LISC AmeriCorps – Host Site Applications Materials Available

AC_LISCHost site applications are now available for the FY17-18 LISC AmeriCorps year! While LISC is waiting to hear from the Corporation for National and Community Service regarding if we will receive funding, we are hopeful and want to begin the application process. The deadline for application materials is June 26 at 5pm.

LISC AmeriCorps members working with our partner organizations can take on roles such as financial counseling and job placement; housing May 20 Toledo and Detdevelopment and foreclosure prevention; or engaging local residents in volunteering to improve the safety, health and beauty of their neighborhoods. Members spearhead valuable projects; engage local residents; and gain an understanding of community development and the profound value of service.

For more information about the application process and to have materials sent to you, please contact Robyn Hall at rhall@lisc.org or 419-419-0202.

Meet a current member!

TanasioTanasio Loudermill is serving at the Arts Commission of Greater Toledo working with the Old West End Neighborhood Initiatives (OWENI) community to facilitate positive change in an underserved area of Toledo’s Old West End. Already, Tanasio has worked with local artist Krysta Sa to coordinate arts programming with youth at Kent Branch Library, the hub of OWENI youth, and with Mercè Culp at Jones Leadership Academy, where students are painting mural boards that will be installed on an abandoned house in the OWENI neighborhood this spring. At Kent, area youth are encouraged to self-reflect and think about their place in the neighborhood through the artistic practices of photography, puppet-making, and collage, with their finalized work hanging in the library for all to see. Additionally, Tanasio has been working with OWENI to connect area residents to the new manufacturing jobs coming to the area, right in their backyards. The organization has been working closely with Lucas County Ohio Means Jobs and other resources for securing and retaining employment to ensure that residents are job ready.Toledo 3

Community driven at heart and a resident of the Old West End, Tanasio wishes to use his AmeriCorps term to “get things done” in the neighborhood and engage residents in a way that is impactful and lasting. Serving as a member of the Arts Commission’s Creative Placemaking team, he aims to connect residents through public art and safe spaces, as well as utilize his skills as a documentary filmmaker to capture the neighborhood revitalization and development happening in the city of Toledo through the Arts Commission.

Tanasio project

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