United States Congresswoman Lois Capps will lead 30 new Santa Barbara County AmeriCorps members today at the Santa Barbara County Education Office in pledging their commitment to a year of serving local students. Throughout her time in public office, Congresswoman Capps has been a staunch supporter of AmeriCorps and its nationwide programs. Her presence at the annual pledge event is a special honor for all involved.
Says Capps, “AmeriCorps is an incredibly valuable program for both our community and for the people that serve as corps members. It is very exciting and humbling to join them as they celebrate the beginning of what I am sure will be a very important year for each of them.”
AmeriCorps is a national service program enlisting volunteers who address a variety of critical needs in their communities. For over 10 years, the Santa Barbara County Education Office’s AmeriCorps program has recruited and trained individuals who commit to serve an entire school year providing literacy tutoring and volunteer recruitment in our county’s schools.
Further information is available by contacting Bonnie Beedles, Santa Barbara County Education Office, at 964-4710, ext. 4415.