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AmeriCorps week of service is celebrated May 9th-16th this year. AmeriCorps is a national service program that gives adults of all ages and backgrounds the opportunity to commit to community service through a network of partnerships with local and national nonprofit groups. This is a week to highlight and recognize the work done by AmeriCorps members. Individuals and organizations have planned events around the country to celebrate national service. Tomorrow, Saturday May 9, 2009, a local Americorps week kick off will take place from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm at Thomas Jefferson Park. This event will include a celebration to start off a day of service. Mayor Bloomberg and Governor Patterson are expected to attend. This is a great week to take some time to think about how you can contribute to your community by giving of your time and energy.

The Mediation Center is tremendously grateful to its amazing AmeriCorps volunteers. A special thank you to all our wonderful AmeriCorps members: Elizabeth Delmonte, Mollie Spevack, Rebecca Steinfeld, Adam Wasser, Toneise Holmes, and Reverend Ken Bogan. Without you, we would not be able to accomplish the work we do in the community.