3 NKY AmeriCorps programs to receive part of $3.8M service grant - KLTV.com - Tyler, Longview, Jacksonville |ETX News

N. Ky. AmeriCorps programs receive service grant

FRANKFORT, KY (FOX19) -

Three Northern Kentucky AmeriCorps programs will receive part of a $3.8 million service grant dedicated towards helping tutor students, providing financial literacy resources and more.

AmeriCorps is a national service program that serves faith-based and non-profit organizations with educational, environmental and safety needs.

On Wednesday, the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services announced programs in the commonwealth who will benefit from the grant money.

Kentucky College Coaches in Highland Heights will receive $263,900, which is a peer program for college students and recent graduates to help high school students navigate the steps from high school to college.

Also in Highland Heights, the Kentucky Service Corps will receive $20,000. Members are college students and citizens providing much-needed service to non-profits, schools, local and state government agencies across Kentucky.

A new program called MoneyCorps in Covington will receive $132,450, providing those disadvantaged with access to financial literacy resources and services to improve their financial literacy.

"The stories of success as a result of this kind of service are incredible," Cabinet for Health and Family Services Secretary Audrey Tayse Haynes said. "Through these grants, local citizens are addressing local needs." 

In total, 12 Kentucky programs will benefit from the service grant.

The Kentucky Commission on Community Volunteerism and Service, part of the cabinet, administers Kentucky's AmeriCorps programs. 

For more information about Kentucky's AmeriCorps programs or AmeriCorps projects, call Program Officer Andrea Sieloff toll-free (800) 239-7404, ext. 3842, or visit the KCCVS website at www.volunteerKY.ky.gov

Copyright 2013 WXIX. All rights reserved.

  • NewsMore>>

  • Dakar Burkes Memorial Car Show held in Louisiana

    Dakar Burkes Memorial Car Show held in Louisiana

    Saturday, May 19 2018 10:01 PM EDT2018-05-20 02:01:04 GMT
    The roar of high power engines and vintage classic automobiles were on display in one East Texas city, in an annual tribute to a young man, who was a homicide victim, who loved cars. The 9th annual Dakar Burkes memorial car show was held in Lakeport. Racers came in from thunder road Louisiana, as well as collectors from all over the state, to be part of the memorial car show. "They called us, invited us to this event, the cars behind us they run at that track so we brought the...More >>
    The roar of high power engines and vintage classic automobiles were on display in one East Texas city, in an annual tribute to a young man, who was a homicide victim, who loved cars. The 9th annual Dakar Burkes memorial car show was held in Lakeport. Racers came in from thunder road Louisiana, as well as collectors from all over the state, to be part of the memorial car show. "They called us, invited us to this event, the cars behind us they run at that track so we brought the...More >>
  • One person confirmed dead after fatal wreck on Highway 11

    One person confirmed dead after fatal wreck on Highway 11

    Saturday, May 19 2018 9:10 PM EDT2018-05-20 01:10:03 GMT

    One person was killed in a fatal crash in Hopkins County Saturday morning.

    More >>

    One person was killed in a fatal crash in Hopkins County Saturday morning.

    More >>
  • No injuries in late night Smith County house fire

    No injuries in late night Smith County house fire

    Saturday, May 19 2018 6:59 PM EDT2018-05-19 22:59:31 GMT
    (Source: KLTV News Staff)(Source: KLTV News Staff)

    Several fire departments are on scene where a large fire is burning near the toll road.

    More >>

    Several fire departments are on scene where a large fire is burning near the toll road.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly