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May 7, 2014 - 11:49am

Collins announces $130K for Genesee County Youth Bureau

posted by Howard B. Owens in Youth Bureau, Americorps.

Press release:

Congressman Chris Collins (NY-27) today announced that the Genesee County Youth Bureau has received nearly $130,000 in AmeriCorps funding from the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS).  

This grant will put 34 AmeriCorps members on the ground to work with the Youth Bureau and several nonprofit and government agencies to provide fitness, nutrition and environmental education programs in Genesee, Orleans and Wyoming counties. The Genesee County Youth Bureau has been operating an AmeriCorps program since 2004.

“Congratulations go out to the Genesee County Youth Bureau for receiving this competitive grant and continuing to provide children and teens in Genesee, Orleans and Wyoming counties with critical programs,” Congressman Collins said. “I also want to thank AmeriCorps members for answering the call to serve. AmeriCorps members are an indispensable resource for nonprofits, communities, and the individuals they serve. Citizen service is an essential part of the solutions to many of the challenges our communities face.”

The current year’s AmeriCorps grant cycle was highly competitive. The 2014 competition prioritized investments in economic opportunity, education, veterans and military families, and disaster services.

AmeriCorps engages more than 75,000 members in intensive service annually to serve through nonprofit, faith-based, and community organizations at 25,000 locations across the country. These members help communities tackle pressing problems while mobilizing millions of volunteers for the organizations they serve.

This year marks the 20th anniversary of the AmeriCorps program. Since 1994, more than 830,000 Americans have provided more than 1 billion hours of service addressing critical challenges from poverty and hunger to disasters and the school dropout crisis.

Debbie Pugliese
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Oh PUHLEEZE!!! This THING voted for Paul Ryan's Budget on April 10, 2014 which ELIMINATES AmeriCorps. Take your press release pretending it all the sudden means something to you Mr. Collins and SHOVE IT.

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No name calling, please.

Debbie Pugliese
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So Obummer is okay but turd is not. Gotcha.

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All these BS press releases are about , is some politician looking for a pat on the back for spending someone else's money.....

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Debbie, I don't see how Collins voting for a budget that cuts funding to AmeriCorps and acknowledging the work volunteers do is contradictory. AmeriCorps does good things but government may no longer be the appropriate funding source.

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Of course you dont' Jeff.......

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