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A three-year, $1 million federal grant has been awarded to the Buffalo nonprofit Mission: Ignite to promote the development of STEM skills among young people.

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As the nation celebrates AmeriCorps Week, local officials are thanking participants for their contributions to the region.

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Participants in AmeriCorps are being lauded this week for the 1.3 billion hours they have committed to improving their communities since 1994.

AmeriCorps Director stresses the value of volunteers

Apr 16, 2015

Nearly 62 million Americans volunteer in their communities, an effort with an economic impact valued at $173 billion. That's according to Bill Basl, Director of AmeriCorps, who spoke with WBFO News to spotlight National Volunteer Week.

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A federal grant will help sustain a tutoring program for young school students in Buffalo.

AmeriCorps Week puts focus on community service

Mar 10, 2014
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Volunteers with Buffalo AmeriCorps kicked off AmeriCorps Week 2014 last Friday by mentoring pre-schoolers at the Belle Center. The service project places emphasis on the importance of early childhood learning.

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Nearly 200 AmeriCorps members will be serving schools and other organizations in Buffalo thanks to a federal grant.

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A new group of volunteers is ready to give back to the community. Mayor Byron Brown swore in the 2013 class of Buffalo AmeriCorps members Thursday morning at the Belle Center on the city's lower west side.