AmeriCorps Week 2023
Celebrating AmeriCorps Service Members with AmeriCorps Week 2023!
During AmeriCorps Week, we recognize the commitment of millions of Americans who serve the country and encourage others to pursue service to their communities. AmeriCorps members, Habitat for Humanity affiliates, and organizations across the country come together during the second week of March to highlight the ways that service from AmeriCorps members helps advance their mission and build stronger communities.
Habitat Chesapeake celebrated AmeriCorps Week with a series of fun-filled events, including a service day, Habi-Hour, and construction skills competition. The first annual Construction Olympics was held on Wednesday, March 16 and featured 7 different challenges amongst teams composed of AmeriCorps members & alumni, HabiCorps trainees, and Habitat Chesapeake staff. Challenges included a timed drilling test, construction of a knee wall, and even a wheelbarrow relay race! Congratulations to the winners, Team Hammertime, for putting their skills to the test and winning gold.
AmeriCorps Week is a great opportunity to learn more about how service can contribute to Habitat for Humanity’s mission, too. Affiliates all over the U.S. partner with AmeriCorps members, who help with construction, volunteer engagement, and so much more. Read about AmeriCorps alumni Brandon and Mina to learn about how they become involved in AmeriCorps and their role with the organization.
Check out the fast facts below to learn more about AmeriCorps’ impact with Habitat Chesapeake.
Americans have taken the AmeriCorps pledge of service since 1994
AmeriCorps members have served in the state of Maryland as of 2022
is the typically length of service with Habitat for Humanity of the Chesapeake for AmeriCorps members
generated in outside resources from businesses, foundations, public agencies, and more sources in Maryland to support community impact
About Habitat for Humanity of the Chesapeake
Habitat for Humanity of the Chesapeake (www.habitatchesapeake.org) brings people together to build homes, communities, and hope. Since 1982, Habitat for Humanity of the Chesapeake has built more than 780 homes in 19 communities, providing a brighter future for 2,700 children and family members. Homeownership is proven to transform lives – improving health, increasing children’s chances of academic success and offering an opportunity to build wealth across generations. Likewise, homeownership enhances neighborhoods by bringing tangible investment, engaged, long-term residents, rising property values and a sense of community.