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PCC AmeriCorps Members Engage Tucson Youth in Global Youth Service Day, April 11-13

April 9, 2014

Tucson, AZ – The Tucson Service Learning Group, a collaboration of local high school teachers and several AmeriCorps Members from Pima Community College have partnered together to organize youth-led community service projects for Global Youth Service Day, April 11-13.

 “Global Youth Service Days is important,” said Etty Collins, PCC AmeriCorps Member.  “Getting youth involved from beginning to end helps them see and realize the importance of service learning.  They grow in their leaderships skills and are glad to be an important part of the community.”

Global Youth Service Day, now in its 26th 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 is celebrated each year in more than 135 countries via partnerships with schools, youth organizations, nonprofits, community groups and faith-based organizations.  These service projects are designed to raise awareness around the world’s most critical issues.

Please join us in the following Global Youth Service Day events:

  • Friday, April 11:  City High School’s Pennington Street Block Party, 4 – 7 p.m.
  • Saturday, April 12:  Higher Ground at Wakefield’s 3rd Annual Youth and Peace Conference, 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Since PCC’s AmeriCorps program was launched in 1994, more than 181 AmeriCorps members have taken the AmeriCorps pledge to “get things done for America,” serving in excess of 370,000 hours to improve the lives of citizens and strengthen our community.

Arizona’s Adult Education programs are ranked number two by the U.S. Department of Education.  PCC’S Adult Education program is the second largest program in the state, serving one in three adult education students in Arizona.  Each year, PCC Adult Education helps more than 6,000 adult students improve basic literacy and math skills, learn English, prepare to earn a GED and get ready for community college or vocational training.  Learn more about Pima’s Adult Education programs and services on the PCC Adult Education webpage and Facebook.

C.J. Karamargin
Vice Chancellor for Public Information and Federal Government Relations
(520) 206-4850