Did you know the AmeriCorps National Service program includes five different service programs? RDA has partnered with two AmeriCorps programs to date, in which service members provided the human power for our small organization to make a huge neighborhood impact. Rosedale has already benefited from 32 AmeriCorps members. The team members have helped with fundraising, volunteer outreach, minor home repair, gardening, and neighborhood cleanup. Now, RDA is working with Kansas AmeriCorps to launch a brand new Rosedale AmeriCorps program.
RDA’s new AmeriCorps members will provide direct service in Rosedale year-round. The team will be assisting with youth programs, helping with community events, repairing bicycles, neighborhood beautification, and providing minor home repair.
We are delighted to welcome three new team members this fall. Katie Green, who has served two terms as an AmeriCorps VISTA member, is returning for a third year of service through Kansas AmeriCorps. Kimberly Hunter is an experienced community organizer and grower who is excited to bring her Spanish language skills to Rosedale. Phil Rhoads is a long-time Rosedale volunteer and youth mentor who is looking forward to continuing to serve this community as an AmeriCorps member.