March 2, 2022
PARKS DEPARTMENT WELCOMES AMERICORPS NCCC TEAM FOR SECOND YEAR
RICHMOND, IN. – In 2021, the Richmond Parks and Recreation Department welcomed two AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC) teams to Richmond to assist the Department on a wide variety of projects. After these two positive and productive experiences, the Department was thrilled to learn that Richmond had been chosen once again to receive another AmeriCorps NCCC deployment. Unit Maple 3, an eight-member team, will arrive Friday, March 4th, and will work with the Department full-time through the end of April.
AmeriCorps NCCC is a team-based residential national service program for young adults between the ages of 18 and 26. Members serve a full-time, ten-month term, serving on projects to meet community needs. In Richmond, this team will focus on deferred maintenance projects across the Richmond Parks system, improving accessibility of Richmond Parks facilities, and will conduct environmental stewardship activities such as invasive species removal. The team will work with and learn from Richmond Parks and Recreation staff members for 40-45 hours weekly during their deployment to the Richmond area.
“After two great experiences with NCCC in 2021, we are thrilled to welcome Maple 3 to Richmond and get some extra hands to help accomplish some of the projects on our list…” said Parks Superintendent, Denise Retz. “...the Parks Department is grateful for our ongoing partnership with AmeriCorps, and our team is looking forward to showing Maple 3 what makes Richmond and our Parks system so special!”
During their time in Richmond, the AmeriCorps NCCC team will be looking for outreach opportunities with area youth and anyone interested in community service to talk about the benefits of serving with AmeriCorps or other national service programs. Any representatives of youth agencies or service organizations that would like to arrange a visit/presentation with the AmeriCorps team during their time in Richmond are encouraged to reach out to the Richmond Parks and Recreation Department by calling (765) 983-PARK or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
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The mission of the Richmond Parks and Recreation Department is to provide for the positive development and well-being of the Richmond community through the provision of parks, greenways, trails and recreational programming and facilities while working in cooperation with other service providers and partners in the community to maximize all available resources.
For questions, imagery, or for media requests, please reach out via the contact details below:
Denise Retz, CPRP
Richmond Parks and Recreation
50 North 5th Street
Richmond, Indiana 47374
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