January 16, 2022

Ibsen Martinez

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New name, same happy, helpful volunteers!

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RSVP of Monroe County is now AmeriCorps Seniors RSVP. The change effectively took place in September 2020. This name change will not affect local programs offered. The main benefit comes from name recognition for the organization since the AmeriCorps name is more widely known.

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The announcement would have normally been made at the annual volunteer recognition event held each fall. COVID restrictions forced the event, held in October, to be a “drive-thru,” rather than a traditional gathering. Volunteers were thanked with special gifts including AmeriCorps Seniors RSVP face masks, insulated bags, and a program that listed milestones, accomplishments, pictures, and letters of thanks from local politicians and businesses.

AmeriCorps, originally known as The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), is a federally funded program that was established in 1993. It is the only federal agency focused on community service and volunteerism. Its goal is to connect the community’s needs with local volunteers to meet the unique challenges of individual locations. The director is a Presidential appointee.