Susan Litson Honored with Utah AmeriCorps Seniors Service Award

Salt Lake County Aging & Adult Services Senior Companion Program volunteer Susan Litson is a champion of causes that contribute to independence and a greater sense of social connectedness for aging seniors in our community. For the past six years Susan has helped frail, isolated seniors through her service as an AmeriCorps Seniors Senior Companion Program volunteer. She always has …

AmeriCorps Member of the Month – Aileen Tadd

July, 2021 Each month we recognize an AmeriCorps member serving in Utah for going above and beyond the pledge they took to “Get Things Done.” This month we are proud to recognize Aileen Tadd for her service with the Utah Healthcare Corps in Washington County. The Utah Healthcare Corps, an AmeriCorps program of the Association for Utah Community Health (AUCH), currently supports …

AmeriCorps Member of the Month – Frances Erlandson

Each month we recognize an AmeriCorps member serving in Utah for going above and beyond the pledge they took to “Get Things Done.” This month we are proud to recognize Frances Erlandson serving in Green River, Utah. Through a placement with WabiSabi Moab, Frances supports programming with Epicenter and Green River PACT. Frances comes to Green River from the Green Mountains …

May 2021 AmeriCorps Member of the Month - Haley McIntosh. Image of Haley, a woman with brown hair wearing glasses standing in front of a red brick wall. She is wearing a blue shirt with the Playworks logo.

AmeriCorps Member of the Month – Haley McIntosh

Each month we recognize an AmeriCorps member serving in Utah for going above and beyond the pledge they took to “Get Things Done.” This month we are proud to recognize Haley McIntosh who just completed her fourth and final year of service with Playworks in the Canyons School District. Playworks engages AmeriCorps members to serve in 75 low-income, at-risk elementary …

New AmeriCorps Seniors Programming Coming to Utah

We are proud to announce that UServeUtah has been awarded $1,267,500 to support senior volunteer service. This funding will support 75 AmeriCorps Seniors Foster Grandparent volunteers and 45 AmeriCorps Seniors Senior Companions in rural Utah. What is the AmeriCorps Seniors Foster Grandparent Program?This program connects role models with young people with exceptional needs. Volunteers in the Foster Grandparent program help …

AmeriCorps Member of the Month – Ayla Pollick

April 2021, Updated March, 2022 Ayla Pollick was recognized as the AmeriCorps Utah Member of the Year in March of 2022. Ayla was selected for this honor by the National Service Committee of the Utah Commission on Service and Volunteerism.When asked if they had any advice for others considering an AmeriCorps term of service, Ayla responded:“My advice for those serving …

AmeriCorps Member of the Month – Ceanne Elliott

February 2021 Each month we recognize an AmeriCorps member serving in Utah for going above and beyond the pledge they took to “Get Things Done.” This month we are proud to recognize Ceanne Elliott who is serving at Dixie State University with the AmeriCorps Utah STEM Initiative (AUSI). Members of the Utah STEM Initiative AmeriCorps Program engage underprivileged youth in the fields …

Utah Higher Education AmeriCorps Network Partners with Other Universities to Address COVID-19 Challenges and Support Vaccinations February 25, 2021 The USU-based Utah Higher Education AmeriCorps Network (UHEAN) has been partnering with other universities in Utah to address the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. During the start of the COVID-19 pandemic UHEAN members continued serving, when safe to do so, in …

Image of 10 AmeriCorps members in blue shirts. MLK Day of Service logo on top of image

AmeriCorps Members Serve on MLK Day

AmeriCorps members in Utah commemorated MLK Day by participating in service projects across the state. This year’s MLK Day projects were adjusted to be safe during the COVID-19 pandemic and many AmeriCorps members took the opportunity to perform service for their families, friends, neighbors, and religious congregations. AmeriCorps members serving with the AmeriCorps Utah Stem Initiative Program participated in a …