2013-03-05


Local Members Celebrate National AmeriCorps Week, March 9-17

PITTSBURGH – The Pittsburgh Health Corps, a local unit of the national AmeriCorps community service program and administered by the Allegheny County Health Department, is celebrating National AmeriCorps Week, March 9 – 17, by participating in various outreach events.
           
This year’s theme, AmeriCorps Works, recognizes the commitment of both current and former AmeriCorps members and their service to the community and nation.

Since its inception in 1994, the Pittsburgh Health Corps (PHC) has placed 425 of its members with more than 55 local organizations, providing more than 527,000 hours of community service     

PHC members will celebrate AmeriCorps Week by participating in the following events:

  • Downtown Pittsburgh, Market Square, March 11, partnering with the Multiple Sclerosis Society to promote National Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Week 
  • Oakland, business district and at the Allegheny County Health Department, March 13, recruiting prospective members for the 2013-2014 program year  
  • Duquesne University, March 18, recruiting prospective members for the 2013-2014 program year
  • UPMC Health Expo, University of Pittsburgh, Oakland, March 19, distributing information to students about health and wellness  
  • 2013 Government and Non-Profit Expo, Duquesne University, March 25, recruiting prospective members for the 2013-2014 program year

The Pittsburgh Health Corps (PHC) aims to increase healthier lifestyle choices and improve access to health care by enhancing the capacity of community- and faith-based organizations.

For more information about PHC, visit World Wide Web Icon www.pittsburghhealthcorps.org or contact Program Manager Dannai Harriel at 412-578-8360 dharriel@achd.net.

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