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PCC AmeriCorps Members Engage Tucson Youth in Large-Scale Projects for Global Youth Service Day, April 26-28, 2013

April 10, 2013

Tucson, AZ – The Tucson Service Learning Group, a collaboration of local high school teachers and several AmeriCorps Members from Pima Community College’s Adult and Family Literacy Program, have partnered together to organize youth-led community service projects for Global Youth Service Day, April 26-28.

“Our AmeriCorps Members have done an incredible job,” said MaryAnn Phininzy, PCC’s AmeriCorps Program coordinator.  “They’ve worked with more than 40 youth from local high schools and other organizations creating projects that supported local non-profit organizations such as, Ben Bells, Casa de Los Niños and the Primavera Men’s Shelter.”

Global Youth Service Day, now in its 25th year, is the world’s largest service event.  The event acknowledges the contributions that young people make to their communities 365 days a year. 

Global Youth Service Day reaches more than one million young people in more than 100 countries via partnerships with schools, community groups and faith-based organizations.  The service projects are designed to raise awareness around community issues such as, healthy living, childhood hunger and environmental conservation.

In Tucson, the following Global Youth Service Day events will take place:

  • Friday, April 26:  City High School’s Pennington Street Block Party, from 4-7 p.m.
  • Saturday, April 27:  Girl Scouts of Southern Arizona’s Girls & Women of Distinction Celebration, from 12:30-2 p.m.
  • Sunday, April 28:  Cyclovia, 10 a.m-3 p.m. 

Since PCC’s AmeriCorps program was launched in 1994, more than 160 AmeriCorps members have taken the AmeriCorps pledge to “get things done for America,” serving in excess of 350,000 hours to improve the lives of citizens and strengthen our community.

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C.J. Karamargin, Vice Chancellor for Public Information and Federal Government Relations
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