operating through Barnstable County. Our program focuses on meeting Cape Cod’s critical and pressing environmental and disaster response needs through a dedication to community service and local collaboration. The program is funded by Barnstable County and through a grant provided by AmeriCorps the Agency. Housing for Corps members and live-in program staff is provided by Barnstable County, the Cape Cod National Seashore, the Town of Barnstable, and the Chatham Conservation Foundation, Inc. AmeriCorps Cape Cod is managed and operated by the Barnstable County Commissioners’ Office with support from the Massachusetts Service Alliance.
ABOUT BARNSTABLE COUNTY REGIONAL GOVERNMENT OF CAPE COD: Barnstable County provides exemplary government functions and services to keep our community healthy and safe, promote sustainable growth, and offer a proactive, open government that enhances the quality of life for the citizens of Barnstable County. Learn more at https://www.capecod.gov/