AmeriCorps, Mayor Harpole Take Part in Service

AmeriCorps, Mayor Harpole Take Part in Service

Mayor Paul Harpole to Join Nationwide Effort to Recognize Impact of National Service

On April 7, Mayor Paul Harpole will join more than 1,644 mayors across the country in a day of recognition to highlight the impact of AmeriCorps and Senior Corps on city challenges. Mayor Harpole will join Amarillo ISD AmeriCorps, RSVP and VISTA from Panhandle Community Services, and community volunteers for National Service Day. Sites include the Wesley Community Center community garden, “El Jardin de Colores”. The National Service Volunteers from AISD and Panhandle Community Services will prepare the garden and plant using techniques with an on-site trainer from the GARDEN. Then the groups will travel to Wildcat Bluff to participate in a clean-up for environmental conservation.

Community Service Projects on April 7, 2015:

"El Jardin de Colores"
Wesley Community Center
1615 S. Roberts
9-10:30 a.m. 
"Trash Off Trail Day!"
Wildcat Bluff
2301 N. Soncy Rd.
11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. 

The nation’s mayors are increasingly turning to national service and volunteerism as a cost-effective strategy to address city challenges at a time of fiscal constraint. More than 695 AmeriCorps and Senior Corps members serve in Amarillo, providing vital support to city residents.

The "Mayors Day of Recognition for National Service" is a national bipartisan effort to recognize the positive impact of national service in cities, to thank those who serve and to encourage citizens to give back to their communities.

The "Mayors Day of Recognition for National Service" is sponsored by the Corporation for National and Community Service, the National League of Cities and Cities of Service. For more information, visit

The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) is a federal agency engaging more than five million Americans in service through Senior Corps, AmeriCorps, the Social Innovation Fund and the Volunteer Generation Fund, and leads the President’s national call to service initiative, United We Serve. For more information, visit

News release courtesy of Panhandle Community Services and AmeriCorps.

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