A news AmeriCorps Team is here to help beautify Ajo

By Ajo Copper News staff

Ajo Copper News of Ajo, Arizona

A team of AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC) members arrived in Ajo on April 24 to begin renovation and beautification work. They will be serving in the community through July 14.

While in town, the AmeriCorps NCCC team will be serving with the International Sonoran Desert Alliance. Over the course of this 11-week project, the AmeriCorps NCCC team will assist ISDA with building restoration and renovation, general beautification, and non-profit support.

"Ajo and the International Sonoran Desert Alliance are extremely blessed to be hosting a second NCCC team this year. By bringing in an energetic team of young people committed to forwarding efforts in community revitalization, we have a real opportunity to build momentum and magnify existing efforts," said Aaron Cooper, Director of Economic Development Programs at ISDA.

AmeriCorps NCCC first served with ISDA earlier in 2015, making this the second team to work with the organization. The previous AmeriCorps NCCC team served for six weeks, from February 20 until April 7.

Prior to traveling to Ajo, team members served on a variety of projects throughout the central and southwestern United States. Some of those included working with Habitat for Humanity in Oklahoma City, Mark Twain National Park in Missouri, Next Step KC in Kansas City, Mo., the Bureau of Land Management in Roswell, N.M., and the Boys and Girls Club of Farmington, N.M. They began their term of service on October 8, 2014 with three weeks of training at the Denver regional hub. This is their final project before graduating from the 10-month program on July 24.

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