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AmeriCorps

AmeriCorps is a national network of programs that engages more than 70,000 Americans each year in intensive service to meet critical needs in communities throughout the nation.

AmeriCorps

AmeriCorps

AmeriCorps

AmeriCorps is a national network of programs that engages more than 70,000 Americans each year in intensive service to meet critical needs in communities throughout the nation.

Our AmeriCorps Partnership

The Organic Education Center’s relationship with the AmeriCorps program and our local partner—Northwest Service Academy—began in 2006, and has continued to strengthen and grow.   The OEC was involved in three special AmeriCorps events in the past year.  Luscher Farm was a site for Northwest Service Academy’s Earth Day Event, hosting a few hearty volunteers to turn beds and prep the garden for spring planting.  The OEC hosted the youth in the AmeriCorps-run summer camp PEEPS (Portland’s Environmental Engagement Program) for a day at Luscher Farm, engaging them in the garden and leading them in a cooking lesson.  The final special event was a farm tour and service-learning event for all of the Northwest Service Academy team leaders and office staff at our Luscher Farm site.  Finally, in partnership with SOLV, we hosted a crew of 11 NCCC AmeriCorps members working 8 hours a day for four days at Jeans Urban Forest Farm on restoration projects early this winter.

Much of what was accomplished this year would not have been possible or nearly as rich without the help of all of our AmeriCorps volunteers and programs. 

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