Volunteers crowd LCSC for AmeriCorps training

LEWISTON, ID - More than 100 AmeriCorps members give back to the community as part of a week-long training program to become a certified member of AmeriCorps.

Both new and returning AmeriCorps members crowded the Lewis-Clark State College campus Tuesday to complete their first day of training. Members from across the region are learning how to successfully prepare for their future work with at risk students in 2013.

"We want to build a corps of citizens who are engaged with their communities," said Lewis-Clark Service Groups Director Charlette Kremer. "So when their year of service is up, they continue to help meet needs in the community."

The LCSC AmeriCorps program is the largest in the state of Idaho and one of the largest in the country. Kremer said the program has been continuously funded since AmeriCorps was founded in 1994. She said this program is one of the few programs in the country that can make that claim.