FREMONT – A team from AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC) has come to Fremont to team up with Habitat for Humanity.
The AmeriCorps team came to Fremont on July 14th and will be here until the end of August. They’re here doing a number of community service projects, such as working on a construction site, and working with ReBuilding Together in the Fremont area.
KHUB and KFMT met up with the team while they were doing construction on a house for Fremont Area Habitat for Humanity. AmeriCorps member and the team’s Media Liason, Joy Graves, says working with Habitat for Humanity has been one of her favorite projects.
“You can kind of see how you’re helping. With the other one, yeah, we were helping, but with this one you’re working alongside the owners of the house,” said Graves. “They talk to you, they tell you their story, you can see how proud they are that this is they’re home that they’re building with their own two hands.”
AmeriCorps is a full-time, team-based residential service program for young adults ages 18 to 24. For ten months each team will work on four to six projects. AmeriCorps member and Team Leader, Aliza Mendelowitz says being part of AmeriCorp can be a lot of work but also rewarding.
“It is an extremely challenging year, but that it is entirely worth it,” said Mendelowitz. “It puts you out of your comfort-zone, it puts you in places you’ve never been, it puts you with people you’ve never experienced and possibly interacted with before. You’d be incredibly surprised at how much you can improve as a person.”
The AmeriCorps NCCC team will be in the community until August 31st. For more information about AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps, you can visit their website at www.nationalservice.gov/nccc.